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ACS Guild Member
The ACS Guild is a membership-based volunteer group that provides multiple opportunities each month to volunteer - both indirectly and directly with our kids.  For more information, click here.

Community Group Volunteers
Community Group Volunteers can host activities on-site for our kids as well as sponsor off-site activities.  Groups are also able to volunteer indirectly by participating in a facilities-related project.   Download the information packet for details.

Direct Service Volunteers
Direct Service Volunteers work directly with the kids either in our cottages, our Care Academy, or our therapeutic classroom at our Strong Start facility.  It's a great way to get engaged and build a rapport with the youth in our care.  All applicants must attend an Info Session, complete a volunteer application, and attend the Volunteer Orientation.  Info Sessions are typically scheduled for the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Austin Children's Services. Please attend an Info Session and have the application completed prior to RSVP'ing for the Orientation.  Applications are available at the Info Sessions.  Questions can be sent to volunteer@austinchildrensservices.org, or you can call 512-499-0090.

Due to a recent DFPS policy change, all Direct Service Volunteers are now required to submit an FBI background check before volunteering.  While ACS will cover the $41.95 fee, we would appreciate any donation to help off-set this cost in order to ensure as much of our funds as possible go to supporting programs for our youth.


Touch a Truck is a family friendly event where kids of all ages can touch, climb on, and honk the horn of lots of types of vehicles – including fire trucks, police cars, tractors, etc.  ACS needs 100 volunteers to make this event successful!  The first shift is 7:30am – 11:45am, and the second is from 11:15am – 3:30pm.  Volunteers must be at least 15 years old if unaccompanied, or they can be as young as 12 if they are accompanied.  Please email lindsay@austinchildrensservices.org if you are interested in volunteering!

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