The Caring Place is recruiting new volunteers in almost every department to help continue scaling up programs and services. Community members will find volunteer positions on our crisis and case management team, as cashiers, pricers, merchandisers, Food Pantry workers, and Food Warehouse workers. All positions at The Caring Place support the mission to provide for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. If you are ready to join The Caring Place’s efforts, fill out an application or learn more at caringplacetx.org/volunteer. You may also email Jim Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Human Resources Manager, Jim Tillman shared, “Like many organizations that rely on volunteers, The Caring Place experienced a drop in active volunteers in the last two years. Our organization went from over four hundred volunteers to zero at the start of the pandemic. At first, volunteers returned to assist in remote ways and now many have returned in person, however, The Caring Place only has about 230 current volunteers. This means there is still a gap in volunteer numbers to run The Caring Place’s full operations. We are asking our community to help us fill that gap. If you love the work we do and have a little time on your hands to be a regular volunteer, we would welcome adding your caring heart to the mix.”
Some current programs and hours at The Caring Place include:
The Caring Place Food Pantry at 2000 Railroad Avenue will be open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM. The Food Pantry is closed on Thursdays to conduct remote food distribution. At this time, households may visit the Food Pantry once a month. Food Pantry participants should check in at the Food Pantry’s entrance at 2000 Railroad Avenue to receive food. If you do not have an updated Food Pantry card, please visit the Programs & Services porch entrance at 2001 Railroad Avenue to enroll in the program or update your card.
Programs & Services at 2001 Railroad Avenue is open Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM. Financial Assistance for those in The Caring Place service area includes rent, mortgage, utilities, transportation (including gas), emergency dental, and some prescription assistance with verifiable proof of crisis. You can find additional information using the Get Help icon on The Caring Place website or at caringplacetx.org/gethelp.
The Shops at The Caring Place Thrift Store at 2000 Railroad Avenue: Mon-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Second Helping Thrift Store at 3700 Williams Drive: Tues-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Furniture Pick Up: Appointments are made by calling 512-943-0711 and leaving a message. View the pick-up area at caringplacetx.org/donatemystuff.
The Caring Place service area includes Georgetown, Andice, Bartlett, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Jonah, Schwertner, Walburg, Weir, and the portion of Hutto that lies within the Georgetown Independent School District. If you have any questions, please visit The Caring Place website at caringplacetx.org or call us at 512-943-0700, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
ABOUT THE CARING PLACE
Since 1985, The Caring Place has provided for the basic human needs of all people in our community in a welcoming, respectful and caring way. The Caring Place is a community-based, community-supported, and community-serving organization.