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Answered By: Katrin Abel
Last Updated: Jan 03, 2024     Views: 32145

You can volunteer at the Austin Public Library to fulfill your community service requirement, but the approval process can take several months, and you must meet certain criteria. See the Community Service Opportunities page for details.

Below are other organizations that welcome volunteers with court-mandated community service hours to complete. They all have relatively quick and easy signup and orientation procedures. Please note that you should always bring your paperwork/verification forms with you to the site.

Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln.

Caritas, 611 Neches St.

Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis Dr.

  • The Food Bank offers volunteer opportunities to fulfill required hours. Here you can learn more and sign up for community service by type (court-appointed, drug court, probation, for schools or service organizations).

Goodwill Industries, various locations

  • Volunteer opportunities for Travis County Adult Probation community service hours available at retail locations
  • One-hour orientation held twice a week:
    • South Austin (Oak Hill): 7100 W. US Hwy. 290, Suite C - Sundays at 1 p.m.
    • North Central Austin (MacFarlane): 8965 Research Blvd. - Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • More details at Goodwill of Central Texas Community Service Hours

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, various locations

Inside Books Project, 3106 E. 14th ½ St.