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Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Our mission is to engage children in volunteerism and empower them to make a difference in their communities.

Results: 2015 Community Impact: • 851 volunteer activities organized • 4,981 kids and their parents/caregivers logged 11,270 volunteer hours serving 77 nonprofit agencies/groups Value to our community: • 2,038 volunteer hours cleaning and beautifying Austin parks & green spaces • 1,015 families assisted those in difficult circumstances by helping to get food on their tables • 687 kids & their families spent 1,637 hours supporting seniors with smiles & shared experiences • 72 activities benefited animals/pets by providing food, handmade toys, and items supporting adoption efforts • 876 volunteer children helped other kids and families by preparing/assembling donated items such as books, diapers, warm coats, backpacks, and daily essentials • 235 volunteer hours were spent working for health-related causes through event support Value to kids: • Understanding community needs • Empathy for others & respect for our environment • Development of new skills and work ethic • Exposure to the value of team work • Self-realization that they can make a difference Value to families: • Quality time together • Strengthening communication • Sharing of family values • Starting a family tradition of volunteering

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we directly helped over 70 nonprofit organizations by organizing 851 volunteer activities. We brought 4,981 children and their parents/caregivers into the community to contribute 11,270 total volunteer hours.

Geographic areas served: Austin, TX

Programs: Family Volunteering: Through our website, families can view each month a wide variety of hands-on service opportunities supporting numerous nonprofits/groups and sign up for them directly, making it simple for parents/caregivers and their children to experience the value and importance of community service together in a fun and positive learning environment. Youth Leadership Programs: For older kids and teens, we offer educational and leadership programs that enhance the learning that comes through our service experiences.

Community Stories

93 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so few organizations that allow children to volunteer, so the have an organization that organizes all these activities is absolutely priceless. Each coordinator is helpful and knowledgeable about the activities. It is amazing to see the difference volunteering has made in my children's lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

myself, my daughter and my granddaughter spent time with senior center residents making crafts. It was very enriching experience for all of us. The focus on family involvement in community and teaching our young ones at early age to give their time and talent to be good citizen of the community is very important. Little helping hand organization gives this opportunity in our city of Austin, TX and we feel blessed by it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization. Love that the focus is on helping as a family - A really wonderful way to get the kids involved and focused on helping others and making a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little Helping Hands is an amazing organization that provides parents the tools to guide their children into a lifetime of volunteering. They offer a variety of events that allow the children to support and learn about the many different types of non-profit organizations that rely on volunteers. In addition, Little Helping Hands goes the extra mile by providing "talking points" about each organization hosting an event to further discuss the mission of a particular organization and who they are helping by volunteering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that does amazing things within the community helping those in need (e.g. Caritas, Shelters, Parks, etc.) Best of all the focus is on the children providing the support and learning what it truly means to "help thy neighbor."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that we can volunteer as a family! This is a great organization - extremely well run and rewarding activities!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What great model and organization. I try to fit in an event at least every two months with my three kids and it really helps them learn to be positive members of their community and help those less fortunate at an early age. Great organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience for my 12 year old daughter and myself. We spent part of her day off from school stocking and organizing the food pantry at El Buen Samaritano. We went with 2 of her friends and their mothers--a great, fun activity that did well at the same time. The Little Helping Hands employee was organized, friendly and helpful, and I felt like our hour and a half of volunteer time was extremely well used and useful. We'll definitely participate again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so happy to learn about this organization earlier this year. It has been a great activity for me to do with my 7 year old, our middle son. Volunteering together gives us great one-on-one time and, of course, teaches him important life lessons. He eagerly looks forward to each activity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 6 year old son and my wife and I have volunteered 5 times through LHH. It is such an incredible experience! Every event we have been to has been a well oiled machine. They take the time at the begining of each event to explain why we are there and how we are helping make a difference. They have excellent tasks for the kiddos. We love LHH and plan on volunteering with them many more times.