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1825 San Pablo AvenueSuite 200Oakland, CA 94612


Interpreters work with VITA clients throughout the tax preparation process. Volunteers who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese are always needed.


  • Work with the Volunteer Site Coordinator and others at a VITA site to assist with interpreting tax payer information
  • Provide free interpreter services at VITA sites
  • Encourage clients to save a portion of their refund as a savings bond or in a savings account or safe and secure prepaid debit card
  • Maintain confidentiality of taxpayer information
  • Ensure no compensation of any kind is accepted for volunteer services provided

  • Pass the Standard of Conduct and Intake/Interview & Quality Review certifications through Link and Learn
  • Read all communications and updates on tax requirements or procedural changes
  • Respect client privacy
  • Maintain accurate records of assistance provided
  • Give 24-hour cancellation notice when unable to volunteer at your site

  • Ability to work as a volunteer one shift per week (4 hours), totaling at least 30 hours from late January to April 17, 2018
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skill and comfort with a wide range of people
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to strengthening families by increasing self-sufficiency
  • Proficiency in English and Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish. Ability to translate both languages helpful.
  • Basic tax knowledge (Form 1040, Form 1040A, and Form 1040EZ) is helpful, but not required
  • Experienced interpreter preferred but not required

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out google form below or email Amreen Akhtar at volunteer@ebaldc.org



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