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Christian Resource Center

Empowering People Across Greater Austin

Volunteer opportunities for individuals, families & small groups.

The purpose of the Christian Resource Center is to network and support ministries, churches, businesses and individuals to work together to demonstrate and proclaim the gospel for all people by addressing real needs.

As a top priority ministry focus of Community Impact, it is our goal to assist in growing the Christian Resource Center (CRC), the many ministries that operate on site, and the several partner ministries located off site that the CRC refers visitors to. Through mobilizing the people of Hill Country to serve at CRC and it’s ministries, we believe many will hear & believe the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.

The CRC is located just minutes from our Lakeline campus in Cedar Park at Twin Lakes Fellowship. From senior care to job training, food & clothing distribution to teen outreach, you can be a part of the work our community has united together to provide. Prayerfully consider how you can get involved!

There are plenty of the ways you can get involved and make a difference in our community. Here are just a few:

  • Help prepare food boxes Monday and Tuesday
  • Mentor young men in trades programs
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Be a family case manager
  • Be a prayer warrior
  • Serve at Graduation celebrations
  • Donate and help distribute clothes and household items
  • Help with fundraising events
  • Serve on a board of directors

Learn about different ministry opportunities at CRC below!

Clinic Ministries

Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

The Austin Pregnancy Resource Center offers resources and services including pregnancy testing, sonograms, Life Skills classes and more. The mobile unit visits the Christian Resource Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, and client services are available during the rest of the week at Austin PRC’s newly renovated office in Central Austin.

Austin PRC is located at 2717 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705. The center’s hours are MWF 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tues 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday 12:30 – 6:00 pm, and 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

If you would like more information or to become a volunteer, you can email Rachel Carpenter at rachelcarp@outlook.com.

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Job Skills Training

Trade Skills Training for Adults

Career Life Ministry

Career Life Ministry desires to saturate the next generation with the love of Jesus Christ while training them for technical career opportunities through short-term OSHA and NCCER certificated training in the electrical and/or plumbing trades.

Mentors guide participants in an atmosphere of caring and genuine concern for the student’s spiritual future as well as their careers. A low student to staff ratio allows for deeper personal relationships that are key in life and career transformation.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Adult Recovery
  • Evangelism
  • Job Skills Training
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Tutoring/Mentoring

Specific volunteer need: 
Classroom instructors and mentors trained in electrical or other trade skills, as well as individuals to provide lunch to students and instructors on Saturdays. Also accepts donations of class scholarships ($375 + tuition costs per student), tools and electrical materials such as conduit, wire, light fixtures, etc.

Volunteer commitment: Saturdays 8:00am – 4:00pm

For more information or to volunteer, email John Jarmon.

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Automotive Trade Skills Training for Teens & Young Adults

CARS/Owen's Garage

CARS is a faith based youth development program designed to reach and connect with young people ages 14-24 in a vocational and recreational setting. The program teaches automobile ASE certified care and repair and basic life skills through mentoring.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Evangelism
  • Job Skills Training
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Physical Labor
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (admin, marketing, etc.)
  • Tutoring & Mentoring

Specific volunteer need: 
Classroom instructors and mentors, individuals willing to provide meals to students, instructors on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Also accepting donations of cars, tools, supplies, food & drink, and building materials.

Volunteer commitment: Tuesday and/or Thursday 5:30pm – 9:00pm

For more information or to volunteer, email Marc Swiatek

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Entry-Level Job & Life Skills Training for Adults

Life Bridge Job Corps

Life Bridge Job Corp offers faith-based job readiness and life skills training for adults. Through meeting the practical needs of those in poverty through job readiness & adult education, LBJC has the opportunity to help participants and volunteers understand Christ’s love for them.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Food/Clothing Pantry
  • Foreign Language
  • Job Skills Training
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Physical Labor
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (Administration, Database, Event Planning & Coordination, Fundraising, Social Media, Marketing)
  • Tutoring & Mentoring

Specific Volunteer Need:
Instructors, tutors, and class coordinators for computer skills, ESL and GED prep. Mentors for adult students. Administrative, childcare, and special event workers. Individuals or groups to provide and/or serve lunch to students and instructors. Hairstylists and photographers for Pro Image Days.  LBJC also accepts donations of career closet outfits, undergarments, jewelry, paper goods, office supplies, coffee, sweetener, creamer, gift cards (used as incentives for GED students), cleaning supplies, & hair cuts.

Volunteer commitment: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-12:30. Evening Days and Times TBD.

For more information or to volunteer, email CRC Executive Director, Chris Rowley.

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Professional Job Search Assistance for Adults

Job Seekers Network

We provide job search training, networking, and encouragement for professionals. To see a current calendar for meetings and workshops, location details and what to expect go to: www.job-seekers-network.org

Each Monday, 80 – 100 job seekers gather in the North Auditorium at our Lakeline Campus for job search training, networking and encouragement. We meet from 9:00-11:30 am. First timer? Please plan to arrive by 8:40 a.m.

Unemployment hits at the core of a person’s confidence, emotions and faith, leading many to despair. Job Seekers Network is there to provide tangible job search help, along with prayer support and much needed hope.

Mission Statement: Job Seekers Network is dedicated to providing comprehensive job search programs and services and emotional and spiritual support to unemployed and underemployed adults in Greater Austin to support, equip, and enable them to find a better fitting job faster.

FREE Monday Morning Programs & Services 9:00 – 11:30 AM:

  • Keynote addresses by some of Austin’s best motivational and job search strategy speakers.
  • Encouraging life change stories and spiritual encouragement.
  • Training on résumés, interviewing, elevator pitch, LinkedIn and more taught by excellent subject matter coaches.
  • Recruiters and hiring organizations.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Craig Foster.

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Ministry to Senior Citizens

Drive A Senior Northwest

Drive a Senior offers free transportation and other support services for senior adults to live independently in their own homes. Services are provided by volunteer drivers, home handymen, office volunteers and hosts/hostesses for twice monthly luncheons.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Driving & Delivery
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Physical Labor (handyman, landscaping, etc.)
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (front office staff, event hosts)

Specific volunteer needs: 
Drivers, handymen, monthly Senior Day Out hosts, front office help. Also accepting donations of gently used walkers and canes.

Volunteer commitment: Flexible scheduling with some services requiring just a one hour commitment. Most are one-two hour events. Volunteers must receive introductory training about use of the scheduling website and the spirit of services provided.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mark Holder.

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Prison/Youth Mentoring

Nineveh

Nineveh Ministries – making a difference in the lives of juvenile offenders across Texas. Empower juvenile offenders to find purpose & personal growth through a relationship with Christ.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Counseling
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Job Skills Training
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (Graphic Designers)
  • Tutoring &  Mentoring

Specific volunteer need: 
Mentors & Bible study leaders (especially African American or Hispanic males) to meet with students in Williamson & Travis County juvenile detention facilities to pray and equip them with the gospel. Also looking for individuals to provide meals for Thursday night teen center gatherings. Nineveh accepts donations of cars, trailers, old cell phones and computers, food and pallets.

Volunteer commitment: Nightly

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Lara Bailiff.

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Resources for the Needy

Christian Compassion Center

The Christian Compassion Center (C3) collects merchandise for distribution to Austin citizens in need, free of charge, through associated faith-based organizations in the city. Last year, 1900 greater Austin area citizens were blessed through C3.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • City Development
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (admin, marketing,etc.)

Specific volunteer need: 
Sort, organize, pickup and/or deliver donated goods. Also accepts donations of furniture, household items, and sundry items in good condition.

Volunteer commitment: C3 is open by appointment only. Contact ministry leader for details.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Mark Shackelford.

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What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. – James 2:14

Reveal Resource Center

Reveal Resource Center is a food pantry and clothes closet at the Christian Resource Center (CRC) that serves 300-400 families each week with the help of 100+ volunteers. Reveal is a Central Texas  Food Bank partner agency that distributes groceries, clothing, and ministry support. The primary focus is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the Greater Austin community. Reveal also serves as a gateway to all of the resources available at the CRC, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Reveal Resource Center opens its doors every Monday and Tuesday to offer food, clothing and spiritual resources to brothers and sisters in need. Check out Reveal Resource Center in action and find out how to get involved below.


Distribution of Food & Clothing
Reveal accepts donations of clothing (all types & sizes) and unopened, non-expired food.

Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CRC at Twin Lakes Fellowship
1150 South Bell Blvd, Cedar Park
(512) 981-7721

*No identification or qualifying required


Volunteering
This ministry offers the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Counseling
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Food / Clothing Pantry
  • Foreign Language
  • Pack & Sort
  • Prayer

Check out some specific opportunities below.

Mondays: 9:00 – 11:30 am  > Unloading and bagging only

Mondays: 6:30 – 8:30 pm  > Sort and distribute groceries and clothing; Carryout to client vehicles; Client intake and Gospel sharing (especially Spanish speakers); Set up/ Tear down

Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  > Sort and distribute groceries and clothing; Carryout to client vehicles; Client intake and Gospel sharing (especially Spanish speakers); Set up/ Tear down

Every Day: 7:30 – 9:30 am  > Van/Truck Drivers to pick up donations from local grocery stores

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For more information or to volunteer, email Bob Hartigan

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Faith Home Restoration

Faith Home Restoration is a Christian home providing a safe environment and community for women that desire to walk through the restoration process with God. As a partner ministry of the Christian Resource Center, Faith Home provides a safe, drug-free environment and offers prayer, support, fellowship and encouragement. Residents participate in Celebrate Recovery and weekly Bible studies.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Adult Recovery
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism / Bible Study Leaders
  • Food / Clothing Pantry / Cleaning Supplies / Paper Goods
  • Gardening
  • Job Skills Training
  • Marketing (Web design, Graphic design)
  • Prayer
  • Social Media
  • Tutoring & Mentoring

Specific volunteer need: 
Individual to mow and provide general lawn care, individuals to drive women to the grocery store or appointments, etc. Also need doctors, mentors / life coaches / bible study leaders, and household supplies. Faith Home also accepts donations for women’s clothing, toiletries, toilet paper, paper goods, cleaning supplies, lawn equipment, vacuum cleaner, mops, and food.

Volunteer commitment: Varies, contact for details.

For more information or to volunteer, email or call Amy Crawford, 512.552.3259.

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Contact

CRC at Twin Lakes Fellowship
1150 S. Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Phone: 512-909-9166
Email: chrisrowley.crc@gmail.com
Web: crctwinlakes.org/volunteer