Community Wide Volunteer Job Fair

Volunteer Job Fair

Join agencies, non-profits and philanthropic organizations from around the City of Elgin for a night of exploring volunteer opportunities! The goal of this event is to connect Elginites with local organizations to make a meaningful impact on our community. Whether you need community service hours, want to learn more about a specific field or just want to give back, this event is for you!


Come meet local non-profit organizations and discover ways to get involved in the community. This is a great way to get involved in the community, meet people with similar interests and learn about community resources.


Set up a table, educate the community about your non-profit and recruit volunteers. This event is a great way for non-profit organizations to advertise their services and network with other local organizations. Email for a spot!

2023 Volunteer Job Fair Participant Organizations

Big thank you to all of the amazing organizations and non-profits who participated in the 2023 Volunteer Job Fair! We appreciate everyone braving the threat of rain to join Sip, Shop and Stroll in Downtown Elgin. 
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Advocacy Outreach

Advocacy Outreach helps people and families succeed with the resources to take care of their own needs, both immediate and long-term, and helps them learn to advocate for themselves in the community, schools and the workplace. Our Mission is to facilitate social change and justice through advocacy and a provision of services to the poor and disenfranchised in Bastrop County and surrounding rural areas.


Advocacy Outreach
Bastrop Pride
The official Pride community for the Bastrop County area in the heart of Texas. Bastrop Pride hosts monthly support groups alternating locations in Bastrop and Elgin. 

Bastrop County Cares
Bastrop County Cares, a nonprofit organization, is a county-wide partnership working to develop comprehensive community initiatives by identifying community priorities, collecting and analyzing data and bringing together collaborative partnerships that will result in community solutions. We identify large community issues that one organization cannot tackle on its own and build public will, advance policy and mobilize and leverage funding. 

BlueBonnet Trails
Our mission includes the provision of valued services to adults with serious mental illness, to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders, autism or pervasive developmental disorders; to persons with developmental disabilities; to infants and toddlers with developmental delays; and to adults and children with family health care needs. 

When a child enters the foster care system because their home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child's best interests in the child protection system. 
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Casa de Miel

Our nature-based programs provide a space for you or your group to learn about and connect with nature. These programs are made up of the various experiences we offer and provide restoration, a sense of community, and deeper connection with yourself and with others.



Chariot provides free transportation and socialization for non-driving seniors.

Chariot volunteer drivers use their own cars to provide seniors door-to-door rides to medical appointments, grocery stores, hair appointments, pharmacies, banks, activity centers, and support groups. 



Community Cupboard

The mission of the Community Cupboard is to supplement the food needs of residents living within the zip code 78621 at no cost to these residents when they provide proof of their residency and indicate a need for such supplements.



Down Home Ranch

We will provide a high quality of life for our residents, offering lifelong opportunities and supporting individual choice. Our programs will make it possible for everyone to benefit from our unique environment.


Contact: 512-856-012


Elgin Arts Association

​Founded in 2007, the Elgin Arts Association (EAA) is a non-profit organization of artists, artisans and community members. We support the community!

EAA provides a venue for artists in the annual Pearls Before Swine Art Show in October as well as other pop up shows as announced. EAA awards scholarships to students who decide to pursue education in the arts. EAA offers art classes for children and adults at various times through the year. EAA hosts the annual Pearls of Youth Art Show for area school-age kids.


Elgin Cares

Elgin Cares exists to connect people to the love of Christ, resources, community, and information to improve their lives.


Elgin Depot Museum
Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 12PM - 4PM every Friday and Saturday. 

Elgin Evening Lions Club

The Elgin Evening Lions Club operates a thrift store at 108 N. Main Street in Elgin, Texas. The proceeds from the store go back into the community in the form of more than $40,000 annually in donations to local organizations.


Lions Club
Elgin Farmers Market

Elgin Farmers' Market

Elgin Farmers’ Market is a year-round market. We will meet weekly every Thursday from 4-7pm at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Elgin, TX. Our vendors either grow or make all the products they sell. Come and meet your local growers!


Elgin Juneteenth
The Elgin Juneteenth Organization is excited to announce the 25th Annual Celebration in 2024. The celebration will kick off with a street dance on Friday at Veterans Memorial Park on Depot and Main Street. The Juneteenth Grand Parade is Saturday morning with activities continuing in Veterans Park after the parade. 


Elgin Main Street / Hogeye

Elgin was selected to be a Texas Main Street City in 1990. The grass roots program focuses on economic development in the context of historic preservation. A volunteer board appointed by City Council implements the program based on the National Main Street Four Point approach.


Family Crisis Center
The Family Crisis enter will always be a refuge for individuals facing intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking. The mission of the Family Crisis Center is to be the expert resource and service provider in eliminating domestic and sexual violence in Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette and Lee Counties. 

Mary Christian Burleson's Homestead

A group of everyday folks just like you are working together to preserve the oldest home in Elgin and an invaluable piece of Texas history.

We are working to turn the homestead into an interactive museum telling the story of Elgin and Texas through the prism of Mary Christian Burleson's extraordinary life and an event space and grounds that encourages stay and play visitors in Elgin and funds the organization. 


Parks & Recreation - Friends of Elgin Parks

In 2015 the Elgin Parks Department was re-created to better cater to the community's needs. The different divisions of the Parks Department add to the quality of life in our community by maintaining parks and green spaces. We plan and implement various programs for all ages and teach Elgin residents about the unique resources around them. From maintaining nearly 120 aces of parkland to providing more than 45 events for all demographics, our staff strives to bring Elgin together 365 days a year. 


Parks and Rec

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is one of the largest peer-to-peer fundraising events in the world. For more than 35 years, communities around the globe have come together to raise funds for a future free from cancer and we have no intention of ever slowing down. Join the Relay For Life movement. Sign up to help save lives.


Simple Promise Farms

Our working farm supports people in recovery in building life skills, refinding purpose, and orienting themselves towards service.


Contact: (512) 661-2054

The Foster Grandparent

The Foster Grandparent

The Foster Grandparent Program serves a dual purpose in that it provides income-eligible adults, age 55 and older, with meaningful volunteer opportunities, while also meeting critical community needs by serving children with exceptional needs. The program is primarily funded by AmeriCorps and has been operating nation-wide since 1965. 

You are a role model, mentor and friend. You will meet your mentee at a designated organization such as a public school, child care center, Head Start program, hospital, juvenile correction facility or any other child centered agency. Virtual volunteer service opportunities may be available in your area.


Tree Folks

TreeFolks has engaged thousands of volunteers to plant more than 3 million trees in Central Texas.

Planting trees is a powerful means of connecting people with their community. Trees clean the air and water, provide habitat for wildlife, produce fresh fruit for neighbors, and shelter us from the hot Texas sun.

We invite you to join us in creating a healthier environment and enhancing the quality of life in Central Texas!


VFW Post 6115 & VFW Auxiliary
At Elgin VFW Post 6115 we are dedicated to providing the best services for our veterans. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who understand the unique challenges that veterans face and are committed to helping them overcome those challenges. We offer a wide range of services, including counseling, job placement assistance and educational resources. 

2022 Volunteer Job Fair Participant Organizations

  • Advocacy Outreach  |
  • Austin Film Festival  |
  • Casa de Miel  |
  • Chariot  |
  • Children's Advocacy Center  |
  • Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary  |
  • Elgin Alley Cats  |
  • Elgin Arts Association  |
  • Elgin CARES  |
  • Elgin Evening Lions Club  |
  • Elgin Farmers' Market  |
  • Elgin Main Street  /  Hogeye  |
  • Elgin Nursing & Rehabilitation  |
  • Elgin Rotary Club  |
  • Elgin Sesquicentennial  |
  • Elgin Texas Ramp Project  |
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  • Mary Christian Burleson's Homestead  |
  • Parks & Recreation - Friends of Elgin Parks  |
  • Relay for Life  |
  • The Foster Grandparent  |
  • Tree Folks  |

2021 Volunteer Job Fair Participant Organizations 

  • Brown Dog Farm  |
  • Children's Advocacy Center |
  • Community Cupboard  |
  • Community Wellness America  |
  • Dreamtime Animal Sanctuary  |
  • Down Home Ranch  |
  • Elgin Alley Cats  |
  • Elgin Arts Association |
  • Elgin Evening Lions Club |
  • Elgin Main Street / Hogeye |
  • Mary Christian Burleson's Homestead |
  • New Leaf Farms  |
  • Parks & Recreation - Friends of Elgin Parks |
  • Relay for Life |
  • Simple Promise Farms  |