Become VITA Volunteer

The VITA Program

Helping low-income families prepare their tax returns through the Mesa Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a rewarding way to give back to your community. During the last tax season, our VITA volunteers helped over 3,400 individuals and families get back a total of $4.8 million in refunds and credits. Many of those dollars came through the federal Earned Income Tax Credit which benefits individuals and families who pay little or nothing in taxes but who struggle to make ends meet. And by helping low-income people pay their rent and utility bills, the refunds and tax credits also help boost the Mesa economy. VITA volunteers also are trained to assess clients’ qualifications for other financial assistance and put them in contact with the appropriate services.

Volunteer opportunities
We’re now recruiting volunteers for the 2016 tax season (tax year 2015) that begins in February 2016. No experience is necessary, just the spirit of volunteerism! We’ll train you. Training will start in November 2015 for experienced preparers and in January 2016 for most new preparers.

Become A VITA Volunteer

Questions? Contact Don Jensen at 480-834-2113 or

All volunteers will receive training and must pass an IRS certification test before they can prepare tax returns.

If you are interested in tax-preparation volunteer opportunities in other areas of the Valley, click on the links below: