Top Volunteer Opportunities in Austin 2013
Want to volunteer or intern at a great Austin nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Austin, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!
Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Atlanta charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on GreatNonprofits.org, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Atlanta non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on GreatNonprofits.org, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!
Truth Be Told
“My volunteer task was to evaluate the speeches given by the women as they learned to tell the story of what got them into prison. I was blown away. The stories were powerful, personal, honest to the bone and heartbreaking. Truth Be Told helped these women form a community in which they could be rigorously honest with themselves and others.”
Little Helping Hands
“Little Helping Hands is an awesome organization that does so much in getting kids involved at a young age in the community. There are so few charities that allow kids to volunteer and LHH really helps to fill that need.”
Minis and Friends
“This small non-profit brings a small herd of mini horses to visit. Those in need such as troubled and sick youth. The aging and those with medical problems. I have seen sad faces turn into smiles. Just from a visit from these small but magical little mini horses. The volunteers I have worked with make me proud to be associated with this group.”
American Federation of Aviculture
“I am honored to be part of AFA and proud of the work we all do. As someone said just a few days ago at the 38th AFA Convention, “It is not about me, it is about the birds.”
The Miracle Foundation
“This the best non-profit I’ve ever worked with. The organization feels like a giant family and greatly appreciates everything the volunteers do. I went to India with the Miracle Foundation and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
YWCA Greater Austin
“YWCA offers tremendous resources to the community and fosters an empowerment model for helping women and their families. Above all, the YWCA is an organization with great heart. The commitment and enthusiasm of the staff pervades the organization; they are there because they want to be and they believe in their work.”