Where to Volunteer in Austin

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At The Purple Fig Cleaning Company, we are committed to serving our clients, employees and the Austin community.  One of the ways in which we hope to enrich our community is by promoting localism and inspiring people to use products from small local businesses.  In a similar manner we want to encourage others to serve our local community through volunteering for nonprofits that serve our area.  We care about our employees and foster a respectful work environment by sharing our profits.  However, we also care about the people in our community and beyond who may need help.

There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in our area from charities that help children both locally and abroad, to outside work that focuses on food or maintaing our trails, to service with an educational or arts focus.  You can find a way to make a meaningful impact in our community.

Here are some great local nonprofits where you can share some of your time, talents or treasures.

The Thinkery

1830 Simond Ave.

Austin, TX 78723


The Thinkery is a children’s museum located in Mueller where both teens and adults can volunteer their time either short or long term.

Sustainable Food Center

2921 E 17th St Bldg C

Austin, TX 78702


At the Sustainable Food Center you can volunteer as an individual or with a group.  All volunteers must go through an orientation and the next orientation is on December 16!

Helping Hand Home

3804 Avenue B.

Austin, TX 78705


Helping Hand Home is a residential treatment center for children who have experienced extreme abuse and neglect and also provides services for therapeutic foster care.  This is a longer term volunteer commitment that is well worth it, from reading bedtime stories to assisting with homework, you can make a difference.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

4920 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.

Austin, TX 78751


The TRLA helps provide low-income Texans with legal aid.  You can help by donating office supplies, volunteering for their hotline, sponsoring a service or even working a volunteer position.

Teatro Vivo

Breeze Terrace

Austin, TX 78722


Teatro Vivo is a latino theatre company that produces bilingual theater.  You can help by serving as an usher, working in the box office, or by helping to build sets and props, etc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.

Austin, TX 78723


This is a national charity that provides a place for families to stay while their children are receiving medical treatment. You can contribute to the Ronald McDonald House by cooking a meal, starting an online fundraiser, or joining friends of the house.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

The Trail Foundation, P.O. Box 5195

Austin, TX 78763


If you enjoy exercising on Town Lake, you may want to help maintain our trails by volunteering!

Thanks for taking the time to read about some of the meaningful organizations in our community, we hope you will consider volunteering!