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

English Corner Volunteer | Thursdays 10:30AM-11:30AM

The Asian American Resource Center's (AARC) Senior Program invites community members to help and connect with older LEP (limited English proficiency) adults through volunteering at our "English Corner"!

Volunteers will participate in freeform conversation sessions with LEP Asian American seniors. Senior participants are encouraged to attend sessions with questions in mind, although conversations tend to be flexible and unstructured. (Please note that volunteers will not be teaching English, just helping seniors practice English and socializing with them!)

Register on our Givepulse page. 

AARC 10th Anniversary Night Bazaar Volunteer | Friday, October 27, 2023 | 6:30PM-9:30PM (shifts available)

Calling volunteers! Join on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 6:30PM-9:30PM for our 10th Anniversary Night Bazaar featuring food & merchandise vendors, community organizations, activities, games, and more.

Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Supply running: Assist food vendors with setup, running supplies (e.g., ice, water), teardown, and other tasks as needed.
  • Arts and crafts activities: Assist AARC staff with facilitating craft activities for youth and all attendees.
  • Exhibits: Assist AARC staff with facilitating an interactive art experience.
  • Parking/greeting: Monitor parking lot capacity and direct attendees as needed.
  • General/teardown: Assist AARC staff with event tasks as needed and cleanup after the event.

Work will be organized in shifts to give every volunteer a chance to enjoy the festival!

For more info and to sign up, visit 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.