Austin a major player in volunteerism

A new study from the Corporation for National & Community Service, reported recently in the Austin Business Journal, tells us something many of us already knew: Austinites are big givers of their time. 35 percent of Austin residents serve as volunteers every year, making this the fifth most active U.S. city in volunteerism.

The Volunteering in America report contains six years of data on volunteering, rankings of states and cities, and volunteer trends and demographic information for every state and 162 large and mid-sized cities. View the data at http//

This year, United Way Capital Area and Hands On Central Texas are working more closely than ever to provide meaningful, high quality volunteer experiences for Central Texans that will we think will truly deliver sustaining impact in our community.

On Friday, September 5, 2008, we will host various meaningful volunteer projects that will inspire awareness and action. We”re looking for projects centered around our three focus areas: Education, Financial Stability and Health. However, all volunteer projects casino online will be accepted.

Learn more about the Day of Caring here, and pick a volunteering project that will be meaningful for you, your coworkers and your friends! Are you a creative person? There are opportunities to create beautiful art for community centers, including custom art pieces and MLK Peace benches. Do you like getting your hands dirty in the outdoors? Spruce up a child development center, or a community center”s garden. You can also create teach materials for kids, work at the Habitat ReStore, and even develop a web content management system!

We look forward to volunteering with you this September 5!

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