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. 

Office Administrative Attendant - Part Time

AARC is hiring a front desk office attendant. This is a temporary position ideally working Mondays - Thursdays, 9:30am - 6pm.

Pay $20/hr

The purpose of the temporary Office Administrative Attendant I is to provide customer service to our patrons and customers at the front desk by answering phones, questions, assisting with program registrations and reservations, opening and closing the building, maintaining the front desk, and working with diverse populations and communities. Staff should demonstrate professionalism, excellent customer service and communication skills, and strong organization.

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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