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2018 United Way of Williamson County Day of Caring

United, we can make the greatest impact in our community. Volunteers from across Central Texas will come together on September 28 to join in the shared mission of making sure our communities continue to thrive. United Way Day of Caring is a community-wide service event that addresses critical needs through meaningful volunteer action. Each year, hundreds of volunteers lend a hand at nonprofits and schools all over Central Texas; doing everything from preparing educational materials for Central Texas students to beautifying community parks. Friday, September 28, 2018 8:00 a.m. - Kickoff United Way of Williamson County will kick off the day at the Round Rock Sports Complex with breakfast tacos, coffee, t-shirts, giveaways and a short rally to get us excited about giving back to the community. 9:00 a.m. to Noon - Volunteer projects 300 volunteers are needed for projects across Williamson County including locations in Georgetown, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, and Taylor. Register at https://www.unitedway-wc.org/DOC_2018.

Round Rock, TX

9/28/18 8:00 AM

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

9/26/18 9:00 AM +more

Hospice Volunteer - Visit with Hospice Patients

Resolutions Hospice is looking for kind and caring individuals to visit with hospice patients in nearby facilities or homes. Our patients become isolated and lonely so visiting with a patient for just a short time either once a week or every other week can make a huge difference! No experience is necessary. We provide a brief orientation and a care kit with fun items you can use when visiting with the patients. Volunteering with hospice is VERY flexible! We can work with almost any schedule. If you have a specifc skill you would like to share, ex: music, art, massage, please let us know and we can plug you in. Otherwise just you time and conversation is the biggest gift of all. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas: Kyle South Austin Round Rock Bertram Taylor Austin Cedar Park Elgin Bastrop Smithville Want to find out more? Visit our website at www.resolutionshospice.com or contact Stephanie Draeken at 512-751-8164 or sdraeken@myhospice.us

Austin, TX

Through 12/31/18

October Work Day at Billig Ranch

Join us at Billig Ranch near Paige Texas- a rare treat as this property is not always open to the public! Projects will include mowing the entrance drive, mowing around the farm house, and cleaning inside the house. We will also be preparing flyers for our October event, Bands for Lands and discussing ways you can get involved in that event as well! This is a great combination of indoor and outdoor work! So if you prefer indoor activities please join us. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian or adult.

Paige, TX

10/6/18 8:00 AM

We Are Girls Austin Conference

Saturday, November 3 – We Are Girls Austin Conference – Volunteer Registration is Open! The We Are Girls Conference, produced by Girls Empowerment Network, is designed especially for girls in 3rd – 8th grade and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power! There are a variety of roles at the We Are Girls Austin Conference, including workshop assistants, registration, spirit squad, lunch, etc. To read a full description of the volunteer roles, shift times, and expectations of WAG volunteers, and to register as a volunteer, visit: www.wagvolunteersaustin.eventbrite.com Note: there is a mandatory on-site volunteer training at Anderson High School on Saturday, October 27 from 11:30AM-1PM.

Austin, TX

11/3/18 9:00 AM

Community Tree Block Walk

The Austin Community Tree (ACT) program is a neighborhood tree planting program that focuses on reducing the Urban Heat Island effect by planting more trees on private property. The addition of trees can cool daytime temperatures in neighborhoods. The ACT program is offered free to eligible neighborhoods and is a partnership among neighborhoods and the City of Austin. Volunteers will: Block-walk a section of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood to offer trees to eligible properties; Distribute door hangers and tree flags to potential tree-planting sites; Record data; Volunteers should dress for weather and bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen, and water. On-site training will be provided. Refreshments provided.

Austin, TX

9/29/18 8:00 AM

Community Tree Distribution and Planting Day

Volunteers are needed for on-site operations, tree delivery and tree planting. Community Block Walk 2018 Saturday, September 29 8am – 2pm Location: Pillow Elementary; 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757 Volunteers will: Block-walk a section of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood to offer trees to eligible properties; Distribute door hangers and tree flags to potential tree-planting sites; Record data; Volunteers should dress for weather and bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen, and water. On-site training will be provided. Refreshments provided.

Austin, TX

10/27/18 8:00 AM

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.

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 persons 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

10/10/18 9:30 AM +more

National Family Volunteer Day 2018

Family Volunteer Day is a national effort held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It is designed to encourage families to volunteer together, introduce children to volunteering, and strengthen our community. Volunteering is a meaningful and exciting way to spend time as a family. At United Way's Family Volunteer Day, we encourage parents and children to come together and make a difference in our community. Who: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. When and Where:  United Way of Greater Austin, Conference Rooms, 3rd Floor,  10:00am -12:00pm Project Details: Projects may include assembling creative centerpieces and other fun decoration for the upcoming Feast of Sharing meal hosted by HEB. This event will serve more than 12,000 individuals, and the decorations we make will help add to the celebration.

Austin, TX

11/17/18 10:00 AM

Austin Film Festival 2018

Do you have a love for film and want to help a great non-profit organization? We are in need of volunteers before and during the 25th Annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, October 25 through November 1, 2018. As a volunteer, you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in such varied departments as registration, theater operations, conference, hospitality and transportation, all while working with a wonderful staff. Please feel free to give us a call at 512-478-4795 for more information. Have more time to spend? Check out the many internship opportunities that Austin Film Festival has to offer. Volunteering with Austin Film Festival is a unique opportunity to work hard, gain valuable event management experience, earn community service hours, network and have fun while supporting the mission of a pioneering nonprofit organization dedicated to championing the work of aspiring and established filmmakers. And! We’ll get you into the Festival itself with thank you passes and badges!!! Contact volunteer@austinfilmfestival.com for more information or register online at www.austinfilmfestival.com/volunteer

Austin, TX

10/25/18 9:00 AM +more