Volunteer at ACR as a Core Volunteer!

Volunteer at ACR as a Core Volunteer!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of ACR. They are responsible for a large portion of our labor hours and we literally could not do this work without them! We have a central group of what we call ‘core volunteers’ who contribute to all areas of ACR’s operations. Core volunteers are those who are invested in the success of ACR and constantly help us to grow and expand our offerings. In the past, core volunteers have started a weekly fabric rolling party, led a monthly craft night, and represented ACR at numerous community events. Now, we’ve added a few new in-center roles for core volunteers to get involved with.


Check In Attendant – If you are a people person and like sparking conversations with strangers, or friends you haven’t met yet, this is the role for you.  This would be a fun role for folks that have a positive attitude and enjoy keeping people happy and chatting about reuse. 


Customer Service Specialist – If you are crafty, resourceful and knowledgeable about different materials and techniques, then helping customers would be a fun role for you.  This person makes sure folks visiting the center can find what they’re looking for, explain how the bucket section works and solve their crafting dilemmas. 


Donation Processing – From detangling yarn, to sorting beads, to pricing boxes?  Are you interested in sorting through the 1000’s of lbs of random materials that we get every week?  This role will help with sorting, packaging and pricing materials to bring value back to these materials that might otherwise end up in the landfill. 


Online Sales –  Like so many businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, ACR pivoted quickly to open an online store to get materials into the hands of the Austin community.  For this position, you might be bundling items to be listed online or you may be doing the actual posting.  If you like taking pictures or coming up with quirky definitions, this would be a fun role for you. 


Ready to get involved? There are a few simple steps to become a core volunteer:

  1. Fill out a Volunteer Application
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation
  3. Pass a Background Check
  4. Sign up for your first Volunteer Opportunity!


We can’t wait for you to join us!


  • MaryG Zell | Mar 25,2021

    I was a volunteer pre-Covid. I came one or two Mondays/month to help sort donations.
    Do I need to apply and do orientation all over again?

  • Kate Fullilove | Mar 31,2021

    When is the next orientation?

    • Kat Moulton | Apr 1,2021

      It’s this Saturday, April 4th!

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