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Community Connections: Local Volunteering Opportunities

There are an endless number of ways that a person can spend their free time, but few are as nurturing to both the individual and others as volunteering. The need for volunteers across many areas has only increased in recent years, making volunteers even more vital to many non-profits and charities.


If you have a heart for giving back, consider donating your time and skills to some of these organizations around Kyle and beyond. 


Provide a Meal


One of the best ways to give back to the community is by giving a meal. Roughly 1 in 8 Texans don’t know where their next meal is coming from, but there are thankfully a variety of organizations in our area working to change this. 


Hays County Food Bank: This area food bank serves an average of 153,000 individuals every year. In addition to providing food, it also helps to provide people with job opportunities to reduce the risk of hunger. A variety of volunteer opportunities are open to both individuals and groups.


Meals on Wheels: Whether it’s because of a lack of a vehicle or disability, many adults don’t have a means of getting to the grocery store. Meals on Wheels is an army of dedicated volunteers who cook delicious and nutritious meals for residents and then bring those meals to them. Through this volunteer work, they’re able to serve over 5,000 residents in Central Texas. 


Spread Community Goodwill


Women of Unity: This local non-profit is dedicated to helping women of all ages and backgrounds find their purpose and make a positive change in their lives, families, and communities. The program is always in need of women who want to help other women through life/career coaching, prayer support, and other mentoring needs. 


Adopt a Street: Taking pride in how one’s community looks is always a good thing, and the City of Kyle has a way for residents and groups to do just that. To help keep Kyle beautiful, organizations, businesses, and individuals can adopt one mile of a street and volunteer to keep it looking good through clean-up days four times a year. 


Keep The Party Going


Kyle has some fantastic community events many of these simply wouldn’t be possible without volunteer help. 


Pie in the Sky Festival: Kyle’s famous hot air balloon and pie extravaganza draws thousands of visitors every year. To make this event a standout success year after year, dozens of volunteers are needed to help with parking, ticketing, vendor services, and parking. If you’d like to help, email Lauren at llyons@cityofkyle.com 


Holiday on the Square: Each Christmas, Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland with a tree lighting, carolers, Santa appearances, and food and drink vendors. Volunteers are part of the holiday magic that to keep this tradition alive. While this year’s event is still months away, it’s never too early to be thinking about how you can get involved when December rolls around.

Volunteering is a great way to strengthen community connections and build up the place you call home. If you’d like to find a home in Kyle, reach out to the Crosswinds team to learn more.