Volunteer

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Retired Donors: Want to be a Milk Messenger?

Join our Ambassador Program and help spread the word about donating milk and milk banking!  You will receive an outreach packet and can join us for exciting group functions throughout the year. 

You are the best ambassadors for getting us the milk we need in order to help fragile babies survive and thrive!

Find out more about our Ambassador Program!  You can also contact our Community Manager, Allie Schlapp, by email or phone 512-494-0800. 

Join our League of Heroes!

You can contribute your time and talent to help improve the health and lives of preterm and ill infants.

Our current opportunities:

  • Work on the front lines with our pour team!  You will work in groups of 3-4 in our lab, mixing and pouring donated milk for pasteurization. Involves standing for several hours at a time and lifting flasks of milk. Bonus: You get to “scrub in” and wear cool garb that makes you feel like you have a medical degree.
  • Does tallying data make your heart sing? Like to count and add things? You can log frozen donated milk into our data tracking system.
  • Help in the office. You can assist with mailings, data entry, special projects and events, or support for donor moms.
  • Or if you don’t see what you’re looking for here, contact us.

We provide orientation and training. You can volunteer as often as fits your schedule: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or just occasionally.

How to Volunteer

Download our volunteer application (PDF) and volunteer agreement (PDF) and return both forms to Alison by email, fax to 512-494-0880, or by mail to 2911 Medical Arts St., Suite 12, Austin, TX 78705.

To schedule your volunteer shifts please contact Alison Rogers by email or phone 512-494-0800.

More questions? See Volunteer FAQs.

Volunteer Superheroes: Ann McGinley & Alice Meikle

Alice MeikleAnn McGinleyAlice Meikle  and Ann McGinley are the Milk Bank’s power duo! Celebrating their fourth anniversary with us, Alice and Ann are approaching a combined 1,000 hours of volunteer service at the Milk Bank. Each has been honored as a Volunteer of the Year. And they often work together, pouring milk side by side in our lab.

Retired from their careers in dental healthcare and environmental regulation, respectively, Alice and Ann faithfully volunteer, week after week. Why? “I do it for all the babies!” Alice says. “I see my volunteer hours at the Milk Bank as simply an extension of the amazing service the donor moms are doing – and I’m just helping to process the milk so it can get to those who need it … It’s a fun place to spend six hours a week. Everyone is so appreciative of the time we give, and they always let us know it.”

“Our work can improve the future, one person at a time,” says Ann. “I feel blessed to be able to help. This is a great environment, I work with wonderful people, and each time I see a baby - or even a picture of a baby - who received donor milk, I feel that I am part of something truly meaningful.”

Thank you, Ann and Alice, for all you do!