Volunteer - Free Tax Prep
Each year, the United Way and hundreds of volunteers help families and individuals who earn less than $60,000 annually file their taxes for free. Last tax season, the Free Tax Prep program (also known as VITA) helped more than 9,000 families. With your help, we can grow that number. No prior experience required beyond the passion for wanting to help our community!
Training can be completed through self-directed instruction online or through in-person classroom training. Classroom training will begin the end of October. Self-directed instruction materials will be updated in November. Please follow the links below to select which option is right for you.
For more information, contact Debi Linderholm at (916) 856-3978 or at email@example.com.
Filing your taxes doesn’t have to be complicated
How United Way volunteers helped one client get his finances in order
Reginald Crisp had years of complicated taxes to sort through when it was time to file his 2018 taxes. A retired state employee, Reginald was trying to get his financial affairs in order when the Franchise Tax Board referred him to United Way’s Free Tax Prep program. When he learned there was a Free Tax Prep site at the Oak Park Community Center near his house, he made an appointment and soon found himself face to face with four women he now affectionately refers to as the Four Amigos.
We’ve all heard the phrase find your bliss. But how do you do that? One solution Katherine Green has found is through volunteer work.