When we opened our first Reuse Center in 2015, Austin Creative Reuse was 100% volunteer run. Volunteers are essential to the work ACR does and we couldn’t fulfill our mission without them. We offer a variety of ways to become involved in the organization so there’s something for everyone!


  • Community Volunteer Days
  • Core Volunteers
  • Group Volunteering
  • 15 Second Volunteering

Community Volunteer Days

Community Volunteer Days are time when anyone is welcome to lend a hand at the center, no application required and no age restrictions. They take place every week* on Tuesdays from 1PM – 4PM, and Thursdays from 10AM – 1PM. Due to the ongoing pandemic, capacity is currently very limited and pre-registration is required. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Tuesdays are all about sorting and packaging the odds and ends that we receive on a weekly basis like pom poms, shells, paper clips, and more! If you love creating order out of chaos, this is the day for you!
  • Thursdays are all about the fabric! Get a crash course on how we measure, roll, secure, and price all of that amazing fabric that comes through our center. As a bonus, you get first dibs on any fabric before it hits the floor!

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and each person attending must be registered. Each adult may volunteer with up to two children and is responsible for the supervision and safety of the children they are with.

*We occasionally cancel Community Volunteer Days so be sure to check out our calendar of events if you’re unsure whether it will be taking place or not!


Core Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering on a consistent basis, consider becoming a core volunteer. Core Volunteers mainly assist in the center to sort and price materials, assist customers, help out at workshops, and other special opportunities. Core Volunteers are also eligible to represent Austin Creative Reuse at community events or specialize in a particular interest area. Core Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. There are a few simple steps to becoming a Core Volunteer:

  1. Fill out a Volunteer Application Form
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation (an invite will be sent after your application has been submitted)
  3. Consent to have a background check run by Austin Creative Reuse

Once you’ve completed those steps, you’ll be invited to our scheduling system for Core Volunteers!


Group Volunteering

We love hosting volunteer groups! We have projects for all ages and levels, both in house* volunteering and projects you can take for your group to complete elsewhere.  If your school, community service, religious, corporate or other type of group is interested in helping us out, please fill out the Group Volunteering Interest Form and we’ll be in touch!


15 Second Volunteering

What is 15 second volunteering? Exactly what it sounds like! It’s volunteering you can do in 15 seconds.

We need your help spreading the word about Austin Creative Reuse! Share information about our organization with others by  forwarding our newsletters, following us on Instagram, sharing our Facebook posts, or sending a link to our website to your friends and family.

Austin Creative Reuse is truly a homegrown organization and all of our outreach has been through word of mouth by happy volunteers, shoppers, and workshop attendees. Help us continue to grow our community!


If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@austincreativereuse.org.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you soon!


2005 Wheless Lane, Austin, TX 78723
Tel: (512) 375-3041