The Volunteer Services Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy group for the Austin State School. Improving the quality of life for the residents of the school was the original mission when it was founded in 1956, and continues as the organization's mission today. The Volunteer Services Council accepts tax-deductable donations to support this mission. You can help by donating money for:

  • Tickets to movies, sporting events and other community activities
  • Art & crafts supplies, recreation activity supplies, birthday party supplies
  • Barrier-free lifts, communication equipment and other adaptive equipment that meet specific needs

To make an online donation:

PayPal Donation COMING SOON!

If you wish to pay by check, make payment to:

Volunteer Services Council
2203 W. 35th Street
Austin, Texas 78703

The Volunteer Services Council also accepts gently used items to give to the people who live at Austin State School. The most needed items are:

  • Gently worn mens or womens clothing
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Decorator items
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Videos
  • Cassette tapes
  • Lamps
  • Pictures and posters
  • Puzzles
  • Purses
  • NEW greeting cards and stationary
  • Drawing paper and supplies
  • Walkman radios
  • Hair ribbons, bows, clips
  • Scarves
  • UT Longhorn items!
  • Fast food gift certificates
  • Exercise equipment
  • New cosmetics/colognes
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