The Junior League of Austin volunteers are each required to complete a minimum of 50 hours as part of their placement at your agency. We refer to these volunteer roles as "placements" as we are placing our members at your agency for the League year. Think about each task or project for which you need volunteers and consider how much time these tasks might take. If there are many opportunities for hours and a clear division of tasks, you might consider dividing the tasks/projects into different "placements." However, if you have a clear division of tasks but those tasks individually would not be sufficient hours for volunteers, you might consider combining tasks into one placement. You may request a minimum of 6 volunteers total for all your placement requests. There is no maximum limit.
Placement duration may be:
Three scheduling types include:
Please note there is no preference for a specific type of schedule. It is most important you provide information that accurately reflects your agency's needs for each volunteer opportunity.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion: The Junior League of Austin is committed to inclusive environments of individuals, organizations, and communities. We strive to create opportunities for diversity and inclusion within our membership, leadership, and partnerships with stakeholders in the Austin and Central Texas community.
The Junior League of Austin requires our community partners to adhere to all state and local COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures. The safety of our members and of the community your agency serves is our first priority and will be considered during the application process. In these uncertain times, it may be difficult to know what volunteer opportunities for 2021-2022 will look like. Please provide the best description you can at this time of your agency's needs and your perceived volunteer opportunities. The League will consider what standards agencies are ready to employ for safety and, if the original placement tasks are no longer viable, what alternative volunteer opportunities with the agency might look like. We understand your needs may change and we are committed to being flexible with agencies while still adhering to our internal policies and procedures for volunteers. Thank you for working with us as we strive to continue to provide assistance to our community partners and meaningful engagement for our volunteers in the community. Please help us better understand your agency's needs and public health precautions in the appropriate space below.
Non-Profit General Financial Information
For your application to be considered, please upload the following financial items.
Project Financial Request
Please find the following questions regarding your financial request. Your financial request must be associated with The Junior League of Austin's volunteer opportunity with your agency or the project/placement for which you are requesting The Junior League of Austin volunteers. Please note that an agency is eligible to receive funding for a maximum of three consecutive years. After a year without funding, an agency may again request funds and begin a new three-year cycle.
The applicant nonprofit agency understands and agrees that if The Junior League of Austin selects its proposal as a Community Project for the 2021-2022 League year, the agency will allow member(s) of The Junior League of Austin, designated by The Junior League of Austin, to attend all board meetings. This JLA member shall not be a member of the board, will not be able to vote, and shall not be required to perform any Board obligations (i.e. fundraising or committee obligations).
The nonprofit agency, at all times during the term of its project partnership with The Junior League of Austin, agrees to purchase and maintain in full force, at the nonprofit's sole cost and expense, a comprehensive general liability insurance policy issued by a Texas licensed insurance company that is reasonable and satisfactory to The Junior League of Austin, within limits of at least $1,000,000 combined single limit per occurrence for death, bodily injury and/or damage to property; with The Junior League of Austin, its members, officers, directors, and employees named as additional insured.
The nonprofit agency is required to recognize The Junior League of Austin in any publicity for the project for which The Junior League of Austin provides volunteers and funding or volunteers only. The nonprofit agency shall provide The Junior League of Austin with a copy of all promotional material.
The nonprofit agency acknowledges and affirms that all information provided is true and correct to the best of its knowledge; that supporting documentation will be made available to The Junior League of Austin upon reasonable request, and the falsification of any information provided may result in denial of the application and/or a determination of ineligibility to receive grant funds in future years.
A Community Partner Orientation and Application Workshop will be held virtually on August 10, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please email email@example.com for an invitation to attend.
If you have any questions or want to hear more about partnering with The Junior League of Austin, about crafting placement options that help fill a need for your agency and also are meaningful experiences for League members, or about the application specifically, please feel free to reach out to our Community Liaison, Amanda Lopez, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Lopez will be hosting a virtual Q&A session for application questions on August 17, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please feel free to email her to request an invitation to attend. Ms. Lopez will also maintain office hours for communication with you on Wednesdays in August from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is also available by appointment. Please allow 24 hours for a response.
All applications are due by midnight on August 31, 2020.
For reminders, visit us at https://www.jlaustin.org/community/request-volunteers/apply-to-be-a-project/
Thank you for your interest in partnering with The Junior League of Austin!