VITA Volunteers

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING VITA VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2019 TAX SEASON!

Dedicated volunteers are needed to provide free tax preparation services to people with limited incomes. By helping working families take advantage of programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), you can help bring in millions of dollars to the local community -- dollars to help working families jumpstart their savings, reduce debt and invest in Greater Akron.

No experience is necessary and training is provided.

REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER NOW

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Build your resume
  • Learn a new skill
  • FREE IRS-certified training
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Continuing Education Credits as a Certified Tax Professional

Volunteer commitment:

  • Attend a 1 day training – lunch is provided
  • Be willing to work at least 5 shifts during tax season
  • Shifts during the day, evening and Saturday

Training Times and Dates

New Volunteers:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 | 9 AM-4:30 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 | 9 AM-4:30 PM
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 | 9 AM-4:30 PM

Returning Volunteers:
This class is only for individuals who have volunteered for a VITA site before or who have extensive tax law experience.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 | 9 AM-12:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9  | 9 AM-12:30 PM

Additional Training:
In addition to the initial training, United Way will offer some additional IRS certifications and practice courses. You may sign up for these courses after you have attended your initial training course.

Military Certification: TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 | 5-8 PM
Health Savings Account Certification: TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 | 5-8 PM
Site Coordinator Training: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 | 9 AM-12 PM
Site Coordinator Training: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 | 5-8 PM
Tax Slayer Practice Lab: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 | 1-4 PM
Tax Slayer Practice Lab: THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 | 5-8 PM  
Tax Slayer Practice Lab:  MONDAY, JANUARY 21 | 1-4 PM   

Volunteer shifts will start January 20, 2019

Training takes place at the Financial Empowerment Center in Kenmore, 1060 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, Ohio 44314

Contact Rebecca Miklos for more information at 330-685-9313 or rmiklos@uwsummit.org.