​VOLUNTEER

Volunteer With Us!

The Austin Diaper Bank relies on volunteers all year long to help us sort, count and package diapers before they go out to Central Texas families through our partner organizations.  We hope you will join us at the diaper bank warehouse for a volunteer shift and become part a great community of volunteers!

  • Maximum capacity for volunteers is 10 people at a time. 
  • The warehouse and all wrapping stations are disinfected before and after each volunteer group
  • Masks are optional for volunteers who are fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated.
  • The minimum age to volunteer is 13

For groups of 6-10 interested in scheduling a private volunteer opportunity, please contact our Program and Volunteer Manager, Heather Trent by email heathertrent@austindiapers.org.

Q: How do I register as a volunteer?
A: Navigate to the “Get Involved” option in the menu, then click Volunteers.  Click “Sign-Up” and enter your contact information. Then you are all set! Make sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email!

Q: What can I expect when volunteering?
A: Volunteer tasks include wrapping, sorting, inventorying, and fulfilling distributions.  Volunteering with us is easy and fun!
 
Q: Do you give diapers to individuals?
A: We work with 35 partner agencies in six counties (Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, and Burnet) to distribute diapers.  Our partners serve babies, children, families, and seniors.
 
Q: Where do these diapers come from?
A: Most come from donation spots and diapers drives in the community.  We also purchase diapers at less than half the cost of retail in our most needed sizes. 
 
Q: What are your most needed sizes?
A: We receive the fewest donations and most requests for baby sizes 4-5-6 and adult underwear-style size L-XL-XXL. Babies stay in these sizes the longest and most people think of infants when deciding what sizes to purchase and donate.  Larger sizes cost more per diaper.
 
Q: Why not cloth diapers?
A: We do collect cloth diapers and work with The Cloth Option to distribute them to families.  We focus on disposable diapers because most day care centers and shelters don’t allow cloth diapers and families need adequate laundry facilities for cloth diapers.
 
Q: Can I come volunteer again?
A: Sure!  We would love to have you and/or your group come to volunteer again.  To do so, please visit our website and click the Get Involved tab then click Volunteer and choose a date and time