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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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Be the Church for Hospice patients

Resolutions Hospice is looking for kind and caring individuals to bring church to hospice patients in area facilities. Our patients become isolated and lonely so having the ability to experience church can make a huge difference! No experience is necessary. You do not have to be an ordained minister. The ability to sing or play an instrument is helpful but is NOT mandatory. Volunteering with hospice is VERY flexible! We can work with almost any schedule. We will work with you to find the right facility that is close to you and works with your schedule. We are currently have a need for church in the following areas: Kyle South Austin Cedar Park Round Rock Bertram Taylor Lampasas Want to find out more? Visit our website at www.resolutionshospice.com or contact Stephanie Draeken at 512-751-8164 or sdraeken@myhospice.us

Cedar Park, TX

Through 12/31/19

Native Plant Gardening

The grounds around the Snowden House on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve have been transformed into native plant gardens with over 100 different species by a dedicated group of volunteers. We’re looking for help with weeding, watering, and planting, as well as other work around the preserve tract including invasive plant removal and trail maintenance. We work together for a few hours and then eat our brown-bag lunches on the porch.

Cedar Park, TX

8/28/19 9:00 AM + more

Remove Invasive Plants from our Nature Preserve

Join us to help restore the beautiful woodlands of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve! A major threat to our native local ecosystem is invasive plants, which take over and crowd out diverse native plants that wildlife relies on. We'll be focusing on pulling vinca (more info: https://texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symbol=VIMA) a groundcover, also known as periwinkle, that spread from a home garden to cover about six acres of the preserve. It’s pretty easy to remove using hand tools, and is (thankfully!) in the shade under trees, so it shouldn't be too hot.

Cedar Park, TX

9/20/19 9:00 AM

Help Prepare our Learning Environment

Our Cedar Bend location needs volunteers to help out with preparing educational materials for the classrooms, cleaning and/organizing the center, and beautifying the outdoor play areas! All supplies and materials will be provided by the agency for the event. Great for a small group or individuals! Child, Inc, an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, is the Head Start program for Travis County, founded in 1972. We provide early childhood development programs for children from low-income families, with comprehensive services including education, health, dental, nutrition, and mental health services, along with special education for children with disabilities. Our goal is to provide each child with the necessary attention to promote the child’s growth, maturation and school readiness. We operate 14 child development centers located throughout Travis County, and our mission is to provide high-quality education and comprehensive support services for children and their families while promoting personal and social responsibility in the communities we serve.

Austin, TX

9/20/19 8:30 AM

Passionate Hospice Volunteers Needed

When you become a Seton hospice volunteer, you’re not joining just any group; you’re becoming a part of a family – the Seton family. Our volunteers offer a helping hand and a kind word during what can be a time of stress and uncertainty for our patients and families. Did you know that the word “companion” is not only a noun, but also a verb? “Companion” means “to accompany”. To be a companion volunteer is not only to be a friend and companion, but it also means to accompany someone on a journey. In the case of being a hospice volunteer, you are one who accompanies another on their journey at the end of life. If this sounds like something you can do or are interested in more information on becoming a hospice volunteer, please contact us.

Austin, TX

Through 3/20/20

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

Through 8/31/20

Fresh Food For Families at Turner Roberts Recreation Center

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

10/9/19 9:30 AM + 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

10/9/19 9:30 AM + more

ESL for Adults - Volunteer Teacher Needed!

We are currently seeking Lead Teachers for our Levels I, II, III and IV Classes from Monday through Thursday classes ( twice a week AM or PM). AM: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PM: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Classes will begin August 19th and will end December 12th. We are looking for dedicated volunteers who can commit during the entire Fall 2019 semester. ESL teaching experience is a plus but not required. The Lead Teacher will be provided with curriculum guides and additional learning materials from the Manos resource library in the Education Department. Individuals who are wanting to get hands on training in the world of ESL are highly encouraged to apply. This would also be an excellent opportunity for someone looking to teach English abroad. Please contact mpalacios@manosdecristo.org if you are interested or have questions.

Austin, TX

9/2/19 9:00 AM + more

Bright By Text Sign-Ups

Bright by Text is a free texting service that sends parents and caregiver tips and resources promoting child development, targeted to a child’s age prenatal-8 years. This is part of United Way for Greater Austin's Success By 6 Strategic Plan which provides opportunities to families with young children to make sure every child in Austin, Travis County begins kindergarten happy, healthy, and ready! Ninety percent of brain development occurs by age five, and relationships between children and their caregivers are key to this development. Back and forth interactions with caring adults form connections in the child’s brain that promote healthy development, including social and emotional skills. Experiences early in life can have a lasting impact on later learning, behavior and health that can help set children up for success in school and life. United Way for Greater Austin, in partnership with United Ways of Texas and PBS, has brought Bright By Text to your community. The age-specific messages are comprised of research-based content from Bright by Three, Vroom, PBS Kids, PBS Parents, Fred Rogers and Sesame Workshop, as well as localized content targeted to the zip code of the family As part of a continuing effort to sign up caregivers, we would like you to promote Bright By Text at Back to the Future Event, September 28th from 10:00am-1pm at the AISD Performing Arts Center. You will be trained on Bright By Text before the event (on your computer), given talking to points to share with parents, and ask them to sign up on the spot (quick sign up sheet).In addition, you will be tabeling along with our 211 team. Some of the feedback we have received from parents that are signed up with Bright By Text (BBT): BBT subscribers reported being less overwhelmed by their roles as parents and feeling more confident as parents as a result of receiving the texts BBT subscribers reported high levels of verbal interaction with their children and reading more with their children Thank you for joing our efforts in early childhood!

Austin, TX

9/28/19 10:00 AM

Painting AGE offices

Volunteers will paint AGE's entry-wall and front office and help install a sign featuring AGE's new logo.

Austin, TX

9/20/19 8:30 AM

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

Through 6/30/20