Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


East Bay AreaOakland, CA 94612


The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) needs volunteers to help provide no cost IRS certified tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers. Since 2002, SSA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers have helped taxpayers to receive larger tax refunds by claiming the credits they have earned. Recruitment for Tax Preparers, Screeners and Greeters has begun. We can all make a difference in small measured ways. VITA is your opportunity.

We’re looking for volunteers who are customer-oriented and enjoy working with diverse populations. Bilingual skills are highly desirable. No prior tax preparation experience is needed - we will give you the training to become IRS-certified.

We need volunteers during tax season: January 18 through April 17, 2017, Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Saturdays, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Training for new volunteers will take place in December and early January. Register online: https://alamedasocialservices.org/public/services/community/eitc/volunteer_form/volunteer_form.cfm

There are 4 locations:

Thomas L. Berkley Self-Sufficiency Center
2000 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94612

Enterprise Office
8477 Enterprise Way
Oakland CA 94621

San Lorenzo Office of Supervisor Wilma Chan
15903 Hesperian Blvd
San Lorenzo CA 94580

Eden Area Multi-Service Center
24100 Amador St
Hayward CA 94544


  • Bilingual
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 Hours During Tax Season
  • All volunteers must complete mandatory training to become IRS-certified.

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