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Tax Season 2022 (updated 1/11/2022):

If you have previous experience volunteering for a VITA or AARP Tax Aide program, please email us at for information on volunteering with CTA in the 2022 season.

If you are new to volunteer income tax preparation assistance, please check back with us in October 2022, or fill out this interest form:


Learn more about becoming a VITA volunteer:

credit: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Your expertise and time are vital to our organization. 

Volunteers like you are the core to our existence. Every tax season, our volunteers share their skills and knowledge, serving families and individuals across the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. In 2018 alone, volunteers provided more than 15,000 hours of service which directly enabled clients to receive nearly $9 million in net federal and state refunds.

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Have strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Read, speak and understand English proficiently (preparers must be fluent)
  • Are patient, and able to understand and answer questions that clients may have
  • Are comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Can commit to one four-hour session per week from the end of January until April 18th

Special Volunteer Needs:

  • Volunteers proficient in Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Arabic, ASL, Tagalog
  • Volunteers who live or work in DC’s Wards 7 or 8
  • Volunteers available during the day on Wednesdays or Thursdays

Click here to learn more about volunteer roles.

Other volunteer opportunities in MD and VA areas:

If our volunteer locations, days, or times don’t fit your schedule, consider volunteering with one of these other local VITA programs:

Looking to volunteer in another City or State?