Volunteer for Education in Austin, TX

Volunteer opportunities to help education organizations in Austin and its surrounding areas

Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties

About OWBC “Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties is committed to helping our communities thrive. Our mission, to eliminate poverty and promote self-reliance and self-sufficiency by combating its causes, is as relevant today as it was when we opened our doors more than a half-century ago.” https://www.owbc-tx.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Meals on Wheels: Provide consistent andContinue reading “Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties”

The SAFE Alliance

About SAFE “The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. We are dedicated to ending violence through prevention, advocacy, and comprehensive services for individuals, families, and communities that have been affected by abuse.” https://www.safeaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Offer your professional skillsContinue reading “The SAFE Alliance”

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”

Texas Book Festival

About Texas Book Festival “The Texas Book Festival (TBF) began with a simple purpose: to bring authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and literacy. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush (a former librarian and then First Lady of Texas), Mary Margaret Farabee, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the TBF set outContinue reading “Texas Book Festival”

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”

Learning Together Equestrians

About LTE “Learning Together Equestrians is a nonprofit organization. The organization consists of a passionate group of members, instructors, and volunteers committed to providing therapeutic horseback riding (hippotherapy), and related educational programs, to children with developmental or physical disabilities. We are located in Austin, Texas and serve our surrounding community.” http://www.learningtogetherequestrians.org/styled-2/ Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer: WorkContinue reading “Learning Together Equestrians”

Pioneer Farms

About Pioneer Farms “Experience Texas’ colorful past. Six themed historic areas are open for walking tours: an 1841 Tonkawa Encampment, an 1853 Walnut Creek Greenbelt, an 1868 German Emigrant Farm, an 1873 Texian Farm, an 1887 Cotton Planter’s Farm and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village. In each area you can step back in timeContinue reading “Pioneer Farms”

Westlake and Eanes Science and Technology Association

About WESTA “WESTA’s mission statement is to support STEM learning for Eanes and Westlake students seeking to further their STEM education, with the primary focus upon hands on, project-based learning through robotics curricula including competition robotics.” https://westaaustin.org/westa/ Volunteer Opportunities WESTA Board Fundraising Representative: Help develop and execute fundraising strategies for WESTA. WESTA Board First LegoContinue reading “Westlake and Eanes Science and Technology Association”

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

About the UMLAUF “The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum exhibits the work of Charles Umlauf, his influences, and other contemporary sculptors in a natural setting, and provides educational experiences that encourage the understanding and appreciation of sculpture.” https://www.umlaufsculpture.org/mission-vision Volunteer Opportunities Visitor Services Special Events Garden Cleanup Docents Volunteer Requirements Submit a volunteer application. To apply toContinue reading “UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum”

Kids in a New Groove

About KING “Kids in a New Groove’s (KING) mission is to provide Central Texas children living in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through free, weekly, private music instruction. Since 2009, KING has empowered over 700 youth with music mentorship. Children in foster care are a highly vulnerable and underserved population. Having undergoneContinue reading “Kids in a New Groove”


About Knowbility “Knowbility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of improving technology access for millions of youth and adults with disabilities all over the world. Our programs reflect our core values and the strong belief that accessible technology is a key to providing equal access to educational, employment, and social opportunities for peopleContinue reading “Knowbility”

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”

Harry Ransom Center

About the Ransom Center “The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research center at The University of Texas at Austin. Our extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of some of our finest writers and artists, deepening the understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.” https://www.hrc.utexas.edu/about/ Volunteer Opportunities DocentContinue reading “Harry Ransom Center”

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”

American Youthworks

About AYW “The mission of American YouthWorks is to provide young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others.” http://americanyouthworks.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Tutor a student one-on-one Join for one-day volunteer activities Be a career speaker Be a mentor Help with maintenance and repairsContinue reading “American Youthworks”


About Latinitas “We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization focused on empowering girls to innovate through media and technology. We offer a variety of opportunities for girls to discover their voice, develop media and technology skills and build a solid foundation for their future.” https://latinitasmagazine.org/about-us/ Volunteer Opportunities Become an instructor, curriculum assistant, or guest speaker Become aContinue reading “Latinitas”

Austin Creative Reuse

About ACR “Our vision is a community that consciously consumes and chooses reuse as a first choice when evaluating the need for personal or project materials. We educate the community about how to reduce, reuse, and create in responsible and fun ways. We make instructional kits, have a library of design and art ideas, andContinue reading “Austin Creative Reuse”

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Texas

About NAMI Central Texas “Founded in 1984, NAMI Central Texas, formerly NAMI Austin, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support and advocacy programs, we are changing the way our community addresses mental health.” https://namicentraltx.org/about/ Volunteer Opportunities Teachers FacilitatorsContinue reading “National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Texas”

Marbridge Foundation

About Marbridge “Marbridge is nestled on over 200 acres,  just 13 miles south of downtown Austin, Texas. Marbridge provides a distinct alternative to group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, offering a full spectrum of services tailored to individual needs and abilities. Each of our three communities — The Ranch, The Village, and The VillaContinue reading “Marbridge Foundation”


About BiGAUSTIN “BiGAUSTIN has been at the heart of Central Texas entrepreneurship for over 25 years!  We are focused on a combination of small business and workforce development.  We provide innovative solutions and create financial strength for our clients. We remain proudly committed to building healthy, sustainable communities.” https://www.bigaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Class Instructor Guest Speaker BusinessContinue reading “BiGAUSTIN”

Amala Foundation

About the Amala Foundation “The Amala Foundation inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with themselves and others, grow as individuals, and serve as conscious leaders in their communities.” https://amalafoundation.org/ Volunteer Opportunities The Amala Foundation does not have specific volunteer opportunities listed on their website, but the accept volunteers. Volunteer Requirements The AmalaContinue reading “Amala Foundation”

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”

Austin PBS

About Austin PBS “Austin PBS is your neighbor! We are a community-supported, locally-owned PBS station recognized as a valuable partner and a trusted storyteller. Austin PBS serves the community in the areas of education, arts & culture and news & public affairs. We also create engaging content that showcases the people that make Austin unique.” https://austinpbs.org/who-we-are VolunteerContinue reading “Austin PBS”

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”

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”

Blanton Museum of Art

About the Blanton “​As the primary art collection for the city of Austin, the Blanton Museum of Art is a major resource for the community. With nearly 18,000 works in the collection, the Blanton showcases art from across the ages, from ancient greek pottery to abstract expressionism. With a year-round schedule of traveling exhibitions, artContinue reading “Blanton Museum of Art”

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”


About PeopleFund “PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources.  Since being founded in east Austin in 1994 as Austin Community Development Corporation, PeopleFund’s financial and educational assistance has helped create thousands of jobs and empowered an even greater number of Texans onContinue reading “PeopleFund”

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”


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”

The Contemporary Austin

About The Contemporary Austin “Showcasing two renowned and architecturally unique locations, The Contemporary Austin brings multidisciplinary exhibitions, engaging programs, and enticing special events to the city’s visual arts landscape.“ https://thecontemporaryaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Special Events: Assist museum staff with exhibition openings, public programs, Museum Day, and other special events. Weekend and evening availability preferred. The ArtContinue reading “The Contemporary Austin”


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”

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”

The Arc of the Capital Area

About The Arc “The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs.“ https://www.arcaustin.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Art Education Assistant: Assist the art classroom instructors in projects and creating a safe and inclusive educational environment forContinue reading “The Arc of the Capital Area”

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”

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”

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)”

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 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”

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.“ https://www.mrcaustin.org/ 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.“ https://www.rstx.org/who-we-are/ 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”

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.“ http://www.manosdecristo.org/Continue reading “Manos de Cristo”

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”

The Talking Book Program (TBP)

About TBP “The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish,Continue reading “The Talking Book Program (TBP)”

Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation

About TMFHF “The Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and fundraising organization that supports the development of The Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.” https://www.tmfhf.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Greeter/Front Desk Volunteer Gallery Attendants Tour Guide Administrative Volunteer Cataloging/Archive/Research Assistant Volunteer Exhibit Building & Maintenance Special Event Volunteer Volunteer Requirements TMFHF doesContinue reading “Texas Military Forces Historical Foundation”

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