What we're about

Austin Acts of Kindness exists to help the local community... We show kindness by volunteering at charitable events, and also by educating the public, gathering resources, and raising funds.

There are plenty of groups to volunteer with... Why choose us?

• We work for a wide variety of causes - education, mental health, hunger, homelessness, the environment, and many more.

• We are independent - not associated with a specific company, religion, age, or marital status. If you leave your company, have a milestone birthday, or change your relationship, you are welcome with us.

Typically AAK partners with an established organization, and we provide manpower and community support for a specific event... Characteristics of our volunteer events:

• Benefits the public or a non-profit organization which helps the general community.

• One time events... There is not an ongoing commitment, although we often like to return.

• No special skills, training, tools, extensive orientation or background check is needed... On-line registration with the sponsoring organization and brief task-oriented training is typical.

• Can use a flexible number of volunteers... AAK cannot guarantee a specific turnout - unfortunately volunteers recruited via social media can be flaky. Don't be that person - Please honor your RSVP.

Check out our Calendar. We hope to meet you at an upcoming event!

Upcoming events (3)

Volunteer + Coffee at "Beautify and Brews"

Needs a location

Join Keep Austin Beautiful for a trash pickup in the North Loop neighborhood, followed by coffee and socializing at Epoch Coffee.

Bring / wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, gloves, water bottle.

You MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE at https://www.givepulse.com/event/299120-Beautify-and-Brews-North-Loop-Courts-Cleanup .

Online class: Natural Disaster Response Training

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Train to be a virtual volunteer for the United Way 2-1-1 help line in the event of a natural disaster.

United Way for Greater Austin is offering a free training for people willing to answer calls between August and October, peak hurricane season for Texas. Volunteers should have basic computer and technology skills and a desire to help others.

You MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE on the website: https://volunteer.uwatx.org/opportunity/a0C8V00001vjJO2UAM/natural-disaster-response-training-2022 . You will then be emailed the Zoom link to join the class.

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of 2-1-1 and the history of the critical role United Way plays in responding to disasters in Central Texas
  • Examples of calls received during and after recent hurricanes
  • Training on how to take and respond to a call during a disaster using UW's referral software/system
  • Q&A

This event will be repeated on July 21 from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

After you have completed your training, you may be called upon over the next year to volunteer virtually with our 2-1-1 call for help line team and respond to disaster response needs as they arise.

Volunteer Gardening at Wooldridge School Park

Needs a location

Join Austin Parks Foundation and fellow park lovers for this family friendly workday at Wooldridge School Park. We'll be weeding rain gardens and classroom gardens, mulching plants, and picking up trash.

Tools will be provided; bring your own hat, gloves, sunscreen, and water bottle.

You MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE at https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/296090-Summer-Family-Open-Workday-Wooldridge-Green-School-Park-garden-care .

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Volunteer Gardening at Barrington School Park

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