Serve Locally

Below are service opportunities provided by our chapter. Please let us know if you participate so we can recognize your efforts on our website!

Project Collaborate at Asian American Resource Center Health Fair, February 1, 9am-1pm
Join us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event. Address: 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, TX 78754


Project Collaborate at Feria Para Aprender, February 21, 10am-3pm
Join us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event. Address: Highland Mall 6001 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752. The expected number of attendees is about 300 and we typically screen around 100+ for the event. We would need lots of Spanish translators.

Nurse Day at the Capitol with TNA, February 23 & 24

Be a champion for nursing and the patients we serve! Participate in Nurse Day at the Capitol 2015, February 23 & 24, Sheraton Austin at the Capitol. Sponsored by the Texas Nurses Assocation. Find our more information at http://www.texasnurses.org/events/event_details.asp?id=531381

Explore UT, March 7, 11-4pm at UT Austin
The Epsilon Theta chapter will be partnering with the UT College of Pharmacy and the UT School of Nursing for Explore UT. Our members will be providing health screenings and education for Austin community members at the event. We need members to volunteer for all or part of the event. Bring your family to the event as well to check out the offerings from schools across campus.  

 
Project Collaborate at Vestido Rojo, April 4, 10am-3pm
Join us as we collaborate with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School and the UT College of Pharmacy to provide health screenings and education to local Austinites. Come for all or part of the event. Address: Shoal Crossing 8611 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78759. The expected number of attendees is about 300 and we typically screen around 100+ for the event. We would need lots of Spanish translators.



University of Texas Medical Reserve Corps (UTMRC)

The Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry web site is maintained by the Department of State Health Services but is used as a local volunteer registration and management tool for local responder organizations. The Volunteer Registry provides a secure database with readily available, verifiable information regarding each volunteer's identity, qualifications, training and experience. The Registry helps provide a timely, effective response to disasters and ensures the appropriate match of a volunteer's skills and abilities with the needs of the emergency situation. To register as a volunteer disaster responder, please visit. https://texasdisastervolunteerregistry.org/

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

For over 40 years, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic has been helping the most vulnerable have access to high quality health care and prevention education and it has all been accomplished through the generosity of volunteers. Volunteer Healthcare Clinic is always looking to expand their volunteer community and needs professionals trained in nursing.
Clinics are held 3 times a week on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday evenings from 6-10pm (actual time worked will vary depending upon areas of expertise- consider it a 3-hour commitment)
Daytime volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00
New Volunteer Orientations are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm.
Location: 4215 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756
For more information, call (512)459-6002, ext. 205website: www.volclinic.org

Volunteer and Community Engagement: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

DADS offers a variety of statewide involvement opportunities for individuals, families, groups, and organizations to make a difference. The DADS Volunteer and Community Engagement (VCE) office creates and supports the agency's volunteer programs, community involvement efforts, and public and private partnerships. For volunteer opportunities visit www.volunteeratdads.org. You can also call 1-800-889-8595 or email VolunteerDADS@dads.state.tx.us

Mother's Milk Bank of Austin

The Mother's Milk Bank of Austin is needing volunteers to help with processing and preparing donated breastmilk for use in NICUs around the United States. According to their website: In early 1998, two Austin neonatologists, Dr. Sonny Rivera and Dr. George Sharpe, invited other healthcare providers to discuss the formation of a milk bank to serve the Central Texas region. Drs. Sharpe and Rivera had observed that the tiny preterm and ill babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) they supervised fared better on human milk. Citing the medical literature that documented better health outcomes and lower care costs for infants receiving mothers’ milk – and noting that the nearest milk bank was in Denver – the two physicians gathered support from their hospitals and colleagues to go ahead with the project.  An advisory board was created and a name was chosen: The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin.
Since the milk bank’s official opening in 1999, we have experienced much growth and success. Thanks to the dedication of our ever-growing numbers of milk donors, volunteers, supporters, and staff, the Mothers’ Milk Bank celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing milk to preterm and medically fragile babies in Texas and across the U.S.​

If you are interesting in volunteering, find out more and sign up.