Public Notice

Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features the third of a three-part list of Austin area Volunteer Opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities, Part Three, U -- Z

We ran Part One, A -- F & Part Two, G -- S in our previous two issues.

Texas Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (TARAL) Keep reproductive rights legal. PO Box 684602, 78768. 462-1661.

Texas Alliance for Human Needs Statewide, multi-issue coalition concerned with issues affecting low- and moderate-income folks. 1016 E. 12th. or 474-5019.

Texas Department of Health (TDH) Gain skills and training while learning about public health concerns. 1100 W. 49th, 78756. 458-7111x2201.

Texas Runaway Hotline For runaways and their families. PO Box 149030, MC Y-987, 78714-9030. 833-3477.

Top Drawer Thrift Store Proceeds from the store go to Project Transitions. 4902 Burnet, 78756. 454-5161 or 454-8646.

United Cerebral Palsy Liberation Station Toy depot workers needed for all shifts. 9027 Northgate, #101, 78758. 834-1827.

United Way/First Call for Help Non-emergency, one-call referral to local public services. Hotline workers needed. 2000 E. MLK, 78702. 323-1898.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Volunteers needed for all museum positions. 605 Robert E. Lee, 78704. 445-5582.

Victory Tutorial Program Tutor students with homework, reinforce basic skills. 3908 Ave. B #113, 78751.499-7317.

Waterloo Counseling Center Experienced professional, clerical, and newsletter assistance. 1524 S. I-35 #218, 78704. 444-9922.

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve Make the nature scene or help out with their annual spooky Haunted Trails! or 805 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., 78746. 327-7622.

Williamson Co. Crisis Center Rape crisis and battered women's services center needs you. or 211 Commerce, #103, RR, 78664. 255-1212 or 800/460-SAFE.

Women & Their Work Gallery and gift shop workers needed to fill shifts. 1710 Lavaca, 78701. 477-1064.

YMCA of Austin Help them "build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities." or 888/333-9622.

YWCA of Greater Austin Serve women and girls of Greater Austin & Travis County with mental health counseling, substance abuse services, wellness programs, recreational and cultural activities. 1524 S. I-35, #315. 326-1222.

Volunteer Opportunities, Part Three, Etc.

These groups submitted after the initial list was compiled and will be included in future lists.

CISPES Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. 374-0121.

Clean Campaigns for Austin Campaign finance reform initiative for Austin. Volunteers needed to carry petitions to put this initiative up for a vote by Austin citizens. or 440-5757.

Instant Runoff Voting Coalition Grassroots non-partisan lobbying effort to bring IRV to Austin. 454-1686.

Travis County Green Party Volunteers needed to build grassroots democracy through local action. or 587-7354.

Opps for This Week!

...And while we're at it, why not list a few topical opportunities for you to explore?

  • This Sunday, April 8, 2pm, the Single Parent Resource Network will host its Meeting & Clothing Swap (kid and adult!) at Trinity United Methodist Church, one block east of Duval, 600 E. 50th. The scheduled discussion will include: playgroups, a childcare trading network, radio show, potlucks, art and music classes for kids, whatever you need! Kids, couples, nonparents welcome! 476-2906.

  • The Action for Abortion Rights Meeting happens Thursday, April 5, 7pm at UT Campus, Mezes Hall (in the "six-pack," south of UT tower), Room 202. Help plan for a week of action this month, including a public display at UT to counter the misinformation presented by the anti-abortion campaign, and a rally on April 22 in solidarity with NOW's Emergency Mobilization for Women's Lives. 454-3953.
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