There are many ways in which people in the community choose to help out, whether it be by cleaning the environment, helping the elderly or taking care of children.
Kristin Cox volunteers with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas.
"I like that it's a family and a community, and it's not about the disability," she said. "It's more about what we can do and what we can give back to our community and other families like ours."
Cox got involved in the organization because of a personal connection to it. She has a daughter with Down syndrome.
"[The Down Syndrome Association] reached out to us when she was little and gave us an opportunity to meet other families like ours and get involved in play dates and play groups and other activities," Cox said.
And as much as Cox gets from being part of the group, it's helping others. That's truly rewarding for her.
"It's given us an opportunity to reach out to other families who may not have known that there's outreach and support groups for us," Cox said. "We've made lifelong friends and also gotten to involve our family more in the community."
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is hosting a Buddy Walk on Oct. 19. You can sign up and find out more information at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas' website, DSACT.org.