Become a Tax Prep Volunteer

With the start of a new year, it’s time to take stock of the last one, which includes doing our taxes.

For many working families, a tax return can be a welcome infusion of much-needed cash. However, many low-income households struggle to receive the maximum refund on their taxes. It can be difficult—and expensive—to find a trusted tax preparer. That’s why the IRS offers the Volunteers In Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Through VITA, trained volunteers offer free tax preparation and consultation services to low-income families and individuals, providing an entry point for these households to build a more financially stable life. This is why tax preparation is a key component of United Way of Metro Chicago’s work. And you can help.

United Way’s partners are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with tax season. No experience is necessary, and free training will be provided. Our partners offer a variety of roles for everyone from experienced tax professionals to tax novices. Your help is critical to ensuring the VITA program’s success in helping low-income working families claim their full tax refund.

Ready to help? Our partners are ready to talk to you. Volunteers are currently being recruited for the 2018 tax season. Check out the links below to learn more about our local opportunities!

Volunteer With Our Partners

Center for Economic Progress
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.

Ladder Up
Ladder Up provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder.