Home Services Programs Divisions Media News FAQ Help make our community a better place to live by volunteering. These volunteer opportunities are sponsored by the City of Austin and support City services and programs, and Austin's quality of life. Leadership Volunteer on a City Board or Commission. Learn more about City operations through the CityWorks Academy. Citizen Participation at Council Meetings Get involved in your neighborhood planning process. Service Volunteer with the Austin Public Library. Volunteer to review grant applications. Participate in an Austin Parks and Recreation volunteer program. Volunteer to greet visitors at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Volunteer with the Austin Animal Center. Environmental Mark storm drains to protect water quality in our creeks and Lady Bird Lake. Become a Block Leader for water conservation. Donate to Austin's Clean Air Force. Are you a recycle champion? Become a Zero Waste Block Leader! Register for an activity or sign up to volunteer on Austin's beautiful wildlands. Find out about volunteer events with the Watershed Protection Department. Public Safety Ride along with an Austin police officer. Find opportunities with the Office of the Community Liaison. Join the Citizens Police Academy. Austin Code Community Volunteers help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean. Become an Austin Police Explorer. Volunteer with or donate to Blue Santa. Make a difference with the Victim Services Volunteer program. Donate to Amigos en Azul. Participate in National Night Out. Be a Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) Start a Neighborhood Watch GivePulse You can also browse GivePulse.com for volunteer opportunities with lots of Central Texas agencies. Our volunteer portal on Givepulse is a great way to review and sign up for upcoming opportunities. Peruse opportunities below or visit the full Givepulse portal here.