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.

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.

Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank’s mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. CTFB works with volunteers in several ways, including Warehouse Food Sorting, Mobile Pantries, Kitchen, and Garden.  To volunteer with the Food Bank, you must register ahead of time using the website. Individual volunteers can browse available shifts and sign up instantly online here. For more information about volunteering with the Central Texas Food Bank, please see our FAQs. Thank you for your support of our neighbors facing hunger!

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!

Drive a Senior Northwest

Drive a Senior Northwest will celebrate our 35 anniversary this year. We provide medical rides, errands, and handyman services for homebound seniors as well as host twice month Senior Days Out morning/lunch. We serve the northwest Austin, Cedar Park, and Leander area. Our basic motto is from Robert Woods Johnson, “Neighbor Helping Senior Neighbor.”

In 2019 we did 8441 rides.  We pivoted quickly during the pandemic and continued to offer essential medical rides for clients as well as grocery delivery and have continued Senior Day Out with meal deliveries and still did over 5000 rides.  We are also now making check-in calls to help with isolation issues.  In addition, we are expecting a surge in requests as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. Almost 100% of our rides are done by volunteers.

We are currently seeking a CPA to serve on our Board of Directors. Our Board currently meet monthly via zoom on the 3rd Monday of the month from 9:30 – 11:00am. All Board members also sit on one of our standing committees that may or may not meet once a month.

Contact Daniele Lea for more information.

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.

VOLUNTEER FROM HOME!
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!

The 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.