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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

4/24/19 9:00 AM +more

Music Wall - Grant Center - Child, Inc. (Head Start)

Create a "music wall" for the playground at the Child, Inc. Grant Center! All materials will be provided - we just need your vision and ability to create! Great for a small group or an individual. 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 16 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

Through 7/1/19

Become a CASA Volunteer

Speak up for a child who’s been abused or neglected. Volunteer with CASA of Travis County! CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest. CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. Volunteers complete an interview, background checks and a 39-hour intensive training program including courtroom observation. After being sworn in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 15-20 hours a month advocating for these children for the lifetime of a case (17 months on average). They get to know the child while also gathering information from the child’s family, teachers, doctors, caregivers and anyone else involved in the child’s life in order to make independent and informed recommendations to help the judge decide what’s best for the child. For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible. For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place. To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, visit www.casatravis.org/volunteer or call 512.459.2272. You can also RSVP for an upcoming Volunteer Info Session by visiting www.casatravis.org/volunteer/infosession.

Austin, TX

Through 8/16/19

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 8/26/19

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

5/8/19 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

5/8/19 9:30 AM +more

The 25th Annual AGE Awards Event Setup and Management

AGE is in need of volunteers to work our 25th Annual AGE Awards! Remarkable individuals and organizations come together for this special event to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond to help the aging community. This year we will honor our recently retired Executive Director, Joyce Lauck, as well as several other worthy recipients. The event will take place at Gather Venues on Friday, April 26th. We need individuals to work the event itself, which runs from 6:30pm-9:00pm, and for setup, which begins at 3:00. If you are willing to stay after to help with teardown you would be a saint in my book. You are welcome to come for whatever time frame suits your needs. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided during the event. If you would like to volunteer please email me at jmanzer@ageofcentraltx.org or give me a call at 512-745-5023. The address of the venue is 5540 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756. Free parking will be provided in the parking lot behind the building. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask. Best Wishes, Jack Manzer

Austin, TX

4/26/19 3:00 PM

Blair Woods Restoration Day

Blair Woods, Travis Audubon’s 10-acre urban sanctuary, needs your help! Our restoration efforts make a tremendous difference in creating a biodiverse woodland, prairie and riparian corridor. On this restoration day, volunteers are needed to remove non-native invasive plants and maintain trails. It’ll be hard work, but lots of fun! Our trails and native plants are essential for educating students and visitors about Central Texas wildlife and conservation. Join us to maintain trails, and keep Blair Woods wild and beautiful! All equipment and training provided. Wear closed-toed shoes and clothing to protect from insects and the elements. Hats, sunblock, and bug spray are your friends! Please bring a water bottle to keep hydrated while volunteering.

Austin, TX

4/20/19 9:00 AM

Microsoft Access remodel

We utilize Microsoft Access as our main client information database. It was formatted many years ago and has gliches and unnecessary sections. We are looking for someone with coding knowledge who can reconfigure the Access database, as well as teach one of our staff basic housekeeping information so they can maintain the Access database after you have cleaned it up. (Please forgive me if any of this lingo is incorrect. I am not a tech person)

Austin, TX

Through 6/30/20

Playground Project

The children at our St. James Center would like a music wall and chalk board created and displayed on their outdoor playground! We have the supplies ready, and pictures of the finished projects for guides, all we need is a few handy and creative hands! 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 16 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

Through 5/31/19

Join Us to Help Save Lives

To date, the American Red Cross has over 550 documented lives saved (including 7 lives saved in the Bryan/College Station area) from smoke alarms our volunteers installed in homes that are at risk for home fires. Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 8am - 1:30pm to help us install 1,000 smoke alarms in our community and reduce home-fire fatalities. All volunteers who sign up will be part a nationwide campaign to make our communities safer, and we need 500 volunteers in order to install our 1,000 smoke alarm goal. Volunteers will receive hands-on training on the day of the installation and we will provide all the supplies needed for the day. We will be installing in East Austin. More details including the rally point and timings are available on the sign-up link below. You can also learn more about the program by watching this YouTube video showing how this program helped a family stay safe during a home fire. To sign up today please click here: https://rdcrss.org/2YMqwAv Volunteer activities include: · Educating residents about home fire safety · Canvassing a residential area · Installing free smoke alarms · Training & supplies provided · Food provided (breakfast & lunch)

Austin, TX

4/27/19 8:00 AM