Editor's note: This story has been edited to include additional Meals on Wheels information as well as updated information for Starry.

Learn more about volunteer and donation opportunities in the Georgetown area. For specific volunteer requirements, contact the organization directly. This list is not comprehensive.

Animal services

Georgetown Animal Shelter

The shelter cares for lost or homeless animals and manages adoptions for them.
  • Sample activities: serving as an adoption guide, cleaning kennels, feeding and socializing the animals, walking dogs, providing foster care, doing groundskeeping and office work
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, leashes, toys, Kuranda beds, cleaning supplies, pet food
  • 110 Walden Drive, Georgetown
  • https://pets.georgetown.org
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

The shelter provides care for homeless animals and offers adoption services.
  • Sample activities: socializing animals, assisting with cleaning, working at events, performing administrative tasks
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, unopened pet food, newspaper, cardboard trays, pet crates and carriers, towels, bedding
  • 1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
  • http://pets.wilco.org
Community resources

BIG (The Brookwood Community in Georgetown)

The vocational community aims to provide meaningful work and a sense of belonging for adults with functional disabilities.
  • Sample activities: decorating and maintaining facilities, doing yard work, cooking dinners, spending time with or reading to community members
  • Donations accepted: movie/activity gift cards, local event tickets, board games, coloring books, markers, crayons, colored pencils, puzzles
  • 905 N. Church St., Georgetown
  • www.brookwoodingeorgetown.org
The Caring Place

The community oriented organization runs a thrift store to benefit neighbors needing food, utility, rent, transportation or medical assistance.
  • Sample activities: assisting with enrollment, performing clerical tasks, shopping and stocking the food pantry shopping, sorting donations, serving as a cashier, merchandising
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, food, clothes, home goods, furniture, electronics, building materials, recreation items
  • 2000 Railroad Ave., Georgetown
  • www.caringplacetx.org
Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department

The department often seeks volunteers to promote stewardship of the community’s parks, natural areas and recreation programs.
  • Sample activities: coaching a youth sports team, assisting with special events, providing general park maintenance
  • Donations accepted: sponsorship opportunities
  • 1101 N. College St., Georgetown
  • https://parks.georgetown.org
Georgetown Public Library

The library offers volunteer opportunities for adults and teenagers. Many tasks require the ability to push and pull heavy carts, reach high above the head and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Sample activities: shelving reading materials, processing and checking-in new materials
  • Donations accepted: books, CDs, DVDs, video games, records, puzzles
  • 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
  • https://library.georgetown.org
Helping Hands of Georgetown

The nonprofit offers equitable access to basic necessities including food, clothing, shelter and financial aid assistance to those in need.
  • Sample activities: making and packing lunches, organizing the pantry, sorting clothes, distributing donations
  • Donations accepted: food, clothing, sleeping bags, ponchos, socks, hygiene products, monetary gifts
  • 1100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Georgetown
  • www.helpinghandsgtx.org
Hope Alliance

The nonprofit provides a range of services and counseling for victims of family and sexual violence.
  • Sample activities: answering crisis calls, assisting with programs
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, items from Amazon wishlist, vehicles, housing
  • 1011 Gattis School Road, Ste. 110, Round Rock
  • www.hopealliancetx.org
Opportunities of Williamson and Burnet Counties

The organization provides Meals on Wheels, family development services with Head Start, and other community services to families in both counties.
  • Sample activities: delivering meals, providing companionship
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, pet supplies, adult diapers, hygiene kits
  • 604 High Tech Drive, Georgetown
  • www.owbc-tx.org
Ride on Center for Kids

The nonprofit provides equine-assisted services to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.
  • Sample activities: assisting participants on rides, caring for horses, organizing fundraising events
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown
  • www.rockride.org
The Salvation Army in Williamson County

The organization provides emergency shelter, rehabilitation programs, Christmas assistance, emergency disaster services, family stores, and rent and utility assistance.
  • Sample activities: organizing food pantry, distributing aid, teaching classes, ringing the Christmas bell
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, clothing, furniture, household items, groceries, shelf-stable foods
  • http://salvationarmyaustin.org
United Way for Greater Austin

The organization advocates for the health, education and financial literacy of all residents in the Austin area.
  • Sample activities: building a playhouse at a child care center, planting native Texas flowers, mulching a local trail, painting pre-K classrooms, sorting books
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 1111 N. I-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock
  • www.unitedwayaustin.org
Education and children

Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown

The organization provides a safe space for youth to learn, develop their character and engage with other young people.CASA of Williamson County

The organization provides trained, court-appointed volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children in the foster care system.
  • Sample activities: advocating for the children they serve, preparing court reports, coordinating with the child welfare team, attending court
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, stock options, gift cards for gas and groceries, postage stamps, drinks and snacks, raffle items
  • 2100 Scenic Drive, Ste. 110, Georgetown
  • www.casawilco.org
Reset Mentoring

The organization works with Williamson County Juvenile Services to assist teenagers in academics and life skills through counseling, mentoring and direct support.
  • Sample activities: serving as a mentor, cooking, providing event assistance, planning creative activities
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • www.resetmentoring.org

The nonprofit offers counseling and family support as well as therapy services to biological families through the Carver Center for Families in Georgetown. It also provides trauma-informed and restorative practices training and implementation to school districts, law enforcement, and the judicial system.
  • Sample activities: organizing events, sewing weighted blankets
  • Donations accepted: play therapy supplies, gift cards, monetary gifts
  • 1520 Leander Road, Ste. 102, Georgetown
  • www.starry.org
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

The nonprofit provides assistance to children who have been abused or neglected.
  • Sample activities: greeting families when they come into the center, helping with events and fundraising, organizing donations, data entry
  • Donations accepted: individually packaged snacks, bottled water, gift cards for gas and groceries, art supplies, blankets, stuffed animals, monetary gifts
  • 1811 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
  • www.wilcocac.org
Housing and preservation

Texas Master Naturalist Good Water Chapter

The environmental conservation organization focuses on providing educational opportunities and managing natural areas in Central Texas.
  • Sample activities: rescuing native plants, installing butterfly gardens, sowing seeds, harvesting, collecting trash, protecting bird nests
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 100 Wilco Way, Ste. AG201, Georgetown
  • www.txmn.org/goodwater
Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County

The organization builds homes for low-income families.
  • Sample activities: building and repairing homes, helping at ReStore, serving on committees, performing administrative tasks, volunteering at events
  • Donations accepted: construction materials, tools, vehicles, professional services, stocks, bonds, land, monetary gifts
  • 2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
  • www.williamsonhabitat.org
Preservation Georgetown

The organization preserves the city’s historic buildings through advocacy, education and community engagement. It also keeps documents, pictures and other records relating to them.
  • Sample activities: assisting with fundraising events; serving as a tour guide; providing marketing, research, office help and decorating
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 817 S. Main St., Georgetown
  • www.preservationgeorgetown.org
Medical care

Gentiva Hospice

The organization works with end-of-life patients in Williamson County.
  • Sample activities: working with patients, running errands, reading, listening, attending events, performing administrative tasks, assisting with bereavement program
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 2913 Williams Drive, Ste. 320, Georgetown
  • www.gentivahs.com
Samaritan Health Ministries

The Christian nonprofit provides medical, dental, pharmaceutical, women’s health and mental health services to uninsured families.
  • Sample activities: providing medical support, performing administrative duties, interpreting for Spanish-speaking clients
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, office supplies, medical supplies, food
  • 904 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
  • www.theshm.org
Senior services

AGE of Central Texas

The organization helps older adults and their caregivers thrive as they navigate the realities and opportunities of aging and caregiving.
  • Sample activities: providing care and assisting in programs for older adults living with dementia and other early memory-loss conditions
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts
  • 475 Round Rock W. Drive, Ste. 120, Round Rock
  • www.ageofcentraltx.org
A Gift of Time

The nonprofit supports people with memory loss and their caregivers. Programs include social gatherings where attendees can share memories and play games.
  • Sample activities: assisting with social gatherings, performing, facilitating art and crafts, serving meals, providing respite companionship, educating others about dementia
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, craft supplies, puzzles, games
  • 410 E. 19th St., Georgetown
  • www.agiftoftimegeorgetown.org
Faith in Action-Driving Seniors

The organization provides transportation services to seniors.
  • Sample activities: driving seniors to doctor appointments and errands, carrying groceries, performing administrative tasks
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts, gift cards, water bottles, snacks
  • 2445 Williams Drive, Ste. 104, Georgetown
  • www.faithinactiongt.org
Meals on Wheels Central Texas

The nonprofit distributes 3,000 meals every business day to homebound older adults and people with disabilities across Travis and Williamson counties.
  • Sample activities: providing lunch time meal deliveries, in-home care services and Alzheimer’s respite care; helping with home repairs; assisting with grocery shopping
  • Donations accepted: monetary gifts; sanitary supplies, such as hand sanitizer and masks; toiletry items, such as shampoo and toothpaste; socks; blankets; towels; household items, such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies; wall calendars; microwaves; dog and cat food, accessories and toys
  • 3227 E. Fifth St., Austin
  • www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org