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Contact: Christian Molander-Barraza

Sign Up to Volunteer

Current UNC Law students may sign up to volunteer on My Carolina Law. Other students (e.g. business school students) may sign up on our Volunteer Sign-Ups page.

Calendar

 January 2016 (TENTATIVE)

  • Mandatory group certification and software training sessions (if are new to VITA). January 23 or 30. Times and room to be announced later.
  • International training will also take place at a later date (TBD).
  • Additional training to be announced.
  • If you have participated in VITA before, you will be allowed to self-train.
  • Certification test results and Volunteer Agreement (form 13615) due January 31.
  • UNC Pro Bono Contract is also due by January 31st.

February 4 - March 28, 2014 (Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

  • Volunteering begins. More information on sign-up forthcoming.
    Each client is allowed one hour to work with a volunteer.
  • Three sessions are held per week.
  • We require that volunteers participate in at least three clinic shifts.

IRS Certification Test

Study the Materials

  • Paper Materials - review the paper materials and answer the test questions on paper first. The paper-based tests are substantially similar to those found online.
  • For more information, please see our TWEN page.

Take the Certification Test

  • Complete the online test for the basic and intermediate training.
  • Print out the Volunteer Agreement (form 13615), sign it and date it. Give it to the Site Coordinator by January 31. Also, do an electronic signature for the Volunteer Agreement on the home screen where you see your test scores.
  • For instructions on taking the tests and the specific requirements for volunteering, please see our TWEN page.

Important Links

  1. IRS VITA website:
  2. Tax Issue References:
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