Meals on Wheels is a national program that provides hot, home-delivered meals, 5 days a week, to people 60 and older who are unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves.
The purpose of the program is to enable people to live independently as long as possible and to relive the loneliness of those who live independently. In the Williamson County area Meals on Wheels is available in Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Georgetown, Marble Falls and Burnet.
In order for Meals on Wheels to get hot meals to its client it depends on volunteers. To become a volunteer you will need to contact Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities at 512-763-1400 to ask about current volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer you need to be available at least one day a week for about an hour starting at 10 a.m. Companies are also welcome to volunteer and only four employees a month would be needed to cover one route.
If you’re wondering how to become a recipient of this program read the qualifying for meals section on the Williamson-Burnet County Opportunities website.
From shelving books and teaching classes, to reading to children the Round Rock Public Library depends on volunteers to keep the library running smoothly.
The library has a variety of volunteer opportunities from helping in the children’s department to shelving or cataloguing books. If you’re interested in assisting with children’s programs (story time, arranging activities for the teen room), public services (carting and shelving books, checking-in), or technical services (processing news books, weeding out old materials) then the Round Rock Library is the perfect place for you to volunteer!
The library also has a wonderful Summer Teen Volunteer Program!! So, be sure and check it out!
To become a volunteer you will need to:
- Fill out a volunteer application
- Commit to volunteering at least 30 hours a year
- Attend an orientation session. (Sessions are on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.)
- Sign a volunteer agreement and abide by the rules and ethics found in their volunteer handbook
- Adult volunteers – You will need to interview with the volunteer coordinator
- Teen volunteers – you will need to bring a letter of recommendation to orientation
For more information please contact the library’s volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-218-3279.
The YMCA of Greater Williamson County is an organization dedicated to to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Many people know the Y only as a gym or a place to go swimming, but the Y has a lot more programs to offer including, sports leagues, exercise classes, camps and much, much more. To make all of the programs possible the Y needs volunteers.
Anyone, 16 or older, who exhibits caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith values (the YMCA mission) and who want to make a difference are welcome to volunteer at the Y. Volunteers are needed in various capacities including serving as a youth sports league coaches.
To become a volunteer you need to contact your local YMCA of Greater Williamson Country branch location and ask about opportunities. Then you will need to fill out a volunteer application and give it to the supervisor of the department you would like to volunteer with. (The Y will also need a copy of your driver’s license or another form of id). After your application is reviewed and a background check is run you can start volunteering!