As the 2023-2024 tax season comes to a close, the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provided by the Community Foundation and United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (CF UWVFC) has provided $2,018,746 in tax refunds for Volusia and Flagler County residents. In total, the VITA program transmitted over 2,000 federal & state tax returns.

The success of the program would not occur without the amazing support of the 85+ VITA volunteers who have together dedicated over 3,500 hours to serve the community.

“None of this would be possible without our dedicated VITA volunteers, who generously contribute hours of their time each week to ensure qualifying community members receive free tax assistance,” says Lawrence Anderson, Community Partnership Manager at United Way VFC. “VITA volunteers receive IRS tax certification and provide service from one of our nine VITA locations. As we look ahead to the next tax season, we anticipate an increased need of free tax services and encourage any Volusia-Flagler residents looking to serve their community join our team of VITA Volunteers!”

The Community Foundation and United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties are dedicated to supporting the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) populations through initiatives like the VITA program. These efforts aim to assist individuals who, despite working diligently, face the risk of falling into poverty due to unforeseen circumstances. The VITA program can give those individuals a break and potentially ensure a refund back into their hands to pay their bills or deposit into their savings account to invest in their future.

“My husband and I have used [VITA] services for 3 years and are grateful for it and don’t know what we would do without it.” said a recurring VITA client.

Thank you to the following Site Locations and their amazing volunteers:

Flagler County:

  • Flagler County Public Library

Volusia County:

  • Four Towns YMCA
  • Bethune Cookman University
  • John H. Dickerson Center
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Stetson University Lynn Business Center
  • Dr. Joyce M. Cusack Resource Center Spring Hill Neighborhood Association, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank Community Room Daytona Beach
  • Daytona State College New Smyrna Beach

Are you interested in joining the VITA team? Looking to open a site closer to you? Contact us at or visit our website to learn more.

The Community Foundation and United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties are dedicated to building a united foundation in the community by helping those in need. In 2022-2023 CF UWVFC invested $2.5 Million in 120 non-profits serving Flagler and Volusia Counties and had a total impact of nearly $9 Million on the community. For more information, please visit the website or call 2-1-1 (386-253-0564) if you or someone you know needs help or wants to learn how to Give, Advocate, or Volunteer.