Volunteer with Jeremiah

Austin, TX

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are a critically important part of our vibrant campus communities. Together we help single moms and their children learn, grow and succeed. Your commitment of time and talent can make a measurable difference in the success of our families.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Training is provided, as needed, to ensure a positive experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are volunteer-driven. More than 1,400 volunteers contribute nearly 19,200 hours annually to help us break the cycle of poverty two generations at a time. Click the + sign next to each volunteer opportunity to learn more.

Cook For Kids

Purchase, prepare, and serve a meal for families on the evenings when mothers attend Life Skills programming.

Frequency: Monday evenings from 5:45–8:00 pm through December 28. Contact , Admission & Program Coordinator, to schedule a one-hour orientation

Perfect team building service opportunity for corporations, faith communities, civic organizations, families, friends, and neighbors.

JeremiahWorks! Advocate

Coach residents in areas such as resume writing, interviewing skills, career readiness, and employment opportunities.

Experience: Familiarity with career fields such as business, education, healthcare, and human services

Frequency: Flexible; advocates meet one on one with individuals as needed

Advocates access their personal and professional network to help connect students to others along their career journey

Life Skills Facilitator & Guest Speaker

Join a team of facilitators who guide women through a planned Life Skills curriculum, focusing on topics such as parenting, health and wellness, economic independence, and career readiness.

Skills needed: group facilitation experience, high comfort level working with a diverse population, creativity and flexibility

Attend Life Skills training course provided by Jeremiah Program staff, plus additional training/development opportunities throughout the year.

Special Events

Volunteer for the Epic Battle or other special events to support Jeremiah Program in Austin. No experience necessary, just a willingness to dive in, work with others and have fun!


Support a resident in her post-secondary education journey by sharing your knowledge in a subject area of your strength.

Experience: Strength in one or more subject areas and a desire to help others succeed academically

Frequency: Flexible; dependent upon students’ individual needs and school/work schedule

Examples of subject areas include: math, psychology, writing, presentation skills, economics, biology/science, humanities, etc.


Are you a current volunteer?

If you have already volunteered and/or completed an application or orientation, sign up here for specific events and shifts.

Are you new to Jeremiah?

Fill out the online application below to help us match your talents and interests with our needs in Austin.

“The women in this program work so hard. It’s my pleasure to give my time and resources to help them move into healthier, happier lives.”

—Tracey Sharples, Jeremiah Program Volunteer

New Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Jeremiah Program. Please apply by completing the form below.

Austin Volunteer Application


(not required)





  • Give my permission to Jeremiah Program to conduct a background check at the Department of Human Services, as required for service.
  • Acknowledge that my volunteer service to Jeremiah Program may involve some risk of physical injury, and release Jeremiah Program, their employees and agents from all claims or causes of action arising from accident or injury that may occur while I am volunteering.
  • Agree that Jeremiah Program may use photographs and/or videos of me for publicity purposes.
  • Agree that any materials or creative works developed by me as a volunteer shall remain the sole property of Jeremiah Program.
  • Acknowledge my understanding that Jeremiah Program staff has the right, in its sole discretion, to place or not place me in a volunteer position.
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