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To browse current projects near you or sign up to volunteer, check out the volunteer opportunity calendar. This details volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including our Days of Caring that run in the spring and fall and our quarterly Family Volunteer Series. In addition to our events, you can also view and sign up for volunteer opportunities with dozens of other local nonprofit organizations.

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Hopewell MS - After Hours Volunteer

Mentors and tutors from the community are volunteering their time to hang out with teens, teach them new skills, explore their gifts and passions, and inspire them toward greatness. With financial support from the Effie Center and local community sponsors, After Hours is offered at no additional charge to the school, students or their families. We are looking for adults 18+ who are interested in working with students at any level or supporting our organization behind the scenes. Reach out and let's talk! You can also visit https://www.catalystcollective.community/after-hours

Round Rock, TX

3/30/20 3:30 PM + more

Skilled Carpenter Needed

We are trying to reorganize our teacher work room and desparately need a set of six indoor storage shelves built and installed. Suitable for a small group or individual. Flexible scheduling available; project may be completed over more than one day! Bring your power tools and measuring tape, and we will provide the shelving and other materials! *Volunteer(s) must be skilled in using power tools and must wear appropriate attire and protective gear

Austin, TX

Through5/15/20

Grant Awarded (Cedar Bend Center) - Volunteers Needed!

Our Cedar Bend location has recently been awarded an AMAZING garden grant to support our Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE). Cedar Bend Child Development Center serves 74 children in the 78758 zip code, and this project will ensure that the children at our center have valuable, educational experiences in nature settings leading to lifelong respect for our food resources and the environment. The grant provides all the gardening supplies (raised beds, soil, pots, seeds, plants, etc.) necessary, we just need volunteers!!! Great opportunity for a group community service project! Please contact tleatha.johnson@childinc.org, Volunteer Coordinator, for additional information.

Austin, TX

Through5/5/20

McNeil HS - After Hours Volunteer

Mentors and tutors from the community are volunteering their time to hang out with teens, teach them new skills, explore their gifts and passions, and inspire them toward greatness. With financial support from the Effie Center and local community sponsors, After Hours is offered at no additional charge to the school, students or their families. We are looking for adults 18+ who are interested in working with students at any level or supporting our organization behind the scenes. Reach out and let's talk! You can also visit https://www.catalystcollective.community/after-hours

Austin, TX

4/1/20 3:30 PM + more

Fresh Foods For Families Distribution

The 2nd Wednesday of every month the Blackland Neighborhood Center staff goes to the Turner Roberts Recreation Center to distribute fresh foods to the community. This is a partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank. We are looking for 8-10 people who can assist withsome lifting, distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to our community and maybe get a little dirty in the process. The experience is a challenge, but very rewarding. We invite you as an individual or as part of a small group to come out and help us with the distribution. 7201 Colony Loop Drive, Austin, TX 78722 Event is from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Volunteers are requested to arrive at 9:30 a.m. We provide gloves and plenty of water. Please come out and help us feed Austin!

Austin, TX

4/8/20 9:30 AM + more

(Grant Center) Accreditation Prep - Gardening Help

Our Grant Child Development Center is currently going through the reaccreditation process and needs some immediate gardening assistance. In order to make sure our garden meets the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, we are seeking an individual or a small group willing to come out and remove weeds, prune, plant flowers/produce, etc. Please email your interest and desired schedule to tleatha.johnson@childinc.org

Austin, TX

Through4/30/20

Leander HS - After Hours Volunteer

Mentors and tutors from the community are volunteering their time to hang out with teens, teach them new skills, explore their gifts and passions, and inspire them toward greatness. With financial support from the Effie Center and local community sponsors, After Hours is offered at no additional charge to the school, students or their families. We are looking for adults 18+ who are interested in working with students at any level or supporting our organization behind the scenes. Reach out and let's talk! You can also visit https://www.catalystcollective.community/after-hours

Leander, TX

4/1/20 7:00 AM + more

Open Volunteer Planned Activities

Every Monday morning and Tuesday evening, folks from the community come in to help us roll, sort, test, package and stamp. Bring your passion and your creativity. We’ll be sorting through donations. This could include testing paints, sorting beads or perhaps putting buttons into bags. Stop by for 30 minutes or stay for a few hours. We invite families with children ages 5+ to volunteer together. On Thursdays, we're busy rolling fabric! This is fun for folks who love to sew as you get first pick of fabric donations. We need help measuring, rolling and pricing. Same as with other opportunities, you can come for all or part of the time. Have a sewing project you'd like to share or need some help on? Feel free to bring that along as well.

Austin, TX

Through8/31/20

Development Assistance

Our Agency Communications & Partnerships Office (Development) is seeking a volunteer to assist with writing sponsorship letters for a community event (Kids Fest and Unity Walk 2020, co-sponsored by Child Inc, AISD schools in the Reagan Vertical Team and Austin Voices for Education and Youth), as well as to help with updating our grants calendar and the calendar on our agency's website. This is a great opportunity for a student looking for an internship with a non-profit or anyone looking to complete service hours! Email tleatha.johnson@childinc.org for more information.

Austin, TX

Through5/15/20

Accounting/Fiscal Volunteer (Main Office)

Immediate need for assistance within the Fiscal Department of Child, Inc. - flexible schedule! Assistance is needed with budgeting (mostly data-entry), but volunteer will also gain hands on experience with a complex accounting information system. The volunteer will be under the direct supervision of our Controller, but must be able to work independently with accuracy and efficiency. No prior experience necessary; training will be provided. Total project duration 20-40 hours. *Volunteer may be subject to background screening. Please email the Volunteer Coordinator for additional information - tleatha.johnson@childinc.org

Austin, TX

Through5/31/20

Caseworker for Military Families

Do you have a passion for helping our military personnel? Do you have quality customer service skills and look for ways to improve the lives of other people? Are you comfortable talking to clients on the phone or in-person? If you said yes to these questions then our Hero Care Regional Caseworker Critical Community Services position might be the right volunteer position for you. This role helps ensure military families' needs are met when faced with an urgent need. Below is a description of the volunteer position and skills needed to fulfill this role. Please complete click here to create an American Red Cross volunteer application. Volunteer Role Description: Maintain strict confidentiality of any case notes, names and other personal information Understand and apply the Service to Armed Forces (SAF) policies, procedures and protocols related to Red Cross client services consistently and correctly Support the critical community services which can include an intake interview to assess client needs and providing appropriate service to clients including referrals to other agencies; and the follow up process to include making follow-up calls to military members and/or families to determine if their needs are met, providing other follow-up actions needed for complete and timely client service Acquire a working knowledge of local, state and federal resources aiding military members, families and veterans Maintain professionalism and conduct as stated in Red Cross policy Required Training: All Red Cross trainings are free

Austin, TX

Through6/30/20

Fundraising Administration Volunteers

The Red Cross is mandated by congress to provide disaster relief assistance, but we are not funded by the government to provide these resources. Therefore, we are heavily dependent on the generosity of our donors to keep the mission going, helping families effected by disasters every day in our communities. We are looking for volunteers interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising, donor research and how our mission supports communities. If you are interested in joining our team and using your skills to enhance our overall development program for the Red Cross, then please click here to apply for the Development: Fundraising Administration Volunteer position and join the team. Volunteer Role Description: Assist with research and administrative projects that help fulfill fundraising needs and annual fundraising goal. Conducts research of potential donors including company's key contacts, charitable giving history, wealth markers, areas of giving, and contact information. Conducts research on relationships between prospects and potential board connections. Assists with gift processing, including daily gift log, bundling, and mailing gifts to processing center. Provides information to Relationship Manager or Stewardship Volunteer for follow-up. Prepare donor presentations using PowerPoint and Word. Assists with sending mailings such as event mailings (invitations), disaster solicitation mailings during national disaster, and donor mailings for end-of-year solicitation. Provides general office assistance as related to development, including photocopying, as well as assisting with projects and other duties as assigned. Please complete an American Red Cross volunteer application by visiting https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html to start the process of volunteering

Austin, TX

Through6/30/20