Be part of a great team of people to make a lasting impact!

Our volunteers are the heart of El Buen, generously giving their time and talents to further our mission. Volunteers provide support that allows us to maximize limited resources. Approximately 1000 volunteers help us each year.

You can choose to volunteer from these four areas: health clinic, family literacy, food pantry and events.

Questions? Contact our call center or email at volunteer@elbuen.org.

Interested volunteers must complete the steps below:

  1. Complete the online application and consent to a background check.
  2. Participate in a new volunteer information session, including a job match interview.
  3. Attend Safeguarding God’s Children and job-specific training.
Yes! We utilize help from hundreds of volunteers for community events, including several church groups, service organizations and Austin-based companies. Our yearly community event is the Hands for Hope in November, where 1,000 families are provided with a complete Thanksgiving meal.


Because most of our volunteer positions require training and involve direct service delivery with our clients, we are usually not the best fit for community service volunteers.