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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

5/29/19 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, instructions and pictures will be provided - we just need your vision and ability to create! Must be comfortable and skilled in using a hand saw (to cut down PVC pipe to size), using PVC primer and glue, a measuring tape and a skill saw (to cut down plywood to size). 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

7/10/19 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

6/12/19 9:30 AM +more

Playground Project - St. James Center - Child, Inc. (Head Start)

The children at our St. James Center would LOVE 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! Volunteer(s) must be comfortable and skilled in using a hand saw (to cut down PVC pipe to size), using PVC primer and glue, a measuring tape and a skill saw (to cut down plywood to size). 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

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

21st Annual Pre Juneteenth Health and Wellness Fair

Blackland Neighborhood Center is excited to host our 21st annual Pre Juneteenth Health and Wellness Fair. We are looking for volunteers to help support our growing effort to celebrate, educate and inform the community through vendors, music, children's activities and food. Our Neighborhood Center, as part of Austin Public Health, provides access to healthy food, rent and utility assistance, case management and nursing services. The Pre Juneteenth event invites the community to be a part of our Neighborhood Center and builds on the City of Austin's mission to be the Healthiest City in America. Please join us. The gift of your time will be a gift to the community. Date: 06/14/2019 (Fri.) Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm CDT Location: 2005 Salina St. Austin, TX 78722 Please sign up through this website or on the Sign Up genius below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A45AEAB2BA5F94-21st

Austin, TX

6/14/19 7:30 AM

Host an International Exchange Student! - Austin

For our exchange students, it's the little things that make their year: making s'mores, high school football games, dancing the night away at prom. Hosting an exchange student doesn't take anything fancy - just a warm, welcoming spirit and the love you'd give to your own family. There is no 'typical' host family! Our families represent the diversity of American culture, and we encourage families of all shapes and sizes to host. And host families often get as much out of the exchange experience as our students, such as Learning and experiencing a new culture and being an Ambassador for your own culture. Being a mentor to a young person, and having a mentor for your own children, friends and community. And creating lasting memories, friendships and a positive impact in the world! All our host families are volunteers, and we've found that those who truly enjoy the experience are caring, open-minded people who want to learn more about other cultures while sharing their American life with a student from across the globe. We ask the our host families provide the following for the students: A separate bed (which can be in a shared room with a host sibling of similar age and same gender) and a quiet place to study. Three meals a day. (lunches bought at school are paid for by the natural family/student) Local transportation. (students are not permitted to drive during the program) Open communication, encouragement, patience, and sound advice. And treatment as a member of the family, which include the same rules, responsibility, and love provided to other members of the family. Find more information on how you can make a positive impact in the world today! http://studentambassadorexchange.org/host-families/host-family-faq/

Austin, TX

Through 6/30/19

Help Kids Succeed at Foundation Communities' After-School Programs

Volunteers are needed for Summer 2019! We will host two volunteer orientations in June. Join us! Foundation Communities is a local non-profit providing first class, affordable homes and support services for thousands of low-income families and individuals, empowering them with the tools they need to succeed. About our Learning Center volunteer program: We have 10 Learning Centers around Austin. Volunteer shifts are generally set up from around 3:30-6:00 pm Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semester. During the summer, our after school programs turn into day camps, which run from around 10am - 3pm. Learning Center volunteers provide general classroom support, help with homework assistance, and assist with enrichment activities based on the need of the learning center. If you have a specific passion or talent that you would like to share with the students please talk directly with your learning center coordinator; they are always looking for people to lead enrichment activities with the kids. Time Commitment: We ask volunteers to make a commitment to serve a minimum of one shift per week (1-3 hours) for a semester at a time - you choose the day, time, and learning center location that works best for your schedule! Learning Center Locations: Here’s an interactive map of all of our Austin family properties with on site Learning Centers - http://foundcom.org/education/after-school-and-summer-learning-programs/

Austin, TX

Through 5/30/19