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Volunteer with UT Outpost

UT Outpost welcomes UT Austin-affiliated volunteers, prioritizing opportunities for student volunteers. Volunteers sort food and clothing donations, restock the food pantry and career closet, and help with other tasks and programs.

Volunteer shifts are one and a half hours long, Monday – Saturday, and limited to three volunteers at a time.

Join UT Outpost on GivePulse to volunteer.

Instructions for joining UT Outpost on GivePulse

Join GivePulse

Please allow up to one week for our staff to approve your membership. Once approved, schedule your training shift at UT Outpost. Volunteers can access monthly shift sign-ups after completing a training shift.

Group Volunteering

We offer preselected group volunteering opportunities each semester. Sign-ups will open on the UT Outpost GivePulse page during the first two weeks of a semester. Please follow the instructions below to sign up your group for a volunteer day with UT Outpost. Group volunteer sign-ups are first-come, first-served.

Instructions for Group Volunteer sign-ups

Important Notes and Requirements for Group Volunteering

Spring 2024 Group Volunteer Dates

February 3
February 17
March 2
March 23
April 6
April 20

All group volunteering occurs from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Sign-ups are first-come, first-served with a waitlist available on GivePulse.

Alternative Group Volunteering Option

We receive more interest in group volunteer opportunities than we're able to accommodate on site. If your group can't come to UT Outpost, or our group volunteer days are filled, consider our Build-a-bag option!

UT Outpost Build-a-Bag is a hybrid donation and group volunteer event. All materials must be provided on your own and will be considered a donation to UT Outpost. The idea is simple: Get your group together, ask all participants to bring eligible items, and assemble snack or personal care bags to be distributed to students at UT Outpost!

Sign Up to Build-a-Bag

Acceptable snack items to include in bags:

Important Note: Each individually wrapped item must include nutrition facts and an expiration date. Some bulk snacks only include this information on their box and cannot be accepted if opened. Please make sure to check before purchasing.

Acceptable personal care items to include in bags (travel-sized only):

Items we cannot accept:

Optional Ideas:

*Bags should not be used for recruitment or organization marketing purposes