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
Hill Country Community Ministries is a nonprofit corporation that provides food and clothing for people in crisis or poverty in Southwest Williamson and Northwest Travis counties. Volunteers help in the food pantry and clothes closet, pick up food at retail stores and serve as caseworkers.
1005 Lacy Drive, Leander
512-259-0360 • www.hccm.org
Meals on Wheels Central Texas volunteers deliver meals and offer home repair, pet care and other services to older adults and people with disabilities in the community. Children under 18 may volunteer but must be accompanied by an adult.
3227 E. Fifth St., Austin
Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties serves Leander, Cedar Park and Liberty Hill. The organization offers Meals on Wheels, community services and Head Start programs to members of the community, and volunteers are needed for various programs.
Bagdad Activity Center, 351 N. Bagdad Road, Leander
Reveal Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding families through both physical and spiritual resources. Churches, schools, businesses, agencies and families can support the ministry by providing canned food, clothing, monetary donations and volunteer work. Donations can be dropped off from
9 a.m.-noon Monday and Tuesday, and food is served from 7-8 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays.
1150 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park
Twin Lakes Family YMCA & Camp Twin Lakes offers programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Volunteer opportunities include coaching sports, helping with special events and camp work-days. Volunteers must be over age 18, and background checks are required.
204 E. Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park
United Way of Williamson County focuses on improving individuals’ education, income, health and basic needs. Volunteers are needed for the MLK 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
Austin Fairy Godmother Boutique offers an affordable way for girls and women of all ages to rent or purchase dresses so they can attend any formal event in style without the burden of expense. Through community partnerships throughout Central Texas and its Diva Day Out Mentoring Program, the organization aims to make a difference by surrounding those in need with positive role models, encouraging future success, and building self-esteem and self-worth. To volunteer, email the boutique at
10303 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
Austin Steam Train Association volunteers can serve as car attendants on board the organization’s train; join the train crew as an engineer, conductor or brakeman; help with restoring historic cars in the railyard; and assist the staff in the office with various duties. Those interested can email [email protected] or call the organization.
401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C100, Cedar Park
512-477-8468, ext. 1
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. Volunteers spend time with CASA children, participate in case meetings and review documents.
7701 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 301, Austin
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. Training is provided for volunteers.
805 W. University Ave., Ste. 111, Georgetown
Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation funds innovative teaching projects and professional development opportunities. LEEF needs individuals interested in serving the community as board members or as volunteers in any of its programs, which include early childhood literacy and building a college- and career-ready culture among Leander ISD students. To volunteer, email [email protected]
P.O. Box 218, Leander
512-570-0027 • www.leeftx.org
Reset Mentoring is a charitable organization that benefits at-risk youth by providing services both in and out of the juvenile justice system. The organization’s programs are shown to reduce recidivism rates and include mentoring, Bible studies, life skills classes and teen center activities. Volunteers can mentor, cook meals, assist with yearly outreach programs, provide rides or teach life skills classes for juveniles.
P.O. Box 914, Leander
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center 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 for a variety of tasks.
1811 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
The Dog Alliance offers job training and placement for adults with challenges, Bow Wow Reading Dogs for at-risk readers, and therapy dog teams for hospitals and nursing homes. Volunteers can train to work with their own dog in a therapy setting or work with service dogs. Orientation and training are required, and those interested in volunteering can sign up for orientation online.
1321 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas provides opportunities for volunteers to participate in its therapeutic horseback riding program, Hearts Therapeutic Riding. ERCT serves individuals with disabilities and veterans and their families. New volunteer orientation is provided monthly to teach horse handling and side-walking. For more information, email [email protected] or call.
17000 Trails End Cove, Leander
512-484-8480 • www.horseserct.org
Texas Humane Heroes’ mission is to eliminate pet homelessness. The organization travels across Texas to rescue at-risk animals from overcrowded municipal shelters, some with save rates as low as 5 percent. Volunteers can help in a variety of areas, including dog and cat care, clinic help and administrative duties. The minimum volunteer age is 14 years old.
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals and helps community members find pets for adoption. Volunteers are needed to support the staff by socializing animals, assisting with cleaning, working at fundraising and off-site events, office work and assisting customers at the shelter.
1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
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,
512-255-1212 • www.hopealliancetx.org
Just Because Christmas Project is a nonprofit program established in 1987 in association with St. William’s Parish of Round Rock. The purpose of this project is to serve underprivileged families In Williamson County who live outside the city limits of Round Rock or those who do not get help from other agencies. Call to learn more about volunteer opportunities and ways you can sponsor a family.
2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 120,
512-650-4673 • www.jbmhope.com
Kindred Hospice works with end-of-life patients in Burnet, Llano and Williamson counties. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, and volunteers are especially needed in the Cedar Park and Leander areas.
2913 Williams Drive, Ste. 320, Georgetown
512-868-0505 • www.kindredhospice.com
Lone Star Circle of Care provides primary health care services throughout five counties in Central Texas. Volunteers help with administrative tasks and other assignments.
205 E. University Ave., Ste. 200, Georgetown
512-686-0207 • www.lonestarcares.org
Restore Transform is an affordable community wellness center that is in need of public relations volunteers to attend events and functions and act as ambassadors online. Volunteers are also sought to help with quarterly fundraisers, cleaning and landscaping help.
1003 Adventure Lane, Cedar Park.
512-221-1939 • www.restoretransformaustin.org
Samaritan Health Ministries is a clinic serving uninsured families that has multiple flexible volunteer opportunities inside and outside of the clinic. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks and must be at least 18 years old. Administrative and office support, Spanish interpreters, medical volunteers, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses are needed.
700 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
512-331-5828 • www.theshm.org
AGE of Central Texas is an adult day care center in Round Rock serving older adults, adults with dementia and family caregivers. Residents in Cedar Park and Leander are able to use the centers’ services. Volunteers assist with and lead engaging activities for clients.
475 Round Rock West Drive, Ste. 120, Round Rock
Drive a Senior—Northwest serves Northwest Austin, Cedar Park and Leander. The program assists older adults in maintaining their quality of life and independence. Volunteers provide transportation, home repairs and companionship to the elderly. To volunteer, fill out an application on the website.
10633 Lake Creek Parkway, Austin
Family Eldercare provides in-home care for elderly citizens who are in need of assistance. Volunteer opportunities include administrative tasks, helping clients to manage bills and finances, advocacy and more. Orientation is provided for volunteers.
805 West University Ave.,