Volunteer at Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center is always in need of meal providers (groups to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner) service to our clients. We can also use assistance with clothing donations and assist sorting in the clothing room. For all of the details and to attend a volunteer orientation, visit the Austin Street Center website.

As the largest, single location, low barrier homeless shelter in Dallas, Austin Street Center is committed to addressing the important issue of homelessness in North Texas, by providing necessary resources, that drives results, which ultimately directly impacts the health and strength of our community.  In doing this, Austin Street serves two highly vulnerable populations – men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 18, many of whom also suffer from addiction, victimization or the unexpected loss of resources with nowhere to turn for help. 

What We Do

Austin Street provides the basic needs of a safe place to sleep and shower, as well as necessary meals and clothing. In addition to meeting these fundamental needs, other life rebuilding skills are available, to include financial literacy, employment coaching, Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous support meetings and case management are also available.  Austin Street shares one main goal: helping clients transition from homelessness, to independence.

In our work to provide the basic necessities to Dallas' most vulnerable citizens, Austin Street Center relies heavily on the talent and treasures of our philanthropic community.  In addition, members who are directly involved with Austin Street Center as a Volunteer, furthers our mission through their service and time, which provides critical service and support for our clients.

Mary Martin