Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Student Comments

"Even though I did not get paid, it felt very rewarding seeing people that greatly appreciated the services we provided free for them since they have very limited means."

"Being able to do this program helped me decide that I really do like accounting.  I like helping people, and I felt like we helped these people a great deal."

"Through VITA, I have learned that I can use my love of accounting and human resources to serve those who are less fortunate."

"I felt a sense of purpose from this work and I am eternally grateful for the experiences I received through my VITA internship."

"Volunteering has become dear to my heart as I would like to use the knowledge I have gained in class to better help the community and the people in it."

"My perspective going into this internship was that of fear and stress.  However, this internship helped augment my understanding of the individual tax return and I have realized that I may have an interest in forming my own tax service in the future.  The more returns I completed, the more comfortable I felt."

"It was a great feeling to see the looks on the clients' faces when we told them how much money they were getting back from the government.  They were so appreciative of what we were doing for them and were amazed that we were volunteering to do it."

"I would definitely recommend the VITA internship experience to others."