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Volunteer for Tempe VITA Tax Site | Tempe Community Council
(480) 858.2300

Tax Site Volunteer Opportunities

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


In 2016, Tempe’s VITA tax site volunteers gave 4,000 hours of their time preparing taxes for the low/moderate income individuals/families, seniors and those with disabilities.  Collectively, our treasured volunteers served 1,782 taxpayers, preparing 1,830 Federal and State tax returns for free.  Thanks to this important service provided by volunteers, tax credits and 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:

Greeter
Tax Preparer
Screener
Quality Reviewer
Interpreter

 

How do I apply to become a volunteer?

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

 

Where will I volunteer?

Gracie’s Village – Community Room   (map)
1540 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe,  AZ  85281

 

What dates are available to volunteer in 2017?

SATURDAYS
•  February 4, 11, 18, 25
•  March 18, 25 (Closed March 4 & 11 for Spring Break)
•  
April 1, 8, 15

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS
•  February 1-April 13 (Closed March 8 & 9 for Spring Break) (February 1 & 2 – By Appointment Only)

 

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.

SATURDAYS
Tax Preparers and Quality Reviewers
8:00 am-1:30 pm*

Greeters, Asset Educators, Interpreters and Screeners
7:30 am-1:00 pm*

*Shift hours can be adjusted if needing to arrive later or leave earlier.


WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS
All Volunteer Positions
5:00-8:00 pm
Any volunteers who are able, please arrive at 4:30 pm.

Due to some volunteers traveling from their jobs or in class until 5:00 pm, its 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 provided at the Volunteer Orientation on January 21, 2017.
Returning Volunteers – Instructions will be distributed by email.

 

Where are other volunteer tax sites outside of Tempe

The Maricopa County VITA Network includes tax preparation sites in Mesa, Chandler, Phoenix, and the West Valley.  Utilize the links below for other VITA volunteer opportunities.  Most tax site locations will not be listed until after January 1, 2017.

To find other VITA volunteer locations in the Valley click here.
To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide near you click here.

 

Still have questions?

Click here to contact our program staff.

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