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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

2/3/20 3:30 PM + more

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

1/29/20 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

2/12/20 9:30 AM + more

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

1/29/20 7:00 AM + more

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

Through3/20/20

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

Through8/31/20

Del Valle Child Development Center - Gardening

We need to have our entry garden cleaned up. We have 3 small planter box gardens that need to be weeded.

Del Valle, TX

2/17/20 7:30 AM + more

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

STEM Lab Prep

We are excited about the opportunity to convert a storage warehouse into a brand new STEM Lab for our agency, HOWEVER, we need your help with clearing out the space!! We are looking for a group of at least 15 to 20 volunteers who are not afraid to sweat and get a little dirty; ideally be able to lift up to 50lbs. Flexible schedule - you name the date and time! Project can be split into two separate days, 3-4 hour shifts. 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 several child development centers located throughout Travis County, and follow the AISD calendar of operation. Our mission at Child, Inc. 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

Through2/28/20

Help Assemble Resource Bags for Families!

Take Home Bag Assembly Day! Thank you for volunteering your time to help serve our families in the Early Learning Readiness program (ELR) here at the YMCA of Austin. ELR is a bilingual preschool program for low income families with children ages 2-4 years old. Thanks to grant funding, the program is free for those families who qualify for program. ELR works to empower caregivers with tools they need to help prepare their children for school. Both the children and their caregivers come to program twice a week for 15 weeks and receive weekly take home bags with books, puzzles, art supplies, parenting tips and other resources. Check out our program video here! The project you/your team will be helping us with is putting together these weekly take home bags for the upcoming school year. Last semester, we gave away over 500 bags to families filled with books, activities, art supplies and puzzles to help enrich their learning at home. This semester, we are needing to put together 750 bags for our families. We really want to help these families see how important their everyday interactions and experiences are to their child’s development. Your help putting together this resource will create a lasting impact in the lives of our children and their families. Thank you for playing a part in the education journey of so many families! *Assembly Day schedule is subject to change based on the number of volunteers we receive. Due to the magnitude of the project, we need a minimum of 10 volunteers to be able to host our "assembly day". If you are interested in a different time block for you and your group, please reach out to Missy.Garcia@austinymca.org.

Austin, TX

1/29/20 10:00 AM + more

United Way ATX Mission Advancement Outreach and Advocacy Volunteer

The Mission Advancement Outreach and Advocacy Volunteer is a highly organized and creative individual with an adaptive style who is passionate about supporting the mission of United Way for Greater Austin. As the Outreach and Advocacy Volunteer you will support the Mission Advancement team in communicating programmatic information to key stakeholder groups including identifying relevant community information, crafting updates and newsletter content, and/or supporting advocacy visits with city and county officials. You will also support the Mission Advancement team in recruiting participants in strategic initiatives such as signing up caregivers for Bright By Text, encouraging businesses to take the Family-Friendly Workplace Pledge, and/or recruiting college students as tutors for Pre-K students. The specifics of the volunteer opportunities will be determined based on the interests and skills of the volunteer. Mission focused and results driven. You’re committed to improving the lives of families with low income in our community, and you’ll diligently manage assigned projects to support the goals of the Mission Advancement Team. An excellent communicator. You have an ability to actively listen and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences. You maintain high ethical standards for confidentiality and respectful communications. You’re comfortable and competent with a wide-range of communication tools. You have strong research and writing skills and are able to synthesize and clearly articulate information. A team-player. You enjoy collaborating with internal partners to optimize team functioning and effectiveness. You actively contribute to group problem-solving and planning exercises. Interpersonal savvy. You relate comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. You act with diplomacy and tact and build rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Cultivates innovation. You come up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. You introduce new ways of looking at problems. You can take a creative idea and put it into practice. You encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation. What you’ll bring Written and visual communications experience. Public speaking or sales experience (i.e. comfortable speaking in new environments). Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite to manage tasks and calendars. Strong interpersonal skills. An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment. Bilingual fluency in Spanish preferred. Reliable transportation preferred.

Austin, TX

Through4/30/20