Want to help your neighbors become more financially stable? Have a few hours free each week this winter? The United Way of Windham County is seeking volunteers to schedule appointments, greet participants and prepare tax returns for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. To learn more about this engaging volunteer experience, come to a VITA Open House on Tuesday, November 14th at either noon OR 5pm at the United Way of Windham County's office, 1 Holstein Place in Brattleboro. Meet Experienced VITA tax volunteers, learn about the training offered and get your questions about the program answeered.
Come join our team! Last year, 16 VITA volunteers provided 1,180 total hours of service equaling $30,000 in donated volunteer time. They prepared nearly 580 tax returns, providing over $660,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits and refunds to the local economy. The program runs weekly in brattleboro from February 1st to April 12, 2018, with daytime, evening and Saturday volunteer shifts availabe. Volunteers are vital to the success of the program. No previous experience is required and free training is provided.