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. You can choose to volunteer in adult education, youth education, food pantry and special events.
Because we depend on volunteers year-round, for education and food pantry programs we ask volunteers to commit to a role for an entire semester: Spring, Summer or Fall.
How do I become a volunteer?
Interested volunteers must complete the steps below:
- Complete the online application and consent to a background check.
- Participate in a new volunteer information session, including a job match interview.
- Attend Safeguarding God’s Children and job-specific training.
DOES EL BUEN NEED HELP FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS?
Yes! We utilize help from hundreds of volunteers for community events, including several church groups, service organizations and Austin-based companies. Our yearly community events include Outdoor Kids early in the year, Hands for Hope in November, and Posadas at El Buen in December. Hands for Hope and Posadas at El Buen are our holiday events where 1,500 families are provided with a complete Thanksgiving meal. Volunteer applications for our holiday events go live in October of each year.
CAN I COMPLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS AT EL BUEN?
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.
87% of our clients have an income of less than $24k for a family of two. In fiscal year 2019, we provided: