The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We prevent and end homelessness for people in Greater Austin.
Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that’s what creates a strong community. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.
by Patricia A. from Austin, TX
Caritas is a great place to volunteer or intern. There are a wide range of opportunities for people to become involved (working in the community kitchen,volunteering to help at Turkey Trot, internships, holding food drives, working directly with clients, etc.) and every opportunity is very rewarding.
I have interned for the past 2 months and have been given ample opportunity to contribute in real ways to Caritas as an organization. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, and it is a wonderful environment for a new volunteer or intern.
I would HIGHLY recommend this organization to anyone looking for either a day of service or a long-term volunteer experience!