Partnership makes it easier for Austinites to find volunteer opportunities.
Mayor Adler issues VolunteerATX Drive to all Austinites
City of Austin leaders today, July 26, announced a partnership with GivePulse, a local civic good startup, to make it easier for Austinites to find volunteer opportunities.
The online tool at GivePulse.com, matches community members and service-learning students who want to make a difference with nonprofits and organizations seeking volunteers.
Mayor Steve Adler welcomed the partnership and stressed the importance of volunteerism to help meet community needs.
The VolunteerATX Drive calls all Austinites to volunteer at least one hour in August. Residents can make good on that pledge on Saturday, Aug. 8 by joining Keep Austin Beautiful for a “Clean Lady Bird Lake” event from 9 to 11 a.m. Find details on givepulse.com.
“We are excited about this partnership with GivePulse, a locally grown startup with a civic good mission,” said Mayor Steve Adler. “My push to all Austin residents is to volunteer one hour in August. Together, our time, talents, and passions will make a significant lasting impact.”
Share your volunteer activities with the Mayor by using #VolunteerATX.
On GivePulse, residents can register to be notified of volunteer opportunities that interest them from the City of Austin and several Central Texas agencies. Volunteer opportunities range from one-time events to ongoing activities for individuals, youth and large groups.
City departments often rely on volunteers to provide an enhanced level of public service. Needs include youth sports coaches, docents, dog walkers, tree-planters and volunteers to help seniors in library computer labs.
In 2015, GivePulse has tracked more than 30,000 volunteer hours contributing to City of Austin programs and services.
“Our community’s success depends on the success of our partners, including our residents, our nonprofits and our local businesses. Our work with GivePulse represents the best of all of those -- an opportunity to partner with a local startup business that connects residents with the volunteer causes they believe in,” City Manager Marc Ott said. “It is living proof of how innovators in our community can connect in meaningful ways with innovators in local government to begin solving our complex problems.”
GivePulse was founded in Austin with the mantra to “empower social good.”
"We are honored and thrilled to partner with forward-thinking cities like the City of Austin. Together, we will increase the capacity and unlock the human potential of our residents,” said George Luc, GivePulse CEO and co-founder, who is also a White House Champion for Change and SXSW Dewey Honoree.