For Volunteers

Help Bring Millions of Dollars Back to the Local Economy

VolunteersLast year, over 1,500 households got tax refunds worth millions of dollars.  We are now looking for local volunteers to make a difference again this tax season.

The VITA program is a perfect short term community outreach opportunity with flexible hours that benefits low and moderate income households.

  • No prior experience necessary
  • Free IRS Certification Training available in a classroom or at your own pace online
  • Many locations: Coatesville, Downingtown, West Chester, Phoenixville, Kennett Square, Exton, and other locations in Chester County
  • Multiple roles available: Tax Preparer, Quality Reviewer, Interpreter (English/Spanish), Intake Coordinator, Program Support

Volunteers with all experience levels will be trained and certified by the IRS before they assist a taxpayer. A link to the web-based training module that can help to prepare you to become certified is available. Classroom trainings to acquaint you with the program and assist you in achieving certification are offered. Volunteer tax preparers prepare all tax returns and the volunteers also provide educational information about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits and deductions for which they may be eligible. These credits and deductions may help to increase a taxpayer’s refund amount.

Volunteer Registration

If you have a skill and would like to Get Involved, we can find a way to plug you in with the program.

Additional IRS Volunteer Information


Please contact the VITA office by phone at (610) 380-9099 if you have any questions.