The best volunteer opportunities plus how to be a better volunteer, highlighting role models, innovation and best practices.

Support the 3 Stages of Disaster Relief

November 17, 2013

Nobody thinks it will happen to them. I’ve interviewed a couple dozen people affected by disasters – fires and floods – and none of them thought they would ever be affected — and most of Read More

The Ladages lead this year’s Fete

August 6, 2013

When you get the call to chair a major fundraising event, you have to step up. So when Heather and Alex Ladage were approached by Ballet Austin to co-chair its annual Fete event, Heather knew Read More

2013 List of School Supply Drives Around Austin

July 23, 2013

Back-to-School season has become one of the biggest shopping seasons, second only to the winter holidays. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. parents plan to spend more than $100 per child on back-to-school shopping this year, according Read More

How to Volunteer With Your Kids in 5 Steps

July 19, 2013

Yes, you can volunteer as a family in Austin! And I’m going to tell you how. First, understand what you’re up against. For most nonprofits, training and hosting volunteers can be more work than its Read More

“We Are Each Other’s Angels”

May 15, 2013

Austin-based singer/songwriter, musician and vocalist Sara Hickman contributed this “Why I Give” essay for a 2009 issue of GivingCity Austin. “When they weren’t playing bridge, my two Southern grandmothers spent their free time volunteering in Read More

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