Volunteer for the Environment in Austin, TX

Volunteer opportunities to help the environment in Austin and its surrounding areas

Environment Texas

About Environment Texas “With Environment Texas, you protect the places that all of us love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives. We focus on timely, targeted action that wins tangible improvements in the quality of our environment and ourContinue reading “Environment Texas”

Hill Country Conservancy

About HCC “Hill Country Conservancy preserves vital natural resources through conservation, community collaboration and engagement to sustain our region now and forever. We believe that the region’s prosperity is inextricably linked to its natural landscape and quality of life. We are fortunate to live in the alluring Texas Hill Country. The beauty and unparalleled outdoorContinue reading “Hill Country Conservancy”

Sustainable Food Center

About SFC “Located in Austin, Texas, and founded in 1993, with roots dating back to 1975 as Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center is involved in every step of our local, Central Texas, food system. SFC’s mission is to cultivate a just and regenerative food system so that people and the environment can thrive. WeContinue reading “Sustainable Food Center”


About TreeFolks “TreeFolks has engaged thousands of volunteers to plant more than 2.8 million trees in Central Texas. Planting trees is a powerful means of connecting people with their community . Trees clean the air and water, provide habitat for wildlife, produce fresh fruit for neighbors, and shelter us from the hot Texas sun.” https://www.treefolks.org/Continue reading “TreeFolks”

Keep Austin Beautiful

About KAB “Keep Austin Beautiful empowers people to care for the environment by providing community resources, education, and volunteer opportunities. We inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.” https://keepaustinbeautiful.org/about-keep-austin-beautiful/ Volunteer Opportunities One-time events: KAB offers year-round volunteer opportunities that individuals can register for onContinue reading “Keep Austin Beautiful”

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

About the Wildflower Center “The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas. The Center promotes its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through its internationally recognized sustainable gardens, education and outreach programs, research projects, and consulting work.” https://www.wildflower.org/about/overview Volunteer Opportunities For Individuals: Garden: Work morningsContinue reading “Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center”

Ecology Action

About Ecology Action “Since its founding in 1969, Ecology Action has been committed to the mission of landfill diversion and zero waste awareness in Austin, Texas and the surrounding region. Ecology Action envisions a world where landfills are no longer necessary. For almost 50 years we have been turning waste into resources, processing materials toContinue reading “Ecology Action”

Austin Parks Foundation

About APF “For over 25 years, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been connecting people and parks in Austin. Our programming and strategic vision are aimed at helping to fill the funding and resource gap for our parks, and we strive to ensure that every Austinite has access to great parks, trails and green spaces noContinue reading “Austin Parks Foundation”

American Botanical Council

About ABC “At the American Botanical Council, also known as the Herbal Medicine Institute, we are passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants. ABC is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.”Continue reading “American Botanical Council”

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

About TPWD “Mission: To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.” https://tpwd.texas.gov/about/mission-philosophy Volunteer Opportunities Park hosts: Serve as representatives and stewards of Texas State Parks. State Park Friends Groups: Volunteer-led, membership-based nonprofit partnersContinue reading “Texas Parks & Wildlife Department”

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”

Texas Land Conservancy

About TLC “Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a non-governmental, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting land all over the state of Texas. We are in the business of protecting natural areas from the negative effects of land fragmentation and poorly-planned development. Land conserved by TLC will be protected forever from becoming a subdivision, strip mall, orContinue reading “Texas Land Conservancy”

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”

Friends of Barton Springs Pool

About FBSP “​The Friends of Barton Springs Pool creates a community of people dedicated to restoring, improving and maintaining the pool and surrounding grounds through organizing, advocacy, volunteer work, education and fun.” http://friendsofbartonspringspool.org/?page_id=2 Volunteer Opportunities Work with pool staff to clean the pool during the annual spring cleaning and then monthly. Volunteers who clean theContinue reading “Friends of Barton Springs Pool”

Blunn Creek Partnership

About BCP “​The Blunn Creek Partnership grew out of efforts in 2005 to address a range of concerns facing the creek and its watershed, particularly Stacy Park and Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. The problems included flooding, erosion, and invasive plants, as well as challenges with maintaining trails, bridges, playgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pool and otherContinue reading “Blunn Creek Partnership”

Pease Park Conservancy

About Pease Park “​Pease Park Conservancy celebrates the diverse ecology and history that make Austin’s first public park valuable and unique. The Conservancy works to restore, enhance and maintain this 84-acre public green space for the sustainable use and enjoyment of all.” https://peasepark.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Help on volunteer days to plant tress, restore the lawnContinue reading “Pease Park Conservancy”

Festival Beach Food Forest

About FBFF “​Festival Beach Food Forest is a grassroots pilot project neighboring the Festival Beach Community Garden and RBJ Residential Center in East Austin. We have transformed 2/3rds of an acre of City Park Land into an edible forest garden where visitors can openly forage and enjoy fresh food on the shores of Lady BirdContinue reading “Festival Beach Food Forest”

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”

Bull Creek Foundation

About BCF “The Bull Creek Foundation promotes and encourages the balance between nature, recreation, and development in a unique and treasured 32-square mile watershed.“ https://www.outyouth.org/mission-vision-and-values Volunteer Opportunities Activities and Events Volunteer Coordination and Work Days Communications and Advocacy Fundraising Volunteer Requirements Bull Creek Foundation does not have volunteer requirements listed on their website. To applyContinue reading “Bull Creek Foundation”

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”

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”

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