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89% say they would give to a specific need in the community.

Why We’re Here

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

Did you know that according to a study done by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, Austin is ranked 32nd out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita charitable giving? This is a big improvement over our ranking at the beginning of the 21st century when we ranked 48, but there is still a lot of room for growth!

Austin is a vibrant city with a personality all its own. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that’s not enough. The biggest problem facing Austin Nonprofits is there is not enough money.

Our community is well known for cherishing its environment and local businesses, its time to nurture our home-grown nonprofits in the same way!

We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of the Austin's most basic needs; but the shortage of funds for these organizations is creating large gaps in services.

This is where I Live Here, I Give Here steps in. Our main purpose is to connect people like YOU with the issues you care about and the Nonprofits that support them.

I Live Here, I Give Here is proud of the work we have accomplished since our launch in 2007. We connect the people of Austin with the causes they care about.

We partner with nonprofit groups so they can be more accessible to you. We spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to let you know how you can help.

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Volunteering Opportunities In Austin — Week Of 5/28/2013

May 30, 2013
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From now on, Austin Involved will be letting you know how you can get involved OUTSIDE of Austin Involved. Here's some additional volunteering opportunities happening this week.

Read all about them in the full entry.

6/1 — National Trails Day 2013

Join Austin Parks Foundation, Hill Country Conservancy, and Texas Conservation Corps for our annual National Trails Day event by registering to volunteer for one of these projects. Every year hundreds of volunteers come out to one of our volunteer-led projects to help maintain Austin’s world class trail network.


Sat Jun 01, 2013, 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
2200 Andrew Zilker Road, Austin, TX
Austin, TX 78746

6/5 — Family Eldercare, Summer Fan Drive:
Summer Fan Drive: Help Us Keep Our Warehouse Full this Summer

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in loading and unloading fans to stock up our warehouse for the Summer Fan Drive. This opportunity only takes about 1.5 to 2 hours of your time and can help bring heat relief to hundreds of Central Texans.


Wed Jun 05, 2013, 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
10409 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758

6/7 — Food Co-op Initiative
Fun crafty volunteer project for co-ops Phase 2

Food Co-op Initiative is getting ready for a banquet and need last-minute help setting up our centerpieces. They’ll be at the hotel, folding, taping, and setting up models of the co-op development process.


Fri Jun 07, 2013, 02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX78704

6/7 - 6/8 — Volunteer at Austin Civic Orchestra’s June 7 and June 8th Concerts

The Austin Civic Orchestra needs volunteers for the concession stand and raffle ticket sales for our June 7 and 8th concerts at the Zilker Hillside Theater.

You can volunteer for one or both nights, please indicate in your response which night you can be available. Volunteers will be needed from 7-10pm each night.


Fri Jun 07, 2013 – Sat Jun 08, 2013
Zilker Hillside Theater
2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX78746


Join Keep Austin Beautiful for the summer fun cleanup of Lady Bird Lake!  Cleanups of the lake happen every other month throughout the year and offer a wide range of locations to clean.  If you're looking to get out on the lake on a kayak or paddle board, sign up for one of our waterway cleanup sites!  If you would like to bring your family or stay dry, sign up for a shoreline site! 

Also, prepare to go on a hunt for the most unique piece of trash to enter in the Most Unusual Item contest.  A prize is awarded to the contest winner, plus all volunteers receive a gift certificate to Whole Earth Provisions.


Date: Saturday, June 8th
Cleanup Time: 9am-11am
Location: multiple sites at Lady Bird Lake

All Summer — Summer Classes Volunteer, The Settlement Home for Children

Have a talent you would like to share? The summer program is in need of volunteer to instruct 1.5 hour classes on topics ranging from art, girl scouts, choir, music, fitness, sports, cultural themes, crafts, scrapbooking, spa, theatre, recycling, and more! Classes are approximately 10 children with 2 staff supervising as volunteer leads or assists with the activity.


Mon Jun 03, 2013 – Fri Aug 09, 2013
1600 Payton Gin Road
Austin, TX78758

Want your volunteer event to be featured here? Contact Laura@ilivehereigivehere.org.

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