Little Helping Hands

Rating: 4.93 stars   103 reviews

Address:

8711 Burnet Rd. B-33 Austin TX 78755 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to engage young children and their families in community service and inspire lifelong volunteerism.

Results:

2014 Community Impact Value to our community. - 1,980 volunteer hours were spent cleaning and beautifying Austin parks & green spaces - 887 families assisted those in difficult circumstances by helping to get food on the table - 438 volunteer children & their families spent 775 hours supporting Austin seniors with smiles & shared experiences - 63 volunteer activities benefited Central Texas animals/pets by providing food, handmade toys, and other items in support of adoption efforts - 716 volunteer children helped other kids and families by preparing/assembling donated items such as books, diapers, warm coats, backpacks, and daily essentials - 350 volunteer hours were spent helping our partner agencies further their missions by providing event support Value to our children. - Improved understanding of the needs in our community - Empathy for others and respect for our environment - Development of new skills and a work ethic - Exposure to the value of team work - Self-realization that they can make a difference Value to our 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 60 nonprofit organizations by organizing 692 volunteer activities. We brought 4,183 children and their parents/caregivers into the community to contribute over 9,380 total volunteer hours.

Programs:

Through our website, families can view each month a wide variety of hands-on volunteer 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. Little Helping Hands will also work with local businesses to create or enhance employee community service programs with family volunteer opportunities and assist those looking for group volunteer opportunities within the Austin community.

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512-358-6943
www.littlehelpinghands.org

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Reviews for Little Helping Hands

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the very best organized, most meaningful volunteer experiences I have ever had, not to mention my children. I am so very impressed with the quality, quantity and organization of volunteer opportunities. Thank you to LHH for exposing our children to community service in such a perfect way.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

We just started volunteering with LHH and it was a great experience! Well organized and fun. I'm very happy to have this opportunity to volunteer with my kids.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough wonderful things about Little Helping Hands! Our family has been volunteering with LHH for three years now and it has been a wonderful way for us to show our son how important it is to us to give back to our community and instill that value in him! He REALLY enjoys every activity (which are extremely well organized) and our volunteer opportunities have generated some great conversations and given him a better understanding/appreciation of many non profit organizations in our area.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

LHH has been great to work with. We have worked at Goodwill's Electronic Recycling center a couple of times. I think the 1 1/2 hour time is just right for this age, and LHH is great about making it an enjoyable experience, from being friendly, informative and helpful, to having snacks and drinks at the end to take on our way out.

My only complaint is that it is very difficult to catch an open spot. The spots fill up immediately. My hope for the future would be LHH growing and offering more opportunities. It is possible to get first-pick if you donate money to LHH, but the required donation amount is too high for me. While I can see their logic on generating donations that way, it feels like paying for the privilege of donating my (and my kids') time. It's not necessarily a bad way to go as a strategy, but something about it feels off-putting, and perhaps it could be done in a better way.

Mainly, I just wish we could volunteer with LHH much more often than we are able to. If I happen to be at my computer when the calendar is sent out for the next month, I can get us signed up before it is full, but if I am not... we're out of luck. It's probably been nearly a year since we started with LHH, and we have only worked twice.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on us. I'm glad you've enjoyed joining our group over at Goodwill GreenWorks. We recognize that our demand is higher than supply and hope that as our nonprofit grows, so will our opportunities. I encourage you to get on our waiting list for any of our activities that you are most interested in and to also check our calendar periodically throughout the month. The spots do fill fast once we post the monthly calendar, but almost every week, spots do open up. Marissa Vogel ~ Founder & Executive Director

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had many fantastic opportunities to volunteer with my grandchildren, ages 6 and 10, through Little Helping Hands. I appreciate it so much!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot begin to explain how wonderful LHH is for our family. It used to be hard finding a way for my 3 children to volunteer and give back to the community but with LHH it's been so simple. Thank you for making volunteering something my children love and look forward to doing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Little Helping Hands is a fabulous organization that helps teach children the importance and benefits of volunteering in their community. Volunteer activities are well planned and just the right length for children.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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. My daughter and I started volunteering with them about 3 years ago when she was 4 years old, she is now almost 7 and still loves the projects. I would highly recommend their programs to anyone with children from 3 years and up. Great people!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome Organization, what a great family experience!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization and has given my family so many wonderful experiences. My 5 year old daughter loves the activities and has learned so much about giving and compassion for others. There is definitely a shortage of family-friendly volunteer events and I don't know what we would do without Little Helping Hands! Also, all of the events are so enjoyable, well organized and age-appropriate, you just can't go wrong! I highly recommend for everyone!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own family and by seeing how much my child has learned about others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

What better way to teach your children the importance of volunteering in their community than by standing next to them as they do! I love this organization for the great opportunities they have provided my family to make our city a better place to live.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The activities that we have done through Little Helping Hands have been so wonderful and inspiring for my children. Everything is very well organized and done with a purpose.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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