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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.

Austin Disaster Relief 

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.

Help Action

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 –

  1. Sign up to become a regular Help Action volunteer
  2. Select from incoming requests to fulfill from a instant text messages submitted in your area
  3. Coordinate delivery and communicate directly with recipient requesting the order.
  4. Fulfill order and repeat when you are next available.

Get started here.

City Of Austin x Give Pulse

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.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.