The Vita program prepares tax returns for free, for low to moderate income individuals and families. 


  • Volunteer receive Free training in how to prepare a basic tax return 
  • No prior tax preparation experience required  

Volunteer opportunities include: 

  • Site Coordinator 
  • Provide coordination, organization and supervision for a VITA program site 
  • Ensure that all volunteers adhere to the city of Phoenix’s VITA policies, IRS Volunteer Standards of Conduct and Quality Site Requirements 
  • Coordinate a schedule for volunteers 
  • Compile reports and volunteer hours on a monthly basis 
  • Complete site coordinator training 
  • Tax Preparer 
  • Prepare basic or advanced 1040 tax returns and related schedules for eligible tax payers 
  • Interview taxpayer to determine if all income, deductions and allowable credits are claimed 
  • Prepare only those returns for which certification levels were completed 
  • Complete mandatory volunteer standard of conduct training 

Time Commitment: 

  • Complete the IRC free VITA training certification by mid-January
  • Jan 2021-April 2021 
  • 4 hours a week  
  • In person at the IRC office in Glendale Monday 3pm-7pm or Thursdays 10am-2pm

Next Steps:

Fill out online application at and indicate that you are applying for VITA

Email [email protected] with questions