"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"

Group Volunteer Opportunities

ASH welcomes professional, social, religious, university and other community groups from Austin, TX and surrounding areas to visit ASH and host activities and seasonal parties for patients, and participate in ASH and VSC special events. There is always a need for groups to assist in preparing for and cleaning up after events. Please note that visits should be scheduled two weeks prior to the desired visit. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for all volunteer inquiries. Please read our Group Volunteering FAQs

Individual Opportunities 

Volunteer at the Austin State Hospital on a weekly or bi-monthly basis and make a difference in the lives of our patients while erasing stigma surrounding mental illness. Volunteers dedicate their time in departments all over campus. Click here to review the process to become a volunteer at ASH. All volunteers must interview with Community Relations, pass a criminal background check, and have a negative TB test prior to volunteering at ASH. Take a look at what our current volunteers are up to: Art Therapy Volunteer
Mental Health/Healthy Lifestyles Volunteer
Computer Class Volunteer
CAPS (Children & Adolescents) Big Buddy Program
Personal Care (ASH Clothing Closet) Volunteer