Help Low-Income Neighbors in Austin, TX

Volunteer opportunities to help low-income individuals and families in Austin and its surrounding areas

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc.

About PPGTX “Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care.” Volunteer Opportunities Data entry Community outreach Event help Volunteer Requirements PPGTX does not list volunteer requirements on their website. To apply to be a volunteer, go to PPGTX’s Volunteer page. Or visit their homepage: Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc.Continue reading “Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc.”

Jeremiah Program Austin

About Jeremiah “Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Jeremiah prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.” Volunteer Opportunities Evening Childcare Cook forContinue reading “Jeremiah Program Austin”

Austin Partners in Education

About APIE “Focusing on Austin ISD’s schools located in under-resourced communities and serving predominantly economically disadvantaged students, Austin Partners in Education delivers innovative, volunteer-driven academic and mentoring programs. APIE’s 1,550 volunteers work with students at pivotal junctures in their education, providing a vital extension of academic and social/emotional support to students. Through the flagship Classroom CoachingContinue reading “Austin Partners in Education”

Skillpoint Alliance

About Skillpoint “Skillpoint Alliance is a 501(c)3 workforce development organization that provides in-demand workforce training to vulnerable members of the Central Texas community. It is in connection with local industry partners that Skillpoint is able to offer these unique professional training and educational opportunities.” Volunteer Opportunities Help with various training programs, like: Empower ComputerContinue reading “Skillpoint Alliance”

Austin Free-Net

About AFN “Our mission is to provide technology training and computer access to the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age.  Austin Free-Net believes that access to the internet is imperative in the 21st century and beyond and those without the digital skills to use any digital device and specificallyContinue reading “Austin Free-Net”

Keep Austin Fed

About KAF “Our Mission: Reduce hunger and help the environment by connecting surplus food with our neighbors in need.” 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”

Breakthrough Central Texas

About Breakthrough “Breakthrough Central Texas creates a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.” Volunteer Opportunities Academic coaches After-school tutors High school or college application coaches Projects and special events Administrative volunteers Volunteer Requirements Submit a volunteer application. Attend a volunteerContinue reading “Breakthrough Central Texas”

Austin Bar Association

About ABA “The Austin Bar Association is made up of more than 4,300 attorneys within the Austin-area. The Austin Bar prides itself on a long-standing commitment to provide attorneys continuing legal education, networking and social opportunities, along with service to the community.” Volunteer Opportunities American Gateways: Meet with women seeking immigration asylum at Hutto Residential Detention Center. VolunteerContinue reading “Austin Bar Association”

Workers Defense Project

About WDP “The WDP is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.” Volunteer Opportunities Policy research Grant writing Fundraising Teaching English as a Second Language Data entry Web development Marketing and communications Volunteer Requirements WDP does not have volunteer requirements listed on theirContinue reading “Workers Defense Project”

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.” Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer throughout the year to ensure everything is inContinue reading “Operation Turkey”


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.” Volunteer Opportunities Help with a scheduled group volunteer project Attend a Faces of LifeWorksContinue reading “LifeWorks”

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.” 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”

Green Corn Project

About GCP “​Green Corn Project (GCP) is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping Central Texans in need grow their own organic vegetables. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, GCP installs organic food gardens for elderly, low-income, and disabled community members as well as for elementary schools, community centers, and shelters in underserved areas of Austin. We turn unusedContinue reading “Green Corn Project”

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.” Volunteer Opportunities JoinContinue reading “YMCA of Austin”

Samaritan Health Ministries

About SHM “We provide medical, dental, women’s health care, mental health care and pharmaceutical services to people who have no health insurance.  If you are uninsured and live in Williamson or Travis County, we can help you!” Volunteer Opportunities Administrative and office support Spanish interpreter Medical volunteers wanted: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, RegisteredContinue reading “Samaritan Health Ministries”

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”

Goodwill Central Texas

About Goodwill “For six decades, Goodwill Central Texas has relentlessly focused on a single goal: empowering people through work. We believe that education and work are the only true pathways out of poverty, and strive to provide opportunities for people in our community who face obstacles to sustainable employment: people who have disabilities, people lacking education, people withContinue reading “Goodwill Central Texas”

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”


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.“ Volunteer Opportunities In-office book sorting and labeling Book giveawayContinue reading “BookSpring”

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.“ 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.“ 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”

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”

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.“ Volunteer Opportunities Teaching Assistants: Assist teachersContinue reading “Austin Kids Can!”

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”

Multicultural Refugee Coalition

About MRC “MRC is an innovative nonprofit organization blending skills-based education with social entrepreneurship to connect refugees to dignified, fair-wage work in Austin, Texas.“ Volunteer Opportunities New Leaf Farm Volunteers: The New Leaf Agriculture program connects refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating a community garden and a commercial farm. Volunteers help the refugee farmContinue reading “Multicultural Refugee Coalition”

Refugee Services of Texas Austin

About RST Austin “Guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, Refugee Services of Texas welcomes refugees, immigrants, and other displaced peoples and supports them in integrating and thriving in their new communities.“ Volunteer Opportunities Apartment Setups: Make an apartment a new home for an arriving refugee family. Clinic Missions: Assist families andContinue reading “Refugee Services of Texas Austin”

United Way for Greater Austin

About United Way “United Way for Greater Austin unites the community around collective goals, strategically invests in partners, and executes proven programs that make a real difference for children and families. Something special happens when we Live United.“ Volunteer Opportunities Individuals: Sign up to help with volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including Days of Caring and the quarterly Family VolunteerContinue reading “United Way for Greater Austin”

Manos de Cristo

About Manos de Cristo “The mission of Manos de Cristo is to empower low-income individuals with a loving hand of assistance and without regard to age, gender, race, or religious preference. Manos de Cristo promotes dignity and self-reliance by meeting basic needs with food and clothing, providing essential oral care, and furthering educational development.“ reading “Manos de Cristo”

Hill Country Community Ministries

About HCCM “Founded in 1983, Hill Country Community Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, a coalition of churches assisted by area businesses, civic organizations, service clubs and concerned individuals that provides food, clothing and other assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties. Our goal isContinue reading “Hill Country Community Ministries”

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.” 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”

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.” Volunteer Opportunities Landscape a home Distribute food at the food pantry Share your holiday cheer Assist with fundraising activities PlanContinue reading “Green Doors”

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”

Dress for Success Austin

About DFSA “The mission of Dress for Success Austin is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Since 2003, Dress for Success Austin has supported and served over 16,000 women in Central Texas through referrals from 90+Continue reading “Dress for Success Austin”

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”

St. David's Foundation

About St. David’s Foundation “St. David’s Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of our most underserved Central Texas neighbors using our resources to reduce health inequity, increase access to healthcare focused on the whole person through integrated care, and support Central Texans in taking an active role in their health and healthcare needs.”Continue reading “St. David's Foundation”

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

About VHC “The Volunteer Healthcare Clinic (VHC) believes access to quality medical care is the foundation of a healthy and thriving community.  When people have timely access to care, they can reach their full potential and contribute to our community.  Since 1966, VHC has been building a healthier Austin by providing much-needed primary care forContinue reading “Volunteer Healthcare Clinic”

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