GET INVOLVED

Our supporters make a difference every day through their charitable donations and volunteer efforts. As a small nonprofit, we rely on gifts from individuals just like you! We offer many ways for you or your group to join us in our mission -- creating a community where all families thrive. Become a volunteer, sponsor or donor today. We are so grateful for your support!

Volunteer

Can you give the gift of time to support our families of children with special needs? We always welcome new groups and individual volunteers. Click here to learn about our volunteer opportunities.

Sponsor

Our Sponsors make it possible for VELA to provide programming to all families at no cost. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and groups. Ensure that all families of children with special needs thrive by becoming a sponsor. Learn more about sponsorship.

Austin MARATHON

For the 3rd year in a row, VELA is an Official Charity Partner of the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. We aim to raise $15,000 through this event need 50 volunteers, runners and donors to make it happen. Awesome corporate group volunteer opportunity! Read more here. 

In kind donations

 Want to donate new goods? Make a tax-deductible donation of toys, books, refreshments for courses, open houses or family fun days, be the light silent auction items, office supplies. Check out our wishlist! 

Shop & benefit VELA

Do your Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile and a % of your purchased benefit VELA! Make sure to choose VELA as your supporting organization.