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Help Kids in Southwest Austin Succeed, Be an Afterschool Volunteer

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Foundation Communities

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  • Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?
  • Do you want to grow your skills working with youth in an educational and service-oriented environment?
  • Do you have experience and skills to share from a personal or professional background working with kids?
  • Do you like to have fun? Connect with kids? Learn about yourself?

If you said yes to any of the above, then we need you!

Foundation Communities is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing quality affordable housing and support services to families and individuals. We operate free after school programs at 11 Learning Centers all over Austin, including at our Southwest Trails apartments in Oak Hill.

We are seeking volunteers to provide general classroom support, as well as help our elementary-age students with homework, reading, fitness, enrichment activities and social/emotional skills to thrive this school year and beyond! Due to the challenges of the last year, many have fallen behind academically, particularly with reading and math, and volunteers can provide invaluable one-on-one support.

Programs run Monday through Friday between 3:30 - 6:00 pm. See specific volunteer shifts by site here. We can offer some flexibility for arrival and departure within these times. To start, volunteers commit to at least one regular shift per week for the semester.

Volunteers must complete an online application, pass a background check (no cost to the volunteer), and attend one 1.5 hour orientation. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. We have strict health and safety guidelines in place including requiring everyone in the center wear a mask.

Our next round of orientations will take place in January and February 2022! Let us know you're interested and we'll send you next steps to get started.

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About Foundation Communities

Location:

3000 S IH35 Frontage Rd, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78704, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Foundation Communities is to create housing where families succeed. FC's nationally-recognized model of service-enriched, affordable housing ensures that the 6,000 families who call our residences home have the opportunity to promote their own educational and economic advancement.

Description

Foundation Communities is a local, homegrown nonprofit. We provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 25 communities all over Austin and in North Texas.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8405 Old Bee Caves RoadAustin, TX 78735

(30.25078,-97.88785)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week, weekly for a semester

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