Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will be holding a few information sessions throughout the fall semester, in case you have any questions about volunteering with VITA. The president of VITA@UMBC will be going over what it's like to be a VITA volunteer, and will have previous volunteers come in to talk about their experiences.
To join VITA's email list and get updates about training sessions, fill out the form at the link here: https://forms.gle/B1dt2eFHCng1QGjC6
Interest meetings are scheduled to be on:
November 2nd 2-2:50pm in lLSB 301
November 12th 10-10:50am (virtual)
November 15th 7-7:50pm (virtual).
Meeting links and/or more details will be sent as it gets closer to the training date. We hope to have free snacks at the November 2nd meetings, so be sure to come by!
Information on being a volunteer:
During the fall, you won't have to do much - just expressing your interest, and waiting for us to reach out to you. Around/during winter break, you'll be completing training. Training this year is online and asynchronous, with one final in-person training session the first week of the Spring 2022 semester - this is when you'd be taking the certification exam. Tax-preparing sessions will occur throughout February, March, and April. You can also volunteer with us without having to file taxes and take the exam. In that case, you'd be helping with client intake, signing in, etc. All volunteers will be asked to do at least five 4-hour shifts. Emails will be sent later in the semester to register for being a volunteer.
I know that it seems like an intense experience, and might be intimidating. You'll have tons of people around to answer your questions - plus, it's really fun!
- repost from UMBC Accounting Club