Local nonprofit groups offer a number of ways to volunteer throughout the year in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto. Opportunities in this guide range from providing support to youth to serving seniors in need. This list is noncomprehensive.

Uplift local youth

Backpack Friends

The nonprofit provides food for children on free and reduced meal programs.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers help prepare food bags and deliver food to their respective locations.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 3217 Hawks Swoop Trail, Pflugerville
  • www.backpackfriends.com
Children at Heart Ministries

The organization provides support and resources for ministries that care for children and families in crisis.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers can help provided meals and maintenance as well as assist with events.
  • Donations accepted: monetary, food, clothing donations
  • 1301 N. Mays St., Round Rock
  • www.cahm.org
Footprints Children’s Grief Ministries

The program assists children ages 6-18 and their families who are experiencing loss.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers may assist with program activities and workshops.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 402A W. Palm Valley Blvd., Ste. 335, Round Rock
  • www.fpcgm.org
Hope Alliance

The nonprofit provides a range of services and counseling for victims of family and sexual violence.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers answer crisis calls and assist with the organization’s programs.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 1011 Gattis School Road, Ste. 110, Round Rock
  • www.hopealliancetx.org
The Hutto Education Foundation

Independent from Hutto ISD, the foundation provides funding, scholarships and resources to the district.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers assist at HEF events throughout the year, including its annual gala.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 200 College St., Hutto
  • www.hipponation.org
Hutto Family YMCA

The organization offers a fitness center, child watch center and children’s gym, an indoor aquatics center, and a full-size gymnasium for basketball and volleyball.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers provide activities and programs garnered toward building stronger families and communities.
  • Donations accepted: food, clothing
  • 200 Alliance Blvd., Hutto
  • www.ymcagwc.org/locations/hutto
Hutto Food Pantry

Partnering with the Central Texas Food Bank, the Hutto Food Pantry distributes food to those in need.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers will distribute food pantry boxes on alternating Saturdays, with limited opportunities to box distributions during the week.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 204 E. Live Oak St., Hutto
  • www.huttoresourcecenter.org
Pflugerville Education Foundation

Independent from Pflugerville ISD, the foundation provides funding to help meet the needs of the school district’s academic plans and programs.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers can sign up to help with the foundation’s annual gala.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • P.O. Box 773, Pflugerville
  • www.thepfoundation.org
The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place

The organization works to provide a space to empower teenagers during adolescence, offering recreational activities, mentorships, relationship-building opportunities and community engagement.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers assist in fundraising opportunities, recreational activities and tutoring, among other services.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 10700 FM 1660, Hutto
  • www.thesandboxatmadelinesplace.org
Texas Baptist Children’s Home

The home offers temporary housing and resources for unaccompanied children and single-parent families as they work toward independent living.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers donate time through actions such as coordinating a food drive or painting walls in a cottage.
  • Donations accepted: monetary, food, clothing donations
  • 1101 N. Mays St., Round Rock
  • www.tbch.org
Embrace the environment

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation

The nonprofit provides education and resources and helps facilitate green initiatives to help create a more environmentally engaged community.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers help participate in a range of environmentally centered activities, including beautification projects, sustainability and fundraising, as well as marketing and outreach initiatives, among others.
  • Donations accepted: sponsorships, one-time monetary donations
  • P.O. Box 591, Hutto
  • www.keephuttobeautiful.org
Advocate for animals

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Known as PAWS, the nonprofit works to protect the health and safety of pets and homeless animals in Pflugerville.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers assist with walking dogs, playing with cats, helping with off-site adoption events and taking photos of animals up for adoption, among other tasks.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations, pet supplies
  • 1600 Waterbrook Drive, Pflugerville
  • www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/animal-welfare-services
Contribute to the community


The organization offers an array of programs and services for its members, including child care, youth arts and cooking programs, youth sports, adult exercise classes, and swimming and aquatic programs.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers provide a variety of assistance in activities and programs garnered toward building stronger families and communities, including coaching youth sports programs.
  • Donations accepted: N/A
  • 1801 N. I-35, Round Rock
  • www.ymcagwc.org/locations/round-rock
Hutto Resource Center

The center provides tools and resources to enhance the well-being of residents within its community as well as promotes independence and financial self-sufficiency. A significant component of the center’s focus is its community food pantry, a volunteer-driven operation that serves between 70 and 85 families each week.
  • Sample activities: Volunteer to help at the center, provide donations or become a sponsor.
  • Donations accepted: Monetary donations
  • 204 E. Live Oak St., Hutto
  • www.huttoresourcecenter.org
Round Rock Area Serving Center

The center serves families in Round Rock and surrounding communities by providing financial assistance for necessities, such as rent, utilities and transportation, among others. RRASC also operates a food pantry, a thrift store and social work case management.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers assist in picking up and sorting through donations, restocking the pantry, unloading trucks and completing data entries.
  • Donations accepted: monetary, food, clothing, furniture, appliance, electronic donations
  • 1099 E. Main St., Round Rock
  • www.rrasc.org
United Way for Greater Austin

The organization is a nonprofit aimed at advocating for the health, education and financial literacy of all residents in Austin.
  • Sample activities: Volunteer opportunities include mentoring students; volunteering as a preparer, translator or greeter at its free tax center; assisting at special events and food pantries; and providing services with graphic design, photography, social media and administrative tasks.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 1111 N. I-35, Ste. 220, Round Rock
  • www.unitedwayaustin.org
Benefit seniors

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: Volunteers help provide care and assist in programs for older adults living with dementia and other early memory-loss conditions in the Greater Round Rock community.
  • Donations accepted: monetary donations
  • 475 Round Rock West Drive, Ste. 120, Round Rock
  • www.ageofcentraltx.org
Meals on Wheels-Round Rock

The organization makes and delivers meals to homebound members of the Round Rock community, including those 60 years of age and older.Senior Access

The nonprofit connects volunteer drivers with seniors needing a way to get to the essential services, with a specific focus on low-income areas and senior citizens who cannot afford transportation.
  • Sample activities: Volunteers assist adults 60 years of age and older by providing transportation, loaner medical equipment, home repairs, yard work and companionship to those in need in the Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto and East Austin communities.
  • Donations accepted: office equipment, monetary donations
  • 2498 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
  • www.senioraccesstx.org