Volunteer

By volunteering your time, passion, and skills, you are helping us end homelessness in Austin together.

Volunteers are helping create a more vibrant Austin for all as they partner with staff members and clients to build wellbeing. Whether it’s serving a nutritious lunch, working with clients directly to achieve their life goals, or supporting staff members to make our programs even stronger, you are helping end homelessness together.

Use the form below to tell us where you’re interested in volunteering and a staff member will follow up with you within two business days.

 

Sign Up to Volunteer

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Prepare and serve lunch to people experiencing homelessness and in need of a quality meal.

Volunteer Shifts: Every Monday – Friday from 9:00am - 1:30pm

Training: Onsite training included in volunteer shift

Age Requirement: Must be 12 years or older. Any volunteer under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Individual or Group: Both! Most of our individual Community Kitchen volunteers serve one 4.5 hour shift per week. We are also able to accommodate groups of up to 10 individuals.

Caritas of Austin’s Direct Service Volunteers work one-on-one with clients to build wellbeing in their lives and help people achieve their life goals.

Here are a few examples:

  • Assist refugees in acclimating to life in Austin including help with grocery shopping, navigating the bus system, addressing health needs, and finding a job.
  • Work one-on-one with an individual with a disability experiencing chronic homelessness as he/she transitions to a new life in permanent supportive housing.
  • Assist low-income families as they move toward stability including guidance on effective money management, finding affordable housing, or gaining new employment.

Volunteer Shifts: 8-10 hours a month on a flexible schedule

Training: 7-18 hours of Caritas University training, depending on volunteer role

Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older

Individual or Group: This opportunity is best suited for individuals.

Use your skills to provide administrative support at the Caritas of Austin offices.

Volunteer duties can include everything from filing, shredding, data entry, assisting with outreach efforts, or helping prepare for audits.

Volunteer Shifts: Shifts are available Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Training: Dependent on assignment

Age Requirement: Must be 16 years or older

Individual or Group: This opportunity is best suited for individuals.

Caritas of Austin needs your assistance picking up in-kind donations and delivering them to our offices throughout the year.

Deliveries and pick-ups might include dropping off food drive barrels and picking up finished food drive collections, furniture, gift baskets, and other household items.

Volunteer Shifts: Flexible based on your schedule and donor needs; must be willing to use own transportation.


View a printable list of volunteer opportunities

Questions?

Sign up here to become a volunteer. For any volunteering questions, contact Melissa Ortiz at mortiz@caritasofaustin.org (Kitchen, Administrative opportunities) or Laura DeGrush at ldegrush@caritasofaustin.org (Direct Service opportunities).

Donate CTA - LEFT

Donate to Change Lives

Your donation helps house, educate, employ, and feed thousands each year. Learn more about ways you can make a lasting impact.

Wish List CTA - RIGHT

Donate To Our Wish List

Your donated items help welcome home individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in Austin. See what's on our Wish List.

Latest Articles

Ending Homelessness Together
How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Evacuees in Austin