Become a VITA Volunteer!

Why should YOU become a VITA Volunteer?


Because YOU can help hard working families in the community get back the tax credits they deserve, such as Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), and help improve financial stability in the community by offering free tax preparation services! As a VITA volunteer you will also learn valuable skills.

If you're interested in becoming a VITA volunteer or have any questions, please contact John Romani via email at

Who: Individuals with experience or educational background in accounting, finance, or other professional fields.

When: January 22, 2024 - April 15, 2024

Where: Bernard Brown Community Center, 629 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

We Provide:

  • Free tax law training
  • E-file software training
  • Administrative support
  • A great volunteer experience

No experience needed. We will train you!

  • Welcome tax clients and oversee the sign-in process
  • Conduct initial screening of tax clients
  • Must successfully complete volunteer training
Tax Preparer
  • Meet with tax client to gather information
  • Review client documentation
  • Prepare tax returns
  • Tax preparation training (30 hours online & classroom)
  • Site training (2 hours, very easy)
    • Online, open-book test
  • Review accuracy of returns

Commitment: 4 hours, once a week, for 11 weeks


For more information or to apply to be a VITA volunteer, please contact John Romani at

The VITA Program is made possible thanks to our partners!