Breakthrough Volunteer Update Regarding COVID-19
Thank you for your continued support of the Breakthrough community, and for keeping yourselves healthy and safe. Based on the updates from the City of Austin, our partner school districts, and the Center for Disease Control, Breakthrough has decided to cancel all in-person meetings and services until at least May 4. This includes all volunteer events. As May 4 approaches, we will be in touch again with further updates.
How do I become a Breakthrough Volunteer?
- Complete the online Volunteer Application.
- Sign up here for a Volunteer Orientation. An orientation includes: the history of Breakthrough Central Texas, 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.
- For more information on levels or commitment and availability, contact our Volunteer Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Breakthrough Community and make a lasting impact on our students!
Volunteer with us to help students craft college essays or prepare scholarships applications, tutor one-on-one after school or help our staff with events and communications. Breakthrough offers a variety of summer and year-round volunteer opportunities. Based on the different opportunities, all volunteers will be given initial trainings and tips to help guide them through the volunteer process and experience. Please note, Breakthrough volunteer opportunities take place at a variety of locations in addition to the Breakthrough office. Therefore, reliable transportation is required. See the Volunteer Opportunities below:
Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities
After School Tutors
High School or College Application Coaches
Projects and Special Events
Become a college application coach!
We are seeking college application coaches to meet regularly with high school seniors in Manor and Austin to help them research college options, set application goals, write essays, meet submission deadlines and just in general support a student on their college application path. This is a great opportunity for volunteers looking to get to know one student well and work together to reach the student’s goal of getting into their school of choice. We especially need coaches to support our students in Manor ISD.