VITA Volunteer Training Schedule

Get Involved With VITA!

Thank you for your interest in serving as a VITA volunteer! Whether you want to help people prepare their taxes, manage the front of house at our community sites, or help people using Valet VITA with their intake interviews, you'll play a critical role in our ability to deliver a valuable service to our clients. 

We offer trainings throughout the month of January in an effort to accommodate everyone's schedules and interests. Please make a note of session descriptions, and sign up only for those which you plan to attend, based on the roles in which you'd like to serve this coming season.

First-Time Tax Preparer Training

This training is best-suited for first-time VITA tax preparers and returning tax preparers who would like an in-depth review of tax law and the Tax Slayer software. For your convenience, we are offering multiple trainings, all of which cover the same content. All first-time tax preparers should register for one of these courses.

  • Register here for the track that takes place on Saturdays at the University of Arizona from January 5-26. This track is four sessions of six hours each (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). You should be present for each session to be best-prepared for the IRS certification exam. 
  • Register here for the track that takes place on Saturdays at Pima Community College from January 5-26. This track is four sessions of six hours each (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). You should be present for each session to be best-prepared for the IRS certification exam.
  • Register here for the track that takes place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at the University of Arizona from January 14-24. This track is six sessions of four hours each (5:00 - 9:00 p.m.). You should be present for each session to be best-prepared for the IRS certification exam.
  • Register here for the track that takes place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at Pima Community College from January 14-24. This track is six sessions of four hours each (5:00 - 9:00 p.m.). You should be present for each session to be best-prepared for the IRS certification exam.

Greeter/Interview Specialist Training

This training is for anyone interested in serving at one of our neighborhood sites as a greeter/interview specialist, or in serving with our mobile Valet VITA program. We are offering multiple trainings, all of which cover the same content. Anyone wishing to serve as a greeter/interview specialist this season should sign up for one of these trainings.

  • Register here for the training on Monday, January 7, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Register here for the training on Tuesday, January 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Register here for the training Saturday, January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Register here for the training Monday, February 4, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Quality Reviewer Training

This training is for new and returning quality reviewers as well as any tax preparers interested in learning about the quality review process. We are offering two trainings, both of which cover the same content.

  • Register here for the training on Tuesday, January 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Register here for the training Thursday, January 17, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Health Savings Account Training

This training is for new and returning tax preparers and quality reviewers interested in the unique aspects of preparing returns for taxpayers with a health savings account (HSA). Participation in this training and certification will allow you to serve a greater diversity of clients.

  • Registration for this training will be open soon!

Refresher Training

This training is for returning tax preparers and covers modifications to tax law, software updates and new resources. Currently, there is only one refresher training scheduled, but an additional training will likely be added at a as needed.

  • Register here for the training on Saturday, January 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Register here for the training on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

If you have any questions about what trainings would be best for you, contact Rachel Cheeseman