Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a coalition of organizations that provide free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income households in the Bay Area. We make sure taxpayers claim the tax credits they are eligible for, helping families maximize their refund to make ends meet. Tax returns are prepared by trained and IRS-certified volunteers.

 

STARTING POINT: Sign up for orientation!

Are you a prospective or new volunteer? Our volunteers are awesome — find out why so many of them return year-after-year to volunteer with us! Attend an online orientation for new volunteers and get your questions answered before committing to volunteer. Each orientation will cover program results, timeline, benefits, roles, requirements, how to sign up for a site, and how to sign up for training.

If you are a returning or experienced volunteer to our program, please attend one of our "welcome back" sessions to get re-acquainted with how volunteering will work this upcoming season and signing up for training!

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Orientation for New Tax Volunteers - Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)

FOR: Completely new volunteers. Learn about volunteering with Earn It! Keep It! Save It! - a free VITA tax preparation service powered by United Way Bay Area. This orientation will give an overview of the Bay Area-wide program, walk you through how to register for a tax site on our website, provide details about training, and will leave time for questions. Orientation is highly recommended for new volunteers! Note: These are all ONLINE ONLY orientations, which means that you can simply join us from the comfort of your home or office! After you register for an orientation, click the link shown under the "Address" section of your confirmation email and follow the instructions for joining the webinar! More information about volunteering can be found at https://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/new-volunteer/.

Online ONLY via Zoom (Virtual)

10/21/20 5:30 PM + more

Welcome Back, Returning Tax Volunteers - Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS)

FOR: Returning or experienced VITA volunteers. Welcome back! We appreciate your continued Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer service with the local tax coalition. Let's get you re-oriented to the program locally! We'll walk you through how to register for a tax site again on our website, provide details specifically about returning volunteer training, and will leave time for questions. Note: These are all ONLINE ONLY sessions, which means that you can simply join us from the comfort of your home or office! You will get a reminder email with the Zoom information as we get closer to the event date!

Online ONLY via Zoom (Virtual)

10/13/20 5:30 PM + more

 


AFTER ORIENTATION: Express interest in volunteering with a specific tax site.

NOTE: The site list will be updated in late-October (since sites are still determining their final operating days/hours). Check back then!

 

See a list of sites by county:


ALAMEDA COUNTY

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

MARIN COUNTY

NAPA COUNTY

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

SAN MATEO COUNTY

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

SOLANO COUNTY

 


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