Georgetown Volunteer Guide

Volunteer Guide 2016Georgetown has many charities and nonprofits that need volunteers throughout the year. There are volunteer opportunities available for any level of time commitment. Here is a list of some local charities that are accepting volunteers.


Assistance League of Georgetown Area
is a philanthropic, nonprofit volunteer organization with the mission to help those in need within the community through services, such as buying clothes for children, hosting monthly birthday parties at an Alzheimer’s disease unit, tutoring programs and operating the Assistance League Thrift Shop. Volunteers must go through a training program and become a member of the organization.
900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 313, Georgetown 78626
512-864-2542
www.georgetownarea.assistanceleague.org


Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown
offers programs and activities to help children build character, achieve academic success and maintain healthy lifestyles. Volunteers serve as homework helpers, club buddies, mentors, help with events, program facilitators or board members. A volunteer application, orientation and background check must be completed.
1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown
512-868-3700
www.bgcgeorgetown.org


The Caring Place
uses volunteer efforts to provide for needy families in Georgetown and northern Williamson County. Volunteers work as receptionists, cashiers, caseworkers, as staff in the boutique and more.
2000 Railroad St., Georgetown 78626
512-943-0702
www.caringplacetx.org,
www.facebook.com/thecaringplace


CASA of Williamson County
provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children on their journey to a safe, permanent home.
805 W. University Ave., Ste. 111, Georgetown 78626
512-868-2822
www.casawilco.org
Twitter: @casawctx


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 78626
512-868-9544
www.faithinactiongt.org


Family Eldercare
provides support services to older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers in Austin and the surrounding area. Volunteers provide support to those lacking the support of friends and family by assisting with bill paying and visiting regularly. Other volunteers facilitate telephone activities for the Lifetime Connections Without Walls program. Volunteers are always needed and are instrumental in enabling the programs to positively affect the lives of older adults in the community.
1700 Rutherford Lane, Austin 78754
805 W. University Ave., Ste. 113, Georgetown 78626
512-450-0844
www.familyeldercare.org
Twitter: @familyeldercare


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 improvement of the library, such as children’s activities and special programs, as well as toward unfunded projects.
402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown 78626
512-930-3551
www.folgeorgetown.com


Gentiva Hospice
serves Williamson and Burnet counties. Volunteers may provide end-of-life companionship for patients and their families or perform administrative tasks.
2913 Williams Drive, Ste. 320, Georgetown 78628
512-942-6261
www.gentiva.com


Georgetown Animal Shelter
provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers assist with direct animal care and adoption.
110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown 78626
512-930-3592
www.pets.georgetown.org


Georgetown Partners in Education
connects the community and resources to strengthen the educational network and promote academic and life success among students. Volunteer opportunities include becoming a classroom partner, mentor or tutor.
2281 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown 78627
512-887-0385
www.georgetownpartners.org


The Georgetown Project
coordinates community resources to build a healthier environment for children and youth. Volunteers assist in fundraising and youth programs. Bridges to Growth, a program of The Georgetown Project that offers a free lending library, uses volunteers to assist with clerical duties and children’s events.
1001 Ash St., Georgetown 78626 (The Georgetown Project),
512-943-5198
805 W. University Ave., Georgetown 78626 (Bridges to Growth), 512-864-3008
www.georgetownproject.org


GMAT, or Georgetown Medical Assist Team
is a nonprofit first-responder organization that is registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services. A monthly meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month; details may be found on the website. GMAT also teaches American Heart Association first aid, CPR and AED classes. Volunteers are certified emergency care attendants, emergency medical technicians and paramedics who strive to arrive at the scene of an emergency within 5 minutes of a call.
P.O. Box 1112, Georgetown 78627
512-773-8818
www.gmatems.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 78626
512-863-4344
www.williamsonhabitat.org
Twitter: @habitatwilco


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, such as completing sales and greeting visitors. Volunteers can also teach classes and help with monthly inventory or special events.
104 W. Eighth St., Georgetown 78626
512-869-1812
www.handcraftsunlimited.org


Hope Alliance
provides services and counseling to victims of family and sexual violence. Volunteers answer crisis calls and assist in a variety of programs.
1011 Gattis School Road, Ste. 106, Round Rock 78664
512-255-1212
www.hopealliancetx.org
Twitter: @hopealliance_ed


Hospice Austin
has provided compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual care for terminally ill people and their loved ones in Central Texas for the past 35 years. Regardless of ability to pay, it offers extensive services, including expert pain and symptom management, an inpatient facility, and volunteer and bereavement services in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Volunteers visit or read with patients, run errands, and provide a calm and compassionate presence for families.
4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 100, Austin 78759
512-342-4700
www.hospiceaustin.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 and help dropouts earn a GED certificate.
2411 Williams Drive, Ste. 1, Georgetown 78628
512-869-0497
www.literacycouncil-wc.org


Lone Star Circle of Care
provides primary health care services for uninsured and underserved patients in Central Texas. Volunteers help with administrative tasks and other assignments.
205 E. University Ave., Ste. 200, Georgetown 78626
512-686-0207
www.lscctx.org
Twitter: @LSCCHealthCtr


Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet County—Georgetown
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 78626
512-863-5010
www.wbco.net/services_meals.html


National Volunteer Caregiving Network
is dedicated to creating the choice of independent living through volunteer caregiving. NVCN believes that every individual who needs a volunteer caregiver should be satisfied; therefore, the NVCN is responsive to individuals, groups and communities whose vision is to help seniors and the disabled remain in their homes for as long as possible. NVCN volunteers are needed for administrative tasks, Web maintenance and special event staffing.
30028 Oakland Hills Drive, Georgetown 78628
512-240-9137
www.nvcnetwork.org
Twitter: @nvcnetwork


Project Linus—Williamson/Travis/Hays/Bastrop County Chapter
provides handmade blankets for children going through a difficult time in their lives. The nonprofit works with about 40 organizations, including police departments, hospitals and children’s shelters. Volunteers make, inspect, label, bag and distribute the blankets.
512-448-1851
www.orgsites.com/tx/austinlinus


R.O.C.K.
or Ride On Center for Kids, is a nonprofit provider of therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy for children and adults with cognitive and physical challenges. There are opportunities to volunteer directly with the students, horses, in the office, on committees and for special events.
2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown 78626
512-930-7625
www.rockride.org


STARRY
provides shelter and foster care to abused and neglected children as well as family counseling. Volunteers, when needed, are involved in a variety of projects, including child care programs and providing meals. Respite care and foster parents are also needed.
1300 N. Mays St., Round Rock 78664
512-246-4259
www.starry.org


Stonehaven Senior Center
is open to adults age 50 and older, and volunteers provide companionship and entertainment to residents as well as assist with activities hosted by the center.
1704 Hart St., Georgetown 78626
512-863-5141
stonehavencenter@verizon.net


The Texas Youth Hotline provides 24/7 crisis intervention and information and referral to at-risk youth, runaways and parents via phone, text and chat. Volunteers train to become advocates through a combination of classroom training and monitoring sessions. The hotline is in need of new volunteers to work three-hour weekend shifts.


512-929-6877
www.texasyouth.org


United Way of Williamson County
focuses on education, income, health and basic needs. Volunteers are needed at four free tax-preparation sites—Hutto, Georgetown, Leander and Taylor—from January through April. Free training is provided. Volunteers are also needed for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Fall Day of Caring projects.
1111 N. I-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock 78664
512-255-6799
www.unitedway-wc.org
Twitter: @unitedwaywilco


Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities
volunteers work in a wide range of services, including child development programs and Meals on Wheels, that benefit low-income members of the community. Volunteers are needed to assist in Head Start classrooms and deliver meals to homebound seniors.
604 High Tech Drive, Georgetown 78626
512-763-1400
www.wbco.net


Williamson County Brown Santa
provides assistance to families in Williamson County living outside the city limits of any city within the county not already providing a similar program. Brown Santa purchases toys, books and other items needed to make Christmas brighter for children. Volunteers help with events, packing boxes and wrapping gifts.
508 S. Rock St., Georgetown 78626
512-943-1300
www.wilcobrownsanta.com


Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center
is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to abused children, non-offending family members and the professionals dedicated to the intervention, investigation, prosecution and treatment options related to child abuse cases. Volunteers are needed to provide hospitality to families and children, answer phones and give administrative assistance.
1811 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown 78626
512-943-3701
www.wilcocac.org


Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers support the staff by socializing animals; assisting with cleaning, fundraising and off-site event assistance; office work; and helping customers. Search Facebook for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter for more information.
1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown 78626
512-943-3322
www.wilcopets.org
Twitter: @wilcopets


Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
travels throughout the county performing free concerts. Volunteers are needed to assist at performances, and musicians may visit the website to find open positions.
1007 Green Meadow Drive, Round Rock 78664
512-789-5073
www.wilcosymphony.org
Twitter: @wilcoorchestra


The Williamson Museum
promotes the culture and heritage of Williamson County. The nonprofit offers free hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, programs, tours and outreach. Museum volunteers serve as docents, courthouse tour guides, museum ambassadors and collections volunteers.
716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown 78626
512-943-1670
www.williamsonmuseum.org

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