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Volunteer



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.

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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.

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Care Cards

Put pen to paper and share some simple, kind words with residents at Foundation Communities. Include an inspiring quote, a short poem, draw a picture, or share an affirmation.

Visit here to find instructions and mailing information

Supper Clubs

Help fight hunger by providing meals to our single adults. We ask volunteer groups to provide individually pre-packaged meals for around 40-90 individuals. Volunteers must purchase all supplies needed.

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Care Calls

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.

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Shopping Buddies

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.

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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! Provide classroom support, homework help, and lead enrichment activities.

All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation and clear a background check.

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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 Wellness

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

Tax Help

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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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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Health

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

Health Coverage
(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.

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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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Our Volunteers Speak Out

Rosie Avolio-Toly

Financial Coaching and Health Coverage Volunteer 

Rosie Avolio-Toly

Financial Coaching & Health Coverage Volunteer

“My favorite part of volunteering is making a personal connection with my clients and working with them to reach their goals–be that getting a higher credit score or enrolling in the best ACA plan. Volunteering also makes me feel a greater connection to the Austin community.”

Nichole Abrego

Learning Center Volunteer 

Nichole Abrego

Learning Center Volunteer

“I spent time in after school care as a child and I remember how much fun it could be thanks to the leaders. I love spending time with the kids and getting to talk to them about their day, they are so funny and tell the best stories. I have formed a great connection with so many kids at Sierra Vista and I can’t wait to continue with the program.”

Manny Johnson

Financial Coaching Volunteer

Manny Johnson

Financial Coaching Volunteer

“Creating a safe space for folks to share their financial worries and exploring with the folks on what they could do to create a better financial future for themselves starting today is what I love the most about doing this.”

Rania Ghallab

Tax Help Volunteer

Rania Ghallab

Tax Help Volunteer

“In FC we are a family of volunteers and staff that continuously support each other and tirelessly work towards the prosperity of the community, so we can provide the people with the professional services that they deserve. I am proud to be part of the team that helps me fulfill my passion.” 


See Our Volunteers in Action



Questions about volunteering?

Contact Jackie Blair Cuellar, Director of Volunteer Programs

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 512-610-7377