Tax Preparer opportunities for multiple locations within Northern Virginia



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Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Fairfax County DFS
7611 Little River Turnpike
300 West
United States


About Us

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national program sponsored by the IRS. Each tax season, VITA volunteers all over the country prepare federal and state tax returns for low-income families – those making $54,000 and less in 2017 – in public libraries and community centers, and on college campuses. With the help of local governments, libraries, and community and faith based organizations, VITA is implemented in the Northern Virginia area throughout Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties. Together, we make up a coalition called NVACASH – the Northern Virginia Coalition for Creating Assets, Savings and Hope.

About Position: Volunteer

When?: Volunteers are needed from late January to April 15, 2018.

Where?: Volunteer at any location in the Northern Virginia area. Go to the “Locations” tab for sites and hours.

How Often and How Long?: Volunteer sessions are one week night and/or Saturdays each week for 12 weeks. Each volunteer session lasts between 3 and 5 hours.

What Can I Do?: Prepare tax returns, greet clients, help clients organize their documents and fill out their Intake Sheet, or translate.

Will I Receive Training?: Tax Preparers and screeners will need up to eight hours of training and screeners and translators will need up to one hour. We do provide training at our main office.

Do I Need to be Certified?: Yes, all volunteers must pass the IRS Standards of Conduct (about one hour to complete). All Tax Preparers and Screeners must also pass the IRS Basic test (about four hours to complete and receive certification).

What Experience is Required?

Tax Preparers and screeners should have prepared a tax return (self or someone else) or have had work experience or classroom training similar to preparing taxes. The ability to learn new software is also important. Greeter and Translator positions do not require previous experience.

All volunteers should understand and speak English very well, enjoy meeting people, and be detail oriented.


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

We have 15 VITA sites within the Northern Virginia area. Please go to our website , for more information and register as a volunteer.   We have flexible hours for both weekday evenings and Saturdays when our VITA sites are open from February through April 15th , 2019. 

Training sessions will take place from November 2018 through January 30, 2019