TOP Soccer Program for Children with Special Needs

I am the Director of Westlake's TOP Soccer Program for Children with Special Needs and we are in serious need of volunteers.  

We need buddies to partner with our players (kids with down syndrome and autism) to help them learn soccer and improve their skills.  Buddies don't need to know anything about soccer, just be able to "High Five" and help guide them through drills.  We've been doing this for a few years now and we actually have some really great players. 

Our Spring season starts Sunday and we'd love to have more volunteers. We practice on Sundays from 2-3 pm at Cedar Creek Elementary (3301 Pinnacle Rd., Austin) starting April 7th.  These also count towards volunteer hours if students need them.  Again, we really need volunteers, so anything you could do would be much appreciated.  

Buddies need to sign up here (it's free):

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Sean Murphy

Paid Summer Volunteer Internships with the City of Austin

2013 UT/Community Summer Associates Program Summary
June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013


The UT DDCE will partner with the City of Austin to help make a bigger impact in alleviating poverty in the community through education and food security programs and services coordinated through programs and services within six agencies. 

Agencies and Summer Associate Placements:

BiGAUSTIN (Business Investment Growth Austin)– a small business development non-profit organization designed to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in Austin from a variety of disadvantaged population groups including youth ages 13-19 through the Entrepreneurial Training for Youth (ENTRY) Program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBEs) in the construction industry through the Working Capital & Technical Assistant Program, and ex-offenders interested in self-employment through the Small Business & Job Creation Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program. 
*2 positions FILLED

Con Mi Madre (CMM) – a non-profit organization working with the UT School of Social Work to increase the representation of Hispanic girls in post-secondary institutions through a focus on education and social support services to girls and their mothers. 
*2 positions

Austin Pre-freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP) - AusPrEP is one of the Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Programs (TexPrEP) located on college campuses in Texas.   PrEP was founded to identify high achieving middle and high school students with the potential and interest in becoming scientists and engineers and to reinforce them in the pursuit of these fields.  AusPrEP, located at Huston-Tillotson University, focuses on recruiting girls and students from minority groups, who have been traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering. 
*3 positions      

UT University Outreach Centers (UOC) – The UT University Outreach Centers provide a college preparatory program for underrepresented students in grades 8-12.  The program is designed to enhance students’ success academically and ensure they are college admissible upon graduation from high school. Furthermore, staff assist students with potential barriers (e.g., entrance exam deadlines), and equip them with tools to successfully negotiate the college admissions process. 
*2 positions (UOC/San Antonio and UOC/ Rio Grande Valley)

UT Pre-College Academic Readiness Program (PCARP) - The UT PCARP is a program within the DDCE designed to provide academic preparation through a variety of college-level curricula designed to improve college readiness among Texas high school students underrepresented in postsecondary institutions. 
*1 position

United Way for Greater Austin – The United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) is a local nonprofit and community service organization providing resources and volunteer opportunities with local Austin charities.  The 30 Summer Associates will support strategic work in UWATX’s two premiere education initiatives:  Target Graduation (a program designed to positively impact student performance as well as the culture of learning in schools by coordinating systems which emphasize collaboration to prepare students for success in college, work and life) and Success by 6 (a cooperative program designed to make sure every child is ready for kindergarten by improving the complex networks of child care services, parent education, public and private funding and public policy in the Central Texas community). 
*30 positions (5 with Target Graduation/25 with Success By 6)

Capital Area Food Bank - The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas (CAFB) provides food and grocery products to more than 300 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties fulfilling its mission to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. 
*10 positions

Electric Run Details!

Hi Orange Outreach!

Here are some more details about volunteering for the Electric Run! If you are interested, please e-mail Madeleine Smith at They really need help finding volunteers for the Packet Distribution! You may also fill out our volunteer form HERE. THANK YOU! Tell your friends!


DATE:  Thursday, March 28th

  • Shift 1 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM; 
  • Shift 2  2:30 PM-8:00 PM

LOCATION: Tyler's at Westlake Village
      701 Capital of Texas Hwy. S.
      Austin, TX 78746


DATE:  Friday, March 29th: 

  • Shift 1 8:30 AM- 3:00 PM; 
  • Shift 2  2:30 PM-8:00 PM

LOCATION: Tyler's on the Drag
              2338 Guadalupe St.
              Austin, TX 78705


DATE: Saturday, March 30th

  • EVENT DAY SHIFT 1: 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM ( 25 people)
  • EVENT DAY SHIFT 2 : 6:30 PM- 11:00PM ( 75 people) 

Travis County Expo Center
7311 Farm to Market Road 3177
Austin, TX 78724

We appreciate any time that you can donate to help us out with this, even if you cannot stay for a full shift, or only an hour or two, please consider signing up to volunteer. Just let me know what kind of time frame works for your schedule and we will make sure that you are on the volunteer list. Feel free to call or email Madeleine with any questions or concerns (phone: 214.265.7393).

Volunteer at Foundation Communities!

Foundation Communities is always seeking volunteers to help enrich the communities it serves. Volunteer opportunities include helping people 1-on-1 (Cash for College, Community Tax Centers, Financial Coaching, and tutoring at the learning center), leading classes (Child Care, English as a Second Language, Money Management Instructors), and creating a sense of home (Community Garden, Holiday Assistance, Supper Club, and Welcome Home Baskets).

More information can be found at

To volunteer, please contact Jackie Blair, Director of Volunteer Programs at (512) 610-7377 or at

Brave the Shave 2013

Volunteer to shave your head and help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Brave the Shave: Go Bald for a Cause benefits the St. Baldrick's Foundation which allocates funds to deserving research initiatives. 

Date: April 13, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Location: In front of the tower

*You may also donate to the cause or support someone who is braving the shave.  

Be a Contract Interpreter for Caritas of Austin!

Caritas of Austin is looking to Contract Interpreters for their Refugee Resettlement Program. They are especially looking for the following languages:

And More!

If you would like to interpret please call or email Laura DeGrush: (512) 646-1264

Tutor With Neighborhood Longhorns Program!

The Neighborhood Longhorns Program is an incentive based community outreach program which was established in 1991 and currently works with over 5300 students at 30 title 1 elementary and middle schools in AISD. NLP provides many different incentives to help the students at these school reach there full potential. They provide scholarships, host award assemblies, and take the students on trips to campus. But the most important incentive they provide and the one they need most help with is their tutoring Component. It's only for 1 hour a week and there are schools all over Austin. The available tutoring times to choose from are 3pm-4pm M-Th.  If your interested please email Amir Emamian at, you can also visit their website at for more information.

Volunteer with Electric Run!

LeukemiaTexas has been chosen as the beneficiary of the Electric Run which is a unique 5K race at night through a course that is lit up with neon lights and music followed by a dance party. LeukemiaTexas needs 300+ volunteers for the Electric Run in Austin at the end of March. 

Volunteering Details and Opportunities:

  • Packet Pick-up: volunteer opportunities all day on Thursday, March 28th (location and specific shifts TBD)
  • Packet Pick-up: volunteer opportunities all day on Friday, March 29th (location and specific shifts TBD)
  • RACE DAY: volunteer opportunities starting in the late afternoon and into the evening on Saturday, March 30th
If you are interested in volunteering, fill out this form and we will put you in contact with the volunteer coordinators for the event! 

Sign-Up for MLK Day of Service and Project 2013!

We're kicking off 2013 in a big way with two HUGE volunteer projects - MLK Day of Service and Project 2013.

Sign up for MLK Day of Service (January 19th from 9 am to noon) HERE!


Sign up for a shift for Project 2013 on February 23, 2013 HERE! More information about Project 2013 can be found at

We're looking forward to serving with you.

Bring gifts to children in hospitals over the holidays

Hey Orange Outreach!

Want to help make a child's holiday bright? Check out volunteering with and donating to Amber's Angels, a group that brings gifts to children in the hospital over the holiday season. Read more about Amber's story and how to help at

Help Fire Victims in Austin

Thursday night a fire burned down 68 living units at the International Residence Apartments in Austin displacing more than 200 people from their homes. If you would like to help, the Austin Disaster Relief Network is accepting donations for the residents affected by the fire department. 

The distribution center is at: 
Hill Country Church of Nazarene 
1750 Baghdad Road 
Cedar Park, TX 78613 
(512) 259-0881
Hours of operation for Distribution Center: Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Donations of non-perishable food and new or gently used clothing only will be accepted at this location. Large items or furniture will not be received at this time. 
More information about the fire can be found at

Sign Up for MLK Day of Service on January 19th!

Hello Orange Outreach!

You can begin signing up NOW to volunteer with us at the MLK Day of Service in January. Tell your friends, organizations, classmates, and professors to join you for this sure-to-be fun filled day of giving back. More information about Austin's project can be found at

Sign up HERE!

Austin Children's Shelter Wish List

Hi Orange Outreach!

In the giving spirit? Austin Children's Shelter is looking for people to help make the holiday season merry for the wonderful children staying there. Austin Children’s Shelter provides a safe home and supportive services for children, youth and young adults from birth to 22 who have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives.  Most children at the Austin Children’s Shelter have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services because of severe abuse or neglect.

If you're hoping to help, please visit: to view their wish list. 

Volunteer for the Austin 3M Marathon in January!

Austin's 3M Half Marathon is looking for volunteers for the 2013 race on January 11-13, 2013! Volunteers would be distributing runners' packets, helping at the finish line, presenting the finishers their medals, and participating in a variety of other volunteer opportunities! This is the weekend before school resumes in the spring, so if you'll be in Austin and would like to be apart of this event, go to olunteerregistration/ m to register. 

New Locations for Food Drive to Feed Austin Boxes!

Hi Orange Outreach!

Help us fight hunger this week by donating cans for the Capital Area Food Bank this Monday through Friday! See below for all of the drop off locations!

- Gregory Gymnasium
- Graduate Student Assembly Office
- Student Government Office
- Tejas House
- Tri-Delta House
- Chi-Omega House
- ADPi House
- Pi-Phi House
- Zeta House
- Kappa Kappa Gamma House
- Alpha Phi House
- Theta House
- Delta Gamma House
- Alpha Chi Omega House
- AEPhi House
- Alpha Xi Delta House

As always please feel free to contact us at with any questions or to request a box!

We CAN do it!