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.

Bootcamp for Advanced Tax Associates

We revamped our preseason Advanced Bootcamp for Tax Associates trainings this year. Beginning November 26, Advanced Bootcamp will consist of three weekday classes (each consisting of four 4-hour sessions, 16 hours total) and conclude with Advanced certification on the following Saturday (8 hours), for a total of 24 hours. Topics will include Schedule C, Injured Spouse, 1099K, etc. as well as applicable state tax laws. Attendance is obligatory for Site Management Team members and Tax Associate interns, but is also open to returning volunteers who want to serve as Quality Reviewers.


You must attend sessions 1-4 in order followed by 1 Advanced training. You do not need to attend sessions on consecutive days, so feel free to mix and match the classes to accommodate your schedule so long as they are in order 1-4. Sessions run November 26 – December 22

Philadelphia Area Regular Season Trainings

Our regular season trainings occur each year in January at various locations in PA and NJ. As trainings are scheduled, we will post them here and our portal

All sessions held Saturdays in January at Temple University from 8:30am-5:00pm, with an additional training day open Monday January 21 (MLK Day).
Registration Opens December 15

Montgomery County & New Jersey Training Schedule Coming Soon!

Montgomery County Trainings

Schedule coming soon!

New Jersey Trainings

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 2018 tax year.

Self-Certification & Refresher Resources