TXCPA Austin CPAs: Serving the Community

Many worthy causes and organizations would love to include CPAs among their volunteers. The community service organizations listed on this page have asked for TXCPA Austin’s help in recruiting volunteers. Feel free to contact them directly if you would like to volunteer your time.

Association for Talent Development

The ATD Austin Chapter is seeking a volunteer who is experienced in auditing nonprofit associations. The mission of ATD Austin is to advance the Austin Area learning and talent development community. ATD Austin is the local chapter of the international ATD professional association. ATD is the world’s leading organization focused on the promotion and advancement of workplace learning and performance. Submit inquiries to Leah Carrubba, M.Ed., 2018 President, Austin Chapter.

Austin Creative Reuse

Austin Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization that collects, sells and distributes donated reusable materials by giving them a second life! They are looking for several board members to help keep creativity affordable in Austin. Please click here to find out more and join their Board of Directors. For more information, please contact Austin Creative Reuse by email.

Camp Fire

Camp Fire Central Texas seeks experienced finance professionals as members for its Finance Committee.  The Committee holds monthly meetings, scheduled at noon, at a central Austin location. The council’s Executive Director and CFO support the Committee, which is responsible for Oversight and Policy/Practice Guidance; Reports to the Board; Quarterly review of books; and Strategic Planning for finances.

Camp Fire provides inclusive, supportive, family friendly programs that fulfill Camp Fire’s Promise to Children: “Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.” Camp Fire fulfills this Promise by building healthy, resilient, responsible youth through active learning, outdoor experiences, service to community, and connecting families.

One of the nation’s leading youth development organizations, Camp Fire is a non-sectarian, all-inclusive, coeducational  501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  If interested, please contact Executive Director, Barbara Dunnam.

Central Texas Food Bank

TXCPA Austin has held a volunteer shift at the Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) nearly every month for the past few years. Upcoming volunteer dates are:

No volunteer shifts are currently open.

Please click here to register as a volunteer. Our three hour shifts generally include sorting food donations. We even counted beans once! OK, so it was really taking 50 pound bags of beans and measuring them to one pound bags, but it was close enough to literally call our volunteers Bean Counters.

We know not everyone is available to work one of our regular monthly shifts, so you may want to investigate volunteering on your own. The CTFB has several ways for individuals to get involved:

  • Volunteer – Volunteers are essential to the Food Bank. Each month, volunteers contribute more than 7,000 hours to support the Food Bank’s mission by sorting donations, serving clients, teaching classes, as ambassadors, at special events and a variety of other opportunities.
    • Sort donations
    • Court-ordered community service program
    • CTFB St. John Community Food Center
    • Mobile food pantries
    • Administrative help

Sign up to volunteer online.

Other ways to become involved with the Central Texas Food Bank are:

  • DonateYour donation goes directly where it’s needed most and helps serve Central Texans at risk of hunger.
  • Raise Food & FundsSupport your neighbors in need year round by raising food and funds for the Food Bank. You can hold drives at your home, community event, workplace, school, club, place of worship or even online.
  • Corporate Giving: Helping CTFB serve your community can help your business. Together we can engage your employees, support your philanthropic goals and make Central Texas an even better place to live, work and play.
  • Advocate: Lend your voice to hunger-ending policies that will make a meaningful difference in your neighbors’ lives.

No matter how you would like to get involved, both TXCPA Austin and the Central Texas Food Bank thanks you!

Foundation Communities’ Tax Help

Foundation Communities’ Tax Help program is seeking volunteers! For more than 25 years, Foundation Communities has helped empower low-income families in greater Austin to build a better financial future. You can join their mission by volunteering with the Tax Help program. Each year more than 600 volunteers help Foundation Communities’ Tax Help program serve more than 20,000 clients during tax season. They need you on the 2020 volunteer team! Whether you’re looking to build your skills and experience, make new friends, build your professional network, or to simply contribute your time to the community, this opportunity provides a substantial and meaningful way to volunteer. And if you’re a CPA or Enrolled Agent, you may be eligible for free continuing education credits with no pre-requisite requirements. Express your interest by filling out a Volunteer Application, or contact Danielle Girard at  for more information. By completing an application now, you’ll be on the list to receive notice when the training dates are scheduled.

Junior Achievement

Picture a world where young people, no matter their background, know how to budget, save and invest; a generation of tenacious individuals armed with the confidence, knowledge and capabilities to take control of their financial futures, their careers and achieve their dreams. Junior Achievement of Central Texas is a locally run non-profit which believes all young people need connection with caring adults and exposure to the wider world around them to achieve their potential. There are several opportunities for you to get involved at a school near you! Click here to find out how you can be a volunteer and support Junior Achievement.

As we work to provide more digital resources and lessons to our students at this time, we are also in need of volunteers. See below and let us know if you can help!

Bilingual volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to help translate our elementary activities and volunteer videos to Spanish. Currently we have all of the resources available in English only, and we want to make sure we are supporting ALL of our students!

Career Speakers: We are looking for volunteers to film a career day video sharing what their job is and how they got into their career. We had multiple career days cancelled due to COVID and we still want our students to hear from professionals in the industries they are interested in! JA will provide the talking point outline and add you to our library of career speakers.

Launch Lesson Speakers: Are you an entrepreneur who started their own business? We want to hear your story. We are building a library of speakers for students to hear about others path’s to success and feel inspired to pursue businesses of their own. We provide the script and outline, you fill it in with your story!

SAFE Alliance

The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation and domestic violence. They are dedicated to ending violence through prevention, advocacy and comprehensive services for individuals, families and communities affected by abuse.

SAFE serves hundreds of youth, adults and families during the holiday season. During this time of year, TXCPA Austin holds a wish list drive and adopts a family through their program. Click here to find out more about SAFE Holidays.

For more information on SAFE’s year-round efforts, please click here.

United Way of Williamson County VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

United Way of Williamson County is recruiting volunteer tax preparers, translators and greeters for their free tax preparation services offered in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander and Taylor. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation services for households earning $55,000 or less annually, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and wage-earners with limited English proficiency. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Training is provided. Since 2010, VITA volunteers at the four United Way of Williamson County free tax preparation sites have completed 8,067 tax returns, processed $12.8 million in refunds, $4.2 million in Earned Income Credits and saved wage-earners an estimated $2.5 million in commercial preparation fees. Bilingual preparers and Spanish translators are in high demand.

To volunteer at a VITA site or for more information, visit www.WilcoFreeTaxPrep.org, email nicole@unitedway-wc.org or call 512-961-7349.

We Are Blood

We Are Blood saves lives at over 40 medical facilities in their 10-county region. If you or a loved one need blood products at a local medical facility, you will be covered thanks to the We Are Blood family of donors.

We are currently looking at hosting an on-site blood drive in our offices, but we encourage our members to donate blood if they are eligible at any time. Please make an appointment at one of We Are Blood’s several locations.