Individual Volunteers

Can you help us for a few hours in the workroom? We're ALWAYS in need of volunteers to help us stock, count, sort, and prep bags and bins.


Sign up HERE!

Delivery Volunteers

Can you DRIVE? Backpack Friends delivers food to kids EVERY week. Our drivers volunteer to deliver to 1-3 schools at a time. Volunteer once a semester, once a month, or once a year. You'll LOVE seeing the joy on campus when you arrive! We supply the goods, you supply the smiles!

Sign up here!

Corporate and Individual Sponsorships

Some volunteers are door-openers: they help us partner with local businesses, as well as large corporations, who also want to make an impact thru their community development programs. Every little bit helps...see our #831 Story, then visit the Partners page


If that's YOU, call 512-965-3052.


Do you have a passion for events? Do you have good organizational skills? We'll try almost everything! Fun runs. Foodie Crawls. Concerts. House parties. Child sponsorships. Yard sales. Hunger walks. Motorcycle tour rides. Church lock-ins. Food drives. Even our online store. If you love talking to people, this is YOUR spot!

Email to join our team.

Philanthropy, Not Charity

Backpack Friends is not about charity. It's about philanthropy. The word 'philanthropy' literally means 'lover of mankind'. We're a tribe of ordinary people making an extraordinary difference in the world. And we're doing it one backpack at a time.

Email with any questions.

Packing Parties

​Our team of difference-makers is the heart and soul of our program. And who doesn't love a good time?!? Whether it's scouts, church groups, civic groups or corporate groups, come join our PACKING PARTIES!

View the calendar and sign up HERE!


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