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Indian River County United Seeks Volunteers to Assist in Free Tax Preparation

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Indian River County - Monday November 21, 2022: United Way of Indian River County seeks volunteers to prepare tax returns for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year, only in-person VITA services will be offered at multiple locations across Indian River County.

VITA volunteers do more than prepare people’s taxes. They play a critical role in ensuring that low-income workers have access to valuable tax credits without paying tax preparation fees.

The benefits of becoming a VITA volunteer include free IRS training and materials to help you develop a lifelong skill and build your resume; flexible dates and times convenient to your schedule; ongoing support; Continuing Education Credits for eligible volunteers; a Certificate of Recognition and Letter of Appreciation from the IRS at the end of the tax season; and the personal satisfaction you’ll gain from providing an essential service to your community.

Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome. Available positions include tax preparers, clerical assistants, greeters, and interpreters. Retirees, students looking for work experience, and individuals with accounting and finance knowledge are highly encouraged to participate. The tax software guides you every step of the way, and volunteers are protected under the Volunteer Protection Act.

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the five-day training program offered at the United Way Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, December 6 through December 10. A second week-long training will be available in January. Volunteers can also work toward the self-paced, self-test option upon request. Certified volunteers must commit to at least 4 to 8 hours a week from mid-January through April 2022.

If you would like to volunteer or for more information, fill out a volunteer application online at www.UnitedWayIRC.org/VITA or contact Stacy Benezra at (772) 567-8900 ext. 120.

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

For more information about the IRC United Way, call (772) 567-8900 or visit: UnitedWayIRC.orgUnitedWayIRC.org.