American YouthWorks welcomes volunteers who can share their skills and talents with our students and staff. Our volunteers make much of our work possible. If you do not see an opportunity that suits your needs or capabilities, we can work with you to create a volunteer opportunity. There are lots of ways you can help out!
Guest Instructor in Photoshop, Web Design or Graphic Design – Our Media Corps program is currently seeking volunteers to teach the basics of web and logo design, and/or assist students with individual projects in Adobe Photoshop or WordPress. Time commitment varies from a one-time visit to a 1 to 2 hour weekly commitment.
Job Shadowing – Invite an AYW student to follow you or your employees through a typical day of work. Exposure to a variety of careers helps students learn what it takes to be successful in various fields.
- Job shadows can be for one student, or a group. Time commitment is 3 to 8 hours
Tutor – Lend your knowledge and expertise to our students as a one-on-one tutor. Tutors must be able to dedicate one hour per week for a minimum of nine weeks, plus attend a one hour training session. Tutors are needed anytime between 8 and 5, Monday through Friday
Classroom Aide - Become a Classroom Aide for an adult English language and literacy class, one morning per week.
Offer an Internship – Provide an opportunity for current AYW students or graduates to intern with your company or organization for a period of 1 to 6 months. Internships allow students to learn valuable skills that will aid in their professional development while exposing them to a healthy work culture.
Career Speaker – Share your career path and experience with a group of students. Guest speakers inspire and inform students about various career fields. Time commitment is one hour
Workshop – Facilitate a workshop for our students or staff in your area of expertise. We are always open to professional development opportunities and skills that will help us serve our students and community more effectively.
Groups can make a contribution to American YouthWorks both financially and through volunteer work. Here’s a few examples of previous group volunteer days with us:
- Hardin Construction worked with our students on-site of one of our under construction, green homes, sponsored a cook out and gave a “Careers in Construction” talk to students in our green construction program.
- Dell employees came out to a trail building site and worked with young people in our public lands conservation program.
- Accenture employees hold resume building and interview skills workshops with our students twice a year.
- St. Edwards students tutor our GED students every semester.
- Many groups helped with reseeding and mulching in Bastrop after the Central Texas wildfires.
We offer a variety of internships for those seeking to gain work experience. We often have open internships in our Development and Accounting departments.
For more information please contact: Jen Lucas phone: 512-529-7422 email: firstname.lastname@example.org