- Senior Citizen Resources
- Volunteer Opportunities
Support children and their foster families with monthly gifts, relationship-building interactions, and mentoring. Requires a one-year commitment.
Austin Disaster Relief Network
This network of Christian churches trains volunteers to participate in bringing emotional, physical, and spiritual relief to disaster survivors to help them rebuild their lives and homes.
1122 East 51st St., Austin 78723
AWARE (Always Wanted a Riding Experience)
Help with care of therapeutic horses, leading horses during instruction, and/or assisting riders in classes. Two-hour orientation provided for new volunteers.
1708 Centerpoint Road, San Marcos
Alzheimer’s Association of Central Texas
Volunteers help to plan and organize events to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Two major events are the annual Walk to End All Walks, and The Longest Day at summer’s solstice.
Buda Public Library
Help with a variety of library activities that may involve books, computers, and people of all ages. Volunteer directly through the library, or with Friends of the Library or the city’s library commission.
CASA of Central Texas (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protective system. Extensive training provided. Requires commitment of 10-15 hours per month for at least one year.
Historic Hays County Courthouse, Second Floor, San Marcos
Dick’s Classic Garage
Help dust cars and answer visitors’ questions at this museum dedicated to the preservation and history of the automobile. www.dicksclassicgarage.com
Dream of Hopes Ranch (Buda)
Help special needs teens and adults reach their potential and achieve desires by helping with day camps, athletic skill building, Special Olympics training, and fundraisers. Volunteers also can help with facilities development and maintenance. www.dreamofhopesranch.org
16250 Oak Grove Road, Buda
Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
Participate in the maintenance and exhibition of historic flying warbirds, even if you are not a pilot or a mechanic. www.centraltexaswing.org
1841 Airport Drive, Bldg. 2249, San Marcos 78666
Habitat for Humanity
Participate in construction of homes for Hays county residents struggling to meet dreams of home ownership. The Wimberley organization also maintains a thrift shop manned by volunteers.
Hays County 4-H
Help build life, leadership, and citizenship skills of school-age youth in a variety of interest areas by leading projects, coordinating activities, and facilitating special events. Opportunities and contact with the Buda club can be found online.
Hays County Food Bank
Assist with warehouse, driving, food pick-up, distribution, farm chores, or special events. Multiple locations in Hays County. www.haysfoodbank.org
220 Herndon Street, San Marcos
Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center
Work to create a community in which violence and abuse are not tolerated. Service can be direct, or non-direct. Volunteers who desire to provide direct-service assistance to clients of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center must complete a 40-hour Volunteer Advocate Training. Non-direct service volunteers help with support tasks such as office work, landscaping, and group activities. www.hcwc.org
Hays Drive a Senior
Spend 4 or more hours per month driving senior residents of Buda and northern Hays County to medical appointments.
Give a little or a lot of time to assist adults with intellectual disabilities who live in this residential setting. Volunteers choose how to share their time and talents, including mentoring, companionship, horticulture, horsemanship, recreational activities, classroom assistance, and Special Olympics.
2310 Bliss Spillar Road, Manchaca
Meals on Wheels of Buda
Help deliver meals to homebound seniors in the area.
PAWS Animal Shelter
Animals at this no-kill shelter need volunteers who can play with and exercise them, help to clean, assist with office work, provide temporary foster care, and/or participate in special events.
500 E. FM 150, Kyle
R.S.V.P. (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)
A component of Senior Corps, this nationwide network matches skills, talents, and interests of volunteers ages 55+ to an array of service opportunities in their communities.
RSVP of South Central Texas: 830-379-0300 (office in Seguin), or rsvptlu.org
Seton Medical Center Hays
“Donate your time to deliver Humancare” throughout the hospital’s many departments.
6008 Kyle Parkway, Kyle