There is no shortage of opportunity to lend a hand in the community. And although volunteering is often associated with the holidays, volunteers are needed throughout the year by many area nonprofits.
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 with special events.
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, assisting with tutoring programs and operating The Assistance League Thrift Shop. The nonprofit awards scholarships to Georgetown High School seniors, and it just started the Assist a Teacher Program to help set up new teachers’ classrooms. Volunteers must go through a training program and become a member of the organization.
900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 313, Georgetown
Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown offers programs and activities to help children build character, achieve academic success and maintain healthy lifestyles. Volunteers serve as homework helpers, club buddies or mentors or help with events, work as program facilitators or serve as board members. A volunteer application, orientation and background check must be completed.
1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown
The Caring Place provides assistance to families in need of food, clothing, emergency transportation and other basic human services. Volunteers have an opportunity to serve as receptionists, cashiers, caseworkers, and staff in the thrift store and more.
Faith in Action Georgetown assists adults age 65 and older in maintaining their quality of life and independence. Volunteers provide transportation, home repairs and companionship to the elderly.
805 W. University Ave., Ste. 105, Georgetown
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, dog walking and adoption. Orientation overviews are held every first Saturday at noon and every second Tuesday at 5 p.m.
110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown
The Georgetown Project coordinates community resources with the intent of building 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.
1001 Ash St., Georgetown
(The Georgetown Project), 512-943-5198
805 W. University Ave., Georgetown (Bridges to Growth), 512-864-3008
GMAT, or Georgetown Medical Assist Team, is a nonprofit first-responder organization that is registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services. GMAT serves as a 911 response agency for Williamson County, primarily serving the rural areas outside of Georgetown as well as providing standby services for community events. 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-certified first aid, CPR and AED classes.
P.O. Box 1112, Georgetown
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 ReStores thrift stores for building materials.
2108 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
3916 Gattis School Road, Ste. 104, Round Rock
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
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
Lone Star Circle of Care provides primary health care services for uninsured and underserved patients in Central Texas. Volunteers help with administrative tasks and other assignments.
205 E. University Ave., Ste. 200, Georgetown
Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet County—Georgetown makes and delivers meals to homebound members of the community, including those age 60 and older. Volunteers deliver meals by car.
803 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
National Volunteer Caregiving Network is dedicated to creating the choice of independent living through volunteer caregiving. NVCN believes every individual who needs a volunteer caregiver should be assisted; therefore, the group is responsive to individuals, groups and communities whose vision is to help seniors and the 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
Ride On Center for Kids (R.O.C.K.) is a nonprofit provider of therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy for children and adults with cognitive and physical challenges. It also offers a therapeutic horsemanship program for veterans and service members. There are opportunities to volunteer directly with the students, veterans or horses; in the office; on committees; and for special events.
2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown
Salvation Army volunteers assist in many ways—with holiday events, acting as bell ringers, serving meals at shelters and distributing gifts at the Christmas warehouse as part of the Angel Tree program. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the annual luncheon in April, the annual golf tournament in the fall, and the Rock the Red Kettle Concert and other fundraising activities.
Williamson County Service Center, 1930 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown
Austin Area Command, 501 E. Eighth St., Austin
Stonehaven Senior Center is open to those age 50 and older, and volunteers provide companionship and entertainment to residents as well as assist with activities hosted by the center.
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 and Fall Day of Caring projects.
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 intended to make Christmas brighter for children. Volunteers help with special events, packing boxes, wrapping gifts and more. Visit the website for a current list of volunteer opportunities.
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 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown
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.
1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown
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
This guide is not a comprehensive list. If your organization is not included, please email us at [email protected], and we will add it to our online list.