Take A Stand Against Poverty

Help Hard-Working People Keep More of What They Earn.

Join hundreds of your neighbors to crush poverty in King County by volunteering with one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty programs—United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign.

Want to connect with your community and harness your skills? How about breaking down cost barriers to help our neighbors maximize tax credits (including Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credit, and the Working Families Tax Credit?) Or maybe you want to be the one to tell someone that they’ll be receiving a check for thousands of dollars? You can do all that and more as a United Way tax volunteer!

This year, our volunteers helped people receive a median refund of $1,011. With you involved, we can do more.

*Tax experience is helpful, but not needed. Our team will train and certify you in IRS tax preparation! Non-tax prep roles are also available.
**All volunteer positions are 15-week commitments, beginning the week of January 8 and ending April 21.

Get Involved

Become a Volunteer Tax Preparer

Volunteer tax preparers provide high-quality assistance to all taxpayers by preparing tax returns, ensuring all eligible credits are claimed, and supporting clients through the tax filing process.

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Become an Intake Tax Volunteer

Don’t want to prepare taxes but want to be involved? As an intake volunteer, you’ll welcome clients who arrive at the tax site, maintain the site waitlist, ensure that clients have all required documents, and help maintain tax site flow.

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Become a Virtual Tax Volunteer

Virtual volunteers work with clients to prepare taxes on a virtual tax prep platform. You’ll communicate with our team through virtual tools like Slack, Zoom, and email, and with clients through a virtual portal.

*You must have prior Free Tax Prep Campaign volunteer experience to sign up as a virtual tax volunteer. The virtual intake tax volunteer role is open to new volunteers.

“I’m a tax volunteer because…

I am a numbers geek, and like making people smile.”

I like doing taxes, and helping people understand and take control of their situation.”

I get to learn new things and help people—at the same time!”

I love giving back to my community that gave me so much!”

I want to help taxpayers receive extra money. This is also great experience for my accounting career.”

I enjoy seeing peoples’ reaction when they get back more than they expect.”

I love meeting and helping fun and different people!”

I like giving money away.”

I enjoy helping others, meeting new people, working with numbers, and preparing for a part-time career after retirement.”

Need Help With Your Taxes?

We love helping our hard-working neighbors keep more of what they earn. Click below for more details on how you can get started.

Thanks to Our Free Tax Sponsors

The Free Tax Prep Campaign is generously sponsored by:

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