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

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

Giving time gives you time. Really.

February 10, 2013

So says new research published in a 2012 issue of Psychological Science and conducted by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management. Essentially, it’s a Read More

New data: Who volunteers in Austin?

December 19, 2012

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, in 2011, 31.7 percent of people in Austin and Round Rock volunteered, ranking Austin 9th among the 51 largest MSAs. Take a look at more information Read More

Austin Adopt-a-Family Toy & Food Drives

November 7, 2012

There are so many opportunities to share in Austin this year. And these nonprofits and drives make it easy. If your office, class or group is looking for a giving opportunity, consider adopting a family. Read More

What good can do

September 24, 2012

Big thanks to Brett Barnes and Lifeworks for letting us observe during its Home Improvement Challenge last Friday. Scores of volunteers form teams led by a volunteer designer to raise money, create a design and, Read More

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