Austin Volunteer Opportunities

Austin Volunteer Opportunities

Austin Volunteer Opportunities

Are you one of those people who are consistently looking for ways to give back to your community? Maybe you need volunteer hours for school or for your job? If so, you’ve come to the right spot. This blog post will give you everything you need to know about volunteer opportunities with seniors within the Austin, and surrounding, area.

Current Volunteer Opportunities in Austin (updated 11/21/16):

Conference Planner/Organizer

The Human Potential Center
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: We are planning a conference for around 300-400 people on September 23 & 24, 2016, and we’d love to have your help. If you have experience with event planning or would like to obtain some, here’s your chance to build your resume while working with easygoing, friendly people who actively want you to be doing what you love and are committed to helping you achieve your dreams.
Contact: Bob McGarey – (512) 441-8988

Front Desk Volunteer

Samaritan Health Ministries
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: We’re looking for people who love people to come and work at our clinic front desk. Volunteers will greet patients, answer the phone, call to confirm appointments, schedule appointments, and check patients out as they leave. Shifts are 3-4 hours, once per week.
Contact: Sarah Carriker – (512) 331-5828

Massage Therapist Volunteer

Hospice Compassus
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: We are looking for a professional massage therapist who is willing to volunteer their time by coming into our office and providing short massages to our staff to promote self care.
Contact: Kassie Leslie – (512) 246-7127

Hospice Patient Support Volunteer

Guiding Hospice, Inc.
Ongoing – Flexible Schedule
Description: Visit Hospice patients in their homes in Williamson, Bastrop, Hays and Travis counties.
Contact: Felice Geear – (512) 368-7275

Elder Helpers

ElderHelpers.org
Ongoing – Flexible Schedule
Description: Help elders with the activities you enjoy.
Contact: (734) 330-2734

Office Angels

Silverado Hospice of Austin
Ongoing – Flexible Schedule
Description: Help with the bereavement program for Silverado Hospice.
Contact: (512) 827-6895

Volunteer with Family Eldercare

Family Eldercare
Ongoing – Flexible Schedule
Description: Family Eldercare provides essential services to seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers.
Contact: Leila Francis – (512) 483-3551

Volunteer with Volunteers of America Texas

Volunteers of America Texas
Ongoing – Flexible Schedule
Description: Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable reach their full potential.
Contact: Woody Hosler – (214) 827-2500 Ext 1508

Volunteer with Brookdale Hospice

Brookdale Hospice
Feb. 16 – Dec. 5
Description: Brookdale Hospice-Austin serves the Brookdale Senior Living Communities. Volunteers are an integral part of our hospice program.
Contact: Bunny Vaughter – (512) 795-0204

Hospice Volunteer

Resolutions Hospice
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Hospice Volunteers Needed. We have a wonderful patient in Georgetown who LOVES visits and has become isolated and lonely. We need YOU to visit with him and bring him some happiness!
Contact: Stephanie Draeken – (512) 343-5555

Hospice Companionship Volunteer

Austin’s Grace Hospice
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Hospice Volunteers provide companionship to our patients and their families. They may visit with patients, read, sing or watch movies with patients. Hospice volunteers find it personally gratifying, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally meaningful to assist those in need at a critical point in their lives.
Contact: Jeanne Plassman – (512) 300-2100

Memory Connections Program Volunteers

AGE of Central Texas
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: The Memory Connections program is an evidence-informed program for people experiencing early memory loss, such as mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s disease. The participants in this program meet weekly to enjoy various cognitive and physical activities to exercise their brains.
Contact: Kelly D’Adam – (512) 451-4611

Fall Prevention Coach

Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: The Falls Prevention Program is designed to help older adults 60 years of age and older reduce their fear of falling through group discussion, problem-solving strategies and increasing the physical activity levels of those who have concerns about falls. Would you like to learn how to coach A Matter of Balance falls prevention class within your community? No teaching experience necessary.
Contact: Jill Findlay – (512) 916-6062

Office Volunteer for Hospice

Altus Hospice
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: We are looking for Office Support Volunteers here in Round Rock. Duties: anything from answering phones, putting away supplies, filing, building packets, to whatever needs to be done! Our biggest need: Wednesday mornings from 8 or 9 to 12noon. Or any part of that time period. Your main task would be to help answer the phones. Hours: Anytime Monday – Friday 8-5. You pick your day(s) and hours.
Contact: Katrina Wilson – (512) 614-2851

Volunteer with Drive a Senior

Drive a Senior – North Central Austin
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: We need volunteers who are willing to drive an older adult to a medical appointment or to other important destinations. Volunteers assign themselves based on their own schedules, even on Saturdays. Each week can be different. Commitment varies – even one drive a month helps! We also need volunteers who can help answer the calls from our clients and set up free rides for them. Openings are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am – noon at our office.
Contact: Pam Robers – (512) 453-2273

VA Reps and Deputy

Soldiers’ Angels
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Are you passionate about Veterans and Military families? Would you like to give back to our heroes and show our appreciation? Soldiers’ Angels is looking to grow our Angel family in Austin! We are looking for an active VA Rep and Deputy to help us expand our Veteran Support Program and be leaders to our Patient Visit Volunteers. VAVS Patient Visit Volunteers go to our VA Hospitals, provide comfort items to our Veterans, and spend quality time with them thanking them for their service!
Contact: Susie Turner – (210) 620-0020

Patient Companion Volunteers

AseraCare Hospice
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Visit terminally ill patients and provide a listening ear, a caring heart and a touch of compassion when it’s needed most.
Contact: Charlotte Bennight – (512) 218-9890

Audiobook Recording Studio Volunteers

Talking Book Program
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: There are three positions available to volunteers in the studio: Reviewer, Monitor, and Narrator. These positions are unified under what we call “the recording team.” The team works together, under the guidance of studio staff, to produce digital audio books.
Contact: Stephen Miles Lewis – (512) 463-5546

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Recruitment Chair + Subcommittee

Alzheimer’s Association
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Recruitment Chair and Subcommittee will be responsible for recruitment of new Walk teams and the New Team Kickoff event. The Team Recruitment Committee will recruit teams from all sectors of the community and coach the new teams to fundraise through calls with team captains.
Contact: Jessica Kalsruher – (512) 364-6404

Intake Volunteer

Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Catholic Charities is seeking a volunteer to aid in the day to day intake of clients and distribution of resources. Duties include: Listening to agency voicemail and recording messages, returning phone calls, assessing for additional information and needs from callers, supply resources to callers.
Contact: Martha Jasse – (512) 651-6100

Volunteer at Brookdale Lohmans Crossing

Brookdale Lohmans Crossing
Ongoing – Flexible
Description: Piano player, arts and crafts helpers, and card makers needed!
Contact: Karen Pickett – (512) 261-6653

Please check back soon for updates to volunteer opportunities within Austin!

Based in Austin, TX, Amelia is the Content Marketing Manager for SeniorAdvisor.com. When she’s not writing about online reputation management, online reviews, and social media in the senior living space, she enjoys yoga and running with her dog Rockefeller. She graduated from Wellesley College cum laude with a dual degree in English and Medieval/Renaissance Studies.

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