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2023 VITA Volunteer Tax Prep - No tax experience necessary!

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ORGANIZATION: Food Bank For New York City

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For over 20 years, Food Bank For New York City’s FREE citywide tax assistance program has put more than $1.2 billion back into the pockets of low-income New Yorkers and has saved filers over $200 million in tax preparation fees.

We operate an IRS-sponsored VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and rely on hundreds of dedicated volunteers to ensure filers get the refunds they deserve, which reduces poverty and food insecurity. For Tax Season 2023, we need support in three models of tax filing services:
1. In-Person Virtual Preparer: Volunteers work alongside Food Bank tax staff at various community-based locations across NYC to assist tax clients on-site.
2. Virtual VITA Back End Tax Preparer: Volunteers work alongside tax staff at Food Bank’s Back End tax preparation centers to complete returns submitted electronically from our network of Intake Sites across NYC. 3.Remote VITA Tax Preparer: Volunteers use a computer with internet access to prepare returns remotely and securely from home/work supported by Food Bank tax staff to help individuals file returns virtually.

2023 Goal: Complete 20,000 tax returns and provide $36 million in refunds for low-income households and save filers $9 million in retail preparation fees.

As a volunteer tax preparer, you’ll have the opportunity to:
✓Be a Tax Hero! Return an average of $57,000 in refunds to low-income New Yorkers to help put the next meal on the table, pay rent and bills, and save for emergencies.
✓ Obtain FREE IRS tax certification, training from Food Bank experts, and transferrable financial skills.
✓ Choose between Contactless In-Person and Remote VITA shifts, with options available six days a week.
✓Build relationships with members of your community and fellow tax volunteers at weekly sessions from January through April.
✓ Receive a certificate of completion from the IRS and reference letter from Food Bank.

Join us for our an upcoming Info Session to learn more:

  • In-person December 7th, 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/474054729457
  • Virtual December 6th, 2022 6:00pm-7:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpd-qurjkqEtGw7UArItaxQVBtIoGkTGZ9
  • Virtual January 6th, 2023, 12:00pm-1:00pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrce6tpzsjEtb1YJc4V2IFTyBwr9r96MsJ
Visit our website https://foodbanknyc.org/vita or email us at taxvolunteer@foodbanknyc.org for additional information.

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About Food Bank For New York City


39 Broadway, Floor 10, New York, NY 10006, US

Mission Statement

To end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. For volunteer opportunities, please visit us at http://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/


Founded in 1983, Food Bank For New York City operates the country's largest food bank, providing community food programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City with food, related products and support services. Today we distribute more than 51 million pounds of food every year to over 1,200 community-based programs that serve free meals to the City's hungry. These programs include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, senior centers, low-income day care centers and other nonprofit programs that reach out to people in need of food. Operating out of our Bronx-based warehouse Food Bank For New York City collects, inspects, and distributes millions of pounds of food. Food Bank For New York City also provides support services to the City's emergency food providers by hosting nutrition and food safety workshops, networking sessions and other education initiatives. We use our central role in the City's anti-hunger effort to provide legislators, advocates and the media with information about hunger in the City so that they may formulate effective policy and heighten public awareness of this important issue. Food Bank For New York City is a certified member of the Second Harvest National Food Bank Network.


Community, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations New York, NY 10006



  • Financial Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Service Assistance


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-4 hours per week from mid-January through mid-April.
  • All volunteers must attend a Food Bank training and complete these three Link & Learn exams on the IRS website: 1) Volunteer Standards of Conduct Exam, 2) Intake/Interview and Quality Review Exam, 3) Basic or Advanced Exam.

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