Do Good, Feel Great, Create Change.

Find social impact events, volunteer opportunities, and ways to make a difference (or start creating your own)

Text 'SEARCH' to 952-777-7715 to get social impact and volunteer recommendations via SMS
  US only. Message and data rates apply.
Filter Search  

Filter By

Weekends Only
Weekdays Only
Remote Only
One hour or less
Two hours or less
Search radius (km):
1km

Paimi Council Member (Protection & Advocacy For Individuals With Mental Illness)

Disability Rights Texas

Oct. 1, 2018, 1 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2021, 1 a.m. EDT

About the PAIMI Council ANNOUNCEMENT: Disability Rights Texas, the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for Texans with disabilities, is currently welcoming nominations for its PAIMI Advisory Council and is accepting applications throughout the coming year for terms beginning Fall 2018. In order to balance our diverse Council, we are especially seeking applications from people in West Texas, or people with a minor child who has received or is receiving mental health services.Members of PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council reflect the diverse constituency served by Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). We are mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, the purpose of which is to assist states to establish and operate a protection and advocacy system for individuals with mental illness and protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution, Federal and State statutes. Pursuant to federal statute, the Council "...will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals..."Persons with mental illness, family members and professionals are all represented on the Council. DRTx and the PAIMI Advisory Council are also committed to appointing members representative of Texas’ diverse ethnic and cultural communities and makes efforts to ensure the Council reflects different geographic areas of the state.In order to be eligible for membership on the Advisory Council, an individual must reside in the State of Texas, cannot be a relative or significant other of a current Advisory Council member, and cannot be an employee of DRTx.Subject to these limitations, the Advisory Council shall consist of:1. At least one (1) attorney2. Mental health professionals3. Individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about people who are labeled mentally ill, the advocacy needs of persons with mental illness, and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to improving mental health services4. Providers of mental health services5. Individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services6. Individuals who are family members of individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services.7. At least one member shall be a primary caregiver for an individual who is current a minor childTO APPLY: You may obtain an application by clicking on the "PAIMI Advisory Council Application" link below or by contacting Sara Record at (512) 407-2741 or srecord@drtx.org. Please complete and return the application and all required attachments and forms by August 21, 2018.More about the PAIMI Advisory CouncilPAIMI Advisory Council Application

Read more
2222 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758

Cat Caretaker And Socializer - Petsmart Catteries, Austin Tx

New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp

July 1, 2019, noon - Feb. 6, 2021, 6 p.m. EDT

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE: New Hope Animal Rescue is a 501c3 that saves dogs and cats from kill shelters. We are always in need of dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us save lives! If you have a big heart and passion for animal rescue, we want to talk to you! If you are interested in volunteering, email nhgivelife@gmail.com to start a conversation!CAT CARETAKER AND SOCIALIZER - PETSMART CATTERIES, Austin TX We are seeking cat socializers and caretakers for our PetSmart catteries, which are a critical component of our cat rescue. Training is provided by an experienced volunteer at each location. While we need volunteers to commit to a specific day or days of the week, shifts can be fulfilled during any time PetSmart is open. We just ask that when you commit to a shift, to please give us plenty of notice if you are unable to make it.VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS: PetSmart South Park Meadows - 9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748PetSmart Brodie Lane - 5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745DUTIES: Socialize, play with, pet and cuddle cats and kittens.Scooping litter boxesChanging and filling water and food dishesCleaning and wipe down cagesChange beddingSweeping and mopping cattery floorADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOG AND CAT LOVERS: Allergic to cats? Prefer dogs? Don’t want to clean? Have some time you can donate doing computer work or making phone calls? We have many other volunteer opportunities!Pet Profiles: Help our rescued pets get forever homes by creating compelling but accurate pet profiles on PetFinder.com. New Hope provides the basic information while this volunteer would also contact fosters for additional photos and a description of the pet’s personality.Screen Adopters: You can help us identify the applicants we should invest the most time in by doing initial reference checks on applications for dogs and/or cats. We provide you with the list of questions!Foster Animals: Dogs or cats! You can find foster applications here: http://nhanimalrescue.org/foster-information/Adoption Events: Assist us at weekend adoption events in AustinFundraise: Host a fundraiser online or at your home or business - funds are vital to our mission as we pay for medical care, food, cages, bedding and supplies.Give Freedom Rides: We will add you to our list of contacts willing to drive to the shelter to transport animals we have tagged for rescue. There is no better high than giving a shelter pet a freedom ride!

Read more
9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas 78748

Virtual Volunteer Job Tutor

Per Scholas

Flexible times and locations

Corporate and job volunteers play a critical role in Per Scholas training. Even when you can't be present physically, you can give back by volunteering to help aspiring technologists improve their communication skills, learn about key technical content, and better understand the corporate landscape to secure a job and progress in their career. Per Scholas virtual volunteers can help community members with: 1. Mock interviews. Volunteers will have the chance to virtually review a student's resume, interview them for a "mock" position and give them feedback after completing the interview. This gives students the opportunity to practice and refine their interview skills and build confidence in their abilities. 2. Virtual Lunch. Volunteers will virtually "sit" down with a student they are paired with, eat lunch, and discuss their experiences at work as well as give career advice. During the lunch, volunteers can provide insight on their technical skills, social and emotional intelligence at work, and career pathways. Through this interaction, our students are able to learn more about a corporate environment and gain valuable practice networking with a professional. 3. Resume Review. Volunteers will virtually discuss the importance of a resume and cover letter when applying for a job, review and give feedback on the student's resume, and assist with editing a future iteration of the document. Opportunities are available virtually to support Per Scholas community members and job seekers in different cities and communities. Volunteers must have some real-world job experience and training in order to guide and help other job-seekers and career aspirations learn and improve. Hiring manager, human resources (HR), and/or tech experience in particular are recommended.

Read more

Popular Issues and Causes

social impact software

Thanks to you, Brightest's powered over 100,000+ acts of good and cancelled more than 1 million+ pounds of CO2 around the world.