Tax volunteer

Iowa Legal Aid provides free, high quality legal education, advice and representation to low-income and elderly Iowans with civil legal problems that most dramatically affect Iowa’s poor and vulnerable populations.  We rely on volunteers to help us reach even more people and provide them with excellent services.  If you would like a meaningful, dynamic and professional volunteer position, please consider serving as a tax volunteer with Iowa Legal Aid’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist clients with identifying and gathering key documents to assist with tax preparation.
    • Including gathering bank statements, ordering tax transcripts, etc.
  • Provide clients with needed assistance in filling out forms or complying with document requests.
  • Prepare Federal and State returns needed to bring clients into filing compliance.
  • Provide clients with basic record-keeping tips and pointers to assist client in being more successful going forward.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).


  • Knowledge and experience of individual tax preparation.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Pleasant, patient and dependable.

Training and Support:

  • Volunteer will be trained on Iowa Legal Aid’s computer and telephone systems as well as office equipment.
  • Volunteer will receive support and supervision from Iowa Legal Aid’s staff and/or AmeriCorps members.

Time Commitment:

  • The time commitment will depend on the volunteer’s availability and Iowa Legal Aid’s needs.

Position Location:

  • Majority of volunteer’s work will be done in the regional office during regular business hours.
  • Iowa Legal Aid offices are located in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo.

Position Benefits:

  • Work with dedicated, passionate and collegial staff and volunteers.
  • Positively impact members of your community.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please visit the “Careers and Volunteers” page at

For more information about Iowa Legal Aid, go to and

Please note that all positions may not be available at all times or locations nearest you. For example, a particular position may have been filled or we may have limited capacity to engage volunteers with certain types of skills. Even though we cannot guarantee a placement to every prospective volunteer, we will do our best to match the applicants’ skills and interests with our present needs.


Iowa Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request

Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats