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Two United Way Suncoast volunteers helping community members file their taxes


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program connects low-to-moderate income residents in the Suncoast Region with trained volunteer tax preparers who file their tax returns for free. This is a great opportunity for you, your friends, family, or co-workers to make a difference in our community by ensuring Suncoast households receive quality tax preparation services.


If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, please follow the steps below.


Step One: United Way Suncoast Volunteer Account

  • Returning volunteers: Log in to your UWS Volunteer Account by clicking the yellow “log in” button at the top right corner of this page.
  • New Volunteers: Register to become a UWS Volunteer by creating a volunteer account here. 


Step Two: Complete the Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteers who fail to complete the Volunteer Interest Form will not be informed about crucial notifications related to the VITA program.


Step Three: Self Certification

  • Create or login to your account at Link and Learn. For easy to follow instructions on creating an account, please click to view the Link and Learn Guide.
  • Review the training material and complete the certification tests: 




Step Four: Sign up to Volunteer

Once certified, proceed to volunteer by registering at any of our VITA locations: 



For questions on volunteering, email


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