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Top 5 Volunteer Opportunities in Austin for Teens

With more than a quarter of teens engaging in over 345 million hours of volunteer work nationwide, it is clear that giving back to the community is highly valued among teens. Volunteering is a great way for young teens to develop valuable skills while positively impacting a meaningful cause. Check out these 5 volunteer opportunities for teens to give back in the Austin area.

1. Central Texas Food Bank: Fighting against hunger 

The Central Texas Food Bank is leading the community in the fight against hunger by nourishing hungry people. Volunteers will assist in various capacities, from sorting and packing food donations to supporting distribution efforts. Join the Central Texas Food Bank in making an impact by putting good food within reach for families across Central Texas.

2. The Trail Conservancy: Protecting the Ann and Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake

The Trail Conservancy is committed to maintaining and restoring the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Volunteers at the Trail Conservancy will be involved in litter abatement, planting, seeding, and more. Make a tangible difference in preserving and protecting the environment for everyone to enjoy.

3. Miracle Foundation: Advocating for Vulnerable Children

Miracle Foundation is dedicated to helping children find the warmth and security of a safe, stable, and permanent family, locally and globally. Through the Youth Executive Council (YEC) program, young individuals manage social media platforms, organize fundraising drives, coordinate volunteering activities, and lead outreach efforts to raise awareness among the youth audience. This volunteer opportunity allows teens to develop leadership skills, build a community, receive mentorship, and embody the vision of “A Family for Every Child in Our Lifetime”.

 4. Austin Animal Center: Caring for Animals Across the Austin Area

Austin Animal Center is leading in providing shelter and welfare services to 17,000 animals each year. Teens can be involved at Austin Animal Center with ample volunteer opportunities, including being a Dog Adoption Ambassador, Cat Enrichment & Adoption Volunteer, Dog Enrichment Volunteer, Greeter, Cat and Kitten Medical Assistant, and/or Outreach Volunteer. Play an integral part in providing a positive environment for the animals in care at Austin Animal Center.

5. People’s Community Clinic: Improving the Health of Uninsured and Medically Underserved

People’s Community Clinic focuses on improving the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high-quality, affordable health care with dignity and respect. Junior volunteers can help make a difference through various roles, including Early Childhood Program Support Volunteer, Nutrition Program Support Volunteer,  and Office Admin Volunteer. Give back at the People’s Community Clinic to support the health of those in need within our community.

With numerous teen volunteer opportunities available in the Austin area, young individuals have ample avenues to give back to the community and create a positive impact right here in Austin. Take the first step towards making a difference today!

April 12, 2024 CATEGORY: News
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