Help Working Families Succeed!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is an invaluable service United Way of Palm Beach County has been providing to the community for more than 20 years. It offers services to individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes who are eligible for tax credits. The program has prepared more than 177,000 tax returns, yielding over $277 million in refunds and providing an estimated $412 million economic impact for Palm Beach County.
Last year, we recruited, trained and deployed 105 volunteers. Volunteer participation resulted in 5,555 hours and an in-kind value in excess of $176,649. This makes your one hour of volunteer time worth over $1,701. Talk about real value!
Volunteers are the key to the VITA Program’s success.
As we enter the program’s twenty first year of service, United Way needs your help recruiting 200 volunteers! A commitment of four hours per week is required during tax season. We offer 16 VITA convenient site locations throughout Palm Beach County and a flexible schedule including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Volunteering for the VITA Program is an extremely rewarding opportunity! No experience is required and there are opportunities that don’t involve preparing taxes.
All VITA volunteers will receive a background check upon completion of training and certification.
January 17 – April 18, 2023 | Minimum of 4 hours per week
Experienced tax preparers successfully complete:
Use these free downloadable resources to help United Way of Palm Beach County recruit volunteers and promote the VITA Program for tax season 2024.
Flyers and Posters
Get Your Taxes Filed Free
Households with an income of $70,000 or less qualify for free tax preparation services at one of our VITA sites.
See VITA's Impact
Learn more about the impact VITA has made in our community since 2003.
Watch Our VITA Video
Watch this video to see how VITA services have had a meaningful impact on volunteers and clients!