Earn your GED or high school diploma, start a career and become empowered by your community.


Become part of the next generation of convervationists through environmental education, preservation and service.


From community members to organizations and businesses, there is a way to volunteer with American YouthWorks.


YouthBuild program in Austin

Lend your knowledge and expertise to participants as a one-on-one tutor. We’re in need of math, science, social studies, reading comprehension and writing tutors to help prepare participants for GED testing.

  • Time commitment is flexible
  • A one hour training session is required.
  • Tutoring hours are between 9am and 4:30pm Monday–Thursday.


YouthBuild program in Austin and Taylor

Mentors partner with a participant or group for one year to provide guidance and support as they complete the program and launch their career.

  • Minimum commitment of 4 months
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Participate in our weekend activities

Guest Speaker

YouthBuild and Conservation Corps programs in Austin, Taylor, Houston, and Baton Rouge

Share your experiences to inspire and inform a group of our participants on topics such as career fields, financial literacy and life experiences.

Work-Based Experiences

YouthBuild program in Austin and Taylor

Inspire and prepare participants for future careers through job shadowing, employer site visits, mock interviews and internships.


YouthBuild and Conservation Corps programs

Professional or amateur photographers can assist in taking photos of American YouthWorks service days, projects, and events.

One Day of Service

YouthBuild and Conservation Corps programs in Austin, Houston, and Baton Rouge

American YouthWorks helps facilitate several volunteer days throughout the year, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, It’s My Park Day, National Trails Day, and National Public Lands Day. If you have a project on public land that needs maintenance, conservation work, or volunteer management, reach out!

Build AYW Capacity

American YouthWorks in Austin, Taylor, Houston and Baton Rouge

Donate your skills to build capacity in our Core Mission Support departments — Facilities, Operations, Human Resources, Development, Communications, Marketing, and Information Technology.

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