Volunteer as a Family

Volunteer opportunities are posted to our Activity Calendar monthly. Opportunities for the next month are usually posted during the third week of the current month. Register to join our Notify List to receive an email when activities are posted.

Sign Up Period

Our spots go quickly! In an effort to enable as many families as possible to participate in our activities, we ask that families sign up for only one volunteer activity per child during the 48-hour period after the monthly calendar has been posted to the Activity Calendar. We will note the date the calendar was posted in the section above the Activity Calendar. After this period is over, families are welcome to sign up for additional activities that month as openings become available.

When Signing Up

  • Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-served basis. Unless otherwise indicated, please sign up for one spot per family member (example: mom, dad, two children = 4 spots).
  • Please be thoughtful when signing up for an activity to be sure that you will be able to attend. Our partners depend on our group to show up and get the work done at each activity.
  • We request that all sign-ups are done by families individually and that you do not sign up on behalf of other families / groups. Please visit Volunteer as a Group for more information on how we can support your group.
  • If spots are full, please join our waiting lists. We also encourage you to check our Activity Calendar occasionally throughout the month for openings.

If you have any questions about our sign-up process, please contact Arielle Scherr at arielle@littlehelpinghands.org, or 512-358-6943.

Suggested Donations

We suggest a $15 donation per child (or $30 per family) to help cover our activity costs. This donation can be made through our donation page before or after your activity. Alternatively, you can support our cause through a family sponsorship. View our sponsorship levels and benefits.

If you are interested in providing an in-kind donation, please view our requested donation item of the month above our Activity Calendar. You can also look at our Wish List to view other necessary supplies we need throughout the year. You can bring these items to your next activity and give them to your Activity Lead, or drop them off at our office. We appreciate your support!

Rewards & Recognition!

Our volunteers deserve to be recognized and thanked for making a difference in our community!

Child volunteers will receive a tracking card at their first Little Helping Hands volunteer activity and receive a special stamp on the card after completion of each activity. For every three Little Helping Hands volunteer activities, they will receive a gift certificate good for an Amy’s ice cream. Special thanks to Amy’s Ice Creams for supporting our young volunteers!

After completion of their 12th volunteer activity with us, they will receive a Little Helpers 12 medal recognizing their outstanding service accomplishments with Little Helping Hands.


Presidential Service Award: Little Helping Hands is a Certifying Organization for this very special award! Each September, we will identify the volunteers who qualify for a Presidential Service Award and present those volunteers with a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States!