We’ve updated the homepage with a more intuitive slideshow so you can easily browse the top events we have going on. We’ve also added a stream of photos from projects and created project categories.
We’ve heard from you that the search function on the site is tricky – it doesn’t always pull the opportunities you’re really looking for.
So we decided to take the guess work out of connecting to volunteering by making it easier to access opportunities in the areas we see most often. The categories – which are accessible from the home page and the new By Categories page – include opportunities related to our UWATX Strategic Programs (Success By 6, Target Graduation and Financial Opportunity) and those that offer team building, are family friendly or fit a seasonal need, like tax prep or holiday volunteering.
Our goal is to connect you to meaningful volunteering – so let us know if you’re not seeing what you want to see.
We often direct volunteers to our calendar to find the right opportunities for them – so we’ve made the calendar accessible from every page on the site. Now, you can easily see a calendar view of upcoming opportunities.
New business pages
There are many reasons why businesses encourage volunteering – growing morale, helping employees come together – and we help businesses bring these benefits to their employees. We partners with 200+ businesses locally – so we’ve created a section of the site to highlight this important work.
What stayed the same is our commitment to YOU – our dedicated team will continue to make improvements and work to engage even more volunteers in more meaningful ways.
Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.