Wimberley area nonprofits
Nonprofit and volunteer organizations
Whether it is Giving Tuesday or just a Wednesday, donating and volunteering at nonprofits is the Wimberley Way of life. Here is a list of local nonprofit organizations and their contact information to help you get involved in your community today, or any other day. If your nonprofit/volunteer organization is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with information to be added to the list.
Alzheimer’s Wimberley Support Group
If you need help and are caring for someone with the disease or know of someone who does, this is the right support group. They meet every first Thursday of the month at the Presbyterian Church on FM 2325 at 1 p.m. Average attendance is about 12-14 husbands, wives, daughters or friends who are the main caregivers to a loved one with the disease.
The Barnabas Connection is an organization that was instrumental in getting people the help they needed after the floods’ effects. But more than that, they help people in need to get help through social services anytime. Volunteers help with the many phone calls 90-125 calls per month before the flood) and getting people financial help, all in the Wimberley community.
The Carpenter’s Helpers quietly give others the help they need. They have helped many in town, doing things like mowing a field’s grass or helping with a stopped up commode, for those that cannot do it themselves. The members are from all different faiths, and some without, but are bonded together to help the less fortunate, those in need that can’t do it for themselves.
Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends is for the loved ones afflicted and meets at the Community Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., four hours for the caregivers to do what is needed to be done, such as pay bills or just a little time for themselves. The loved ones play games, listen to music, eat lunch and maybe dance, all under volunteer supervision. Both the caregivers and loved ones enjoy it.
Their mission statement says it all: To provide food on a short-term basis for economically disadvantaged persons and families who reside in the Wimberley, Texas area, and who shall list a Wimberley, Texas address and telephone number, to collect, receive and store food donated by any person, firm, corporation or charitable institution and to accept monetary donations from any person, corporation or charitable institution for the purchase of food or to defray expenses and to encourage and provide support for families with long-term needs to transition to other agencies.
ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.
Keep Wimberley Beautiful
Keep Wimberley Beautiful is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. The main purpose is their name, keeping the beauty of the community everywhere you look, the Cypress Creek Bridge, the Post Office, the bluebonnets on sides of RR 12 and little pockets of beauty throughout town. They keep Wimberley a statewide award winning community.
KWVH 94.3 - Wimberley Valley Radio
Their new FCC license received in February 2016, and the station needs help to grow into a Wimberley treasure by contributing time and creativity. Also, investing in this worthwhile nonprofit, all-volunteer, community radio station is an investment in safety and all things local. Volunteer application forms are available online or at the station, located at 111 Old Kyle Road, Suite 108.
Meals on Wheels need volunteers to assist with meals and home delivery. Persons may qualify for Meals on Wheels if they are at least 60 years of age and driving is limited. Meals on Wheels offer a delicious, nutritious, affordable lunch for those who need assistance with meals on either a long term or short-term basis. The program has no income guidelines; therefore, anyone at any income level who is a senior may qualify.
My Neighbors Keeper
My Neighbors Keeper is a local non-profit offering immediate, short-term financial assistance to residents of the Wimberley Valley affected by natural disasters, such as flooding or fire. The monetary help for the victims is financed by a variety of fundraisers, such as our annual Mardi Gras celebration, as well as through direct donations from the private individuals, other charities, civic organizations and sponsoring businesses.
The Wimberley Community Civic Club has been making Wimberley a better place to live since 1979 and they are still making the community better by providing scholarships and donations to 26 local nonprofits and organizations. Raising funds to help the community is accomplished by the purchasing a spot at events that they feature each year. Each year the Civic Club publishes a guide to events that they will hold throughout the community.
The benefits of being a Rotarian include serving the community, networking, friendship, and promoting ethics and leadership skills. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Wimberley Rotary Club meets at The Community Center every Tuesday at noon TBD.
Wimberley Adoption Group (WAG)
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WAG or Wimberley Adoption Group and Rescue is one of the volunteer groups that always needs help. The group helps find homes for dogs that are “abandoned, neglected, unclaimed and surrendered dogs and puppies in and around the Wimberley area. Volunteering is easy and is done all online., the application can be filled out, and reviewed. The also have a Facebook page: WAG Rescue.
Wimberley Education Foundation
The Wimberley Education Foundation has been created to support the educational programs for both the students and personnel of the Wimberley Independent School District. The Foundation will provide funds for education programs and activities, which either have not been funded or have been under-funded by the normal operating budget.
Wimberley Garden Club
Our purpose is to offer members educational programs on landscaping, gardening, houseplants, shrubs, lawns and trees and to encourage participation of homeowners and businesses to help keep Wimberley beautiful.
Wimberley Lions Club
“Our motto is We Serve.” Each year They donate 100% of the profits from Market Days (after expenses) to local projects, organizations, scholarships and Lions' charities. In exchange, those to whom they donate provide the volunteer labor that is needed each month to operate the market. So it is truly a community effort; the definition of a small town working together.
Wimberley on Wheels (WoW)
WOW, a part of Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities, Inc., is a non-profit project that offers transportation options for senior citizens (55+) living in the Wimberley area, by coordinating volunteer drivers and seniors who need transportation.
Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity
The local Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. This is accomplished with volunteer workers, generous donors, prayer partners, and the homeowners (Partners) who are required to work building their house. The houses are sold to these Partners at no profit and with no interest charge.
Volunteers are an important part of Wimberley Village Library. Without the help of volunteers, it wouldn’t be possible for the library to maintain its high level of service. If you would like to help your library, please fill out the Volunteer Application online or download the Paper Form and return it to the library.
There’s also a Jr. Volunteer Program.