Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2017
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 90 sessions
    • Austin Sunshine Camps, Zilker Park, 2225 Andrew Zilker Road 78746

    Sunshine-4-AfterSchool Program Volunteering

    How to signup:

    CLICK HERE, enter your e-mail address (twice), and sign up!
    (Note: the above link is only for approved volunteers.)


    Each school day throughout the year, kids from Fulmore Middle School attend ASC’s Sunshine -4- AfterSchool Program between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. when they are most vulnerable to negative influences, such as drugs and alcohol, gang activity and peer pressure.

    We’re looking for a few YMBL members to volunteer each day to come out and assist ASC staff. While there is a portion of the afternoon dedicated to homework, you’re not required to be a tutor. You’re there to hang out with the kids, be a positive role model, and to make it more fun. You’ll be amazed by the impact it has, not only on the kids, but on you.


    4:00 – Kids arrive

    4:00 - 4:45 – Snack & Homework

    4:45 - 5:00 – Outdoor Time  

    5:00 - 6:00 – STEM-Related Activity, Outdoor Activity or Life Skills

    • Monday – Math
    • Tuesday – Science, Technology, or Engineering
    • Wednesday – Outdoor Activity (Rowing, Bike Riding, Soccer, etc.)
    • Thursday – Math
    • Friday – Life Skills


    Q: What should I wear?

    A: Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for participation in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities (i.e. work clothes will likely not be suitable). Closed toe shoes are recommended. No bare midriffs, bra straps or short shorts. Keep in mind that some activities can get messy and volunteer attire should allow for full participation in all activities.  

    Q: Where is the Volunteering opportunity?

    A: Austin Sunshine Camps Zilker Lodge – located at 2225 Andrew Zilker Road 78746. Parking is available across from the camp driveway in the park. There is no parking available immediately in front of the lodge. All volunteers should park and then walk to the camp at their designated arrival time. Plan on 5 minutes to walk.

    Q: When I arrive, how do I check-in?

    A: Upon arrival all volunteers need to check in with the Volunteer Coordinator, Casey Jones. She will provide an overview of the activities for the day and more information about how volunteers can best support the program.

    Q: Are volunteers responsible for running the program?
    A: The volunteer role is simply to help support the staff and have fun with the kids while building relationships and providing positive role models along the way. The staff can run the program. Volunteers can just go with the flow of the program and jump in and participate however they are comfortable.

    Q: Who can I talk to about fitting in or how to go about my volunteering shift? 
    A:  Find Casey Jones, our volunteer coordinator. She is the go-to person for everything volunteering! She is excellent at organizing and delegating duties to individuals and groups of volunteers.

    Q: My first time volunteering with the program it was difficult to really interact and connect with the kids. Is that normal?
    A:  Yes. That is a completely normal experience as a volunteer. At first you don’t know the program or the kids, and the kids do not know you. With each time you go the kids become more receptive. As you build relationships with them both you and the kids will get more out of your time.

    Q: Can I sign up only on the days that feature Math or Science or Engineering? 
    A:  Absolutely. We want the volunteers to be as comfortable as possible. And if that means that you enjoy Math the most and would add the most value as a math helper, then great!  Stick to that schedule!

    Q: How often do I have to commit to volunteering? 
    A:  There is no required commitment. Come as often as you are able. Ideally volunteers will come out on a regular basis as their schedule allows. Some volunteers are able to come a couple times a month and some even come weekly.

    Q: Do I have to be at S-4-AS the full two hours? 

    A:  No.  Many of us find it difficult to get out of work before 4 or 4:30pm (i.e. due to meetings, traffic, or other unforeseen things). Being there for at least one hour helps the ASC staff tremendously and gets you familiar with the kids. However, if you do have to cancel please let someone know in advance (i.e. Casey and/or Molly). A simple email or a phone call would suffice.  So please keep Casey and Molly’s info handy.

    Q: Can I use the restrooms at the Zilker Lodge during the volunteering session? 
    A:  Of course! We’re not going to let you suffer! Please use the second floor bathrooms only.

    Q: What do I do if a S-4-AS student is verbally or physically abusing me? 
    A: While such a situation is rare, there are times where the students misbehave or “test” volunteers. Do not retaliate.  Remove yourself from the situation and report the incident to Molly Kier as soon as possible.

    Q:  What if I don’t know the answer to a math or science problem a child is working on during homework time?

    A: Totally fine to own it! Let them know you’re not sure and don’t want to lead them down the wrong path, and then ask a staff to help out!


    Q:  What do I do during homework time if nobody asks for my help?

    A:  Be present in the room and available. If you’re sitting with a child, ask them about their assignment/ how they came to an answer (this helps strike up a conversation & assists you in engagement).



    • Let’s have fun.  Encourage the kids with positive communication and pick someone up that appears to be having a rough day.
    • Try not to go 100% when playing football, basketball or gaga ball with the kids.  We want both the kids and the volunteers to have a fun, safe, and injury-free experience.
    • For discipline issues and/or foul language, please contact Molly Kier as soon as possible.
    • Get to know the Austin Sunshine Camps staff members by name!
    •  If you feel like you are at a point where activities have slowed down, ask the staff what they need help with.
    • Do not engage the kids in any friendly hugs or contact, as we want to be as professional and liability-free as possible.  High-fives and handshakes are acceptable if showing positive reinforcement and greeting one another.  Volunteers should always be prepared to play outside for at least a few minutes (daily from 4:45-5:00, unless there is a special activity that day).  Please arrive dressed in the proper attire or at least wearing tennis shoes.


    Alex Jean

    Caroline Lindley

    Justin McCance

    Ray Little

    Molly Kier


    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Headliner's Club

    The Young Men's Business League cordially invites the YMBL past presidents to join us for a rekindling of the tradition of the annual Past Presidents Luncheon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Headliner's Club. 


    This luncheon is meant to bring together leaders of YMBL for an update on the organization from the current president, an overview of all that is happening with our treasured Austin Sunshine Camps from our Executive Director, and to provide an opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion about the future of YMBL and ASC. 

    Please contact YMBL President-Elect, Gordon Moore at or 512-517-4558 with any questions. I hope you will be able to join us and I look forward to seeing you there.   

    • 11 Mar 2017
    • ASC Lake Travis Camps

    We need 8 YMBL volunteers to help prep our Travis Facility for ASC Spring Break campers. More details coming soon.

    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • ASC Lake Travis Camps

    We need 40 volunteers to help prep our Travis Facility for Summer Camp. This will be followed by an overnight retreat. More details coming soon.

Past events

13 Feb 2017 February YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
08 Feb 2017 February Speaker Series: Captain 'O.W.' Wright
11 Jan 2017 January Speaker Series: Alan Graham, Founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes
08 Dec 2016 YMBL Holiday Party
07 Dec 2016 Special December Speaker Series: Chip McElroy, President of Live Oak Brewing Co**ft. SLAB BBQ
05 Dec 2016 December YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
10 Nov 2016 2016 Alumni Legacy Bash
07 Nov 2016 November YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
29 Oct 2016 Austin Sunshine Camp Fall Festival Volunteering
13 Oct 2016 YMBL Fall Fling
12 Oct 2016 October YMBL Lunch | Tim Hayden, Mktg Executive & Tech Author
03 Oct 2016 October YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
29 Sep 2016 2016 YMBL Golf Tournament
14 Sep 2016 The Next Wave of ATX Power Entrepreneurs: A special Speaker Series Lunch roundtable
12 Sep 2016 September YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
13 Aug 2016 BBQ & School Supply Drive
10 Aug 2016 August YMBL Lunch | Angelos Angelou, guest speaker
01 Aug 2016 August YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
27 Jul 2016 July YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Charlie Strong
11 Jul 2016 July YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
08 Jun 2016 Fundraising Wrap Up Party
08 Jun 2016 June YMBL Lunch | Eldon Rude, guest speaker
06 Jun 2016 June YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 May 2016 May YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Lance Armstrong
08 May 2016 2016 Silicon Labs Sunshine Run
02 May 2016 May YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
30 Apr 2016 YMBL Lake Travis Workday/Retreat
19 Apr 2016 YMBL/ASC Board Meeting
16 Apr 2016 Volunteer Sign-Up for Austin Under 40 Awards
16 Apr 2016 Austin Under 40 Awards
04 Apr 2016 April YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
09 Mar 2016 March YMBL Lunch | Chuck Gordon, guest speaker
07 Mar 2016 March YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
03 Mar 2016 YMBL Spring Fling 2016
10 Feb 2016 February YMBL Lunch | Madison Wickham, guest speaker
08 Feb 2016 February YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
01 Feb 2016 YMBL Call to Order 2016
20 Jan 2016 January YMBL Wings Lunch with Pluckers Owner Dave Paul
14 Jan 2016 Au40 Nominations Closing Mixer
11 Jan 2016 January YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 Jan 2016 Sunshine4 Afterschool Volunteering
07 Dec 2015 December YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
03 Dec 2015 2015 YMBL Holiday Party
19 Nov 2015 November YMBL Lunch | Guest Speaker Steve Zbranek
12 Nov 2015 2015 Alumni Legacy Bash
02 Nov 2015 November YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
31 Oct 2015 Austin Sunshine Camp Fall Festival
17 Oct 2015 2015 Victory Cup
13 Oct 2015 October YMBL Supper | Guest Speaker Chris Heller, CEO of Keller Williams Realty International
08 Oct 2015 YMBL Fall Fling
05 Oct 2015 October YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
17 Sep 2015 2015 YMBL Golf Tournament
09 Sep 2015 September YMBL Networking Lunch
07 Sep 2015 September YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
11 Aug 2015 August YMBL Supper | Guest Speaker Mike Millard, Seton Executive Director of Innovation and Commercialization
03 Aug 2015 August YMBL Recruiting and Membership Happy Hour
08 Jul 2015 July Lunch Speaker | Tony Budet, CEO of University Federal Credit Union
27 Jun 2015 2nd Annual YPE Crawfish Boil benefiting ASC
25 Jun 2015 ASC Zilker Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
08 Jun 2015 Summer Camp Volunteering for Non-Members
26 May 2015 Fundraising Wrap Up Party
16 May 2015 Zilker Move-In - Day 1
13 May 2015 May Lunch Speaker | Shawn Bose, CEO and Co-Founder
11 May 2015 Innovation Week at PeopleFund
23 Apr 2015 Professional Development Session | Austin Leader Challenge
16 Apr 2015 YMBL Spring Fling
14 Apr 2015 April Supper Speaker | August Petersen, YMBL Alumnus and President of August Petersen Consulting
11 Mar 2015 March Lunch Speaker | Fred Burton, VP of Intelligence, Stratfor
07 Mar 2015 Austin Under 40 Awards
25 Feb 2015 Professional Development Session | Sales For Today's Professional
19 Feb 2015 2015 YMBL Call to Order
10 Feb 2015 YMBL Speaker Series | February Supper with guest speaker Matt Curtis
30 Jan 2015 Friday Happy Hour - YMBL BBQ Group
14 Jan 2015 YMBL January Lunch Speaker | Dan Graham, CEO of BuildASign
13 Dec 2014 ASC Leadership Wrap-up Party
06 Dec 2014 Creek Cleanup - ASC Leadership Community Service Project December
19 Nov 2014 YMBL Speaker Series | Aubrey Marcus, CEO of Onnit
13 Nov 2014 2014 Alumni Legacy Bash
12 Nov 2014 YMBL Shirt Order Deadline
07 Nov 2014 Friday Lunch - YMBL BBQ Group
23 Oct 2014 2014 YMBL Golf Tournament
16 Oct 2014 YMBL BBQ Team Meetup
09 Oct 2014 S4AS Volunteer Orientation
02 Oct 2014 The Foundation Party
27 Sep 2014 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival
10 Sep 2014 YMBL September '14 Speaker Series Lunch | Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole
03 Sep 2014 YMBL Fall New Member Happy Hour
12 Aug 2014 YMBL Speaker Series Supper | Wallace B. Jefferson, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
10 Aug 2014 YMBL Summer Lake Day
25 Jul 2014 Firefly YMBL & YWA Summer Benefit for ASC
09 Jul 2014 YMBL July '14 Speaker Series Lunch | Steve Adler, Candidate for Austin Mayor
06 Jul 2014 ASC Session 4 Volunteer Day
28 Jun 2014 ASC Session 3 Volunteer Day
26 Jun 2014 ASC Session 4 Orientation
26 Jun 2014 Zilker Park Groundbreaking
25 Jun 2014 Setting-up for ASC Zilker Ground Breaking
21 Jun 2014 ASC Session 2 Volunteer Day
19 Jun 2014 ASC Session 3 Orientation
13 Jun 2014 ASC Session 1 Volunteer Day
11 Jun 2014 ASC Session 2 Orientation
10 Jun 2014 YMBL June '14 Speaker Series Supper | Willy T. Ribbs
02 Jun 2014 ASC Session 1 Orientation
27 Apr 2014 Sunshine Run
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