Public Notice

Spring Into Action

Mmmmm... The change in the air inspires the teeniest of little buds to crack the bark of trees hardened by winter. The new cloak of bursting bulbs ignites the air with scents and colors enticing innocent little bees and birdies to do nature's delightfully naughty work. Fertile. Yes. Not a bad time to assess our own changes, to poke our own imaginations, to crack the grizzled façade of cynicism and apathy. Not a bad time to get involved in our community. The more the merrier, after all. Here's a list of volunteer opportunities in the Austin area. (Part 2, next week).


Volunteer Opps A-H

AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) A consortium of local AIDS Services organizations. PO Box 4874, 78765. 406-6150 or 406-6107.

Animal Companions Care for pets of those who can't. PO Box 4874, 78765. 406-6407.

Any Baby Can Care for chronically ill babies. 3423 Guadalupe, 78705. 454-3743.

Arc of Austin Assistance for folks with developmental disabilities. 2818 San Gabriel. 476-7044.

AISD Volunteer Services Mentor a pal from an Austin public school. 1111 W. Sixth. 414-4512.

Austin Family House Unique residential treatment program for women with children. 2604 Paramount, 78704. 441-2086.

Austin International Poetry Festival Help put Austin on the spoken word map. 335-8599.

Austin Metropolitan Trails Council Upkeep of area hike-&-bike trails. 473-9383.

Austin Rape Crisis Center Hotline and assault-prevention education needed. 445-5776, ext. 209.

Austin Travis County Humane Society Animal friends to love. 837-7985.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Befriend a youngster. 1400 Tillery (near Airport Blvd.). 472-KIDS.

Capital Area Food Bank Food distribution for 18 Central Texas counties. 3731 Drossett. 448-2111.

Caritas Safety net for working poor, homeless, & legal refugees. 308 E. Seventh, 78701. 472-5269.

Casa Marianella Direct aid for refugees and immigrants. 821 Gunter, 78702. 385-5571.

Ceden Family Resource Center Prenatal educators make monthly visits to pregnant women & teens. 1208 E. Seventh. 477-1130.

Community Mentoring Network Mentors for juvenile court. Part of Austin Metropolitan Ministries. 2026 Guadalupe, #226, 78705. 472-7627.

DeWitty Job Training & Employment Center Folks with all sorts of skills needed for instruction, etc., to assist those struggling in the job market. 2209 Rosewood, #205. 472-5718.

Dispute Resolution Center Variety of skills needed to assist in mediating family conflicts. 5407 N. I-35, #410, 78723. 371-0033.

Faith Home Guardian angels needed to help care for babies with AIDS. 4101 Wildwood, 78722. 302-4101.

Family Eldercare One-on-one matches with area seniors. 3710 Cedar St. 450-0844.

Foundation for the Homeless Area churches cooperate providing afterschool programmers and tutors. 5202 Balcones, 78731. 452-4663.

Habitat for Humanity Building affordable, quality homes for those in need. 310-A Comal. 472-8788.

HEART Line/Parents' Anonymous Crisis line and support group personnel needed. 7801 N. Lamar, #F-8. 459-5490.

HOBO (Helping Our Brothers Out) Transitional assistance for the homeless. 411 W. Second. 476-4357.

Hospice Austin One-on-one care for those in need. 4107 Spicewood Springs, #100. 342-4700.

Hotline for Help (MHMR) 24-hour crisis counseling, suicide prevention, information and referrals. PO Box 3548, 78764. 703-1330.


Next Week: Volunteer Opportunities I - Z

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