JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) TEAM!
Join our team of volunteers, working collaboratively to help families achieve financial stability! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program assists individuals and families who have a household income of less than $57,000. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file state and federal tax returns assisting filers to access the credits to which they are entitled.
VITA sites located in Colorado Springs and Monument offer a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday opportunities to volunteer.
Al VITA Volunteers are asked to commit 4 hours per week between January 31 and April 15, 2022.
There will be a VITA Orientation for all VITA Volunteers on Thursday, November 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pikes Peak United Way.
HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER
Tax Preparer Volunteer – Prepare and electronically file state and federal tax returns. Tax preparation experience is helpful but not required. Volunteer Tax Preparers will be IRS certified to prepare simple tax returns or they can complete advanced level certification.
Intake/Interview Volunteer – Welcome tax filers to the VITA sites and assist clients in completing the intake form, ensuring they have the required paperwork for completion of the tax return by the tax preparer. Training will be provided at the Open House Study Sessions in January.
Scheduler – Will assist clients when needed with making appointments online through Acquity. VITA appointments will go live on Monday, January 17, 2022.
TRAINING AND OPEN HOUSE STUDY SESSIONS
Training and Open House Study Sessions will be available at Pikes Peak United Way on dates listed below. There is also an option to complete training online through the IRS Link and Learn Website (https://apps.irs.gov/app/vita/). All volunteers must successfully complete the IRS online certification by January 24, 2022.
Trainings and Open House Study Sessions:
Training Session 1 - December 2 (5:00-8:00 pm) and again on December 4 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Training Session 2 - December 9 (5:00-8:00 pm) and again on December 11 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Training Session 3 - December 16 (5:00-8:00 pm) and again on December 18 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Open House Study Sessions
January 13 (5:00-8:00 pm)
January 15 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
January 20 (5:00-8:00 pm)
January 22 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
First Day of VITA – January 31, 2022
Last Day of VITA – April 15, 2022
We will start making appointments January 17, 2022