United Way for Greater Austin’s Day of Caring is a community-wide service event that addresses critical needs through meaningful volunteer action. Each year, over 500 volunteers lend a hand at nonprofits and schools all over the Austin area–doing everything from preparing educational materials for Central Texas students to beautifying community parks.
Spring Day of Caring will kick off at United Way for Greater Austin (2000 E. MLK Jr Blvd) from 8am-9am with a free breakfast for volunteers. Come check in for your project, enter to win raffle prizes, and meet other volunteers. Projects will primarily be held during the morning of Friday May 5th although some will occur in the afternoon of the 5th and the morning of the 5th. Read the project times carefully before signing up!
May 5th is also the Kerbey Lane Cafe anniversary celebration benefitting UWATX so we encourage all volunteers to enjoy a team lunch at the Kerbey location closest to their project (on each project page, you’ll find info about the nearest Kerbey Lane Cafe).
“Spring Day of Caring is one of the ways our team members at Kerbey Lane Cafe come together each year to not only give back to the community, but also to grow individually and as a team. In addition to our company-wide involvement with UWATX’s Spring Day of Caring, Kerbey Lane Cafe also donates the proceeds from our anniversary, May 5th to United Way. Being a philanthropist can be as easy as eating a stack of pancakes, Kerbey Lane will do the rest.” –Mason Ayer, CEO Kerbey Lane Cafe
This year, we invite individuals and groups to learn more about UWATX's early childhood education program Success By 6 through volunteering at one of our partner nonprofit agencies. Success By 6 works to make sure every child is ready for kindergarten by improving childcare services, providing parent education classes, obtaining public and private funding, and making high-quality early childhood education for all local kids a legislative priority. Learn more about the work of Success By 6 here.
Volunteer projects at Success By 6 partner agencies are noted in the title and each description features more info about that partnership. We are also excited to offer volunteer projects at agencies addressing many other critical issues in our community and encourage volunteers to find the project that they are most passionate about.
If you're volunteering with a community or corporate group, you can use the 'Sign Up as a Team' function next to the regular 'Sign Up' button to sign yourself up for a project then add your team members by email address. Project spots are available first come, first served and only sponsoring organizations are able to reserve a project. If you are interested in sponsorship, please email email@example.com for more information.