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COVID-19 UPDATE

Your health and safety is important to us. Due to COVID-19, some in-person programs and services may be offered online, have a new in-person schedule and requirements, or may be suspended. Please check our website or contact us for more information. Click here for our COVID-19 safety precautions and updates.

Helping Others and Changing Lives

Volunteers of all ages make a tremendous difference to our community members and our organization. Shalom Austin strives to create accessible and meaningful opportunities for adults and families to engage in volunteer activities driven by our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam, repairing our world. 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteers allow Shalom Austin to fulfill its mission to the Jewish community and the greater Austin community. Bringing light to those dark areas of our world, volunteering at Shalom Austin will impact your life as much as those you serve.

There are many ways to give back. Whatever your path to developing your influence on Austin’s Jewish community, we can guide you. By investing time, talent, treasure or all three, through Shalom Austin, your gift and involvement will do more good for more people — including you — than you may have thought possible.

See our volunteer opportunities below. Find an opportunity that speaks to you.

Become a Volunteer Financial Coach

Take this professional development opportunity to get certified in financial coaching – free of charge! By receiving this training and giving your time as a Volunteer Financial Coach, you will be helping others to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency. All training and coaching will be done online. After you’ve completed the 16 hours of training in spring 2021, you will be asked to coach bi-weekly for 6 months.

To become a Volunteer Financial Coach, contact Arielle Levy at arielle.levy@shalomaustin.org.

Jewish Family Service food pantry stocked full of donated canned goods.

Give to the Food Pantry

Food insecurity is growing in Austin. The Jewish community needs your support. Organize a food drive, help us stock the Shalom Austin Jewish Family Service Food Pantry or prepare bags for clients in need. Monthly volunteer opportunities available.

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

Connect to People in Need

Participate in phone-a-thons and other opportunities to support Shalom Austin’s outreach initatives. 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

Help Others Celebrate Shabbat and Jewish Holidays

Celebrate with seniors and vulnerable members of our community by joining other volunteers to lead programs, inperson and online, in order to bring extra joy to these special occasions. 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

Remote Volunteering

Join staff and volunteers as we engage community members in online classes and celebrations. Help a community member with tech support from the comfort of your own home. 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

An older woman volunteer smiles as she puts donations into boxes with her family

Volunteer with Your Family

In partnership with various non-for-profits in town, come together to not only make a difference in our world, but to learn about Jewish values and create community with other families who volunteer together! 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

A woman pushes a man in a wheelchair at the Senior Rosh Hashanah Luncheon.

Volunteer with Seniors

Join our staff and other volunteers for community luncheons, social events, friendly visits and phone calls to isolated seniors in our community and others who are highly engaged

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

 

Mitzvah Projects

As you begin to prepare for your B’nai Mitzvah, let us help you design a mitzvah project based on Jewish values, in community with other young adults and based on your own interests, to fulfill this requirement for your preparations. 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

Women's Philanthropy Lions Breakfast 2019

Join a Committee

Become a leader with Shalom Austin

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

Other Projects

New volunteer opportunities are always emerging with Shalom Austin! 

Email volunteer@shalomaustin.org for more information or to volunteer.

You Make Everything We Do Possible

Contribute to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign and help us make a difference.

Donate

I am thankful to have met so many incredible people, who I now call my new friends. The fellow volunteers and staff are always grateful and genuinely happy to see me. I plan to spend many years volunteering with this group. I have been touched by this inviting community.

Dana Shapiro Spaeth

I am thankful to have met so many incredible people, who I now call my new friends. The fellow volunteers and staff are always grateful and genuinely happy to see me. I plan to spend many years volunteering with this group. I have been touched by this inviting community.

Dana Shapio Spaeth

Arielle Levy

Arielle Levy

Women's Philanthropy and Volunteer Director

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