Tax Site Volunteer Opportunities

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

In 2021, Tempe’s VITA tax site volunteers gave over 2,400 hours of their time preparing taxes for the low/moderate income individuals/families, seniors and those with disabilities.  Collectively, our treasured volunteers prepared 977 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?

Visit this webpage:  How to Volunteer
Contact Program Coordinator Diane Watkins.

Where will I volunteer?

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

What dates are available to volunteer in 2022?

•  January 31-April 13, 2022, 1:00-6:00pm

•  February 5-April 9, 2022, 9:00am to Noon

Some volunteer opportunities are flexible based on drop-off tax services which can be completed outside of remote tax service appointment times.  

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.

All Volunteer Positions
January 31-April 13, 2022 (Tentative start date)
1:00-6:00 pm

Any volunteers who are able to, please arrive earlier by 12:45 p.m.

All Volunteer Positions
February 5-April 9, 2022 (Tentative start date)

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


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?

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, 2021.

Additional VITA volunteer locations in the Valley >
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide near you > 

Still have questions?

Click here to contact our program staff.