Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
Volunteer Opportunities, Part One, A -- F
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Seeks legislative volunteers to address public policy issues affecting seniors throughout the legislative session. 98 San Jacinto #750. www.aarp.org or 480-9797.
AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) A clearinghouse consortium of local AIDS services organizations. PO Box 4874, 78765. 406-6150.
AISD Volunteer Services Coach a new friend: a student from an Austin public school. 1111 W. Sixth, 78703. 414-4512.
ALLGO/Informe-SIDA AIDS/HIV education project of Austin Latino/a Lesbian & Gay Organization. 1715 E. Sixth, 78702. 472-2001.
ARC of Austin Assist folks with developmental disabilities. 2818 San Gabriel, 78705. 476-7044.
Access Arts Austin Maintain assistive listening devices in theatres and provide opportunities for the disabled to perform onstage. email@example.com or 3710 Cedar #7, 78705. 454-9912.
American Cancer Society Resource Center volunteers of all skill levels sought. PO Box 149100, 78714. 928-1144.
American Red Cross Their quick response teams after a disaster have kept many a life and many a family from falling apart at critical times. 2218 Pershing. 928-4271.
Any Baby Can Care for chronically ill babies. 3423 Guadalupe #100, 78705. 454-3743.
Austin Area Agency on Aging Advocate for nursing home residents. 2512 S. I-35, 78704. 916-6062.
Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association Help with educational issues or work at their helpline. 452-7658.
Austin Free-Net Get wired and help others jump on the Net. Computer volunteers needed. 1711 S. Congress, 78704. 326-9084.
Austin Project Computer tutors, data entry, and health administration types needed. 901 Neal, 78702. 474-8007.
Austin Respite Network Provide temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities. 3423 Guadalupe, #100, 78705. 454-3743x28.
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) Transitional assistance for the local homeless. 701 W. Fifth, 78701. 476-4357.
Austin State Hospital has many volunteer needs. 4110 Guadalupe, 78751-4296. 419-2330.
Austin Tenant's Council Be an undercover housing rights spy and stand up for your home! 1619 E. Cesar Chavez, 78702. 474-7007.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Befriend a youngster and provide needed guidance and consistency in a child's life. 1400 Tillery, 78721. 472-KIDS.
Bikes Not Bombs Cranky tech types needed to refurbish bikes to sell to support their efforts. 2505 Sweeney, 78723. 926-4725.
Brackenridge Hospital Gift shop, info desk, admitting and discharge, ICU volunteers, and more. 601 E. 15th, 78701. 324-7590.
Capital Area Food Bank 18 CenTex counties served. 8201 S. Congress, 78745. 282-2111.
Caritas This safety net for the working poor, homeless, and legal refugees needs you. 611 Neches, 78702. 479-4610x221.
Casa Marianella Direct aid for refugees and immigrants. Room and board, stipend, and health insurance. 821 Gunter, 78702. 385-5571.
Ceden Family Resource Center Prenatal educators provide one-on-one support. 1208 E. Seventh, 78702. 477-1130.
Club Skirt Raise your skirt to raise funds for a variety of local nonprofits. PO Box 10314, 78766. 682-6987x8067.
Communities in Schools Help students succeed. 3000 S. I-35 #200, 78704. 462-1771.
Community Mentoring Network (Austin Metropolitan Ministries) Mentors for at-risk youth. 2026 Guadalupe, #226, 78705. 472-7627.
Community Technology & Training Center Help bridge the Digital Divide. Travis High School. 323-6773x156.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Abused and neglected children need adult representatives in our often daunting court system. 6330 Hwy. 290 E., Suite 350, 78723, 459-2272.
DeWitty Job Training & Employment Center Instructors and employment counselors needed. 2209 Rosewood #205, 78702. 472-5718.
Ecology Action PR, electrical, plumbing, mechanical volunteers needed. Ninth & I-35, 78701. 322-0000.
El Buen Samaritano Help recent immigrants and homeless. 1919 S. First, 78704. 441-7977.
Faith Home Home and comfort for babies with AIDS. 4101 Wildwood, 78722. 302-4101.
Family Eldercare Assist older, disabled folks in areas of advocacy or money management. 2210 Hancock. www.eldercare.org or 450-0844.
Foundation for the Homeless Area churches cooperate providing afterschool programs and tutors. PO Box 1862, 78767. 480-0005.
We will run the rest of this list during the next two weeks.