Build financial stability for families by helping them prepare and file their taxes virtually or at one of our free tax sites. Volunteers will receive training to complete returns using tax software.


Individuals ages 18+ can help on their own, or groups can adopt a tax site and volunteer together. Not a tax expert? No problem! We provide training and on-going support. To be a great volunteer, you just need to be:

  • personable and friendly
  • willing to ask questions
  • comfortable using a computer
  • curious about learning new skills
  • someone who has high ethical standards

Volunteer nights or weekends at one of 30+ locations in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Continuing education credits available for Accountants, CPAs and CFAs. Volunteers can also help as site greeters or Spanish interpreters.


1) Learn More | 1 hour


2) Apply | 30 mins


3) Training (December  – January) | 3-12 hours


4) Test and Certify (January – February) | 1-3 hours


  • Log into the IRS the Training/Certification website. Each test is un-timed, can be saved and resumed later, and can be attempted twice.
    • Complete the Volunteer Standards of Conduct test.
    • Complete the Intake/Interview test.
    • Complete the Basic test, other levels are optional.
  • Print out volunteer agreement (form 13615) for site coordinator. You will need a form for each site you volunteer.

5) Start volunteering! (January – April) | 12+ hours


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Review our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us at freetax@uwgc.org for additional support as needed.