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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

7/24/19 9:00 AM +more

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

9/11/19 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

8/14/19 9:30 AM +more

Clerical Assistance

The Fiscal Department at Child, Inc. has an immediate need for a quick, short-term volunteer at our Main Office, located at 818 East 53rd Street, Austin, 78751. The volunteer will work no more than 20 hours total, performing basic clerical work (scanning, shredding, basic office “housekeeping” type tasks) with a very flexible schedule! Must sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Austin, TX

Through 7/31/19

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

Accept donated items from students for reuse organizations!

Visit our GivePulse page to sign up for volunteer shifts! Background: Over 12,000 students live in West Campus - the neighborhood directly west of the University of Texas at Austin. Each July, a significant volume of material is abandoned on the curb or near dumpsters when students move. Much of this material could be reused, and the pattern causes headaches for students, parents, community members, property owners and the City. MoveOutATX is a program organized by the City of Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful, State of Texas Alliance for Recycling and the UT Office of Sustainability, to help students [re]move gently-used items commonly thrown away during summer move out into the hands of local [re]use organizations. Through a community-wide collaborative planning process, the pilot hopes to identify sustainable long-term solutions to establish a culture of thoughtful consumption and reuse in West Campus. Lend a helping hand to support MoveOutATX by accepting items from students for participating reuse organizations! Shifts last 2.5 hours, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is preferred (though not required). As a thank you, MoveOutATX will be providing cool-it towels to volunteers and discount stickers that will get you perks at local businesses (includes free tacos, queso, frozen yogurt, discounted yoga, and more!) Water refills and snacks will also be available at your check-in headquarters location. At your check-in headquarters, you will be given a briefing prior to receiving your station assignment. Please leave a comment in the notes if you’d like to be paired up with someone specific. We aim to have 2 individuals at each station. Volunteer Responsibilities Help accept gently used items Hand out ‘perks’ stickers to individuals dropping off items Count the number of drop-offs Proactively promote the cause within the vicinity of assigned station and engage with students moving out and heading towards dumpsters Coordinate with Headquarters when a pick-up is needed at your station *Please note* Items received at stations are for the participating reuse organizations. Noteworthy Items: This volunteer opportunity is outside A tent for shade will be provided Please dress appropriately for the weather (closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sun protection) Bring a refillable water bottle Bring your own gently used items to drop-off if you wish! Parking Information: Free volunteer parking will be available at Hardin House: 2207 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705 during your shift times. If possible, please consider taking sustainable transportation options such as busing, biking, or walking to your volunteer check-in station. Street parking may also be available closer to the station for a fee

Austin, TX

7/20/19 10:30 AM +more

Help Kids Succeed at Foundation Communities' After School Programs

Volunteers needed for Fall 2019! We will hold several volunteer orientations this fall, dates to be announced. Let us know you're interested and we'll be sure to send information when dates are available! 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 11/1/19

ESL Teacher Assistant

We will offer our next round of volunteer orientations for the ESL program in September and October. Let us know you're interested and we'll be sure to update you when dates are posted. Help low-income families get ahead by improving their English! Learning basic English is essential to the success of our residents; without this skill many will find it hard to get a job, pay their bill or even decipher the bus schedule. Foundation Communities’ ESL classes are available for free to anyone in the community ages 18+. You do not need to be bilingual to help! Classes are taught entirely in English to accommodate learners from a variety of language backgrounds. Classes are held Monday through Thursday each week from 9-11 am and 6:30-8:30 pm at our Sierra Vista learning center (South Austin) and Trails at Vintage Creek Learning Center (Northeast Austin), and from 6:30-8:30 pm at our Lakeline Station Learning Center (Northwest Austin). **Volunteers are particularly needed for our morning classes at Vintage Creek in Northeast Austin.** Time Commitment: We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one class per week (about 2 hours) per semester (summer, fall and/or spring). ESL Class Locations: Here’s an interactive map of our two ESL class locations - http://foundcom.org/education/esl/

Austin, TX

Through 10/18/19

Prepare & Deliver Food for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation

SAFE runs a drop-in center where survivors of sexual exploitation can eat, rest, and receive case management and therapy. So that we can allocate more dollars towards helping provide the survivors with more immediate stability, we need volunteers to prepare/purchase and deliver the food, disposable goods (plates, napkins, plasticware, cups), drinks, dessert, and to-go containers. The food can be either homemade or storebought, and it must be delivered hot (we do not have access to an oven) to our rented space in the 78702 zip code at 4:00pm on the day that you choose to deliver. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of one night/month for six months, but we can be flexible. We have openings Monday – Thursday. Mondays require snacks for 6, Tuesdays/Wednesdays require a hot meal for 8, and Thursdays require a hot meal for 6. A lot of folks ask about what the survivors like to eat. Since all of them come from chaotic environments, they tend to have relied on fast food and food from convenience stores. Because of this, they typically prefer food that is simple, spicy, and/or fried. The dishes that haven’t been too successful so far have been ones that have stereotypically really healthy ingredients (kale, quinoa, etc.). We also tend to eat a lot of lasagna, so your creativity is appreciated. Think about meals like a taco/nacho bar, spaghetti/meatballs, chili and cornbread, etc. Thank you!

Austin, TX

Through 8/27/19