As part of the Chamber’s annual financial aid campaign to help families afford education beyond high school, we are once again recruiting and training volunteers to help students and parents complete the FAFSA and TASFA. All volunteer trainings will be held virtually.

You do not need to be an expert on financial aid to participate, and our virtual trainings will teach you what you need to know in order to help families at area events.


Please contact Zhelun Chen, Associate Program Manager for Education, Advocacy, and Talent at zchen@austinchamber.com or Gilbert Zavala, VP of Education and Talent Development, at gzavala@austinchamber.com with any questions about Financial Aid Events or volunteer opportunities.



Recent education and talent articles
  • Our FAFSA competition promotes so much more than higher education

    Part of the mission of the Austin Chamber is to invest in our high school students to help prepare them for success in college, careers, or the military. To help break down financial barriers to college, the Austin Chamber held a FAFSA contest asking students attending eligible public schools to create a video inspiring their fellow classmates to file and submit their FAFSA application.

    Learn more
  • Talent Ambassador Flex prepares students for manufacturing careers of the future

    Flex is creating the extraordinary by making great products that create value and improve people’s lives. Their vision is to be the most trusted global technology, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions partner to improve the world. With this future-looking vision, Flex Austin is also building the local manufacturing talent pipeline through their internship program in partnership with regional colleges and universities.

    Learn more
  • How higher education is kickstarting the Central Texas economy

    On April 16th, we were joined our higher education partners are working to fill critical workforce needs, helping students more easily transition to high-demand careers, and collaborating with the region's employers.

    Learn more