When we announced the in.gredients project in summer 2011, we received myriad requests from folks in our community who wanted to get involved by volunteering. We were humbled by your enthusiasm, and created the in.volved program to give us a chance to meet each other and mobilize our collective energy and skills to help our community.
Welcome to in.volved, a community volunteer program driven by the in.gredients community. The purpose of in.volved: to mobilize friends of in.gredients and give back to the Austin community. In addition to helping with store build-out efforts and events at in.gredients’ Manor Road storefront, in.volved encourages positive community engagement through a variety of service opportunities.
in.volved projects will include serving through in.gredients, local non-profits, and local schools that focus on strengthening the community and providing education on the importance of healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
How it works
Our program’s divided into a 3-tier system designed to give recognition and rewards for time volunteered. Once enrolled, simply submit your hours via our “I Volunteered” Form for verification, and watch as your accumulated points earn you perks and invites to exclusive in.volved events.
Claim Your Points
You can claim your points using our “I Volunteered” Form. You’ll need your ING number handy.
What’s an ING number?
If you’ve already signed up as a volunteer, you already have an ING number! If you don’t have an ING number, click sign up as a volunteer. If you’ve forgotten your ING number, don’t worry! It’s in the subject line of the email we sent you when you signed up as a volunteer; if you no longer have that email, fill out this form and we’ll get your number to you.
HOPE Farmer’s Market
Come join Austin’s dynamic HOPE Farmers Market every Sunday from 11am to 3pm! This Eastside market’s a weekly gathering space for the Austin community to share fresh produce, prepared foods, and artistic creations, as well as learn through wellness workshops cooking demonstrations, and listen to live music! Help with anything from band hospitality to cooking demonstrations. This is your chance to contribute to the HOPE farmers market, and also connect to surrounding area farmers, local artisans, artists, and musicians.
The Sustainable Food Center (SFC)
SFC creates opportunities for individuals to make healthy food choices and to participate in a vibrant local food system. Every year, SFC relies on the energy and time of hundreds of volunteers to keep their programs going. With the devotion of volunteers like you, SFC’s able to help more than 150,000 Central Texans access healthy, affordable, locally-grown food annually.
Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! run is run almost exclusively by volunteers. Their mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Once you have submitted a Volunteer form to Austin Pets Alive! and attended orientation you will learn about all of the various ways to volunteer with the cats, dogs, and behind-the-scenes opportunities like marketing or medical.
Local school projects will be organized by in.gredients and will be announced when ready for implementation. Most projects will involve the development maintenance of school gardens, and providing interactive lesson plans for students.
Urban Patchwork (UP) is Austin’s first neighborhood-scale farm non-profit. UP works with residents in several Austin neighborhoods to turn unused yard space into community farmland that provides fresh, organically-grown produce, and eggs to the nearby residents of each neighborhood farm. The non-profit offers farm start-up programs, workshops, training and job creation, yearly support, and the benefits of being connected to a larger network of communities and farms across Austin. Volunteer Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays from 7:45am-12:30pm in Urban Patchwork’s gardens (more info here) or check out their calendar for special events and other ongoing projects.
BeHive’s a free after-school and summer program dedicated to providing a safe haven and academic support to low income elementary school children. As a volunteer you’ll help provide academic support and encourage self-discovery and critical thinking skills. The BeHive gives children a sense of community and helps them feel safe, valued, and enthusiastic about learning.
Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) inspires and educates individuals and our community towards greater environmental stewardship. By volunteering with KAB you will help clean, beautify, and protect the local environment through physical improvements and hands-on education.