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.” https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-greater-texas 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: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-greater-texas 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.” https://jeremiahprogram.org/about-us/ 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.” http://skillpointalliance.org/about-us/who-we-are/ 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.” 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”

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.” http://breakthroughctx.org/ 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.” https://www.austinbar.org/about-the-bar-association/ 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.” https://www.workersdefense.org/ 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.” 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”

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”

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.” https://www.austinymca.org/ Volunteer Opportunities JoinContinue reading “YMCA of Austin”


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