Austin Children's Shelter

 


Direct Service Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Requirements
 

 
Interested in other kinds of volunteer opportunities? Learn about the ACS Guild.

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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 the 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 Shelter.  April's Info Session has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 9.  Our next Orientation date is Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at Austin Children's Shelter.  Please attend an Info Session and have the application completed prior to RSVP'ing for the Orientation.  Amanda Lewis can be reached at amanda@austinchildrenshelter.org or at 512-927-4712.

Due to a recent DFPS policy change, all Direct Service Volunteers are now required to submit an FBI background check before volunteering.  In order to ensure as much of our funds as possible go to supporting programs for our youth, ACS will no longer be able to pay for these background checks.  Each volunteer must now pay the $41.95 fee.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will still consider volunteering with the kids and families in our care.


Austin Children's Shelter       4800 Manor Road       Austin, Texas 78723       512.499.0090
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