Training

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Each year, we train hundreds of volunteers to serve at our VITA tax sites in PA and NJ. To meet the demand and ensure we are able to offer trainings that accommodate our volunteers’ busy schedules, we try to offer as many training opportunities as possible.

Preseason Training Update

In response to the feedback received by all of you who attended our trainings last year, we are revamping our Preseason Bootcamp trainings. Beginning the last week of November and running through the first 3 weeks of December, Bootcamp will consist of three weekday sessions and conclude with Advanced certification on the following Saturday, for a total of 24 hours. Topics will now include such issues as Injured Spouse, 1099K, etc. as well as state tax law. Attendance is obligatory for Site Management Team members and Tax Associate interns, but is open to returning vols who want to be Advanced. Sign up will be available in early November. Space is limited. Questions? Please email Jonathan, our Volunteer & Special Projects Manager.

Trainings Start in November

We hold Greeter, Basic and Advanced tax preparer trainings for new and returning volunteers and interns in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Southern New Jersey. The training schedule will be posted in early November, so stay tuned.

To get updates, please create an account on our portal here.

Self-Certification & Refresher Resources

Are you a returning volunteer or an experienced tax professional? You can use IRS resources to self-certify as a VITA volunteer without the need to attend one of our trainings. Important Note: The IRS will update these resources for the 2018 tax year in November. The current resources are for the previous tax year only.

Self-Certification & Refresher Resources