Free Tax Prep Volunteers Make a Difference!

Help hard working families and seniors save money this tax season.

Where do you want to volunteer during tax season?

Tarrant County

Join forces with over 200 volunteers that help over 8,000 households file taxes each year in Tarrant County

Dallas County

Join forces with over 500 volunteers that help over 12,000 households file taxes each year in Dallas County.

Denton County

Join forces with 50 volunteers that help over 1,000 households file taxes each year in Denton County.

Why volunteer as a tax preparer?

Volunteer Benefits

  • No prior experience required

  • Free IRS tax prep training provided

  • Volunteer locations throughout DFW

  • Flexible volunteer hours

  • Develop a marketable skill

Community Benefits

  • Help people in need save money and claim valuable tax credits (tax prep fees can exceed $500)

  • Help boost the local economy (Dallas loses an estimated $50 million each year in unclaimed credits)

  • Help lift families out of poverty (VITA is considered the most effective anti-poverty program in America)


Volunteer in Tarrant County

In 2018, Tarrant County VITA Community Tax Centers provided FREE tax preparation services to over 9,000 families here in the Tarrant and Northeast Tarrant County areas. Volunteers have helped bring in over $16 million in refunds back to working Tarrant County families/individuals.

For the 2020 tax season, our VITA program will be celebrating 10 years of providing free tax preparation.  We have served over 50,000 families, have trained over 1,000 volunteers, and helped families receive over $100 million in tax refunds. 


In order to provide these services to families in Tarrant County, we need your help as a VITA volunteer! Our most critical times for serving taxpayers are the last week of January, the month of February, and the first week of March.

FREE Integrated Tax Return Preparation Training:

  • No prior tax experience required

  • Basic tax return training provided

  • Advanced tax return training for returning volunteers

  • Convenient training times for working people who are wanting to volunteer

  • Link & Learn online self- certification option (class room training recommended)

  • Pass IRS Tax Preparer Certification at Basic or Advanced level

  • Additional training resources provided to assist volunteers

Volunteering in Tarrant County is a Four Step Process:

1: Register

All Tarrant County volunteers must complete the volunteer registration form.

2: Sign Up at IRS

Volunteers must create an account on IRS Link & Learn and complete the following training and certification:

  • Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSOC)

  • Intake & Quality Review 

3: Sign Up for Training

Once volunteers complete registration and online training requirements, they can sign up for a free local tax preparation training course. 

4: Pick Your Shifts

Once volunteers complete training they can sign up for volunteer shifts. View volunteer shift options below.

Below are the volunteer needs in Tarrant County

Volunteer in Dallas County

Dallas Community Tax Centers provides free income tax preparation services to Dallas' low-to-moderate income families. By helping people claim all of the tax credits for which they are eligible, volunteers can give their neighbors a chance to build a financial future.


In 2018, Dallas Community Tax Centers will prepare 15,000 returns and bring in over $33 million into the pockets of those who need it most in our community. To do this, we need more than 700 volunteers!

Volunteering in Dallas County is a Three Step Process

1: Register

All Dallas County volunteers must register to volunteer through the Better Impact portal. New volunteers must create an account; returning volunteers can login to existing accounts.

2: Sign Up at IRS

Volunteers must create an account on IRS Link & Learn and complete the following training and certification:

  • Volunteer Standards of Conduct (VSOC)

  • Intake & Quality Review 

3. Follow on Facebook

Dallas Community Tax Centers will coordinate volunteer training and volunteer placement. Follow them on Facebook to keep in the loop!

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Below are the volunteer needs in Dallas County
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