Help working families maximize their refunds this tax season!

We are now recruiting Lake & Mendocino County volunteers for the upcoming tax season. We are looking for volunteers to staff a variety of positions:

  • Site Coordinators
  • Tax Preparers
  • Outreach Volunteers
  • English/Spanish Interpreters
No experience necessary! Training begins soon. To sign up, register as a volunteer below:




or contact Lenore at or 707-457-3200 x316
Mendocino & Lake families served in 2022
Refund dollars returned in 2022
Volunteers in 2021


About VITA

Funded by the United Way of the Wine Country Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program,  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $79,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

VITA volunteers help hardworking families receive the tax refunds they deserve by volunteering for the Earn It! Keep It! $ave It! program. In 2019, volunteers helped bring almost a million dollars in refunds back to Mendocino and Lake Counties.  Many local families can't afford the cost of tax preparation.  They may not know that they qualify for Earned Income Tax credits and other credits for low-income households.  Volunteers can maximize their tax refunds, which makes families very grateful.   

VITA Volunteers serve throughout Mendocino and Lake County - preparing tax returns and greeting clients.  No experience is necessary and free tax preparation training is provided. NCO trains volunteers to provide this service during tax season out of our Ukiah offices.

This program runs from February to April.


We Provide Volunteers:

Free Tax Law Training, Free Tax Software Training, Expert Team Support, A Rewarding, Impactful Experience to Build Resume Skills


Find VITA Opportunities Near Me

Or for more information contact: NCO Volunteer Network (707) 462-1959




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