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Tax Site Volunteer Opportunities

Every hour you volunteer brings $500 in Federal refunds back to a low income taxpayer!

In 2015, Tempe’s 115 VITA tax site volunteers gave 4,488 hours of their time preparing taxes for the low/moderate income individuals/families, seniors and those with disabilities.  Collectively, our treasured volunteers served 1,591 taxpayers, preparing 1,617 Federal and State tax returns for free.  Thanks to this important service provided by volunteers, $2,329,986 in refunds were provided to those who need it most.

Be a part of making a difference – consider becoming a volunteer.  Many positions are available.

Available Volunteer Positions

Click on individual positions below for a description of duties, qualifications and training information:

Tax Preparer
Quality Reviewer
Spanish Translator


How do I apply to become a volunteer?



Where will I volunteer?

Landings Credit Union
2800 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ  85282


What dates are available to volunteer in 2015?

•  January 31
•  February 7, 14, 21, 28
•  March 21, 28  (Closed March 7 and 14 for Spring Break)
April 4 and 11

•  February 4, 11, 18, 25


What time of the day is available to volunteer?

Important:  The tax site’s published hours for the public are different from the hours you will volunteer. The actual hours of your volunteer shifts are listed below.


Tax Preparers and Quality Reviewers
Two different shifts are available.  Preparers selecting both shifts are given preference in scheduling:

8:00 am-10:45 am
10:45 am-1:30 pm

Greeters, Asset Educators, Translators and Screeners
Two different shifts are available.  Volunteers selecting both shifts are given preference in scheduling:

7:30 am-10:15 am
10:15 am-1:00 pm


All Volunteer Positions
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Any volunteers who are able to come earlier are asked to arrive at 4:30 pm.

We recognize some of our volunteers travel from jobs in Phoenix or have class until 5:00 pm.  It is allowable to arrive as soon as possible thereafter; however, please let the volunteer coordinator/scheduler know in advance if arriving late.


How do I sign up for a volunteer shift?

New Volunteers – Instructions to sign up for volunteer shifts will be given at the Volunteer Orientation on January 24, 2015.
Returning Volunteers – Instructions will be given by email.


Where are other volunteer sites outside of Tempe?


Still have questions?

Contact Diane Watkins at diane_watkins@tempe.gov or Diane Bennett at diane_bennett@tempe.gov