We can’t do our work without you.
Our 2,500+ 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.
Our volunteers help us make a BIG impact in so many different ways. Click here to learn more
All are welcome, We’re all in.
We are champions. Champions of our mission, our residents, our clients and our volunteers. As a community, we have a responsibility to champion kindness, respect and inclusion. Click here to read our All In Commitment.
Welcome new residents home and help us build community.
Welcome Home Baskets
Many FC residents move into our communities with little more than they can carry. Become a Welcome Home Basket supporter and provide a laundry basket filled with household items (sheets, dish set, cleaning supplies, etc.) needed to turn an apartment into a home. These baskets are a physical representation of a fresh start and a warm welcome into the neighborhood. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups of all kinds (work, family, community, faith-based, etc.). Click here to view the Welcome Home Baskets flyer.
Supper Clubs offer opportunities for groups to build community by providing a nutritious meal and fellowship time with the single adult residents at one of FC’s eight efficiency apartment communities. Volunteer groups bring a meal onsite to serve and share with residents (serving approximately 40-50 individuals). Groups should consist of 10-15 individuals and provide all items needed to prepare, serve and clean up the meal.
Volunteers provide social support to single adult residents. After training, volunteers will be connected with a single adult living at one of Foundation Communities’ properties with a goal to provide companionship in the form of regular phone check-ins. Care Calls volunteers help to mitigate the negative effects of social isolation through acceptance, care, and compassion.
Due to mobility impairments and other barriers, a number of our adult residents lack reliable access to the grocery store. Volunteers can help address this vital need by providing transportation or picking up curbside orders on their behalf. New volunteers are required to complete an orientation and clear a background check.
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! Provide classroom support, homework help, and lead enrichment activities.
All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation and clear a background check.
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.
Help families build a better financial future and achieve their dreams.
Provide free tax preparation and secure full refunds for Central Texas families so they can put more food on the table, pay 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!
Volunteers meet one-on-one with community members who are pursuing a variety of financial goals. Coaches provide resources and encouragement as the clients create and manage budgets, reduce debt, and boost credit.
New volunteers go through interviews and training prior to meeting with clients.
Give your neighbors peace of mind with access to affordable health insurance.
Volunteers work one-on-one with neighbors across Austin to educate them about insurance and guide them through the Open Enrollment process so that they can access the healthcare they need and deserve.
Volunteers partake in training prior to meeting with clients.
Healthy Food Pantries
Help set up pantries and serve clients accessing fresh, healthy food.
All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation, clear a background check, and take the USDA civil rights training.
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Questions about volunteering?
Contact Jackie Blair Cuellar, Director of Volunteer Programs