December 15 at 12:44am

Tax Season is Right Around the Corner and Interfaith Needs YOUR HELP!

Volunteer today to help Interfaith families file their taxes! With YOUR help, last tax season we helped 2,157 families file their taxes, resulting in over $3.1 million in refunds! If you have experience with taxes, either professionally or personally, we would love your help!

Britt was a VITA volunteer with Interfaith for the 2017 tax season, helping reach that $3.1 million’s in refunds! As a student at MiraCosta College, she heard about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program through one of her professors. “They told me that I could get hands on experience in taxation by helping others, I immediately I knew that it was something I wanted to do,” said Britt. She jumped right into volunteering with the program, even though she had minimal experience working with tax returns, limited to helping her family process their own taxes. However, that was exactly what she needed to be a successful VITA volunteer!

These basic income tax returns are exactly what VITA works with. “I was a little nervous at first not knowing if I would know enough to help,” said Britt.  “I quickly learned that the other volunteers with more experience are very helpful and happy to  answer any questions.” The VITA program is looking for volunteers that are both professional and those that are just looking to help! Anyone that are interested in volunteering with VITA can set up a one-on-one meeting with Interfaith’s VITA Site Supervisor, Veronica Blea who will train you, and ensure that you are prepared to help Interfaith’s clients.

“Volunteering for VITA through Interfaith was the best experience.  The people you help are grateful for the service that you provide them and you learn much about how to process income tax returns as well.  I would recommend volunteering for the VITA program to anyone who is interested in helping out their local community.  You will be happy that you did.”

In order to make the upcoming tax season another success, we need you to join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program! Don’t feel like you have a knack for taxes? You can help in other ways too! We need volunteers to help as:

  • Greeters
  • Tax Preparers
  • Quality Reviews
  • Translators
To receive more information about how YOU can participate in the 2018 VITA program, please contact Interfaith’s VITA Site Supervisor, Veronica Blea, by clicking here or calling (760) 489-6380 ext. 202.
Help us build another exceptional VITA team for Interfaith clients, and feel free to forward this seasonal volunteer opportunity to your friends and family! Visit our VITA volunteer registration page by clicking here.