Become A Volunteer 2017-07-06T17:08:21+00:00


The National Urban League has been working to empower and transform African-American communities since its founding in 1910. Fundamental to Urban League success has been volunteer involvement. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Urban League movement, expanding our reach into our nation’s rural, urban and suburban communities.


Our volunteers have helped to increase fundraising efforts, worked as adult mentors to youth, participated in community mobilization projects and supported the staff and programs of our more than 100 local Urban League Affiliates. We continue to provide volunteer opportunities for those who are eager to get involved and become part of the service tradition that has defined our community and our movement.

You are an integral part of our organization.
You are a critical force in supporting the National Urban League’s fight to eliminate the existing gaps between African-Americans, whites and other communities of color.

Without you, the National Urban League could not expand its reach into rural, urban and suburban communities and offer timely support to the staff and programs of our local Urban League affiliates. Volunteers are helping every day with fundraising, mentoring and participating in community mobilization efforts.

There are many opportunities.
The Austin Area Urban League has many opportunities to volunteer.  We conduct after-school computer and technology classes and are presently looking for volunteers to assist the instructor.  The duties of the volunteer will be to assist in:

  • Outreach to community youth
  • Enrollment and attendance record keeping
  • Supervision of youth
  • Field trips and much more

Assisting with our youth is just one example of the many ways you can become involved with the Austin Area Urban League.  Please call our office at 512-478-7176 to learn more about how you can help the Austin Area Urban League in its mission.

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

Shirley Chisholm