We all want to live in a strong community. Actively participating in your community is one way to ensure that it grows as much as possible and as healthily as possible. Not only is there great personal satisfaction that comes from showing up in your community; it’s also an excellent way to meet like-minded people and to really make your mark on your community. If you want to really show up for Leander, the best thing you can do is look for volunteer opportunities.
For those new to the area or new to getting involved, it might be daunting to find volunteer opportunities or know where to start. We’re here to help. Below are a few of the ways you can show up as a contributing community member of Leander.
1. Volunteer At School
The Leander Independent School District is surprisingly expansive. It encompasses not only Leander, but Cedar Park, Georgetown, Jonestown, Round Rock, and northwest Austin, covering 200 square miles. Therefore, there are always many volunteer opportunities to be found in schools.
Just make sure that you reach out to the schools directly and ascertain what they need accurately rather than making assumptions. Leander ISD has an online application process you must complete before volunteering. If you do not want to volunteer at the schools directly, you could volunteer by raising money for the schools. Either way, our schools always need your help.
2. Central Texas SPCA
Animal lovers are welcome to help by volunteering at the Central Texas SPCA. For many, this is one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities in and around Leander. It’s a no-kill shelter, which gives many volunteers peace of mind. Although it’s limited intake, there are still plenty of animals who need to be walked, fed, cleaned, and simply given affection before they find their forever homes.
3. Central Texas Table of Grace
If you’d like to give back to at-risk youth, you may want to pursue volunteer opportunities that have to do with the Central Texas Table of Grace. This organization offers emergency shelter services to children in the foster system who desperately need it most.
Volunteer roles include:
- Writing thank you letters
- Planning fun activities for kids
- Helping to organize fundraisers
- Participating in virtual events
4. Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County
Habitat for Humanity is a respected organization for a reason. They have a years-long track record of giving back to the community. You can help people build homes that will truly benefit them and last for years to come.
There are so many ways for you to show up for Leander. These are only a few options for ways to serve, but there are countless others. Once you get plugged in, it will be so much easier to connect with more people and serve in different ways. Just find the right opportunity!