Learn a valuable skill.
Nearly every individual and family throughout the Bay Area will have to file taxes at some point in their lives, whether it’s young first-time filers trying to find time while going to college or working families trying to make ends meet. That’s where Earn It! Keep It! Save It! comes in. We know taxes are hard, but they don’t have to be.
Make a meaningful impact.
With the help of volunteers, we are able to help nearly 80,000 of our neighbors file taxes for free each year, saving them an average of $273 per return and helping them to secure critical tax credits that are some of the most effective anti-poverty tools out there. Volunteering as a tax preparer is one of the most rewarding hands-on experiences out there – 70% of our volunteers return each year! If you are new to preparing taxes, we’ll teach you a helpful new skill and if you are tax professional or student, we’ll give you lots of invaluable hands-on experience.
No prior experience with tax preparation is required; just a willingness to learn!
We’ll support you with online and classroom training before the season starts, as well as the help of experienced volunteers and coaches when you get on site. Each site is managed by a staff or volunteer Site Coordinator that will be on-site and be your primary contact through the entire season. And, we’ve got more than 120 locations where you can volunteer with sites open every day of the week.