Volunteer Guide 2014

AGE of Central Texas—Adult Day Care Center 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
Twitter: @austinelderly

Annunciation Maternity Home offers assistance to teenagers and women experiencing crisis pregnancy. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring and life skills training for mothers, working at the day care center, providing transportation and administrative support, and helping at the warehouse, garage sales and special events. Garage sales are held the first and third weekend of every month.

3610 Shell Road, Georgetown

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

Autism Society of Central Texas is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America with a mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Volunteers are used in many different ways including fundraising events and community opportunities.

4902 Brover Ave. Ste. 201, Austin 78756
Twitter: @autismATX

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas pairs volunteers with children in need of mentoring and positive role models. Men and Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed.

1400 Tillery St., Austin 78721
Twitter: @bigmentoring

The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas is the exclusive provider and guardian of the community blood supply for more than 38 medical facilities in the 10-county service area of Central Texas. Volunteers assist on blood drives, serve refreshments in donor centers, provide office support and transport blood product in the center’s vehicles.

4300 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin 78756
Twitter: @CentralTXBlood

Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgetown—Stonehaven Unit offers programs and activities to help children build character, achieve academic success and maintain healthy lifestyles. Volunteers serve as homework helpers, club buddies, program facilitators or board members. A volunteer application, orientation and background check must be completed.

210 W. 18th St., Georgetown

Camp Agape Bereavement Camp for Children is a summer camp program designed specifically for children ages 7–12 who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free, Christian-based service offers all the fun experiences of a typical summer camp along with group therapy activities to assist children with their bereavement process. Volunteer opportunities include serving as camp buddies and other functions at camp.

P.O. Box 1484, Marble Falls

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

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
Twitter: @casawctx

Children At Heart Ministries provides specialized services and resources for ministries that care for children and families in crisis, including Christian nonprofit foster care and adoption services agency STARRY as well as Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock. Volunteer opportunities range from providing meals and maintenance to assisting with special events.

1301 N. Mays St., Round Rock

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
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

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

Georgetown Animal Shelter provides care for homeless animals. Volunteers assist with direct animal care and adoption.

110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown

Georgetown Medical Assist Team, or GMAT, 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.

P.O. Box 1112, Georgetown

Georgetown Partners in Education organizes community resources to benefit students and enrich their educational experience, and matches community volunteers with elementary school classrooms to support students’ academic and social growth. Volunteers offer mentorship and tutoring to students.

2281 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown

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 under The Georgetown Project that offers a free lending library, uses volunteers to assist with clerical duties and children’s events.

1003 Ash St., Georgetown (The Georgetown Project)
805 W. University Ave., Georgetown (Bridges to Growth)

Girlstart volunteers work to encourage girls to pursue interests in math, science and technology through after-school programs and community events.

1400 W. Anderson Lane, Austin 78757
Twitter: @girlstart

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
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

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
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 30 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.

4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Ste. 100, Austin 78759

Literacy Council of Williamson County improves adult literacy in the county and offers English as a second language courses. Volunteers tutor individuals to improve literacy in various aspects of life and help them earn their GED certificate and citizenship.

2411 Williams Drive, Ste. 1, Georgetown

Lone Star Circle of Care provides primary health care for uninsured and underserved patients in Central Texas. Volunteers help with administrative tasks and act as patient advocates.

205 E. University Ave., Ste. 200, Georgetown
Twitter: @lscchealthctr

Meals on Wheels—Georgetown makes and delivers meals to homebound members of the community. Volunteers deliver meals by car.

Madella Hilliard Neighborhood Center, 803 W. Eighth St., Georgetown

Medico provides medical, eye and dental services to remote areas of Central America where there is little or no basic health care. Volunteers go in mission teams. Medico coordinates local volunteer efforts to pack for trips.

2921 E. 17th St., Bldg. D, Ste. 4, Austin 78702

National Volunteer Caregiving Network believes that every individual who needs a volunteer caregiver should be satisfied; therefore, they are responsive to individuals, groups and communities whose vision is to help seniors and 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
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.


R.O.C.K. (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, with the horses, in the office, on committees and for special events.

2050 Rock Ride Lane, Georgetown

Round Rock Area Serving Center is a nonprofit social services agency and food pantry that serves the Round Rock, Hutto and Wells Branch areas by providing financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, temporary lodging and prescriptions.

1099 E. Main St., Round Rock
Twitter: @servingcenter

Scott & White Healthcare–Round Rock provides health care services for residents of Williamson County and north Travis County. Volunteers are needed at information desks, in patient care areas, the Emergency Department, environmental services, physical therapy and other areas within the hospital and clinics. Volunteer opportunities fit individual schedules, abilities and interests.

300 University Blvd., Round Rock
Twitter: @swhealthcare

STARRY provides shelter and foster care to abused and neglected children, as well as family counseling. Volunteers are actively involved in a variety of projects, including craft projects with children, tutoring and providing meals.

1300 N. Mays St., Round Rock

Stonehaven Senior Center is open to ages 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

Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout Texas. Volunteers help with hotline screening, administrative assistant tasks as well as assist with Handbags for Hope and adopt-a-family campaigns.

P.O. Box 833, Austin 78767
Twitter: @legalhelp4dv

Texas Baptist Children’s Home provides residential programs for children and single mothers in crisis as well as community-based outreach and prevention programs. Volunteers are needed to provide meals, painting, yardwork and maintenance of the facility among other essential jobs.

1101 N. Mays St., Round Rock

Texas Humane Heroes has a mission to provide innovative programs and services to eliminate pet homelessness and to improve the lives of pets and people throughout Central Texas. Volunteers help clean kennels and spend time with the animals and assist with administrative duties and event planning. The minimum volunteer age is 8 years old.

10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander
Twitter: @HumaneHeroes

United Way of Williamson County focuses on education, income, health and basic needs. Volunteers are needed for 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
Twitter: @unitedwaywilco

Veterans Connection Thrift Store sells donated items with proceeds benefiting the No Longer Homeless Project in support of military veterans. Volunteers assist with unpacking, hanging and sorting items, as well as light furniture moving and helping customers with purchases.

1601 S. I-35, Ste. 330, Round Rock

The Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteerism in Williamson County. The center coordinates with local nonprofit organizations to place volunteers where they are best suited.

1099 E. Main St., Round Rock

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

Williamson County Brown Santa provides assistance to families in Williamson County living outside the geographical city limits of any town or 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 special events, packing boxes, wrapping gifts and more.

508 S. Rock St., Georgetown

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

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 help, office work and helping customers. Search Facebook for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter for more information.

1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
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
Twitter: @wilcoorchestra


City Post Chophouse opened its oyster bar and market in June. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Post Chophouse opens its oyster bar and market

Oyster bar and market open at City Post

 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

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Williamson County Court House
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Photo of people attending ACL Fest
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Georgetown Independent School District voted to approve virtual learning for its students on Sept. 20. (Adobe Stock)
Georgetown ISD moves toward remote learning option

Georgetown ISD approves virtual learning option

ROCK will host its annual barn dance on Oct.16. (Courtesy ROCK)
Ride On Center for Kids works to heal variety of individuals with horses

Georgetown nonprofit utilizes horses to help heal people

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
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Georgetown Fire responded Sept. 18 to a call at the Ponderosa Pet Resort. (Community Impact Newspaper File Photo)
Fire at Georgetown facility claims 75 dogs

Fire at Ponderosa Pet Ranch results in 75 dog deaths

Shake's at 1208 Williams Drive, Georgetown is rebranding as Frozen Flamingo with an expanded menu. (Courtesy Photo)
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 Busy Nurse's Station In Modern Hospital
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