How do I become a Breakthrough Volunteer?

1. Complete the online Volunteer Application

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

3. Begin volunteering!

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

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings
Thu 8th from 6:15 – 7:15pm
Sat 17th from 10:15 – 11:15am

Thu 6th from 6:15 – 7:15pm
Sat 8th from 10:15 – 11:15am
Thu 27th from 6:15 – 7:15pm

Thu 10th from 6:15 – 7:15pm
Fri 11th from 8:30 – 9:30am (last volunteer training of the fall semester) 

RSVP at volunteer@breakthroughaustin.org or call 512.692.9444 x.16.


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.