• Join El Buen’s Volunteer Team

    Build a community with us and join our mission to bring essential services to families that lead to healthy, productive, and secure lives. Are you with us?

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Join El Buen’s Volunteer Team

Build a community with us and join our mission to bring essential services to families that lead to healthy, productive, and secure lives. Are you with us?

Donate
Apply to Volunteer

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.

Hands for Hope

 

Hands for Hope

As part of our annual Hands for Hope event volunteers will distribute a holiday meal kit containing a frozen turkey and sides to 1,000 families on Saturday, November 20th.

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ESL

 

ESL

Become a Lead Instructor or Teaching Assistant! No experience in teaching or fluency in Spanish is necessary! We train all volunteers and provide all resources needed.  

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Food Pantry

   

Food Pantry

Help us prepare or distribute food to our community via our drive-through style food pantry. Monday – Thursday morning shifts available. Apply below:

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Tutoring

 

Tutoring

Help 1st-8th graders in our community improve in academics, physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional learning by becoming a tutor & mentor!  

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  • How do I become a volunteer?

    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.

  • 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.

Our Impact

87% of our clients have an income of less than $24k for a family of two. In fiscal year 2019, we provided:

Medical Care to
0
patients
Emergency food assistance to
0
families
Adult and youth education to
0
students