Looking for Austin Volunteer Opportunities? We have a list of great charities in and near Austin that are doing excellent work to spread cheer for the holidays and beyond!
It’s easy to get swept away in holiday chaos. From Black Friday deals to office parties to last-minute gifts, December is a swirl of madness. As a result, the meaning of the season often gets lost: the joy of giving to those in need.
With dozens of local charities looking to aid needy Austinites, giving back to the community is only a click away. To help you choose where your donation dollars should go, here are 10 worthwhile organizations to consider assisting this holiday season.
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Austin Volunteer Opportunities 2023
With a heart toward Austin’s poverty-stricken residents, Caritas of Austin is spreading holiday cheer through gift packages filled with essential items. From welcome home baskets with household supplies to winter wear to rent assistance, Caritas provides needy families with the bare necessities many of us take for granted.
For the full wish list, go visit Caritas online.
With a unique way to give financial relief to growing families, Austin Diaper Bank provides 10,000 Central Texas families with this childcare necessity. So far in 2023, they’ve distributed almost 1,800,000 diapers, wipes, and sanitary supplies to families in need.
While Austin Diaper Bank doesn’t have an official holiday drive on the calendar, any time is a good time to donate to this worthy charity.
Ready and willing to assist survivors when disaster strikes, Austin Disaster Relief Network assists people in need during their darkest hour. The group provides food, clothing, cleanup services, and even counseling to those displaced by natural disasters. Team members also run a low-to-no-cost used goods store, with everything from furniture to clothing.
Although the group doesn’t have an official holiday drive, most of us know somebody affected by volatile weather events over the years.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ landmark Community First! neighborhood is a truly transformative initiative. The village is a 51-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing for Austinites transitioning out of homelessness.
But saving lives doesn’t come cheap, and that’s where you come in! Whether you choose to support Community First! through your dollars or your time, this is a beautiful way to make an impact in people’s lives.
To learn more, visit Mobile Loaves & Fishes online.
Ever heard how teaching someone to fish is better than handing them food? That’s the central core of LifeWorks Austin. While providing day-to-day necessities to needy youth, the group also equips them with self-sustaining life skills outside the foster care system. Over 4,000 youth and families have been supported via this incredible organization, and your holiday dollars will be needed to keep the mission going strong. Among the very best Christmas Volunteering Opportunities in Austin.
Austin Partners in Education aims to connect the community and the classroom, improving student college and career readiness. Through academic support and mentoring programs, they try to better students.
Where do you come in? You can help address needs at an Auston ISD campus.
Who doesn’t love puppers and kitties? Austin Pets Alive! is our city’s premier pet rescue and re-homing organization. One of the best Christmas Volunteering Opportunities in Austin!
More than that, you can join Pawlidays of Lifesaving. They’re giving you plenty of options to help save lives, such as sponsoring, donating, fundraising, and buying gifts.
Can’t decide who to donate to? Amplify Austin makes it easy to contribute to multiple organizations. The site works like the Amazon of Austin charities, allowing you to search, add donations to a cart, save your credit card info, and pay with one transaction. You can even instantly download your tax receipts. This is an easy and convenient way to give back this holiday season.
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