Volunteers are the lifeblood of Trinity Center - we welcome volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, religious affiliations, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Volunteers assist Trinity Center in fufilling our mission of serving the needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Austin by working in a variety of different areas. Volunteers, as part of the Trinity Center team, are vital in reaching our goal of ending homelessness.
Our volunteers say that they truly get out what they put in - whether you're interested in working one-on-one with neighbors doing advocacy, or working behind the scenes as a kitchen or administrative volunteer, there's a way for everyone to feel comfortable giving back to their community. Most importantly, you'll be making a difference in the lives of those that need it most, our homeless neighbors. Some volunteers are here to learn more about an area that they are studying in school, some work in downtown Austin and enjoy the convenience of a nearby volunteer opportunity, some are parishoners of partnered churches, and some just find that this is just the right place and community for them to give back to. Whatever your motivation, please know that you are welcome here.
What do Volunteers do at Trinity Center?
Short answer: EVERYTHING! With only four staff members, the daily operations of Trinity Center are done mostly by volunteers. We truly couldn't do what we do without you! Some volunteers work in the Center answering phones and questions, some work in the kitchen preparing breakfast and making coffee, some provide administrative assistance by developing program reports and assisting in grant writing. Whatever your area of expertise, there's a place for you at Trinity Center.
During the week, Trinity Center is open from 9:30am to 1:00pm and most volunteers work during this time frame. However, if your schedule prevents you from volunteering during this time, other Sunday afternoon or weekday afternoon opportunities are available.
Does Trinity Center have internships available?
Yes! Generally, Trinity Center has between one and three case management interns per academic semester. Contact Emily Prince, Trinity Center's Case Management Coordinator, for more information.
E-mail, call or come see us to volunteer!
Contact Trinity Center to discuss your interests, availability and our current volunteer opportunities. If you are ready to start, please fill out this form, and we will schedule you for an on-site tour and orientation!