Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. With the weather cooling down and the holidays coming up, these next few months are perfect for getting out and helping your community. This season, consider the many different types of volunteer activities. Such as food drives, habitat building, fundraisers, clean-ups, and animal welfare. Most community get-togethers involve volunteers. They’re a great way to get to know your neighbors. Check out these non-profit volunteer activities coming up in Travis and Hays counties.
Community Yoga Sunset Valley encourages kids to tap into their yoga skills at the farmer’s market. Volunteers can either help with assisting the children, hand out supplies, or help with the booths. Yoga is great for kids, as this will help them develop muscles and balance. This South Austin event occurs at the end of this month and next month. Register now to be a part of it on Saturday the 26th, or sign up for next month’s community yoga farmer’s market event.
Bull Creek Park Clean-Up invites Austinites to come together and help improve Bull Creek Park. On Saturday, October 17, helpers can pick up litter and clean benches of debris. Volunteers will also help out with lawn care. Such as, mowing the lawn along with trimming trees and bushes.
Kids in a New Groove is a reoccurring event in which adults help mentor lower-income kids through music. This encourages learning, as this a more fun, interactive way to help students process what they are learning.
Every Friday and Saturday, New Leaf Farm invites helping hands onto their farm. For those with a green thumb, you can use this to contribute to pull weeds, create gardening rows, and everything else in farming and gardening. It runs from 9 AM to noon. You can sign up and read more through EventBrite.
Ride to End ALZ Texas Hill Country is rising up against Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes memory loss and eventually motor skill loss, usually affecting elderly persons. On Saturday, Oct 10, multiple locations around Wimberly and San Marcos will see cyclists riding to raise awareness. Volunteers are encouraged but not required to fundraise.
The Great Texas River Clean-Up is held twice a year throughout the city of San Marcos. The fall clean-up is coming up on Saturday, October 3rd. Groups sign up and meet in various designated areas and collect litter for a few hours. This will prevent trash from entering the San Marcos and Blanco River, along with the protected water systems around the Hill Country. You can sign up to be a team leader or as a regular helper.
Now that fall is here, the weather will be ideal for outdoor volunteer activities. Non-profit community events such as these help communities come together and raise awareness. They can be educational, and beneficial to those who attend by boosting collectivity. Your area and your neighbors will be better off with your help!