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Community Action Partners

Volunteer with VITA

Every year, hundreds of people contribute their time and expertise to provide free tax preparation to thousands of individuals and families across Tarrant County. No experience is required, and free training is available.

Volunteers can get involved in one of four ways:

  • Tax Preparers participate in tax training and complete certification, prepare simple tax returns and discuss the tax return with the taxpayer after the quality review process is complete.

  • Intake Specialists greet and screen all taxpayers to ensure that they have the necessary information and documentation required to complete tax return. They also explain the VITA intake packet to each taxpayer and assist them in completing forms.

  • Greeters welcome taxpayers and oversee their sign-in, ensuring families are directed to correct areas.

  • Interpreters provide free interpretation and translation services to customers who are not fluent in English, or who may need other assistance.

Volunteering with the VITA program offers many benefits:

The real redeeming value of VITA lies in the opportunity to provide a valuable service to those in need. VITA volunteers provide eligible individuals with free tax return preparation and filing, and help them claim the necessary tax credits devised to assist individuals move from poverty towards financial security. In return, taxpayers’ refunds are spent throughout the local community, which boosts Tarrant County’s economy.

In addition:

  • Volunteers have an opportunity to improve their problem-solving and decision-making skills, plus hone their communication, project management and leadership abilities.
  • Free training enables volunteers to confidently offer quality service, and gain other marketable skills to expand their résumés.
  • Volunteers perform a rewarding community service while meeting new people, improving their leadership abilities and technological proficiency.
  • Flexibility allows volunteers to choose their own locations, days, and hours to volunteer.
  • Volunteers receive a recognition certificate and a volunteer newsletter from the United Way of Tarrant County.
  • Volunteers also receive an invitation to attend the Volunteer Recognition Event held in April, as well as invitations to attend other volunteer functions throughout the year.

To learn more, or register as a VITA volunteer, call 817-258-8062 or contact VITA by email.

VITA Volunteer Resources

VITA Central provides Link & Learn tax lessons, VITA training guides, and Volunteer Standards of Conduct.

Request Services

Apply online

Download mail-in application

For more information, call 817-392-5790.


Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Andrew "Doc" Session 201 S. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, 76111
  • Como 4900 Horne St. Fort Worth, 76107
  • Martin Luther King 5565 Truman Drive Fort Worth, 76112
  • North Tri-Ethnic 2950 Roosevelt Ave. Fort Worth, 76106
  • Northside 1100 NW 18th St. Fort Worth, 76164
  • Southside 959 E. Rosedale St. Fort Worth, 76104
  • Worth Heights 3551 New York Ave. Fort Worth, 76110
  • Southeast Arlington 401 W Sanford, Ste. 2700, Arlington, TX 76011

This attached report below, is completed by the City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners,. It documents the Tarrant County Community Needs Assessment results for 2018.

Community Needs Assessment


Black History Program at Southside Community Center: 11 a.m. Feb. 21, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale.

Black History Program at Como Community Center: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.


4200 S. Freeway, Suite 2300
Fort Worth, 76115

Phone: 817-392-5790

View the 2014 annual report

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