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Volunteer with VITA

Why Volunteer?


Improve soft-skills

You will be working with our VITA team and clients! Join us to develop better interpersonal skills through VITA!

Give back

As a volunteer you will be providing a well sought after skill to those with a low-income status! 


Learn about taxes

Your entire life is soon to be all about taxes, learn how to file yours while volunteering in the community!

Who can Join?

We will have our first Introduction Meeting this year on October 12, 2023 from 6-7pm in North Hall 1110 (if you are unable to make this meeting, we have an alternative date on October 19, 2023 from 5:30-6:30pm in North Hall 1110).

We are looking for students at UCSB who are interested in learning how to file personal income taxes. You do not have to be an Economics and Accounting major,  all majors are welcome to join.  No previous tax knowledge is required. 

If you are a community member looking to get involved, reach out and we will connect you with United Way to volunteer at other VITA locations all throughout Santa Barbara County.

How to Join


Fill out our interest form/application in October

The link to the interest form is here.


Pass exams

Volunteers must pass exams and obtain IRS certifications in:
1) Ethics
2) Intake Form
​3) Basic Exams


Schedule your volunteer hours

Once certified you will be provided with a schedule to sign up.


Attend trainings or complete self-paced trainings

Visit our resources tab for more info.


Submit your certifications

To ensure all volunteers are certified you must submit your certifications. Submission form will open in Jan 2024.

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