No, it's not the sexiest job in the world, and there's nothing lucrative about it. But being a community volunteer to provide free tax help to qualified individuals during the filing season has its rewards.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking individuals for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs, which are partnerships that provide free tax return preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, seniors, people with disabilities and those with limited English skills.
If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, this is people helping people at its best. Information about becoming a VITA or TCE volunteer is available on IRS.gov by typing the key words "tax volunteer" in the search box. Those interested must submit Form 14310, VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up, by email through the IRS website.