Volunteers Needed - CAA VITA Program

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

Tax ReturnHelp your community get and keep more of their hard-earned money! Volunteers interested in assisting in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in 2020 are needed! We are looking for experienced tax preparers who can assist at each of our VITA sites in Chico and Durham. You can help people with low to moderate income file their taxes, and at the same time you’ll help taxpayers get tax credits and deductions that they’re entitled to receive. Take a look at how much our VITA volunteers saved people last year...


2019 Filing Season Recap & Analysis

  • 1,171 Returns Filed
  • $1,071,961 in Total Refunds
  • $117,530 in Additional Child Tax Credits
  • $299,270 in Earned Income Tax Credits
  • 3.88% in Overall Growth for Returns Filed in 2019 Compared to 2018

We Need You!

There will be a required VITA training in Chico - info to be announced soon!  Click here to sign up for program updates. For more information, or to sign up, please call (530)712-2883. Everyone benefits from the VITA Program; families, local businesses, communities. Tax/CPA Professionals welcome. The program will start in early February 2020. You can also sign up for our Volunteer list by clicking below...

Click below if you are interested in volunteering!

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About VITA

VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $54,000 or less. Tax preparation assistance is provided by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS. Butte CAA has operated the VITA Program since 2008 and partners with Chico State University’s College of Business, Accounting Department to provide qualified student volunteers who complete the tax returns at no cost.

The VITA Program helps those residents who are eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits to receive them. Last year the Program helped 1,171 residents to complete and file returns. This effort resulted in over $1M in savings to residents and over $1M in refunds all of which benefited the local economy.

In the last 8 years:

  • We have helped over 9000 families get their taxes filed.
  • Tax refunds resulted in over $7.9 million flowing back into their hands and into our community.
  • The program has grown year over year, and we are now serving around 1,200 families annually.
  • CSU, Chico continues to see this as a great opportunity for their students to gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • We provide the required training for every volunteer to be fully equipped to help.

Volunteers (Like You) Make it Possible!

This program helps local residents and also puts money back into the local economy. Use your tax expertise to give back to your community. CLICK HERE to volunteer. The success of the VITA program depends on volunteers like you.


Since 1967, the Community Action Agency of Butte County has been serving the needs of the region in alignment with the charter of the National Community Action Agencies overarching goal: To alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty by whatever means necessary in your community. As Butte County CAA, we provide hope to people struggling with poverty to become more self-sustaining by meeting tangible needs in the areas of energy savings, affordable food, and housing. Connect with us to find out how you can get involved.