It's National Volunteer Week; here's how you can get involved in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

National Volunteer Week is here and there are plenty of ways to get involved in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area. Here are some examples from our December Volunteer guide:

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center offers opportunities for families to prepare themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually for the birth of their child. Volunteers assist with the client intake registration process or in the center with baby supplies. Volunteer opportunities will be available for the mobile unit in the spring.
104 E. Main St., Round Rock 78664
AGE of Central Texas an adult day care center in Round Rock, serves older adults, adults with dementia and family caregivers throughout the Central Texas region. Volunteers assist with and lead engaging activities for participants.
475 Round Rock West Drive, Ste. 120, Round Rock 78681
Twitter: @austinelderly

Alzheimer’s Texas seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through research advancement and enhance care and support for those with the disease, their families and caregivers. Volunteer opportunities vary.
3520 Executive Center Dr., Ste., 140, Austin 78731
The Backpack Coalition volunteers help stock food, assemble food and snack kits and distribute to Round Rock ISD schools during the school year. More than 900 students are served by the nonprofit. To volunteer, visit the website.
15630 Vision Drive, Ste. C, Pflugerville 78660

Baylor Scott & White Health Austin/Round Rock provides health care services for residents of Williamson and Travis Counties. Volunteers are needed at the hospital and outlying clinics. Volunteer opportunities fit individual schedules, abilities and interests.
300 University Blvd., Round Rock 78665

Breast Cancer Resource Center is a nonprofit organization with offices in Central Austin and Round Rock providing guidance, education and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine solutions that are right for her. BCRC’s Volunteer Program offers diverse opportunities that directly impact the lives of those affected by cancer. To find out more, visit the website and view the volunteer page to sign up to be included in emails regarding opportunities and training.
306 E. Main St., Round Rock 78664
BCRC Helpline: 512-524-2560
BCRC Línea de Ayuda: 512-796-5808

CASA of Travis County speaks for children who have been abused or neglected by empowering the community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.
7701 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 301, Austin 78752
Twitter: @casatravis

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.
805 W. University Ave., Ste. 111, Georgetown 78626
Twitter: @casawctx

Celebration of Love works with volunteers to give food and gifts to those in need. Volunteers can help at the Reaching Out Center, which hosts a food pantry that is open every Friday from 12:30-2 p.m. Volunteers can assist with the annual Soldiers of America event, which takes place at Fort Hood.
15630 Vision Drive, Pflugerville 78660

CHASCO Family YMCA volunteers assist in many programs that are geared toward building stronger families and communities, including assisting with youth sports.
1812 N. Mays St., Round Rock 78664
Twitter: @ymcagwctx

Children At Heart Ministries provides specialized services and resources for ministries that care for children and families in crisis. Locally, STARRY and Texas Baptist Children’s Home focus on an array of services for children and families facing challenges. Volunteer opportunities range from providing meals and maintenance to assisting with special events.
1301 N. Mays St., Round Rock 78664

Drive a Senior, serving Round Rock, Pflugerville, North Austin and Hutto, assists older adults in maintaining their quality of life and independence. Volunteers provide transportation, light handyman services and companionship to the elderly. To volunteer, fill out an application on the website.
2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock 78664

Easter Seals Central Texas, originally chartered as the Texas Society for Crippled Children, has been providing services to children and adults with disabilities and their caregivers since 1937. Volunteers help with special events and fundraisers, clerical duties, camps and the gala committee as well as several other event committees.
8505 Cross Park Drive, Ste. 120, Austin 78704

Footprints Children’s Grief Ministry is a free communitywide program serving children ages 6-18 and their families who are experiencing loss.
402A W. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 335, Round Rock 78664

Friendship International Round Rock is for people from around the world. People from 55 countries meet to make new friends and take free classes. The organization offers six levels of English as a second language, basic and advanced computer classes, cooking, sewing, arts and crafts, Bible study and citizenship classes. Volunteers are needed as teachers, classroom helpers, greeters and servers.
306 Round Rock Ave., Round Rock 78664

Friends of the Hutto Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the city-funded library. Volunteers support library programs, such as teen nights, and assist with fundraisers.
P.O. Box 1163, Hutto 78634

Friends of the Pflugerville Library provides funds to enhance library programs, publicizes specific library activities, supports legislation to strengthen libraries, and promotes literacy and lifelong learning. Volunteers are needed to assist with programs, including a homebound delivery program, representing the library at Pflugerville ISD schools—particularly at book fairs and back-to-school night—and help run the book sale room, Buy the Book.
1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville 78660

Friends of the Round Rock Public Library is a volunteer, nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to support the library with funds and materials. The organization donates books and furniture to the library and holds an ongoing book sale to raise funds for the library. A criminal background check will be performed on all volunteers age 18 or older.
216 E. Main St., Round Rock 78664

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

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 and provide customer service at the ReStore thrift stores for building materials.
2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown 78626
3916 Gattis School Road, Ste. 104, Round Rock 78664
Twitter: @habitatwilco

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
Twitter: @hopealliance_ed

Hutto Education Foundation promotes educational excellence in Hutto ISD schools by providing funds for academic programs, acknowledging and rewarding exemplary teaching, encouraging parent-teacher collaboration and promoting public awareness of successful programs. Volunteer opportunities include positions on the board of directors and committees, such as the gala-planning committee, corporate development committee and scholarship committee.
200 College St./P.O. Box 363, Hutto 78634
512-759-3771, ext. 1052
Twitter: @HuttoEF

Just Because Christmas Project is a nonprofit program establised in 1987 in association with St. William’s Parish of Round Rock. The purpose of this project is to serve underpriveleged families In Williamson County  who live outside the city limits of Round Rock or those who do not get help from other agencies. Volunteers are needed from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 16, and from 7:30 a.m-1 p.m. Dec. 17 at Hernandez Middle School, 1901 Sunrise Road, Round Rock, to help sort goods, wrap presents and distribute items to families.
2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 120, Cedar Park 78613

LIfeSteps works to eliminate substance abuse in Williamson County through prevention, intervention, counseling, education and family services. Volunteers help with clerical duties and maintenance.
2021 N. Mays St., Ste. 500, Round Rock 78664

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, speak English or earn a GED certificate.
2411 Williams Drive, Ste. 1, Georgetown 78628

Meals on Wheels-Round Rock makes and delivers meals to homebound members of the community, including those age 60 and older. Volunteers deliver meals by car.
301 W. Bagdad Road, Bldg. 2, Round Rock 78664

Pflugerville Circle of Friends raises funds for the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Volunteers help with fundraising.
4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin 78723

Pflugerville Education Foundation was established in 2006. The nonprofit was created by local businesses and community leaders in an effort to make a positive impact on public education. The foundation aims to help unite Pflugerville ISD schools and the community, promote quality education and increase student success. The foundation accepts applications year-round for board members and volunteers to represent the Pflugerville community and support education.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 773, Pflugerville 78691-0773; physical address: 1401 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville 78660

Pflugerville ISD volunteers can help mentor or read to students, act as guest speakers and participate in after-school programs.
1401 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville 78660

Pflugerville Lions Club members do whatever is needed to help the community, such as working with children who need eyeglasses.
500 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville 78660

Project Linus 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 are needed to make homemade blankets and get together monthly to process them.

Round Rock Area Serving Center is a nonprofit social services agency and food pantry that serves the Round Rock, Hutto, Great Oaks and Wells Branch areas by providing financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, temporary lodging and prescriptions. It is run primarily by volunteers who assist with the following: merchandising donations at the thrift store and working the cash register, assisting at the community gardens, stocking the donations for the food pantry, assisting with social work case management and much more. Volunteer schedules are flexible. Orientations are held on the first and third Tuesdays at 4 p.m. or on Saturdays by appointment only.
1099 E. Main St., Round Rock 78664
Twitter: @servingcenter

Round Rock Housing Authority provides safe, affordable housing to families and individuals in the Greater Round Rock area and provides education and training opportunities. Volunteers assist with mentoring/tutoring, provide administrative support and help with beautification projects.
1505 Lance Lane, Round Rock 78664

Round Rock Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the alliance between officers and the community, which is intended to bolster public safety and promote a higher quality of life.
P.O. Box 424, Round Rock 78665

RRISD Partners in Education Foundation generates and distributes resources to Round Rock ISD. Volunteers distribute school supplies, mentor students, and serve on scholarship and grant committees.
595 Round Rock West Drive, Ste. 404, Round Rock 78681
Twitter: @RRISD_PIEF

Run Free Texas offers two different 12-week running and walking programs working with at-risk youth in the community and with select students in fourth and fifth grades in Round Rock ISD. Both programs are designed to positively impact lives of community youth by promoting physical and mental wellness. Volunteers  will run alongside the youth and support them throughout the duration of the program. Training will be provided, and no prior running experience is required.
14900 Avery Ranch Blvd., Ste. 278, Austin 78717
Twitter: @runfreetexas

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

The Storehouse is a faith-based organization providing food for anyone who needs assistance. Volunteers are needed in the areas of client services, prayer partners, food distribution, on the food recovery team and administrative services.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1256, Pflugerville 78691;
Physical address: 1202 FM 685, Ste. C4, Pflugerville 78660

Texas Baptist Children’s Home provides residential programs for children and single parents in crisis as well as community-based outreach and prevention programs. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and maintenance of the facility, among other jobs. Check the website for current volunteer opportunities.
1101 N. Mays St., Round Rock 78664

United Way of Williamson County focuses on improving individuals’ education, income, health and basic needs. Volunteers are needed for four free tax-preparation sites—in 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 projects.
1111 N. I-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock 78664
Twitter: @unitedwaywilco

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 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown 78626

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers support the staff by socializing animals and 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 S. E Inner Loop, Georgetown 78626

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
Twitter: @wilcoorchestra

These listings are valid as of December, and this guide is not a comprehensive list of all area organizations that need volunteers.


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