Become certified to prepare taxes and support your local community! (San Jose or Mountain View)


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Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:00 AM - Sat Apr 15, 2017 05:00 PM


1010 Ruff Dr.San Jose, CA 95110


Taxes are hard! We make it easy! Volunteer and join a coalition of thousands of volunteers and organizations to provide free tax preparation to low and middle income families. Learn a specialized skill, make a local and meaningful impact in your community, and have a volunteer experience like no other!

VITA is an IRS-sponsored program that has been developed in order to the address the challenges faced by low-income families during tax season. This program trains volunteers to become certified tax preparers in an effort to provide free tax preparation. The collaboration between United Way Bay Area, the IRS, and our organization makes it possible to provide such a great resource to the communities in Santa Clara County.

Volunteers are a critical part of our team of tax preparers that help families navigate the tax season. We are looking for volunteers to assist in preparing taxes for individuals and families in the Mountain View and San Jose areas. As a VITA volunteer, you learn about basic tax law, earn IRS VITA certification, and become part of a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers. Join us and engage in meaningful volunteer work that is truly making a difference!

Our Organization: Building Skills Partnership (BSP) is a statewide non-profit collaboration between the Californian janitors' union, SEIU-USWW, community leaders, and responsible businesses to build a strong future for building service workers, their families, and communities by advancing skills, opportunities, and self-sufficiency. For more information, go to our website:

Location: BSP San Jose Office (1010 Ruff Dr., San Jose) and BSP Mountain View Office (2061 Landings Dr., Mountain View)

Schedule: January through April

  • San Jose- Saturdays 11:30-3:30 PM (February 11th - April 8th)
  • Mountain View- Saturdays 12:30-4:30 PM (February 11th - April 8th)

Volunteer Skill Requirements:

  • Patience, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Ability to volunteer at least one 2-hour shift per week from February 11th to April 8th
  • Dependability
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Spanish competency REQUIRED
  • Willingness to complete a tax training (online or in-person) and in-person orientation
Please e-mail if you are interested in volunteering as a VITA tax preparer with Building Skills Partnership.


  • Financial Service Assistance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Bilingual
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Spanish

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week minimum
  • Spanish-Speaking Skills Required

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