Urban Roots

About Urban Roots “Urban Roots cultivates leadership skills through food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. Urban Roots provides today’s young leaders with paid opportunities to grow food, learn new skills, and make a difference in their community.“ https://urbanrootsatx.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Individual Volunteering: Provide keyContinue reading “Urban Roots”

AVANCE – Austin

About AVANCE “Established in 1973, AVANCE (Uh-vahn-say) is a national, non-profit organization, primarily serving Texas, that meets hard to reach, low-income families where they are. Meaning “advance” or “progress,” AVANCE serves as a trusted guide to assist under-resourced families of young children in overcoming isolation and lack of opportunity.“ http://avanceaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Child Classroom Aide: HelpContinue reading “AVANCE – Austin”

Todos Juntos

About Todos Juntos “Todos Juntos works to improve the future of Central Texas by creating a path to academic and economic success for low-income families through education and related resources.“ http://todosjuntoslc.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Board Volunteers Classroom Volunteers: Help with one-to-one reading and early childhood education snack time, conversational English classes, making over the seasonal bulletinContinue reading “Todos Juntos”

Pollyanna Theatre Company

About Pollyanna “Our mission is to commission and produce original theatre for young audiences that speaks to the needs, dreams, and imaginations of young people and the child that lives inside each of us. Our productions respect the intelligence of children and offer hope to individuals of all ages. Through mainstage productions for children agesContinue reading “Pollyanna Theatre Company”

Forklift Danceworks

About Forklift Danceworks “Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Allison Orr, award-winning Austin-based Forklift Danceworks presents innovative performance projects with diverse communities. Developed through collaborations with over 20 different communities so far—including sanitation workers, warehouse employees, and retired Negro League Baseball players—our dances show the skilled movement and tell the often unheard stories of theContinue reading “Forklift Danceworks”

Con Mi MADRE (Mothers and Daughters Raising Expectations)

About Con Mi MADRE “Con Mi MADRE is a two-generation organization that empowers young Latinas and their mothers through education and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post-secondary education.  Con Mi MADRE translates to ‘with my mother,’ which exemplifies the unique element of our programming that intentionally engages mothers in their daughter’sContinue reading “Con Mi MADRE (Mothers and Daughters Raising Expectations)”

Marathon Kids

About Marathon Kids “Through running, Marathon Kids has transformed the lives of more than 2.5 million children. We believe that every kid deserves to live a happy, healthy, active life and that any adult can be empowered and trained to become an inspiring coach.“ https://marathonkids.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Coaching: Start your own club and motivate kidsContinue reading “Marathon Kids”

Foster Angels of Central Texas

About Foster Angels “Foster Angels of Central Texas is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We offer foster children in Central Texas what they need when they need it most.  That moment of need for children in foster care is not next week or next month. It’s today, right now. Foster Angels provides immediate assistance to fosterContinue reading “Foster Angels of Central Texas”

Fresh Chefs Society

About Fresh Chefs “Fresh Chefs Society teaches young adults in foster care to cook, work in the food industry, and create a life they own and value through food. Fresh Chefs Society began with a simple idea: offer nutritional support to youth in foster care. Growing up in the foster care system in Florida, founderContinue reading “Fresh Chefs Society”

Austin Youth River Watch

About AYRW “Austin Youth River Watch (AYRW) provides multi-year after school and summer programs for high school students. We combine peer mentoring with intensive environmental education, and empower youth through nature-based and experiential service-learning programs in environmental science.” https://www.sosalliance.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Creek cleanups Planting native riparian species Mulching Invasive species removal Outreach activities Building rainContinue reading “Austin Youth River Watch”

Street Youth Ministry

About SYMin “We are a ministry of about seven full and part-time staff members who work with homeless young adults through age 28. We provide all sorts of practical helps like food, clothing, and self-care products, but the most important thing we do is personalized and accepting guidance counseling. With guidance and some extra time,Continue reading “Street Youth Ministry”

First United Methodist Church of Austin

About FUMC Austin “Founded in 1840, First United Methodist Church of Austin (FUMC) is an inclusive faith community of Christian believers in the heart of downtown. We balance traditional worship services with progressive theology. More than a neighborhood church, we are a church for all of Austin. Our members gather from across Central Texas andContinue reading “First United Methodist Church of Austin”

Austin Kids Can!

About Austin Kids Can! “We’re Austin Kids Can! We’re a non-profit organization changing the odds for economically disadvantaged children in Austin, Texas. We believe quality education is the key to escaping poverty. To close the gap, we are providing engaging academic after school programs to children in need.“ https://austinkidscan.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Teaching Assistants: Assist teachersContinue reading “Austin Kids Can!”

Casa Marianella

About Casa “Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. In addition to shelter, Casa offers access to legal and medical resources, food, clothing, English classes, and other resources. Casa Marianella started in 1986 as one home for men, women and children, but as Casa has grown, a nearby branch siteContinue reading “Casa Marianella”

SARA Organization (Syrian American Refugee Aid)

About SARA “SARA Organization (Syrian American Refugee Aid) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Austin, TX.  We were founded in 2015 by Syrian Americans to aid vetted Syrian refugees as they transition into their American lives.  We welcome and mentor our new neighbors and provide them a sense of community.  We assist with education and careerContinue reading “SARA Organization (Syrian American Refugee Aid)”

The Next-to-New Shop of St. David's Episcopal Church

About the Next-to-New Shop “[The] Next-to-New Shop of St. David’s Episcopal Church [is] a consignment shop and outreach ministry sponsored by St. David’s Parish. Our consignment shop has been operated by volunteers from the central Texas community since 1959. Next-To-New is a tax-exempt corporation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and operatesContinue reading “The Next-to-New Shop of St. David's Episcopal Church”

Interfaith Action of Central Texas

About iACT “Interfaith Action of Central Texas exists to build healthy relationships between the faith communities of Central Texas. iACT cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration.” http://interfaithtexas.org/about/ Volunteer Opportunities Hands on Housing Raise the Roof: Join a big housing repair event to fix the homes of senior citizens and disable individualsContinue reading “Interfaith Action of Central Texas”

El Buen Samaritano

About El Buen “For 30 years, El Buen has been building healthy, resilient and vibrant communities by addressing the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of families. We do this by offering coordinated medical, literacy, food stability and spiritual support services to promote healthy behaviors for the family. Unlike other healthcare settings, El Buen provides allContinue reading “El Buen Samaritano”

Make-a-Wish Central and South Texas

About Make-a-Wish CSTX “When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. This can have a real and tangible impact on a child’s health. In fact, research shows that wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chanceContinue reading “Make-a-Wish Central and South Texas”

Dell Children's Medical Center

About DCMC “Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation works with our generous philanthropic community and their passion to invest in the future of our children’s health in Central Texas through Dell Children’s Medical Center. Through philanthropy, the Central Texas community helped build this outstanding regional facility. Our goal is to help make it one of theContinue reading “Dell Children's Medical Center”