Get Involved with the AARC

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) offers a variety of ways for individuals, community groups and organizations to become involved. From collaborations to employment, take a look at how you can be a part of the AARC.

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Our programs are initiated in response to community needs. Non-profits, community groups and individuals may suggest a program that is relevant to AARC and Parks and Recreation Department’s mission, values and audience. Collaborative programs must be offered to the public free of charge. If you have a program that meets the requirements, submit a Collaboration Request. We have also prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your convenience.

Part-Time Employment

Please visit Austin City Jobs for current openings. 


Full-Time Employment


Please visit Austin City Jobs for current openings. 

Please note your location preference in the supplemental section of your application. Location requests will be honored on an availability basis and the hiring manager will make the final decision on work site location.


Contract Instructor Program

Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) utilizes independent contract instructors to provide unique programming services! A contract gives you the ability to offer programs/activities based on the needs and space availability at our Facilities or Parks. Instructional programs/activities may be offered for preschoolers, school age children, teens, adults, families and seniors in a learning environment for participants. Class fees are set by the contractor and a percentage is paid back to the city.

Class proposals may select the Asian American Resource Center as your preferred location or other Austin Parks and Recreation facilities. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted based on site need, demand, and capacity.

Learn more and complete a class proposal at the Contract Instructor Program webpage


Become a Volunteer

Volunteers work directly with the community and provide support in a number of ways.

We invite those interested in volunteering with the AARC to view our current volunteer opportunities on our GivePulse page. For those interested in longer-term involvement as an AARC volunteer and/or who would like to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities, please fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form.

For any further questions or inquiries, please call (512) 974-1700 or e-mail us at

CelebrASIA 2024 Volunteer | Saturday, May 18

The City of Austin's Asian American Resource Center (AARC) welcomes community members and groups to help us put on our annual CelebrASIA event! This family-friendly festival celebrates Asian Pacific American heritage month and will be held in-person at the AARC.

Volunteers are needed for various tasks including assisting with greeting and directing attendees, keeping the facility clean and tidy, engaging attendees at the AARC table, helping setup and breakdown, and other general support as needed. Further instructions for each volunteer role will be provided the week leading up to the event, and any remaining instructions and necessary materials will be provided on the day of the event.

Sign up to volunteer on GivePulse. 

Technology Class Volunteer | Tuesdays 12-1pm

The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) invites you to volunteer with our Senior Program by assisting with our weekly technology classes.

The Technology Class is offered weekly in partnership with Austin Free Net as part of the AARC’s regular schedule for Senior Program participants. Seniors learn and practice technology skills with the guidance of trained instructors. Volunteers will help with setting up tables and chairs before the class, as well as assisting instructors during class as needed.   

Link: Technology Class Assistants (AARC Senior Program) | GivePulse


Due to space limitations, the AARC is not currently accepting donations of any kind. 

General Feedback Form

Do you have any questions, concerns, or general feedback to provide to the Asian American Resource Center (AARC)? Let us know using this form! We welcome suggestions for new programs you'd like to see at the AARC as well as insight into your community's needs.