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 training that accommodate our volunteers’ busy schedules, we try to offer as many training opportunities as possible.

We will be offering training opportunities for the 2019-2020 tax season from November through January–please stay tuned for more info. If you haven’t already, please create an account on our volunteer portal.

Get a jump on your tax season training!

CWF’s preseason VITA Tax Associate Boot Camp provides you the opportunity to dive deeper into federal and state tax law and learn how to become a Quality Reviewer. The Boot Camp is designed for returning volunteers and Tax Associate Interns interested in becoming certified at the Advanced level. To complete the training, you must attend classes 1-4 in consecutive order, selecting the days/times that accommodate your schedule. After you complete class 4, you must attend an Advanced Saturday training to finish the full Boot Camp course. Boot Camp trainings are held at CWF’s 1415 North Broad Street headquarters.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Manager Jonathan Barnes

Regular Season Trainings

We offer both Basic and Advanced trainings during the week and on Saturdays. To sign up, click below on the desired trainings in PA or NJ.

Registration Opens December 15

Pennsylvania

Saturday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Temple University
Basic: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Advanced: 8:30am – 5:00pm

MLK Day
Monday, January 20
Temple University
Basic: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Advanced: 8:30am – 5:00pm

New Jersey

Training schedule coming soon!

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 usually updates its resources on Link&Learn by November 15. Please be sure the resources you are accessing have been updated for the coming tax year.