Help Homeless Neighbors in Austin, TX

Volunteer opportunities to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Austin and its surrounding areas


Texas Reach Out Ministries

About Texas Reach Out “Texas Reach Out is a faith-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization specializing in alternative housing for those released from prison and those who are homeless as a result of unsuccessful reintegration into society after an extended prison stay. We serve those who have made a serious commitment to change their lifeContinue reading “Texas Reach Out Ministries”

Keep Austin Fed

About KAF “Our Mission: Reduce hunger and help the environment by connecting surplus food with our neighbors in need.” https://keepaustinfed.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Food runners: Pick up excess food from grocery stores, hotels, caterers, schools, restaurants, and more, and deliver it to one of KAF’s partner organizations that feed people in need. Groups: Adopt a foodContinue reading “Keep Austin Fed”

Operation Turkey

About Operation Turkey “We are community of volunteers with no paid employees that work together to ensure that everyone receives a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Each year we prepare, package, and deliver meals to the homeless and less fortunate in just 4 hours.” http://www.operationturkey.com/ Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer throughout the year to ensure everything is inContinue reading “Operation Turkey”

LifeWorks

About LifeWorks “​LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve.” https://www.lifeworksaustin.org/what-we-do Volunteer Opportunities Help with a scheduled group volunteer project Attend a Faces of LifeWorksContinue reading “LifeWorks”

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”

Trinity Center

About Trinity Center “Trinity Center grew from the concern of parishioners of St. David’s Episcopal Church for people experiencing homelessness, their downtown ‘neighbors,’ who were living in shelters and on the streets near the church. Trinity Center was founded by volunteers and is based on a model of action through volunteerism. Since its inception inContinue reading “Trinity Center”

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”

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

About MLF “Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a social outreach ministry that has been empowering communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless since 1998.“ https://mlf.org/us/ Volunteer Opportunities Community First! Village: There are numerous volunteer opportunities available at this housing community for formerly homeless Austinites, including property beautification and connecting with residents. TruckContinue reading “Mobile Loaves & Fishes”

Front Steps

About Front Steps “Front Steps provides a pathway home for our neighbors experiencing homelessness by offering emergency shelter, affordable housing, recuperative medical care, supportive services, and community awareness.“ https://www.frontsteps.org/who-we-are/ Volunteer Opportunities Mail & Hygiene Desk: Help staff manage the hygiene desk, connect clients to services, coordinate mail and messages, and dispense hygiene products. Kitchen Volunteer:Continue reading “Front Steps”

Austin Humanists at Work

About ATXHAW “We are an inclusive bunch of everyday folks (humanists, agnostics, freethinkers, atheists, theists…) looking to give back to the community with ‘no strings attached’.  Regardless of what we do or don’t believe, we all hold humanistic values and choose to give back to the community not because we want to advance a specificContinue reading “Austin Humanists at Work”

Caritas of Austin

About Caritas “Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities toContinue reading “Caritas of Austin”

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”

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”

Green Doors

About Green Doors “Founded in 1990 by a formerly homeless young woman, Green Doors’ mission is to prevent and help end homelessness and poverty housing for those working to achieve independent living in Central Texas.” https://www.greendoors.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Landscape a home Distribute food at the food pantry Share your holiday cheer Assist with fundraising activities PlanContinue reading “Green Doors”

The Caring Place

About The Caring Place “Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way.  Through two thrift shops, The Shops at The Caring Place and Second Helping, both in Georgetown, the organization is able to pay all operating expenses toContinue reading “The Caring Place”

Central Texas Food Bank

About CTFB “The Central Texas Food Bank has been at the front line of hunger relief with the help of  Partner Agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Together, we provided more than 39.2 million pounds of food to families in need during the 2017-2018 fiscal year to an average of 200,000 individuals each month.”Continue reading “Central Texas Food Bank”


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