United Way of Santa Barbara County

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 2022

Assist families and individuals with free tax preparation and help build long-term assets! The Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free, basic tax help to those who made $67,000 or less in 2021. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Trainings are scheduled for the following days via Zoom: (9:30 AM - 1:00 PM) 

  • Saturday, January 8
  • Saturday, January 15
  • Saturday, January 22
  • Saturday, January 29 (option to come in-person)

(Independent online training also available)


Volunteer positions available:

  • Tax preparer - IRS certification required. Works directly with clients to prepare file taxes.
  • Greeter -  Welcomes clients, reviews intial documents, assists with intake forms etc. Spanish speaking is a plus.


If you are interested in being a Site Coordinator, please email Yoseline Gonzalez at [email protected]


Dates: February 2021-April 15, 2022

Created by:   Yoseline Gonzalez
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Available Slot

Tax Preparer (50)

*Requires IRS-certification

45 of 50 slots filled
Ester Lee
Brett Gewirtzman
Ray Viola
Florencia Caproli
Ana Jimenez
Matthew Rogers
Joel Flores
Fabiola Ibarra
Jarumon Peiffer
Oscar Aguayo, Jr.
Mathieu Erwich
I will still be in europe for the first week. The 3 other saturdays i will be available
Emeli Jimenez
Veronika Reidel
Currently a UCSB Payroll Analyst and Glacier (non-resident tax system) admin
Alvin Lim
Alan Evans
Norma Cervantes
Aranzazu Tapia
Primitiva Hernandez
Please sign me up
Sarah Craig
Frank Quezada
Program Coordinator
Griselda Gracia Garcia
Michele DeCant
Zoe Alfonso
Veena Rai
Will there be any training prior to the start date?
Leanne Lam
Stephen Balfour-Ritchie
Emiliano Carbajal
Leticia Zuniga
Caroline Rogers
Alyza Bennette Feliciano
Jackson Chen
Loretta Chacon
Need training
Isabel Dominguez
I need training. I am available to attend the dates in January. I am bilingual English/Spanish.
Fred Tu
Suzy Parker
Bob McLean
Guadalupe Reyes
Can you train me i hae account background
shahla Gholami
Sherryl Vargas
Onelia Rodriguez
James Nichols
Brett Tande
Liliana Agredano

Greeter (50)

No IRS certification is needed.

1 of 50 slots filled
Concepcion González

Greeter and Tax Preparer (20)

For those that would like to volunteer as a greeter and tax preparer.

7 of 20 slots filled
Mariluz Meza
Maria Flores
Cristina Lopez
LeAnn Ashton
Cindy Abrajan
Mario Baraona
Katherine Alvarez
I would like to do both and will attend one of the training/classes. Thank you!
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