River City Hope Street Volunteers
Our volunteers come from all walks of life: retired adults, young adults, professionals, moms and dads and college students.
Service Opportunities Include:
- Teachers for job readiness skills and life skills;
- Sewing instructors and helpers;
- Childcare helpers for the classroom;
- Simple Church volunteers – Bible study leaders, children/teen leaders, worship leaders
- Mentors for men and women;
- GED instructors, ESL instructors;
- Furniture pickup/delivery;
- Food pantry helpers…
- and many other ways!
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and submit the form below!
Questions, give us a call at 512-522-7152 or come by for a visit, or to bring your completed form. Please call for an appointment so we can be sure to have someone available to answer your questions.
Adult Education and Job Readiness Training
Volunteers help with daily class setup and other needs such as transportation, and teach many valuable, life-changing classes for Adults in our Job Corps training, including courses ranging from computer skills and job interviewing to goal setting, decision making and conflict resolution to GED, adult basic education, Sewing, Nutrition, ESL and Bible study. Other volunteers assist with our Career Closet, Pro Image Fairs and Job Fairs held for participants of Life Bridge Job Corps.
Twice each year, volunteers can help us publicize our classes to the areas we serve; we can use helpers to produce, print, and distribute flyers, and to get out info to churches through our email. At the end of the semester, volunteers help with graduation celebrations.
Simple Churches (Christ Communities)
Ordinary Christians, as individuals and in small groups, lead weekly simple churches in multifamily housing units to provide spiritual truth to people who are not comfortable in a traditional church setting. Simple church can include children’s activities, a family meal, adult Bible study, prayer times and worship. Volunteers meet spiritual needs through Bible study, prayer times and worship, children’s ministry and activities, discipleship.
We provide fellowship through a family meal and seasonal events and provide basic needs such as clothing, food, household items, personal hygiene items, and house cleaning supplies for participants.
Outreach Events and Week of Hope
Hope Street and our partners work together to provide seasonal events that promote community wide social gatherings and assist parents to provide holiday celebrations for their children. Celebrations for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Vacation Bible school, Fall Festivals, Thanksgiving Feasts and Christmas provide opportunities for volunteers to serve for a couple of hours contributing to the Christian impact on our community.
Each week, thru June and July, HopeStreet partners with Week of Hope. Over 100 preteens and teenagers, from across the US, spend a week on mission in the Austin area. Many teach backyard Bible clubs in low income apartments; some perform other loving service, such as helping the elderly.