Volunteer with Foundation Communities

More than 1500 people volunteer with Foundation Communities every year.  Want to know why they keep signing up?  Find out in our new volunteer video.

Ways to volunteer with us at Foundation Communities

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jackie Blair, Director of Volunteer Programs at (512) 610-7377 or Jackie.Blair@foundcom.org.

Want to learn more about volunteering for the Community Tax Centers?

Join us for our upcoming Cupcake Social!

Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Community Financial Center
2600 West Stassney Ln.
RSVP here for the Cupcake Social

 

Helping 1 on 1

Cash for College: Assist teens and adults apply for federal and state student aid, find scholarships, and  answer basic financial aid questions. Click here to learn more.

Community Tax Center

Community Tax Centers: Join hundreds of volunteers in providing free tax preparation for low income families. Volunteer trainings will be held in December and January. You don’t have to have a background in accounting. We’ll cover everything you need to know! Click here for more info.

Insure Central Texas: Assist families and individuals enroll in affordable health
insurance and find peace of mind for the future. Click here for more info.

Financial Coaching: Help our neighbors achieve financial stability and long term success with 1-on-1 coaching. You’ll provide them with the confidence and the tools they need to create household budgets, save over time, reduce debt, and improve credit scores. Click here to learn more!

Learning Center: Volunteer for a few hours each week at one of our 10 Learning Centers as a tutor and mentor.  Help children with homework to improve their grades or share your talents by leading enriching activities.  All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

Insure Central Texas: Volunteer a few hours each week to help guide families and individuals through enrolling in affordable health insurance. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Affordable Care Act and empower the uninsured in our community to navigate what may have otherwise been a challenging and confusing process. Click here to learn more!

Leading Classes

Mother and child

English as a Second Language: Volunteer for a few hours each week at one of our three ESL locations in Austin.  Assist the ESL instructors during class and help tutor adult ESL students through small group conversation and guided lessons.  All new volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation.

Money Management Instructors: Seasoned volunteer Financial Coaches will have the opportunity to teach Money Management Classes. The Money Management Class is a 3-class series that covers credit, debt reduction, and savings in depth.

Creating a Sense of Home

Holiday Assistance: Sponsor a family and bring a little holiday cheer to our residents who are unable to fulfill their family’s wish lists this year. This is a seasonal opportunity.

Supper ClubSupper Club: Volunteer as a group for a few hours each month to provide a nutritious, home cooked meal and fellowship time for our residents. We ask volulnteer groups to commit to doing a minimum of 4-6 meals at the same property throughout a year.  Volunteers must purchase all supplies needed to serve and clean up the meal.

 

Welcome Home Baskets: Volunteers provide our new residents who have moved directly out of homelessness with basis household items like linens, plates and towels.  We are seeking individual or group sponsors who can commit to purchasing, assembling and delivering baskets as needed over a 6 month to 1 year time period. 

Group Service Projects                                

Foudation Communities partners with United Way for Greater Austin for their 3 Days of Caring each year  (September, April and January). Dates are determined by United Way's volunteer management team.

Get involved!

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jackie Blair, Director of Volunteer Programs at 512-610-7377 or Jackie.Blair@foundcom.org