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American Cancer Society PDF Print
American Cancer Society needs volunteers to help with patient transportation. Volunteers must be over the age of 21, have a valid Texas driver’s license, a dependable car with insurance coverage & a safe driving record. Drivers are provided training & can volunteer as little or as often as they like. Details: 919-1800 www.cancer.org.
Arc of the Capital Area PDF Print
Arc of the Capital Area needs usable clothing & household items, furniture, toys & small appliances. ARC provides opportunities for people with mental retardation & other developmental disabilities. Free donation pickup. Details: 707-0008 www.arcofthecapitalarea.org.
AseraCare Hospice PDF Print
AseraCare Hospice serves Central Texas by providing medical, emotional & spiritual support to terminally ill patients & their families. Volunteers are needed to offer friendship to patients & families for the last 6 months of life. A once a week contact is preferred. TB & drug tests, background check, training & placement provided. Details: Deborah, volunteer coordinator 218-9890 www.aseracare.com.
Austin Area Interreligious Ministries PDF Print
Join Austin Area Interreligious Ministries to Help Austin’s Refugees: Austin is becoming a major destination for political & religious refugees from around the globe, people who were forced to flee their homes & often endure long years in refugee camps. AAIM is the region’s sole provider of English as Second Language classes for refugees settled in Austin. We teach the adults basic English skills, help orient them to American culture & provide enriched learning experiences for their children. AAIM does not proselytize or attempt to convert the refugees; we simply give them the skills they need to survive so that, some day, they will be able to call Austin home. AAIM needs your seed money & support, whether you are rooted in a faith tradition, consider yourself to be spiritual but not religious, or simply share the values of our mission, you can make a difference in the life of our community by supporting AAIM. Details: 386-9145 www.aaimaustin.org/donation_new.html.
Austin Lupus Support Group: PDF Print
Nonprofit group needs volunteers to help distribute fliers & lupus literature. The group also needs help with organizing & running fund-raising events, health fairs & awareness & educational events. All proceeds raised from events are used to educate lupus patients, their families & general public, provide support services to local lupus patients & their families, increase public awareness of the disease & encourage, promote & support lupus research so that ultimately a cure for lupus is found. The Austin Lupus Support Group needs & would love to have your time, talent, resources & energy. Details: Patti 217-6826, Gail 388-1018 www.freewebs.com/austinlupus.
Auto Donation: PDF Print
This year-round fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society is an easy way to get rid of an unwanted vehicle. Your car is picked up & sent to auction at no cost to you. You can claim your donation as an itemized tax deduction. The vehicle must have four inflated tires & all vital parts. The program accepts donations of used cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats & recreational vehicles. Details: 877-999-CARS www.cancer.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas PDF Print
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas seeks adult volunteers to create big magic by sharing moments with children in Travis & Williamson counties. Share a little of your time each month by becoming a friend to a child. Details: 472-KIDS (5437) www.bbbscentraltx.org.
Call for Board Members for the YWCA of Greater Austin: PDF Print
The YWCA of Greater Austin is looking for a few good women! If you are a woman who is interested in making a difference in our community by eliminating racism & empowering women & girls, call for more information about joining the YWCA board of directors. You can make a difference. Details: 326-1222 www.YWCAaustin.org.
Family Eldercare: PDF Print
You can make a difference with just 4-6 hours a month as a volunteer advocate or volunteer bill payer. Scores of elderly & disabled people are on a waiting list for volunteers. Matches by Zip code. Details: 483-3569 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.familyeldercare.org/how-you-can-help.
Give the Gift of Life: PDF Print
Donate Milk! Healthy, breastfeeding moms are needed to donate excess breast milk for premature & ill infants. The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin accepts, pasteurizes & dispenses by prescription donated human milk to the smallest & most fragile lives. Details: 494-0800 www.milkbank.org.
Goodwill’s Computer Recycling Program: PDF Print
Goodwill is looking for volunteers to participate in the demanufacturing of donated computers that will be resold or recycled. Details: Christine Chute 748-1684 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.austingoodwill.org.
Handy Helpers Program Needs Volunteers: PDF Print
The Glimmer of Hope Foundation has granted AAIM’s Hands on Housing program the funds needed to begin Handy Helpers. The rest is up to you. The program is especially looking for retired trades professionals, skilled home repair people, handy men & women, apprentices, carpenters, electricians & plumbers. Ideally, we are looking for folks with their own tools who can volunteer on a consistent basis (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) or several times a year when available. Details: Kathy Weiner 386-9145 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > www.aaimaustin.org.
Health’s Angels: PDF Print
You can make a difference in the life of an elderly person in Austin by volunteering for one of the nonprofit organizations that assist older adults & their caregivers. Perfect for teenagers looking for community service hours or new retirees. Health’s Angels works with local aging-services providers to pinpoint volunteer opportunities for its members, then match members with those agencies. Members may volunteer as much as they are able. There is no minimum service requirement & members are encouraged to involve their families in their service hours. Details: 879-6600 www.healthsangels.org.
Help Austin Cancer Survivors: PDF Print
Lance Armstrong Foundation, CanCare Austin & St. David’s Community Health Foundation are cooperating to train & connect volunteers with opportunities to help others facing the disease. Together, the LAF, CCA & SDCHF will identify volunteer opportunities for & train survivors of all diagnoses (including their caregivers, family members & friends) to support people affected by cancer in the Austin community. Details: Karen Greif 342-0233 < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Help the Homeless Front Steps PDF Print
Help the Homeless Front Steps a program of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), serves food from a kitchen & dining room at 500 E. 7th St. Volunteers needed to help prepare & serve food & for other ARCH programs. ARCH operates on the belief that all people deserve the dignity of a safe place to call home. ARCH seeks to end homelessness by providing shelter, affordable housing, community education & a day resource center. Details: Susan Morris 305-4133 www.frontsteps.org.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: PDF Print
The Gift Store at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center needs your help. We are interviewing people who would enjoy working a 3 hours shift during the week or on weekends either every week or every other week. We provide technical & product training. We are open Tu-Sa 9am-5:30pm & Su noon-4pm. Details: 232-0102 or < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Meals on Wheels & More Needs Volunteers: PDF Print
Meals on Wheels & More serves hot, nutritious meals to over 2,100 homebound disabled & elderly in the metro-Austin area & relies on a corps of over 3,000 volunteers to make that happen. Training sessions for volunteers every Thursday 12:15-1:15pm. All that’s needed is a valid driver’s license & proof of auto insurance. The program requires a commitment of 1 hour per week. Training sessions 3227 E. 5th St. Details: 476-6325 www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org.
North Austin Medical Center: PDF Print
Needs volunteers for various departments, such as Main Information Desk, ER, ER Registration, Medical Records. 12221 N. MoPac. Details: 901-2545 www.stdavids.com.
Project Transitions PDF Print
Project Transitions needs beds, household items & furniture. Donations are needed for clean or gently used dressers, sofas, chairs or tables, plus bed sheets, blankets, towels & money for buying mattresses. Details: 454-8646 www.projecttransitions.org.
Redbud Center with the Colorado River Foundation: PDF Print
This fall, the Colorado River Foundation will launch student & public programs at the new Redbud Center, an interactive public park facility located in West Austin. Volunteer docents & support are needed twice a month from 10am-2pm M thru F. We provide extensive training. Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. Details: 498-1587 www.coloradoriver.org.
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