September service opportunities
Sept. 9: Easter Seals Central Texas 9:30am to 12pm at Easter Seals Central Texas Headquarters (1611 Headway Circle, Building 2, Austin, TX 78754.)
Volunteers needed to assist children with disabilities 0-3 years old while their parents are meeting in a resource group. Ideally, ongoing volunteers needed for this opportunity (repeats on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.) More info and registration here!
Sept. 10: AVANCE Austin 8:30am to 5pm.
Volunteers will help the staff of the Parent- Child Education Program (PCE) set up and decorate classrooms for the new year at 5 various Elementary schools within the Austin area. (Carpooling available) Registration here!
Sept. 10 & 11: Muslims for Life Blood Drives 11am to 5pm Littlefield Fountain.
Texas AMSO hosts blood drives in remembrance of 9/11 victims and to promote the true peaceful message of Islam of saving lives, as well as condemning terrorism. More information on Texas AMSO’s Facebook.
Sept. 11: Love You group meeting 5-6pm L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL).
Group focuses on issues (i.e. power and control, jealousy, insecurity, communication styles, conflict styles and the latest trends) in relationships. Open to ALL students.
Sept. 12: Monthly Play Group 3:15 to 5:15pm a Easter Seals Central Texas Headquarters (1611 Headway Circle, Building 2, Austin, TX 78754.)
Volunteers needed who have experience working with children to assist in their monthly Play Group. This gives the Easter Seals Central Texas children and their parents a day of fun and activities. Register here!
Sept. 14: Keep Austin Beautiful 9am to 11pm at Lake Travis.
Keep Austin Beautiful , Travis County and Colorado River Alliance are looking for volunteers to help them with underwater and shoreline clean up. For more information, click here!
Sept. 17: SEED Workshop: “Be That One. Suicide Prevention for Student Employees” 4-5pm at FAC 328.
For more information, click here!
Sept. 17: Peace Corps Coffee Chat 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Texas Union Building (UNB), Forty Acres Room.
Join the UT Campus Peace Corps Recruiter and others at this coffee chat to learn about volunteer experiences, have your question answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Check out the Peace Corps Website!
Sept. 18: Colorado River Alliance 4:30-6:30pm at Gillis Park, 2504 Durwood St, Austin, TX 78704.
Volunteers will assist the members of the Colorado River Alliance in returning Bouldin Creek to its original and beautiful state. (volunteers will meet at the softball bleachers) Register here!
Sept. 20: Easter Seals Central Texas 10:30am to 3:00pm at Austin Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78701.)
Assist the Johnson Center, Easter Seals Central Texas, and he Autism Society of Central Texas at their Back to School Bash. Register here!
Sept. 20: Kick Back Against Stigma: A Kickball Tournament for Suicide Prevention 10am – 2pm at IM/Whitaker Field.
Join the Counseling and Mental Health Center as they bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. More info here: Register here!
Sept. 21: Sleep for Peace Event Shift one: 5pm to 8pm. Shift two: 7pm to 10pm at Hostel
Hostelling International (Austin) is looking for assistance in their annual Sleep for Peace event which commemorates International Day of Peace. Registration and information here!
Sept. 21: CASA Superhero Run 7am to 10:30am. (2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613.)
Support the CASA programs from various counties as they speak up for children who have been abused or neglected in a 5K run and a kids 1K run along with various other activities and prizes. Register here!
Sept. 23: Candlelight Ranch 11:30am to 3:00pm.
Work with the children from Cunningham Elementary and facilitate groups that feature nature exploration, human connection, and animal connection. Register here!
Sept. 23: Peace Corps Information Session 5:30 to 7pm in the Mary E. Gearing Hall (GEA.)
Join the UT Campus Recruiter to learn about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the NEW Peace Corps application process. Refreshments provided. Check out their website here!
Sept. 24: UT Volunteer Fair 9:45am to 2:45pm at Speedway Plaza (area in front of Gregory gym.)
Hosted by the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement, meet over 70 non-profit organizations and learn of volunteer opportunities around Austin. More information here!
Sept. 26: Austin Originals Benefit Concert 10am to 1pm at the Austin Music Hall.
Come help out the Austin Child Guidance Center set up for their annual benefit concert fundraiser. Volunteers will be needed for set up before, during, and after the event. Register here!
Sept. 27: Be the Change: Fall Dig-ins 8:30am to 12pm at Soma Vida (1210 Rosewood Ave., Austin, TX 78702.)
Members of the Green Corn Project need assistance in planting a garden (or cleaning an already existing garden) for people who do not have access to good food. Register here!
Sept. 27: Capital Area Food Bank of Texas Shift one: 9am to 12pm. Shift two: 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Volunteers needed to help sort, inspect and package food items for clients. More information and registration here!
Sept. 27: Intergenerational Garden Bed Raising 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Asian American Resource Center (AARC).
Help the AARC raise and maintain its Intergenerational Garden. Register here!
Sept. 27: Asian American Resource Center 10:30am to 2pm at the Asian American Resource Center(AARC).
AARC needs help beautifying their grounds, as well as assist in some general landscaping. Register here!
Sept. 27: Caritas of Austin 11am to 2pm at Caritas (611 Neches Street, Austin, TX 78701.)
Join Caritas and Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center of Austin prepare and serve meals for homeless and shelter residents in downtown Austin. Register here!
Sept. 27: Changing Lives 3pm to 5pm (6408 Muleshoe Bend Rd, Marble Falls, TX 78645.)
Candlelight Ranch and Changing Lives are looking for volunteers to assist them in an equine and nature exploration for children. Register here!
Sept. 27: Burpees for Boobies 9am to 5pm UT Main Mall.
Come out and enjoy Texas WOD Club’s second annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser. This year’s beneficiary is the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. (People with CrossFit experience recommended.) Website and information here!
UT Challah for Hunger
Make and braid challah dough every Tuesday from 3:30-6pm at Texas Hillel (located on 21st and San Antonio.) On Wednesdays from 10-12pm help bake. Bread is sold to raise money to help feed Darfur refugees. Check out UTCFH Facebook for more information!
Asian American Resource Center
Volunteer as an instructor every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm. Duties include: helping Seniors in their Recreational and Intergenerational Community Education Program with technology questions and basic computer skills. Register here!
UT Concho Community Garden
Volunteers needed every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm and Sunday from 9am to 12pm at the UT Concho Community Garden (Located on E. 21st St. and Concho St.) Help with: weeding, planting, helping with compost, decorating, as well as find out some new tricks about growing your own vegetables. Thursday registration here! Sunday registration here!
Easter Seals Central Texas
Easter Seals Central Texas are looking for people to assist with Front Desk duties every Friday from 12:30 to 4:30pm. They will play an important role in assuring that smiles are brought to the faces of children and adults with disabilities that may visit the office. Register here!
Hostelling International USA (Austin)
Volunteers needed every Saturday from 11am to 1pm to help maintain the newly planted Texas-native landscaping in order to keep it nice for guests and locals that bike or hike on the trails. Register here!