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Home Start is a social services agency dedicated to reducing child abuse and strengthening families in San Diego. We help more than 18,000 clients with services in housing, domestic violence, parenting, behavioral health, case management, financial counseling and more.

We are gearing up our VITA Program for the 2023 tax season! VITA provides free tax preparation and filing support to low-to-moderate income individuals and families across San Diego. Last year, our VITA team prepared more than 1,100 tax returns, yielding nearly $1.75 million in refunds for our clients. One hour of your volunteer time brings in more than $2,337 in refunds to families in need.

A commitment of 4 hours per week is required during tax season (January - April 2023). We have flexible scheduling including weekdays, evenings and weekends, as well as virtual and socially distanced options. All volunteers must complete required IRS & Home Start trainings & certifications (training begins in November 2022).

Volunteering for the VITA Program is an extremely rewarding opportunity, and no experience is necessary. We even have opportunities that don’t involve preparing taxes!

VITA Tax Preparer - Jacobs Center & Remote
Tax Preparers provide accurate federal and state tax preparation services to clients in accordance with IRS guidelines based on information freely provided by clients. This position is great for anyone who is organized and pays attention to detail. No prior experience is required - we will train you!

To sign up for more information about VITA volunteer opportunities, email Volunteer Program Coordinator Manasi Watts at mwatts@home-start.org.

About Home Start
Home Start is a non-profit social services agency committed to a community-based collaborative effort to reach children and families at risk in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. By strengthening communities and supporting families, they seek to make a positive environment in which children can grow and thrive.

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About Home Start Inc.


5005 Texas Street, #203, San Diego, CA 92108, US

Mission Statement

Home Start exists to assure the safety and resiliency of children by strengthening families and their communities throughout San Diego.


Home Start is a non-profit social services agency located in San Diego, California. We are committed to a community-based collaborative effort to reach children and families at risk in order to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our dedicated staff work on the front lines each day in the battle to keep children safe and help them thrive. To learn more please visit our website at www.home-start.org.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Community, Homeless & Housing


Tue Jan 03, 2023 - Mon Apr 03, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Jacobs Center404 Euclid AveSan Diego, CA 92114



  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Spanish
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours / week January - April 2023
  • Must complete IRS certifications + Home Start clearances and trainings.

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