Volunteers will be needed for 2014 tax season!
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that will have a direct impact on the lives of working families?
Join now to receive emails on program updates and to know when trainings will be happening at the end of the year in preparation for the 2014 tax season. As part of our team, you'll help Houston families keep more of their hard-earned money and help boost our local economy through the millions of dollars in refunds you will be helping our clients claim.
The 2013 Tax Season was a huge success! We couldn't have done it without you!
599 total volunteers, giving 24,136 hours of service, completed 32,673 tax returns bringing Greater Houston residents $47 million in refunds!
Volunteer Quick Links
Comments from Our Volunteers
"Chase employees are excited to partner with Neighborhood Centers Inc. during the 2012 tax season. We had an overwhelming response from employee volunteers wanting to get involved and save families from paying tax preparation fees - and maybe get a refund. Every little bit helps these families make ends meet, especially during these challenging times." - Ryan McCauley, JPMorgan Chase
"I can make such a big difference with just a little of my time. It really feels good at the end of the day knowing that I helped families in my community. The smiles on their faces are the best reward.” - Kellie Grace
“Preparing tax returns for low-income workers will bring you in contact with some of the most highly motivated, hardworking people you will ever meet. It is inspiring.” – John SingletonThis was a fantastic experience for me and I will definitely volunteer again." - Miriam Rouziek
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do VITA Volunteer Tax Preparers Do?
You will be taught to prepare simple tax returns in 8 to 16 hours of training.
You will become intermediate certified as an IRS Volunteer Tax Preparer.
You will work directly with families who need help preparing their tax returns.
Tax Preparers volunteer 36 hours between January & April -- that’s just 3 hours a week!
What Other Ways Can I Volunteer?
Be an Intake Specialist: We need friendly volunteers to welcome clients and organize tax documents. Attend a 3-hour training.
Serve as a Translator: We need bilingual volunteers to assist Spanish-speaking clients. No tax knowledge is needed! Attend a 3-hour training.
What Can I Expect?
Flexible volunteer hours with day, evening, and weekend shifts
Convenient tax center locations
Resources at each tax center to answer your questions
Opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CPE)
Obtain professional references for your job search or school applications
Instant Gratification! You will see first-hand, every day, the financial impact you can have on a family.
How Will My Work Help?
In less than four years, Neighborhood Tax Centers volunteers have prepared 100,000 tax returns and claimed over $150 million in tax credits and refunds for our community. Join Neighborhood Tax Centers in our fifth tax season as we continue to provide free tax preparation and help families keep more of the money they have earned.
Ready to Volunteer?
To sign-up to be a volunteer or to schedule for trainings and volunteer shifts, visit My Volunteer Account.
PAID PREPARERS: Please note that our trainings and volunteer certification exams do not cover the subjects on the paid preparer exam.
15 Convenient Tax Center locations at which to volunteer
Please note: 14 locations close after April 15 and location #1 remains open year round.