Austin Voices for Education in St. John provides information, support, and referrals to area resources and case management services for families in transition or crisis - with the goal of stable families and successful students. They collect $25 WalMart gift cards to give to families in crisis throughout the year who are being case managed through the FRC. These cards can be used for food, diapers, medicines, houshold necessities or even gas. They need donations of these cards.
Movin' and Groovin' - a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church - provides gently-used furniture to families exiting homelessness. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays to help pick up and deliver furniture donations. M&G supports families referred by agencies such as Austin Voices for Education and Youth, Safe Alliance, Salvation Army, the ARCH and Integral Care. Volunteers should be 14 or older and physically strong enough to help move items as heavy as dressers and sofa-sleepers, sometimes up stairs. No training or background check is required.
Austin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to expand opportunities for students and families. Volunteers asked to serve every month on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 8:30am to 11:00am at the Central Texas Food Bank’s St. John Mobile Food Pantry at the For the City Center, located at 500 E. St. John Ave., 78752 (across the street from Webb Early College Prep Academy). Volunteers must be able to lift food boxes and stand for service duration in the outside in Austin weather.
Austin Voices for Education and Youth mobilizes the community to expand opportunities for students and families. Adults are invited to invest in the life of an elementary or middle school student at Webb Early College Prep Academy (a Kinder-8th grade school) through the Austin Partners in Education mentor program. They are looking for volunteers to mentor students for 30 minutes once a week during the school year to help students improve social and study skills, strengthen their communication skills, and build self-confidence to achieve personal and academic goals. Volunteers must be willing to submit to a background check and participate in an online training.
Webb family Resource Center provides support, resources, and leadership opportunities that promote well‐being, self-sufficiency among students and their families. Volunteers are requested to serve in the Webb Family Resource Center in a variety of ways: events at Webb Early College by holding teacher appreciation breakfasts, doing computer data entry, helping with the FRC Central Texas Food Bank Food Pantry distribution, straightening the clothing closet on-site and volunteering at school events. Volunteers will need to attend an orientation and complete a background check.