Volunteer Benefits

Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen our community. On average, each service hour volunteered brings in more than $750 of federal and state income tax refunds back into our community. Become a volunteer with Green River Asset Building Coalition.

Green River Asset Building Coalition is serving only about 25% of families who are income eligible for this money-saving service. Your participation will extend our legacy of outreach to our community’s most vulnerable citizens. By joining the VITA team to assist working low-to-moderate income families you will help create a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.

The Tax Filer WINS:

  • Federal and State taxes prepared for free
  • E-file is free.
  • NO charge for extra W-2 forms
  • Tax return filed accurately
  • Information on financial education and asset building resources

The Community WINS:

  • Tax dollars spent locally helps our community’s businesses and the local economy
  • More financially-secure households
  • Increased home ownership


  • Great opportunity to give back
  • Stronger community to live in
  • Learn skills to prepare one’s own tax returns
  • Excellent resume booster

Volunteer Experiences

Learning how to prepare tax returns was empowering for my own finances and utilizing those skills to serve low-income tax filers was enriching and fulfilling. I hope to have the opportunity to volunteer again during the upcoming tax season. I would encourage anyone that is interested in learning more about income taxes and looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to contact GRABC.

– Sharol Coder, Hager Foundation

We are building a better community for everyone when we reinforce the efforts of people who are trying to help themselves. Our coalition’s free income tax preparation program does exactly that. This is a gratifying experience.

– Paul Kuerzi, Community Volunteer

I am really proud of the services we provided at the GRABC tax preparation sites. Many of those we served were young families whose incomes are really stretched to cover education, child care, transportation, and other living expenses. We are building a better community when we help them succeed.

– Tina Ray Lynch, GRABC Volunteer Training Director