“Austin State Supported Living Center (formerly the Austin State School) is home to 175 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 26-87. The center provides a beautiful living environment and a wide range of individualized training and recreational programs. The Austin State Supported Living Center provides aid and support to individuals in order to increase their independence and improve their quality of life. The residents receive comprehensive medical and psychiatric services; occupational, speech and physical therapies; vocational and life skills training; recreation activities; community inclusion outings; and much more.“http://ausslcfriends.org/about-us/
- Campus Buddy: Meet one-on-one with residents, providing companionship to them and supporting AuSSLC staff. Evenings or weekends work best for this role.
- Music Volunteer: Help out with weekly choir rehearsals and performances, or work with the Music and Memory program.
- Recreation Volunteer: Help with activities like sing-alongs, arts and crafts, movie nights, dances, exercise groups, and more.
- Human Rights Committee Member: Ensure individuals’ rights are protected through an impartial review. The HRC meets weekly.
- Join the Friends of AuSSLC Board of Directors
- Join the Friends of AuSSLC Committee
- Group Volunteering: Volunteer groups can help with campus beautification, events, fundraisers, and holiday parties.
- Submit a volunteer application, and consent to a background check.
- Attend a volunteer orientation.
To apply to be a volunteer, go to AuSSLC’s Volunteer page.
Or visit their homepage: http://ausslcfriends.org/
Austin State Supported Living Center Locations
Volunteer Opportunities by Interest
- Affordable Housing
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Emergency & Disaster Relief
- Faith-Based Outreach
- Foster Care
- Homeless Populations
- International Aid
- Low-Income Neighbors
- Mental Health
- Neighbors with Disabilities
- Other Opportunities
- Sports & Fitness