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As if we haven’t already known, this past week has proven that as a city, we are better together. If you have the time and means to volunteer your services to help those impacted by the winter storm, check out these options that will help get you connected with the people in our city who need it the most. We’ve also teamed up with MYLK Collective and A Taste Of Koko by creating the Austin Winter Storm Relief to raise money to help provide hot meals to the city of Austin by purchasing them from local restaurants. If you can, consider donating here.
Volunteers Needed: Shelter Support and Emergency Transportation
Multiple 24-hour Cold Weather Shelters across the City of Austin need of volunteers, as well as emergency transportation to help people get to safe and warm spaces. Join the Winter Weather Response Team here.
The City of Austin/Travis County needs 4×4/Off-Road Vehicles to help them transport emergency workers, goods, supplies and more to critical sites. Please sign up here to be on call.
The Help Action platform was launched to provide contactless service delivery of critical resources. Organizations like local food banks, pantries, and other agencies looking to distribute resources to clients access a pool of available volunteers looking to help their community members.
How To Become A Help Action Volunteer –
- Sign up to become a regular Help Action volunteer
- Select from incoming requests to fulfill from a instant text messages submitted in your area
- Coordinate delivery and communicate directly with recipient requesting the order.
- Fulfill order and repeat when you are next available.
Get started here.
Volunteers Needed: Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers
Choose from Give Pulse’s list of Cold Weather Shelters in Austin to volunteer your time at. Shelter volunteers support the Shelter Managers with needs as they arrive, helping to distribute supplies, and communicate with guests. Find details, shelters, and registration here.