Volunteer Opportunity

Tax Support Program – Tax Preparer

Program Area:

IRCO Tax Support



IRCO Main Campus: 10301 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR, 97220

Tuesday & Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm during tax season (January 23 - April 12).

Position Description:

IRCO’s Free Tax Support program is in collaboration with ODHS and IRS and clinics are designed to support free tax preparation services for eligible taxpayers. These services are a free, reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns. Each filing season, volunteers prepare federal and state returns.

This service helps:

  • People with low or moderate income, persons with disabilities, the elderly
  • Immigrant and refugee community members of Portland and limited English-speaking taxpayers

Position Summary:

Are you detail oriented and enjoy problem-solving? Volunteer Tax Preparers provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. These volunteers will work one-on-one with individuals and families to prepare tax returns and serve as a legitimate and trusted resource and support person to ensure clients file correctly and receive resources around managing return and/or owed taxes.

Tax Law certification is required for this position, and volunteers will be supported in this training, including the use of electronic filing software. IRCO will provide training resources/courses for certification and use of Tax Slayer software.


  • No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn!
  • Attend volunteer orientation
  • Must pass background check
  • Complete volunteer training
  • Pass open book IRS Volunteer Certification Exams
  • Must be 18 or older

Time Commitment:

Minimum 4 hours per week commitment during tax season (February - April)

( or contact volunteer@irco.org )

Asst. Volunteer Manager: 971-517-5241 Volunteer Administrative Asst.: 971-716-8282