GUIDE: Here's where you can volunteer in Georgetown this holiday season

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers support the staff by socializing animals and assisting with cleaning, fundraising, off-site event assistance, office work and helping customers. n1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown n512-930-3592nhttp://pets.wilco.org

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers support the staff by socializing animals and assisting with cleaning, fundraising, off-site event assistance, office work and helping customers. n1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown n512-930-3592nhttp://pets.wilco.org

Whether your passion is helping animals, children or your neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities to lend a hand. Many local groups need help in their mission to better the community not only during the holidays, but also throughout the year.


ANIMAL SERVICES









Georgetown Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers assist with direct animal care, dog walking and adoption. Orientation overviews are held every first Saturday of the month at noon and usually every second Tuesday at 5 p.m.


110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown
512-930-3592
http://pets.georgetown.org









Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers support the staff by socializing animals and assisting with cleaning, fundraising, off-site event assistance, office work and helping customers.


1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
512-930-3592
http://pets.wilco.org







EDUCATION/YOUTH SERVICES









Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown offers programs to help children build character and maintain a healthy lifestyle. After completing a volunteer application, orientation and background check, volunteers can serve as homework helpers, club buddies, mentors and more.


1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown
512-868-3700
www.bgcgeorgetown.org








CASA of Williamson County provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children on their journey to a safe, permanent home. Volunteers are trained advocates for CASA children.


805 W. University Ave., Ste. 111, Georgetown
512-868-2822
www.casawilco.org








Literacy Council of Williamson County improves adult literacy in the county and offers English as a second language courses. Volunteers tutor individuals to read, write and speak English or earn a GED certificate.


2411 Williams Drive, Ste. 1, Georgetown
512-869-0497
www.literacycouncil-wc.org








Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) is a nonprofit provider of therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy for children and adults with cognitive and physical challenges, as well as veterans and service members. There are opportunities to volunteer directly with the students, veterans or horses, as well as helping out in the office or for special events.


2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown
512-930-7625
www.rockride.org








Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center provides assistance to abused children. Volunteers are needed to provide hospitality to families and children, provide administrative assistance and occasionally help with special events.

1811 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
512-943-3701
www.wilcocac.org





HEALTH SERVICES









GMAT, or Georgetown Medical Assist Team, is a nonprofit first-responder organization that serves as a 911 response agency primarily for the rural areas in  Williamson County. 


P.O. Box 1112, Georgetown
512-773-8818
www.gmatems.org








Kindred Hospice serves Williamson and Burnet counties providing end-of-life companionship for patients.


2913 Williams Drive, Ste. 320, Georgetown
512-868-0505
www.kindredhospice.com







SENIOR RESOURCES







Faith in Action Georgetown assists adults age 65 and older in maintaining their quality of life and independence. Volunteers provide transportation, home repairs and companionship to the elderly.


805 W. University Ave., Ste. 105, Georgetown
512-868-9544
www.faithinactiongt.org








Handcrafts Unlimited offers handmade crafts from artisans age 50 and older living in Williamson County or an adjacent county. Volunteers help operate the store with daily retail activities and can also teach classes and help with monthly inventory or special events.


104 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
512-869-1812
www.handcraftsunlimited.com








Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet County makes and delivers meals to homebound members of the community, including those age 60 and older. Volunteers deliver meals by car.


803 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
512-863-5010
www.wbco.net/services_meals.html








National Volunteer Caregiving Network helps seniors and the disabled manage independent living through volunteer caregiving. NVCN volunteers are needed for administrative tasks, web maintenance and special event staffing.


30028 Oakland Hills Drive, Georgetown
512-582-2197
www.nvcnetwork.org








Stonehaven Senior Center is open to those age 50 and older, and volunteers provide companionship and other services to residents.


1704 Hart St., Georgetown
512-863-5141
www.facebook.com/stonehavenseniorcenter







COMMUNITY SUPPORT









Assistance League of Georgetown  Area aims to help those in need within the community through a variety of services, such as buying clothes for children, hosting monthly birthday parties for people with Alzheimer’s disease and assisting with tutoring programs.


900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 313, Georgetown
512-864-2542
www.assistanceleague.org








The Caring Place provides assistance to families in need of food, clothing and other services. Volunteers have an opportunity to serve as receptionists, cashiers and more.


2000 Railroad St., Georgetown
512-943-0702
www.caringplacetx.org,
www.facebook.com/thecaringplace








Friends of the Georgetown Public Library runs the Second-Hand Prose used bookstore in the Georgetown Public Library. All funds from the bookstore go toward library improvements, such as development of children’s activities and special programs as well as unfunded library projects.


402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
512-930-3551
www.folgeorgetown.org








Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County teams build quality houses for local low-income families. Volunteers assist in construction, office administration and customer service, and they also handle donations at the ReStore, a thrift store for building materials.


2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
512-863-4344
www.williamsonhabitat.org








Salvation Army volunteers assist in many ways, from collecting donations to serving meals at shelters and distributing gifts at the Christmas warehouse as part of the Angel Tree program.

Williamson County Service Center
1930 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown

Georgetown Austin Area Command
501 E. Eighth St., Austin
512-634-5921
www.salvationarmyaustin.org






United Way of Williamson County focuses on improving individuals’ education, income, health and basic needs. Volunteers are needed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service projects and to assist with tax preparation in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander and Taylor.

1111 N. I-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock
512-255-6799
www.unitedway-wc.org




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