Community Wide Volunteer Job Fair

Community Wide Volunteer Job Fair 2021

Join agencies, non-profits and philanthropic organizations from around the City of Elgin for a night of exploring volunteer opportunities! The goal of this event is to connect Elginites with local organizations to make a meaningful impact on our community. Whether you need community service hours, want to learn more about a specific field or just want to give back, this event is for you!

2021 Volunteer Organizations:

Brown Dog Farm

Nestled on the outskirts of Elgin, a small town just East of Austin, Browndog Farm serves as a rescue and sanctuary for animals large and small, as well as providing educational experiences for children and adults.

Website: https://www.browndogfarmtexas.org/

Contact: BrowndogFarmTexas@Gmail.Com

Brown Dog Farm
Childrens Advocacy Center

Children's Advocacy Center

The mission of Children’s Advocacy Center is to partner with community agencies to provide intervention and therapeutic services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members to minimize the impact of abuse. Every Child. Every Service. Every Effort.

Website: https://www.childrensadvocacycenter.org/

Contact: info@cacbastrop.org

Community Cupboard

The mission of the Community Cupboard is to supplement the food needs of residents living within the zip code 78621 at no cost to these residents when they provide proof of their residency and indicate a need for such supplements.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ElginCommunityCupboard/

Contact: elgintxcommunitycupboard@gmail.com

Community Cupboard
Community Wellness America

Community Wellness America

Community Wellness America Inc helps community members achieve & maintain optimal health & wellbeing by providing resources to act like a handle to pull themselves up by addressing aspects of their physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This involves physical fitness, nutrition & weightloss, disease prevention & longevity, smoking cessation, and stress reduction.

Website: https://communitywellnessamerica.org/

Contact: info@communitywellnessamerica.org

Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary

Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) farm animal sanctuary which offers lifetime sanctuary to the animals who come here. The sanctuary exists as a healing place in the midst of the chaos of our world. In this environment we begin to listen to one another from our hearts. The animals themselves are the healers; healing themselves, they heal others.

Website: https://www.dreamtimesanctuary.org/

Contact: dreamtimeanimals@gmail.com

Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary
Down Home Ranch

Down Home Ranch

We will provide a high quality of life for our residents, offering lifelong opportunities and supporting individual choice. Our programs will make it possible for everyone to benefit from our unique environment.

Website: https://www.downhomeranch.org/

Contact: 512-856-0128

Elgin Alley Cats

Welcome to the Elgin Alley Cats website. We are a group of volunteers who believe in the humane treatment of community feral and homeless cats through a program of Trap, spay/ Neuter, vaccinate, Return, and support.

Website: https://elginalleycatstx.com/

Contact: (512) 281-2803

Elgin Alley Cats
Elgin Arts Association

Elgin Arts Association

Founded in 2007, the Elgin Arts Association (EAA) is a non-profit organization of artists, artisans and community members. 

Website: https://www.elginartsassociation.com/

Contact: lucretiala07@yahoo.com 

Elgin Main Street Program

Elgin was selected to be a Texas Main Street City in 1990. The grass roots program focuses on economic development in the context of historic preservation. A volunteer board appointed by City Council implements the program based on the National Main Street Four Point approach. Since 1990 more than $18 million has been reinvested in the downtown area by the private and public sectors. 

Website: http://www.elgintx.com/999/Main-St-and-Downtown-Development

Contact: amiller@ci.elgin.tx.us

Main Street Program
Elgin Parks and Recreation

Elgin Parks & Recreation Department

The different divisions of the Parks Department add to the quality of life in our community by maintaining parks and green spaces. We plan and implement various programs for all ages and teach Elgin residents about the unique resources around them. From maintaining nearly 120 aces of parkland to providing more than 45 events for all demographics, our staff strives to bring Elgin together 365 days a year. 

Website: http://elgintx.com/239/Recreation-Programming

Contact: parks@ci.elgin.tx.us

Lions Club

The Elgin Evening Lions Club operates a thrift store at 108 N. Main Street in Elgin, Texas. The proceeds from the store go back into the community in the form of more than $40,000 annually in donations to local organizations.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Elgineveninglionsclub/

Contact: elgineveninglionsclub@gmail.com

Lions Club
Mary Christian Burleson House

Mary Christian Burleson

A group of everyday folks just like you are working together to preserve the oldest home in Elgin and an invaluable piece of Texas history. The 1847 homestead is a symbol of Mary Christian Burleson's enduring legacy and a part of the story of this land - A story we'll bring to life, with your help.

Website: https://www.marychristianburleson.org/

Contact: hello@marychristianburleson.org

New Leaf Farms

New Leaf Agriculture trains and employs refugee farmers from traditional farming cultures in dignified work that reconnects them to farming in their new communities. Connecting refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating a community garden and a commercial farm.

Website: https://www.mrcaustin.org/new-leaf-agriculture

Contact: info@mrcaustin.org

New Leaf Agriculture
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

At Relay For Life events, no one faces cancer alone. We come together every year at more than 2,500 Relay events around the country to support and celebrate survivors and caregivers.

Website: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY22VirtualEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=101970

Contact: kay.franklin@cancer.org

Simple Promise Farms

Our working farm supports people in recovery in building life skills, refinding purpose, and orienting themselves towards service.

Website: https://www.simplepromisefarms.org/

Contact: (512) 661-2054

Simple Promise Farm