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Tax-Aid Volunteer Opportunities

Tax-Aid has been helping San Francisco Bay Area families and individuals with low income to prepare their income tax returns for 30 years. We offer our free service in the community through the efforts of hundreds of accountants, lawyers, accounting students and other professionals who volunteer their time.

We are seeking volunteers of all levels to help us. There are volunteer opportunities for Greeters, Interviewers, Tax Preparers, Translators, Check-out Assemblers, Tax Return Reviewers and Tax Experts. While some opportunities require knowledge of tax laws, there are many volunteer opportunities for those who are not tax experts.

Tax-Aid Volunteer Responsibilities for All Positions

  • Commit to a minimum of three volunteer sessions (an average session lasts about 5 hours) during the tax season (January-April). Most tax sites are open on Saturdays.
  • Complete online training (available for on demand viewing, length of training depends on volunteer position)
  • Work with individuals in a positive, patient and respectful manner

Preferred Skills, Experience, Attitude and Availability

  • Bilingual skills desirable (English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin, English/Russian, English/Tagalog and English/Vietnamese)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Tax background desirable, but not required
  • Experience working with people with low income desirable
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Availability Saturdays or weekday evenings


  • Must be bilingual or multilingual
  • Help to interview Taxpayer
  • Facilitate communication between the Taxpayer and Tax Preparer
  • Desired language skills are English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin, English/Russian, English/Tagalog and English/Vietnamese preferably both verbal and written

Volunteer Benefits

  • Learn tax law and utilize industry standard tax software
  • Meet and network with accounting, tax, legal and other professionals
  • Help make a substantial difference in the lives of clients
  • Make new friends

How to Apply:

Register online at For questions or more information email: .

Not able to volunteer during the tax season? No problem! Ask us about our newest program, Tax-Aid 365.

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About Tax-Aid


235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1155, San Francisco,, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104, US

Mission Statement

Through skilled volunteers, Tax-Aid provides year-round free tax services to strengthen our San Francisco Bay Area community.


Through skilled volunteers, Tax-Aid provides year-round free tax services to strengthen our San Francisco Bay Area community.




We'll work with your schedule.


55 New Montgomery StreetSuite 500San Francisco, CA 94105



  • Bilingual
  • Translation
  • Vietnamese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Interpreter


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