Check out volunteer opportunities happening in Austin throughout the month of September!
Keep track of your hours, non-profits, and other events on GivePulse, or UT’s affiliated account utvolunteers.org
October Service Events
Oct. 14: Trash to Treasure Sale 9am to 3pm in the West mall (Near the UT Tower)
This event will be going on until Oct. 16th. Volunteers are needed to help run the event! Also the more you volunteer the more free stuff you may receive. Sign up here!
Oct. 14: ECI Parent Group Childcare 9am to 12:30pm. Easter Seals Central Texas Headquarters, 1611 Headway Circle, Building 2
Easter Seals Central Texas needs volunteers to assist in working with children with disabilities from ages 0-3, while their parents are meeting in a resource group. Click here for more information.
Oct. 15: Starbright Preschool 9am to 3pm at Starbright Preschool
Come help out Starbright Preschool beautify their campus by gardening, repairing, and painting their play yard. Sign up here.
Oct. 15: Peace Corps Coffee Chat 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Texas Union Building (UNB) Pearce Hall 2.404, 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 their website here!
Oct. 16: Peace Corps Information Session 12:30 to 2pm in FAC Rm. 18
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!
Oct. 16: Really for Healthy Relationships 11am to 2pm in the West Mall
Sail the seven C’s of healthy relationships: care, communication, consideration, compassion, conflict resolution, compromise, consent. Free giveaways while supplies last!
Website and more information here!
Oct. 18: September Flood Clean-Up Day 9am to 12pm at 1100 Kingsbury Rd.
Pease Park Conservancy needs help in repairing the damages from flooding that occurred in the month of september. Come help bring back the beauty in the parks around Austin. For more information, click here!
Oct. 21-22: “Building Bridges” Art Celebration and Auction 10am to 10pm
The Arc of the Capital Area needs help in running the Largest Fundraiser of the year. There are multiple shifts available throughout the day. For more information and shift options, visit utvolunteers.org and search for “The Arc of the Capital Area.”
Oct. 24: Longhorn Lights Out 6:30pm to 9pm. Location shared once you register.
Longhorn Lights Out is a campus wide event open to all students, faculty and staff! On the night of LLO, groups of volunteers turn off lights, unplug personal electronics and power down computers around campus. Register here!
Oct. 25: Dia de los Muertos Festival Volunteers
Easter Seals Central Texas needs your help in hosting their second annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. This includes helping out with activities, decorating, and assisting wherever needed. Registration here!
Oct. 27: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Oct. 27 — Nov. 1
The annual day of the dead celebration is the biggest event at the ESB-MACC. This day is held as an indigenous Mexican holiday that celebrates the life cycle through the building of temporary altars to commemorate loved ones who have passed. Volunteers needed for many events. Register and get more information here!
Oct. 29: Starbright Preschool Pumpkin Patch 9:30am to 11:00am
Small preschool in South Austin needs help with Pumpkin Patch–guiding students through booths such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, bean bag toss and more. Enjoy a fun-filled morning helping preschoolers! 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.) Come help out with things like: weeding, planting, helping with compost, decorating, as well as find out some new tricks about growing your own vegetables. Thursday Registration. Sunday Registration.
Easter Seals Central Texas
Easter Seals Central Texas is 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.
Texas Advocacy Project
Lend out a helping hand to the Texas Advocacy Project as they prepare for their fundraising event known as the Black and White Ball. Shifts will start around 10am and end at 2pm. Last day of volunteering will be October 16th. For more information, click here!
Halloween Event at Hostel
Hostelling International is looking for two creative volunteers to help them plan and host a Halloween event. Volunteers will create activities, choose designs, decorate and much more. Event set to be on October 31st. Sign up here!
Front Desk Volunteers
Easter Seals Central Texas is looking for assistance every Friday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm to play an important role as a greeter to all of those who visit the main office looking for information. Click here for more information.
Learning Together Equestrians Fall Volunteering
Repeats every Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:15pm and Saturdays from 8:45am to 12:15pm until 12/13/2014. Learning Together Equestrians is looking for volunteers to walk with students with disabilities and or work with therapy horses. Wednesday Registration. Saturday Registration.
Texas-Native Plant Lovers
Call to all plant lovers! Hostelling International needs your assistance in keeping their new Texas-native landscape happy, healthy and pretty for all of those who use the hike and bike trail! This event repeats weekly on saturdays! For more information, click here!