IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program


December 23, 2023    
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jennifer Shows


756 Hwy 98 Bypass, Columbia, Mississippi, 39429

Event Type

PRVO’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is looking for volunteers interested in sharing their skills, talent, and knowledge along with thousands of other Americans giving back to their communities.  As a VITA volunteer, you will provide free tax preparation services for low-to-moderate-income families.  We need volunteers to serve as Site Coordinators, Greeters/Screeners, Tax Preparers, and Quality Reviewers.  To explore these available volunteer roles, visit

Tax preparation sites will operate Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, from February through April.  Training for the 2024 tax season will become available in October or November.

Why volunteer with VITA?

  • No prior experience needed
  • Free training and certification
  • Gain valuable skills
  • Make a difference in your community

You tell us your:

  • Current computer skills
  • Current tax law knowledge
  • Desired volunteer position
  • Commitment time

We will provide free:

  • Tax law training
  • E-file software training
  • Administrative support
  • Rewarding volunteer experiences


Where are volunteer opportunities available?

Our priority locations are Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, and Marion counties.  Depending on volunteer availability, opportunities may become available in the following counties:  Covington, Greene, Hancock, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone.


If interested, please complete the volunteer application linked here PRVO VITA Volunteer Application.pdf, and email to Jennifer Shows at

For additional information, you may also contact Jennifer Shows at (601) 736-9564, extension 175.