Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Help Your Community and Learn a Valuable Skill

In partnership with Valley of the Sun United Way, A New Leaf's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is focused on connecting every qualified Maricopa County taxpayer to a tax credit that could transform their lives. Volunteers prepare and e-file tax returns for hard working families and individual taxpayers to receive the maximum benefits available, saving them hundreds of dollars in paid preparer fees. VITA volunteers do meaningful work in the fight against poverty. Services are provided free of charge.

Volunteer Training

All volunteer tax preparers must be IRS Certified. Certification courses are held days, evenings, and/or weekends and certification is offered in December and January. They are held at several locations around the Valley.

  • Courses are typically 24 hours total, with the certification test taken online during the last class.
  • Volunteers receive a tax certificate upon successful completion of training.
  • A copy of the tax certificate must be shared with the site coordinator.
  • Link and Learn e-learning, a self-paced training program on the IRS website, is also available for online certification.

Click here for the latest schedule of training:

Complete the Registration Form

Click here to see A New Leaf's Volunteer Flyer, which includes job descriptions for many VITA roles that need to be filled. Complete the online application below, and a VITA coordinator will follow up with you shortly. For more information, please contact Ann Picchione at 623-847-4188, x. 4516 or email apicchione@turnanewleaf.org. Thank you!


What is your availability? Below is a list of the West Valley VITA sites, including days and hours the site will be open. Volunteers should expect to arrive at the site 30 minutes before the site opens and stay for one hour after the scheuled closing time. Please check the day(s) of any VITA sites where you would like to volunteer:

8802 N 61st Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302
4701 W Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
210 S 6th Street, Buckeye, AZ 85326
328 W Western Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85323
8738 W Cholla Street, Peoria, AZ 85345
14414 N El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335
3000 N Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85392
7301 N 58th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301
18300 W Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374
9000 E Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256