Texas Kids Read

About Texas Kids Read “​Texas Kids Read gives free books to kids in Title 1 elementary schools in Austin.  We are currently working with Pleasant Hill, Ortega,  Odom and Langford Elementary Schools. Between these four schools they have approximately 1,600 students.” https://txkidsread.org/about/ Volunteer Opportunities Book Sorting: Sort donated books by grade and genre. Book Cleaning: Remove price tags, cover up writingsContinue reading “Texas Kids Read”

Bliss Kid Yoga

About BKY “​Bliss Kid Yoga is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to nurturing community health and wellness by providing both free and affordable yoga and mindfulness programs for children, families and educators. Bliss Kid Yoga specializes in programs for sensitive populations including children and families who are survivors of abuse, children with exceptionalities, English languageContinue reading “Bliss Kid Yoga”

Austin Bat Cave

About Austin Bat Cave “​We bring local artists and teachers together to offer free after-school tutoring, in-school support, and creative writing workshops for students from every community in Austin.” https://austinbatcave.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Help with Summer Camps Help with Writing Workshops Volunteer Requirements Austin Bat Cave does not list volunteer requirements on their website. To applyContinue reading “Austin Bat Cave”

YMCA of Austin

About YMCA of Austin “Every day we work to ensure kids have a safe place to go and food to eat, that older adults have a place to socialize, stay active and combat isolation and loneliness, that everyone in our community has access to a place where they can connect and stay healthy.” https://www.austinymca.org/ Volunteer Opportunities JoinContinue reading “YMCA of Austin”

The Salvation Army Austin

About The Salvation Army “The Salvation Army’s USA National brand promise is ‘Doing the Most Good’. We are best known for the Red Kettles and Angel Tree programs at Christmas, Family Stores and Family Store Donations and Pick-Up Scheduling information, and perhaps our work during times of disaster. However, what many people do not realize is that the very motivation for ‘Doing the MostContinue reading “The Salvation Army Austin”

Royal Family KIDS Camp of Austin

About RFK “We aim to transform lives and communities by interrupting cycles of neglect, abuse and abandonment of children in the foster care system. We fulfill our mission by providing an array of programs, all directed toward changing the trajectory of young lives which usually include a combination of academic failure, drug abuse, teen pregnancy,Continue reading “Royal Family KIDS Camp of Austin”

Helping Hand Home

About the Home “Helping Hand Home is the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County and a priceless resource kept strong and viable through community support. Helping Hand Home for Children provides a safe haven for children healing from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment.“ http://helpinghandhome.org/who-we-are/ Volunteer Opportunities Homework Helpers BedtimeContinue reading “Helping Hand Home”

Girlstart

About Girlstart “Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives,Continue reading “Girlstart”

Foundation Communities

About Foundation Communities “Foundation Communities is a local, homegrown nonprofit. We provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthierContinue reading “Foundation Communities”

Austin Independent School District VICTORY Program

About VICTORY “VICTORY [Volunteers in Communities Tutoring Our Responsible Youth] offers free tutoring to students in grades 1–12 at designated branches of the Austin Public Library. Students are matched on a 1:1 basis with volunteers from the greater Austin community.“ https://www.austinisd.org/victory Volunteer Opportunities Become a VICTORY tutor: Student/tutor pairs meet at regularly scheduled sessions inContinue reading “Austin Independent School District VICTORY Program”

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

About BGCAA “We are Austin’s leading youth development agency—a 501(c)(3) non-profit, locally governed agency devoted to providing hope and opportunity to all kids, especially those who need us most, between the ages of 6 and 18. With 32 locations in Travis and Bastrop Counties, we serve more than 8,200 registered members annually (and more thanContinue reading “Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area”

Autism Society of Texas

About the Autism Society “The Autism Society of Texas changes lives by connecting families and individuals to community resources and support throughout Texas. Offerings include support meetings; on-line networking opportunities; Sensory Friendly films; and fun family activities.“ http://www.texasautismsociety.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Help with setup and outreach at resource fairs and charity events. Select films and organize theContinue reading “Autism Society of Texas”

BookSpring

About BookSpring “BookSpring builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare, education, and the community. BookSpring is the only Central Texas organization focusing on building literacy skills and the motivation to read through increasing home libraries and reading activities for, with, and by children.“ https://www.bookspring.org/ Volunteer Opportunities In-office book sorting and labeling Book giveawayContinue reading “BookSpring”

Austin Child Guidance Center

About ACGC “The mission of the Austin Child Guidance Center is to improve the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills to face life’s challenges.“ https://www.austinchildguidance.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Walk-In Therapist: ACGC could always use volunteer counselors who are bilingual in Spanish andContinue reading “Austin Child Guidance Center”

Assistance League of Austin

About AL of Austin “Assistance League of Austin is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing specific needs through practical and innovative programs. Assistance League of Austin has been serving the Austin community since 1973 as an all-volunteer, member-based, ‘hands-on’ organization.“ https://www.assistanceleague.org/austin/ Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer in the Thrift House Clothe school children through OperationContinue reading “Assistance League of Austin”

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

About RMHC CTX “It’s something we see every day – critically ill or injured children surrounded by their families. And while RMHC CTX may not be able to make the medicine taste better or erase the pain of a much-needed treatment, we can help lessen the burden for thousands of Central Texas families every year.Continue reading “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas”

Out Youth

About Out Youth “Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.“ https://www.outyouth.org/mission-vision-and-values Volunteer Opportunities Help with events (for individuals) #AustinOutProud Community engagement as an Out Youth representative at eventsContinue reading “Out Youth”

Austin Diaper Bank

About Austin Diaper Bank “Austin Diaper Bank is dedicated to providing diapers to Central Texas families who need a clean, reliable supply of diapers for a healthy and comfortable quality of life.“ https://www.austindiapers.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Host a Diaper Drive. Help sort, count, and package diapers in the Austin Diaper Bank warehouse before they go outContinue reading “Austin Diaper Bank”

Ruby’s Rainbow

About Ruby’s Rainbow “Ruby’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspired by a little girl named Ruby who was born with an unexpected, 21st chromosome. Finding out she had Down syndrome did not change her family’s expectations for her future, and they vowed to give her every opportunity they could to learn, grow, flourish andContinue reading “Ruby’s Rainbow”

Wholesome Generation

About Wholesome Generation “Engaging children and families in wholistic, sustainable lifelong learning pathways through progressive education, nature experiences, food and community engagement.“ https://wholesomegeneration.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Wholesome Generation does not list specific volunteer opportunities on their website. However, they do mention that they offer volunteer and service opportunities related to Camp SANA, their after-school program, andContinue reading “Wholesome Generation”