Be a part of the Largest Anti-Poverty Campaign in Washington!



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Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


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Looking to make an impact in your community? Last year our volunteers brought back $31.6 million to low- and moderate-income families and individuals and connected thousands to public benefits. United Way's Free Tax Preparation Campaign is the largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in the state, and one of the largest in the country.

Join our talented team of volunteers, receive training that boosts your skills, and help us reach our goal of helping 25,000 people in our community file their taxes this season.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have two ways you can get on board:

1.      Help clients get their paperwork in order and connect them to other financial services as a Volunteer Intake and Benefits Specialist.

2.      Help clients complete their tax returns and ensure they get the credits they're eligible for as a Volunteer Tax Preparer.

The Perks

  • Make a Difference – In 2018, our wonderful volunteers helped over 23,000 people and brought back $31.6 million in tax refunds and credits. For many of our clients, it helps them cover the cost of basic needs like food and shelter.
  •  Gain Valuable Experience – Learn about the community you live in, and engage with highly diverse clients. Also, volunteers will become trained and IRS tax certified.
  • Get Connected – You’ll volunteer alongside a diverse group of community members and professionals. We’re recruiting 1,300 volunteers this year
  • Receive a Reference – United Way of King County gladly provides references for volunteers based on performance.

What it takes

  • Absolutely no tax experience needed – We mean it! We will train and support you throughout your time with us.
  • You'll pick one weekly three- or four-hour shift that fits your schedule and preferred location. We have 33 sites throughout King County, with shifts during the day, nights, or weekends.

How to get involved

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  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To be a Volunteer Tax Preparer please visit:

To be a Volunteer Intake and Benefits Specialist, please visit: