Words Have Power

And every young person has a unique story to tell

Inspire Young Writers

Join our dedicated team of volunteers

Empower students

Amplify their voices and stories

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We consistently need volunteers for both ongoing and one-time in-school programs, as well as our own weekend workshops and summer camps. We frequently need volunteers for fundraising events, too.

If you’re already an existing Austin Bat Cave volunteer, please sign up for one of our upcoming volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to become a new Austin Bat Cave, here’s what you can do:

Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer form.

This will ensure that you receive updates about programs for which we need volunteers, and you’ll get the inside scoop on fun volunteer get-togethers!

If you want to help, but you’re not interested in being in the classroom, we still need you to get involved! There is a wide variety of ways you can contribute, from online tutoring, to administrative assistance, to grant writing, and more.

If you have expertise in a field that involves writing, and some background working with young people, you might be a great fit to teach an evening or weekend workshop. The topics range from SAT-prep to hip-hop poetry to science writing. Whatever your area of interest, our staff will work with you to perfect your lesson plan and execute your workshop. 


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Careers with Austin Bat Cave

Austin Bat Cave (ABC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6–18 with their writing skills and helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental not only to future success but also to self-confidence.

We offer free programs that reach students at every possible opportunity: in school, after school, on the weekends, and in the summer. Austin Bat Cave is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

We are not currently hiring for any positions. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on our latest announcements!


At Austin Bat Cave, you can gain valuable experience in a wide variety of areas, including teaching, development/grant writing, event planning, and program administration. We do our best to shape internships to match our interns’ objectives and give them relevant skills. If you are interested in interning for us, please contact Executive Director, Ali Haider.

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