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Friday, December 4th, 2009
1:23 pm
[swissmom]
Special Screening of Serenity, Dec. 6th at 12:30pm in Austin
Special Screening of Serenity:

Come join us on Sunday, December 6th at 12:30pm at the Village Alamo
Drafthouse Theater for a special screening of Serenity.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage
Center, which is
our beloved Shepherd Book's charity organization. More information
about the Center can be found at: http://www.wootencenter.org/
Tickets are $6.75 and they are available on the Alamo web-site:
http://www.originalalamo.com/default.aspx?l=3&d=12/6/2009
We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
9:05 am
[swissmom]
Reminder for the Lone Star Shindig Dec. 4th -6th
A Weekend at Southdown Abbey

Come visit Austin, Texas, December 4th-6th, 2009 as it is transformed
into Southdown Abbey on Persephone from the Firefly and Serenity
‘Verse.

Join us as we celebrate Shepherd Book’s journey before becoming a crew
member on Serenity. We’ll start with an Abbey Fashion Show, showcasing
Asian-inspired designs, while offering Sereniteas’ blended teas, as
well as homemade hors d’oeuvres. We’ll have a costume picnic on the
Abbey grounds and then a dance in the Fellowship Hall with music by
The Bedlam Bards and food made primarily from produce grown at the
Abbey! We’ll end this shiny shindig with Serenity on the Big Screen at
our local Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek.

The best part – all proceeds from this event will go to support The Al
Wooten Jr. Heritage Center of which Ron Glass, our Shepherd Book, is a
Board Member.

Want to spend a weekend at Southdown Abbey? Tickets are $25, get them now. Space is extremely limited for this event, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
www.lonestarshindig.com
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
9:07 am
[swissmom]
Lonestar Shindig Dec. 4th-6th

A Weekend at Southdown Abbey

Come visit Austin, Texas, December 4th-6th, 2009 as it is transformed
into Southdown Abbey on Persephone from the Firefly and Serenity
‘Verse.

Join us as we celebrate Shepherd Book’s journey before becoming a crew
member on Serenity. We’ll start with an Abbey Fashion Show, showcasing
Asian-inspired designs, while offering Sereniteas’ blended teas, as
well as homemade hors d’oeuvres. We’ll have a costume picnic on the
Abbey grounds and then a dance in the Fellowship Hall with music by
The Bedlam Bards and food made primarily from produce grown at the
Abbey! We’ll end this shiny shindig with Serenity on the Big Screen at
our local Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek.

The best part – all proceeds from this event will go to support The Al
Wooten Jr. Heritage Center of which Ron Glass, our Shepherd Book, is a
Board Member.

Want to spend a weekend at Southdown Abbey? Tickets are $25, get them now. Space is extremely limited for this event, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
www.lonestarshindig.com

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
10:28 am
[austinjenncat]
Wanted: Crafty Volunteers for Browncoat Awesomeness!


Want to use that innate artistic ability you know you possess to do charity work? We know you do! Austin Browncoats are in need of knitters and individuals to paint Kaylee parasols.  This just might be the creative, charity outlet you're seeking.

 

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009
10:54 pm
[austinjenncat]
Austin's Can't Stop The Serenity 2009 - Volunteers Needed

The Austin Browncoats and the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek announce Austin's “Can't Stop the Serenity” 2009 event featuring “Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog”

The Austin Browncoats present Austin Can't Stop the Serenity 2009 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek in Austin, TX on June 28th, 2009 at 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 10:00 PM.

For more information on volunteering, or to sign up, e-mail your information and any questions you may have to: info@austinbrowncoats.com.

Cut for length...but more awesome info about the screenings can be found by clicking here...Collapse )
Monday, May 11th, 2009
4:52 pm
[austinjenncat]
Volunteers Needed this Sunday, the 17th

We are hosting an event this weekend, with all of the proceeds to benefit SafePlace.  We'd love to have some folks come down and help us for a bit, then they can have fun! 

Event: Geekstravaganza
Date: Sunday, May 17th
Time: 5 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Buffalo Billiards, Downtown Austin, TX
Website: www.geekstravaganza.com

We are looking for volunteers to work a one hour shift, then they can enjoy all of the contests, games, and festivities.

Please contact Claudia for more info: claudia@austinbrowncoats.com

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
9:53 pm
[spottylogic]
Chatty, opinionated people needed...
No, really.

I'm working with The Front Porch Project, a nonprofit startup that's (well, hypothetically...) located in downtown Austin. Truth be told, it's not located anywhere yet, but the storefront looks awful good in our heads.

Our three big focuses as an NPO are going to be, in roughly this order, community-building, dialogue, and art. We're in fundraiser mode right now, so the next few weeks are going to be a schmoozefest, but as we develop, we want to hold regular conversation cafe's, chat salons, imprompteau seminars, all that good stuff. Kind of a Greek Forum meets Spiderhouse.

We're hoping to find people who are interested in talking--in leading discussion groups (knitting groups, yoga classes...), or just in discussing things, having chats, long dialogues, et cetera.

Interested? There's a "get involved" link in our webpage above, or you can join us in our livejournal community, fpp_austin.

Thanks for your time!
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
8:38 pm
[captivatingc]
Education is everything.
I am a part of Citizen Schools and everyday we RE-imagine the school day and I would like all of us to be a part of RE-imagining fundraising.


I'm calling on you, citizens of Austin, and asking you to call on your friends and family to take part in mobilizing everyone we know...

To help Citizen Schools continue to make an impact in the education of our students.


For more information about Citizen Schools: www.citizenschools.org

To see my campus: www.citizenschools.org/texas/bedichek.cfm

Donate today!!


Can't make a monetary donation at this time? You can still help by:

WORKING WITH STUDENTS ON THEIR HOMEWORK (Do you remember how to turn fractions into percentages? How to factor and divide? If so, you can be an amazing help to students who struggle daily with their math homework and just need a little one-on-one attention to improve.)

SUPERVISING THE BAND ROOM Our band students are assigned to practice playing their instruments every afternoon--but unless we have a volunteer to supervise a room where they can play, our students can't practice until they get home. Volunteer one hour of your time a week and open up this opportunity for our kids!

SUPERVISING THE ALL-STAR LOUNGE Students who finish their homework completely for four whole days are able to put their creative energies to use in our arts and crafts room. If you would like to work with our most motivated kids on art projects, volunteer to work one hour a week on Thursday afternoons!



Please contact me with any questions. Thanks!!
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
8:15 pm
[bessie_glass]
suggestions?
Hello! My boyfriend and I are vacationing in Austin the first week of March. We would like to spend a day volunteering with an organization but aren't sure where to look. We've both worked with Habitat for Humanity in the past so I'm e-mailing them this week, but I'm sure there are other opportunities! Obviously since it will be a single-day thing, we'll need a place that doesn't require orientation. Thanks so much in advance!
Monday, January 5th, 2009
12:37 pm
[austinjenncat]
Knitters Wanted
The Austin Browncoats need some knitting help. Many of you heard about our knit-a-thon at Dragon*Con 2008. Claudia knit 12 hats during the course of booth hours, which is an impressive feat. The hats are so popular that we have pre-orders coming in weekly. We're looking for individuals that are interested in helping us knit hats for charity. For more information about the charities we support, visit: Austin Browncoats Charity.

We will provide you with a starter kit, that will include the pattern or pattern and yarn (according to if you want to donate your knitting time or your knitting time AND yarn). We will provide receipts to all knitters to document time, as well as monetary donations.

We are in need of knit wool and acrylic hats, but are not in need of crocheted Jayne hats currently. We are working on being able to provide acrylic yarn, but as of right now, we can only provide wool yarn.

If you can't knit, but would like to help us make Jayne hats for charity, think of this:

$15 makes 3 Jayne hats.

By donating $15 to the Austin Browncoats, you are helping us produce three Jayne hats. That $15 turns into over $100 that goes straight to Kids Need To Read, Equality Now and our other supported charities.

If you are interested in any of these positions, or would like more information about volunteering with the Austin Browncoats, write to: volunteer@austinbrowncoats.com.
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
8:06 pm
[captivatingc]
Support a great cause
Mobilize mentors, tutors, and “citizen teachers” to help kids succeed

We recommend a call to millions of college students, young professionals, and baby boomers alike to serve as volunteer “citizen teachers,” tutors, and mentors, coaching high-risk kids to success through proven models. 

One in four U.S. students is dropping out of school and the situation is even more dismal for low-income and minority students.  Our society must develop a capable workforce and, in order to accomplish that goal, education can't remain an insider's game. We need to inspire more talent in education - not only full-time teachers, but also volunteers who bridge the school day and after-school learning hours.   

President-elect Obama can channel the extraordinary civic energy created by his campaign to recruit one million volunteers to support and extend the work of full-time teachers, expand the learning day, and cut the nation's drop-out rate in half.    

At Citizen Schools (www.citizenschools.org), we have seen that children can accomplish great things when they have more time to learn, more caring adults, and more hands-on learning that engages them. A decade of evidence shows that when disadvantaged students spend their afternoons on well-structured academics and real-world learning projects with community members, they outperform their peers across the board.  Our students graduate from high school and go on to 4-year colleges at significantly higher rates than their peers.  

We can expand these successful strategies by passing the Serve America Act and the TIME Act - legislation introduced in Congress in 2008.  We can also build from the proven models of Citizen Schools, Experience Corps, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and others to recruit engineers, artists, web designers and more who can teach what they know and love.  These Citizen Teachers could serve as a second shift of educators with the potential to dramatically lift student learning and engagement.   

- Eric Schwarz (Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools)


To vote in support of Citizen Schools go to this link:

www.change.org/ideas/view/mobilize_mentors_tutors_and_citizen_teachers_to_help_kids_succeed
Monday, December 8th, 2008
3:56 pm
[goudananda]
Be a garden volunteer @ the Human Potential Center
 The Human Potential Center in south Austin is having a volunteer event this Sat and Sun from 1-5pm. We'll be cleaning up our garden and grounds, tilling in compost, mulching trees and tending flower beds. Come out and bring a friend.

We'll be having a potluck so bring a dish of your choosing. Remember to wear comfortable clothes, bring gloves and any garden tools like shovels or spades you may have.

Namaste,
Robert Gardner
905-2298

http://www.humanpotentialcenter.org
Saturday, August 30th, 2008
3:03 pm
[snaxxx]
Texas Responds
Texas Responds

When activated by the State of Texas, this site will serve as the State Portal to receive offers of non-cash donations such as goods and services. For those offering volunteer services, this site will direct you to the appropriate and official locations to do so. Please check back regularly.

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Please feel free to leave feedback here on your experience with this site. I've not signed up or used their services, but it seems very beneficial.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
9:28 pm
[evie_1]
How Many Jayne Hats Can Be Knit At A Single Con?

Make a pledge for how many hats you think our Secretary, Claudia, can make during Dragon*Con. The number she makes will determine the amount you owe. 

Claudia will only be knitting during the booth hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-7pm 
Monday 10am -5pm

Visit Her Jayne Site
to watch her progress.

To Pledge, please email claudia@austinbrowncoats.com.


Remember, your pledge supports Austin Browncoats and our charities!



Current Mood: cheerful
11:33 am
[snaxxx]
Nike+ Human Race 10k
Volunteer for the world's largest running event- right here in Austin, TX- the Nike+ Human Race! 25 cities across the globe will all run the Nike+ Human Race on August 31, 2008. The Austin race will be at 6:30pm and will start and finish at 6th and Congress in downtown Austin, TX. Nike is looking for over 1,000 volunteers to make the event a success. Volunteers will assist with roles including packet stuffing, t-shirt distribution and handing out medals at the finish line.

For a complete list of volunteer needs, and to register to volunteer online, please click on the link below:

Volunteer Registration

All Nike+ Human Race volunteers will receive a complimentary event t-shirt and the opportunity to join us for the Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals concert following the race.

The Nike+ Human Race 10k would not be possible without the help of volunteers like yourself ! We greatly appreciate your time and energy.
Saturday, August 16th, 2008
12:59 pm
[optimistico]
Africa needs you!
Hi! Have you ever think about changing the world? Do you know that there are many different ways to do it? Are you ready to be a volunteer in Africa? If yes, you are very welcome to join international movement Humana People To People where we are making the difference in all over the World! Our programm is devided to periods - 6 month special education for volunteers in DRH Holsted School in Denmark to get all necessary skills for development work, 6 month volunteer job in Africa and 2 month evaluation period for sharing your experience with others. For more information visit www.drh-holsted.org or contact us:
phone +45 24 42 41 52 e-mail :andrea@drh-holsted.org
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
9:49 am
[snaxxx]
Volunteer Call: Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival will take place on Sunday, August 24, from 11:00am-5:30pm, at Waterloo Park. We need volunteers to control vehicle access at the driveway gates, prepare the samples of sauces in the hot sauce tasting tent and help the vendors load out at the end of the day.

Volunteers will receive 2 drink tickets, redeemable for water, soda or beer (21+ with valid ID, of course), and a Hot Sauce Fest t-shirt.

To sign up, just send a reply to Jillian, and let her know:

1) your preferred phone number,
2) preferred e-mail address,
3) t-shirt size (mens' style - S, M, L, XL, 2XL),
4) top 2 shift preferences from the list below.

Confirmation e-mails will be sent receive shift requests. Please let the volunteer coordinator know if you have any questions in the meantime.

Admission to the festival is free, with a suggested donation of 3 non-perishable food items. Donations are not required of volunteers, but they are certainly appreciated.


Thanks - I look forward to hearing from you!

Jillian Lobstein
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Volunteer Coordinator
hotsaucefest *AT* yahoo *DOT* com


Hot Sauce Festival Volunteer Shifts:

Vendor Gate Access (2 people per shift)
• NOON - 2:30pm
• 2:00 - 4:30pm
• 4:00 - 6:30pm

Tasting Tent (30 people per shift)
• 1:00 - 3:30pm
• 3:00 - 5:30pm

Vendor Load-Out (6 people)
• 5:00 - 7:00pm

_________________________________

Jillian Lobstein
Volunteer Coordinator
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
August 24, 2008 - Waterloo Park
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/HotSauce
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
7:52 pm
[binarysunset]
Children Ages 10-11 get paid for Educational Testing in town
http://austin.craigslist.org/etc/739591594.html

My friend's company is looking for children ages 10-11 for a specific testing opportunity between July 14 and August 23.
Above is the craigslist link. You can contact the company through that add.

I've worked with them through my school and they pay pretty well for your time.

So, if you have any kids, cousins, siblings, neighbors, etc. who are interested, reply to the add.

(also cross posted to austincommunity.)

Thanks!
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
11:47 pm
[snaxxx]
Tweetup Blood Drive this Thursday!
Regardless of whether or not you use Twitter, you should come out for the Tweetup Blood Drive occurring in Austin, Texas on Thursday, July 3rd, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Blood Center of Central Texas.

Join members of Austin's tech community in supporting a good cause. David J. Neff of the American Cancer Society (and the driving force behind SharingHope.tv will be organizing the event throughout the day. Be sure to send out a tweet, and follow David's twitterstream!

Current Mood: inspired
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
1:11 pm
[austinjenncat]
Graphic Artist/Designer Needed.
Austin Browncoats is looking for a Graphic Artist/Designer that is interested in assisting us with our many print and online graphic needs for our charitable events. We are looking for someone that is highly creative, and understands the importance of fair deadlines.

Previous graphic work included, but not limited to:

Event Programs, Event Logos, Event Flyers, Print Advertisements (100,000 print run)

If interested in assisting a Non-Profit Organization, as well as earning some volunteer hours, please contact us at volunteer@austinbrowncoats.com.

We can send you examples of work previous graphic artists hvae created for us, and likewise, would love to see your portfolio of recent work. 

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