Volunteer



We can’t do our work without you.

Our 2,000 volunteers from all walks of life breathe life into our mission every day by sharing their invaluable time, energy, skills and passion with our residents and neighbors.

At Foundation Communities, there’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone.

You can learn more about all of our different volunteer opportunities by attending our Summer of Service Volunteer Kick-Off June 10. For event details, please click here.



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Home

Welcome new residents home and help us build community.

Welcome Home Baskets

Provide our new residents who are moving out of homelessness with basic household items like linens, plates and towels.

We are seeking individual or group sponsors who can commit to purchasing, assembling and delivering baskets as needed over a 6 month to 1 year time period.

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Supper Clubs

Build community by serving warm, nutritious family-style meals and offering fellowship time for our residents.

We ask volunteer groups to commit to a minimum of 4-6 meals at the same property throughout a year. Volunteers must purchase all supplies needed.

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Education

Make a difference in the life of a child or an adult returning to the classroom.

After-School and Summer Learning Programs

Help our kids dream big and succeed in school by assisting them with their homework or leading fun enrichment activities.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

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English as a Second Language Classes

Serve as a teaching assistant for adults who want to communicate more effectively with their children’s teachers, expand their employment opportunities, and navigate daily life with more ease.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

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Financial Stability

Help families build a better financial future and achieve their dreams.

Community Tax Centers

Provide free tax preparation and secure full refunds for hard working low-income families so they can put more food on the table, pay outstanding bills, and save for the future. Volunteer trainings are held in December and January.

You don’t have to have a background in accounting. We need tax preparers, as well as client liaisons and translators. We’ll cover everything you need to know!

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Scholarship Mentoring

Help first-generation college students get closer to their dreams by accessing and applying for scholarship opportunities.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

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Financial Coaching

Empower our residents and neighbors with the financial tools they need to manage a tight budget, reduce their debt, and improve their credit scores.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

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Money Management

Help us teach an in-depth class series on credit, debt reduction, and savings that puts families on a path to financial stability.

This opportunity is only available to our seasoned Financial Coaches.

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Health

Give your neighbors peace of mind with access to affordable health insurance.

Health Insurance Enrollment
(Insure Central Texas)

Help families and individuals enroll in affordable health insurance and find peace of mind for the future.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation and training. Stay tuned for next season!

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Our Volunteer Superstars

Volunteer with Foundation Communities

Suzanne Whatley

Learning Center Volunteer

Suzanne Whatley

Learning Center Volunteer

“My time with the children and staff at Southwest Trails Learning Center is often the highlight of my week. It’s incredibly fulfilling to see the kids engaged and learning new skills. I’m able to help out in several areas, including reading, arts, math, physical fitness and cooking!”

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Marissa Vogel

Supper Club Volunteer

Marissa Vogel

Supper Club Volunteer

“It is a privilege to participate in the Supper Clubs each month. Our family volunteers enjoy giving back in such a meaningful way. We consider all the residents at Skyline an extension of our own family here at Little Helping Hands.”

Volunteer with Foundation Communities

Gareth Brooks

Insure Central Texas Volunteer

Gareth Brooks

Insure Central Texas Volunteer

“I’m new to Austin and I work from home so I was looking for a way to connect with the community and have a direct impact helping people.  I’ve learned so much more than I expected and I’ve met so many interesting people.”

Volunteer with Foundation Communities

Becky Lerma

Financial Coach

Becky Lerma

Financial Coach

“Volunteering at Foundation Communities means that I have a purpose within the Austin community. I believe that donating time can be just as valuable, if not more, than donating money.  Being there to listen, educate, and support change can really make an impact in someone’s life.”


See Our Volunteers in Action


Questions about volunteering?

Contact Jackie Blair, Director of Volunteer Programs

Email: Jackie.Blair@foundcom.org

Phone: 512-610-7377