At United Way for Greater Austin, we believe that anyone can be a philanthropist, whether it’s through giving monetary donations or giving time. That’s why we run Hands On Central Texas (HOCT)- the largest volunteer network in Central Texas.
UWATX’s Hands On Central Texas volunteer center is a trusted partner, aligning volunteer human capital, financial resources, in-kind donations, and project management expertise with the needs of our community. We have organized volunteer projects benefiting our local parks and trails, nonprofit agencies, schools, and community centers. When thought leaders and philanthropists help us beautify playgrounds and prepare school supply kits, they are not only seeing an immediate tangible result. They are enrolling in our cause and renewing their dedication to service. In 2016, United Way’s Hands On Central Texas engaged 6,000 volunteers for a total of 21,000 service hours. We partnered with 26 schools, 296 nonprofit agencies and 94 businesses.