How do I become a Breakthrough Volunteer?

1. Complete the online Volunteer Application

A background check must be cleared before you begin working with Breakthrough students.

2. Sign up for a new volunteer orientation.

Please email volunteer@breakthroughaustin.org to learn about upcoming orientation dates, and to confirm your place in this initial training. An orientation includes:  the history of Breakthrough Austin, current volunteer opportunities, an introduction to the roles, training, availability, and working with Breakthrough students, and a tour of the facilities.

3. Begin volunteering!

Our Volunteer Coordinator will make every attempt to match your interests and availability with Breakthrough’s current volunteer needs.


Office Phone:  512-692-9444 ext. 16
Fax:  512-535-4488

1 Hour For Kids is an initiative launched by United Way Capital Area, a partner organization. This initiative brings together eight non-profits that specialize in providing mentors and tutors to vulnerable youth. These eight organizations work with kids in different ways, but all of their programs have shown the positive effect of connecting youth to supportive adults.