Volunteer for Mental Health in Austin, TX

Volunteer opportunities for organizations and initiatives supporting mental health in Austin and its surrounding areas


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”

St. David's HealthCare

About St. David’s “St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $425Continue reading “St. David's HealthCare”

Dell Children's Medical Center

About DCMC “Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation works with our generous philanthropic community and their passion to invest in the future of our children’s health in Central Texas through Dell Children’s Medical Center. Through philanthropy, the Central Texas community helped build this outstanding regional facility. Our goal is to help make it one of theContinue reading “Dell Children's Medical Center”

Integral Care

About Integral Care “We support adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities in Travis County. Our services include a 24-hour helpline for anyone who needs immediate support, ongoing counseling to improve mental health, drug and alcohol treatment to help  with recovery, and housing to regain health and independence. Integral Care helps provide a strong foundationContinue reading “Integral Care”

Hospice Austin

About Hospice Austin “As the first hospice in Central Texas, we have end-of-life care expertise that only decades of experience can teach. And as Austin’s only nonprofit hospice, we provide care to any person who needs us, regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. All of our resources go toward services that benefit eachContinue reading “Hospice Austin”

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”

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”

SIMS Foundation

About SIMS “SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community.” https://simsfoundation.org/about-us/ Volunteer Opportunities Help spread the word about SIMS at events, festivals, and club shows Volunteer Requirements Volunteers must be 18 or older. To apply toContinue reading “SIMS Foundation”

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”

National Domestic Violence Hotline

About the Hotline “Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support,Continue reading “National Domestic Violence Hotline”

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”

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”

Capital Area Parkinson’s Society

About CAPS “Founded in 1984, Capital Area Parkinson’s Society addresses the needs of those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease in central Texas.  The  organization offers a multitude of support groups, resources, monthly meetings with expert speakers, and a community for people afflicted by Parkinson’s, and for those responsible for their care.” http://www.capitalareaparkinsons.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Help duringContinue reading “Capital Area Parkinson’s Society”

Family Eldercare

About Family Eldercare “​Family Eldercare’s mission touches the lives of almost 6,000 seniors and adults with disabilities every year. Watch our mission in action and see how deep our mission runs, ensuring that Central Texans thrive.” https://www.familyeldercare.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Become an administrative or special events volunteer: Assist with data entry, filing, answering phones, writing thank-youContinue reading “Family Eldercare”

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”

Hoofbeats Academy

About Hoofbeats Academy “​Hoofbeats Academy is the ‘able stable’ and a ‘MOUNTessori’ classroom. The stable is an enriched environment with horsemanship materials for differently abled students to freely explore. The goal is for all to ‘get stable’ by providing for diverse needs.” https://www.hoofbeatsacademy.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Assist with the lesson program Facility maintenance Fundraising Event supportContinue reading “Hoofbeats Academy”

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”

Helping Hand Home

About the Home “Helping Hand Home is the oldest continuously operating residential childcare agency in Travis County and a priceless resource kept strong and viable through community support. Helping Hand Home for Children provides a safe haven for children healing from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment.“ http://helpinghandhome.org/who-we-are/ Volunteer Opportunities Homework Helpers BedtimeContinue reading “Helping Hand Home”

The Christi Center

About The Christi Center “The Christi Center helps build wellbeing by offering people who have experienced the death of a loved one the opportunity to connect with others. When grief is not endured in isolation or ignored, our community is stronger, and helps our clients weather all of life’s storms. We offer support groups whereContinue reading “The Christi Center”

Alzheimer’s Texas

About Alzheimer’s Texas “Alzheimer’s Texas provides information, referrals, and a variety of support programs for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their family members, caregivers and professionals. Alzheimer’s Texas has proudly served Central Texas since 1982.“ https://www.txalz.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Alzheimer’s Texas Walk Office Support Advocacy Special Events Support Group Leaders Health Fairs Respite Volunteer Requirements Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Texas”

Out Youth

About Out Youth “Out Youth serves Central Texas LGBTQIA+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, intersex, and asexual) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.“ https://www.outyouth.org/mission-vision-and-values Volunteer Opportunities Help with events (for individuals) #AustinOutProud Community engagement as an Out Youth representative at eventsContinue reading “Out Youth”

Service Dogs, Inc.

About Service Dogs, Inc. “Founded in 1988 by attorney Sheri Soltes, Service Dogs, Inc. builds better lives for Texans overcoming challenges through partnerships with custom trained Assistance Dogs provided free of charge.“ https://www.servicedogs.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer at Events: Help with setup, teardown, interaction with the public, and event preparation like making signs and stuffing gift bags. Out-of-townContinue reading “Service Dogs, Inc.”

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”

Project Transitions

About Project Transitions “Project Transitions is dedicated to serving people with HIV and AIDS by providing supportive living, housing, recuperative care and hospice in compassionate and caring environments.“ https://www.projecttransitions.org/ Volunteer Opportunities Packing/Moving Help: Help move current tenants to interim locations while Project Transitions rebuilds one of their transitional housing complexes. Gardeners and landscapers: Keep theContinue reading “Project Transitions”

Texas Youth Helpline

About Texas Youth Helpline “The Texas Youth Helpline provides prevention services to youths, parents, siblings, and other family members who are in need of a caring voice and sympathetic ear. Trained volunteers are on call to provide guidance on youth-related concerns, referral information, or simply listen. The helpline receives thousands of calls each year, and the helpline’sContinue reading “Texas Youth Helpline”

STARRY

About STARRY “STARRY nurtures children, strengthens families, and restores hope through counseling, family support services, foster care, and adoption. We provide high quality services that have a lasting impact on Texas families. Although we have two very separate programs, Counseling and Foster Care, we are tied together in our mission to increase the amount ofContinue reading “STARRY”

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”

Hope Alliance

About Hope Alliance “[We] assist those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence by providing services, safety, and developing partnerships that lead to hope, healing, and prevention. Providing hope to future generations through prevention, Hope Alliance is a leader in saving and transforming lives affected by family and sexual violence.” https://www.hopealliancetx.org/about/ VolunteerContinue reading “Hope Alliance”

Girls Empowerment Network

About GEN “Originally called The Ophelia Project, the Girls Empowerment Network was created in 1996 by 12 concerned mothers raising adolescent girls in Austin, Texas. These mothers met after reading Reviving Ophelia, a book by Dr. Mary Pipher, to address an increasing trend among middle school aged girls – a systematic decline and sometimes permanentContinue reading “Girls Empowerment Network”

The Center for Child Protection

About CCP “The Center for Child Protection is a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center and the only non-profit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. For more than 30 years, the Center has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuseContinue reading “The Center for Child Protection”

Any Baby Can

About Any Baby Can “Any Baby Can partners with families to overcome obstacles and achieve well-being. With programs that meet clients where they are – at home, work or school – Any Baby Can helps build stability, develop skills and navigate systems so children and families reach their full potential.” https://anybabycan.org/about/who-we-are/ Volunteer Opportunities Ongoing volunteeringContinue reading “Any Baby Can”

PFLAG Austin

About PFLAG Austin “PFLAG Austin is a chapter of a national non-profit organization, and provides free, confidential support groups for Austin, Texas area LGBTQ persons (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning) along with their family and friends. PFLAG Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a local chapter of the national PFLAG organization.” https://pflagaustin.org/mission Volunteer OpportunitiesContinue reading “PFLAG Austin”

The Trevor Project

About The Trevor Project “Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.” https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/ Volunteer Opportunities TrevorChat & TrevorText: Receive special training toContinue reading “The Trevor Project”

The Dog Alliance

About The Dog Alliance “We provide service dogs for veterans who are challenged by the visible and invisible wounds of war.  We provide therapy dogs to reduce stress in the workplace, the airport, the courts and schools.  We bring joy to patients in nursing homes and hospitals.  We provide self-esteem building summer camps for kidsContinue reading “The Dog Alliance”


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