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Mercy Ships

903-939-7000 Mercy Ships began our mission to provide hope and healing to those in need in 1978. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Together we are saving lives.
We are an organization like no other. The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by empowering young people, improving the health and well-being of people of all ages and inspiring action in and across communities.
Family to Family Network


Family to Family strives to provide programs that empower families of children & youth with disabilities as they navigate the complex special education, health care and disabilities services systems. Family to Family Network helps individuals with disabilities and their family members define and achieve success for themselves and their loved ones.  Through guidance and training of potential and advocate for what they need to achieve their dreams.  Our parents and young adults, we transform lives by helping them discover possibilities, see the organization helps.
Helping a Hero 888-786-9531
Helping a Hero is a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 2006, that provides 
support for military personnel severely injured in the Global war on terror. Our principal activity 
is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members through partnerships made with the builders, developers, communities, and the veteran. Helping a Hero strives to engage the community in providing services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. Additionally, Helping a Hero provides support programs including marriage retreats, caregiver.

Together in Hope

Together in Hope's mission is to empower those living in poverty in the Philippines to improve their lives through education, nutrition, community organizing. Together in Hope envisions a world where all children have enough to eat, can go to school, are free from human trafficking, have access to quality health care, and where all parents can find jobs and provide for their families. Together in Hope believes that if we all work together, in hope, each doing what we can.
Kids Reading Room

  The Kids' Reading Room is set up in apartment communities in the Spring Branch area to promote literacy and instill the love of reading in children! We currently have three reading rooms. Join us in helping children to explore and discover new adventures through reading books!
CFISD Volunteering 281-894-3950 The school district is in need of volunteers for its Volunteers in Public Schools program. Individuals can volunteer in science labs and cultural arts programs, read to students, perform clerical work, deliver materials from the Charlotte Davis Burns Science Resource Center to schools, work in school libraries, serve as mentors or participate in the annual Bus Buddies program.
Reach Unlimited

281-213-8323, ext. 307 The nonprofit provides support services for people with learning or developmental disabilities. Reach offers flexible volunteer opportunities, including assisting in classrooms at the Learning Activity Center, assisting with clerical duties at the business office and assisting with special events. Volunteers can also help by adopting a group home, which entails delivering meals or visiting with residents on a monthly basis.
Abandoned Animal Rescue 281-789-4142 Founded in 2002 by dedicated animal lovers Angie Fenton, Barbara Schulz, and James Gordon, AAR is entirely managed and maintained by volunteers. Each day approximately 40-50 volunteers (from pre-teens to seniors) care for the animals, oversee adoptions, and staff the front office. Additionally, volunteers chair many fundraising events and participate in civic events.
Bridgewood Farms

936-856-6460 Bridgewood Farms serves teens and adults who are mild to moderately intellectually challenged, teaching them various life skills along with receiving classroom instructions and physical exercise.  All kinds of volunteers are needed at the farm and thrift shop.
Mission of Yahweh 713-466-4368 This is a shelter for women and children.  Numerous volunteer opportunities available with flexible commitment.  Annual fundraisers/events.  There is a need for office help, daycare helpers, and mentors.
Meals on Wheels

  Today, the average life expectancy is at a record high of 79 years. As we get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away our independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone.
Baker Ripley 713-667-9400 
Think of your family. Your neighbors. Your community. The people and places in your life that have impacted you, connected you and helped you succeed. At BakerRipley, we connect low-income families and individuals to opportunity so they can achieve the life they’ve imagined. It’s the reason why we exist and it’s something that hasn’t changed since 1907.
Rebuilding Together

At Rebuilding Together, we make essential repairs to help our neighbors stay in their homes.

Our work often goes beyond each home. Local affiliates who are rooted in the community work closely with community residents and leaders to revitalize our communities. Together, we create and execute plans to address some of the needs of each specific community. Through our work.

Texas Parks and Wildlife


| or in Houston |

Contact Name: Lisa Reznicek


Primary Phone: 512-800-4324

Assist with clean-up projects, educational events, holiday activities and outdoor programs. Duties vary by event, but may include crowd control, set-up and clean-up, and overseeing activities.

If your troop, class, club, business or community group wants to organize a volunteer event, contact your local park. Thank you for caring about Texas’ State Parks. They need you now more than ever!

Descendants of Olivewood
Voicemail: 713-396-0640
Nestled against a bend of White Oak Bayou, and surrounded by rich Houston history, lies Olivewood Cemetery, the city’s first incorporated African American cemetery. For years it remained a jungle – the headstones buried under massive carpets of vegetation while only the larger mortuary architecture rose above the undergrowth hinting at Olivewood’s location. cleared of the seemingly endless foliage. Descendants of Olivewood, Inc. is dedicated to the Extending over an estimated 8 acres, only the front quarter of the cemetery had been successfully. 

Houston Sheltie Sanctuary

Sheltie Line: 281-859-0146 Houston Sheltie Sanctuary, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity comprised of volunteers who give of their time, their talents, and their homes to help place needy Shelties where they will be  loved and well s, foster them,  cared for. HSS comprises over 50 volunteers who rescue Sheltie provide them with medical care and behavioral rehabilitation, coordinate events, and assist in fundraising, as well as a host of other activities needed to keep a rescue organization which assists 100+ Shelties each year vibrant and effective.
Clinic Access Support Network
(CASN) We believe that everyone deserves access to reproductive healthcare, regardless of income, socioeconomic status, living situation, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. By mobilizing the power of volunteers, CASN provides transportation, accommodation, child care assistance, and emotional support to people seeking abortion care in Houston.
Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims, and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy.
Harris Health System
call 713-873-2227
We improve our community’s health by delivering high-quality healthcare to Harris County residents and by training the next generation of health professionals. We will create a healthier community and be recognized as one of America's best community-owned healthcare systems.
Friends 4 Life We are the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston, dedicated to offering No Kill solutions to the animals of Houston and the people who want to help them. Our programs include rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, humane education and animal food/supply support. We are a dynamic non-profit made up of people of all backgrounds and trained shelter staff committed to ofprofessions including veterinarians, lawyers, business people, architects, physicians, educators and fering Houston a real alternative to shelters that kill homeless.
Back to Eden

One in four women experience domestic violence and/or sexual violence. It takes 7-10 attempts before a survivor leaves and stays out of the abusive relationship primarily due to limited resources, social determinants, economic inequity and access to care. It is our mission to equip survivors that are out of the abusive relationship while living independently or in transitional living centers by addressing these barriers through our intensive fellow program. Back committed to reducing the recidivism of survivors returning to an abusive relationship, past or To Eden is 
Brookdale Senior Living 844-329-6067 Brookdale Hospice provides an individualiz am of physical, emotional and practical care ed progr

for the patient, with emphasis on pain control and symptom management. Our program is a reflection of our spirit of caring. We emphasize comfort, dignity and respect. We believe that centering our focus on both the patient and the family enables us to provide the best care possible.

Pride Houston Inc

713-354-9964 Pride Houston will support, educate and promote the LGBTQIA+ community in order to commemorate our history and advocate our rights for current and future generations by producing Pride events that represent our diverse community.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

713-970-4483 NAMI Greater Houston is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1988 by a group of dedicated and caring family members of those living with difficult, yet treatable, mental illnesses. In founding NAMI Greater Houston, these family members sought to establish a grassroots organization that would address the increasing need for families and persons affected by mental illness to have a powerful voice in the mental health community.
Department of Family and Protection Services

833-490-6823 The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to promote safe and healthy families and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, and prevention programs.
Star Of Hope

713-748-0700 Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.
Houston Methodist Hospital 
Houston Methodist volunteers play a vital role in the system's hospitals across the Houston area. We value our volunteers and match interest and preferences with positions in the following areas: Administrative offices Patient and unit involvement Hospital greeting and hospitality Promoting the healing environment.
Memorial Herman

  Exciting adult and teen volunteer opportunities are available throughout Memorial Hermann Health System. Make a difference for someone in their time of need. Hold a baby in a nursery. Comfort patients during a crisis. Answer phones and offer directions. Get involved. Whether in a typical hospital setting, hospice, children's hospital or rehabilitation hospital we have the right opportunity for you.
Northwest Hospital

281-440-1000 HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest is fortunate to enjoy the many services provided by its active volunteer programs, including the Auxiliary Volunteer Program, Volunteer Program and the Junior Volunteer Program. Our volunteers are a special group of people who perform many services throughout the hospital assisting a number of departments with a variety of tasks.  These tasks may include greeting patients and assisting callers at the hospital welcome desk, helping visitors navigate their way through the hospital to visit family and friends or to complete lab work.
The Salvation Army

713-752-0677 The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, our ministry is motivated by the love of God, and our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as we meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Every program we offer is rooted in our passion to serve God by serving the lost, the vulnerable, the needy, the poor, the hurting, the helpless, and the hopeless.
Jingle Bell Express

713-961-3993 Jingle Bell Express is a Christmas program offering toys, books and food (all free of charge) to children in need (newborn to 15 years old) living in CCSC’s service area. Parents help select items for their children. Parents must register in September/October to participate then pick up items at a safe drive-thru event on December 10 – 11, 2021.
Houston Food Bank

713-547-8604 Around 1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. In order to address this issue, the Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of more than 1,800 community partners. In addition, we also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded.
AIDS Foundation Houston

Our vision is a community where HIV is stigma-free and rare, and people have equitable access to care. Our mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the greater Houston area.
Amazing Place At Amazing Place, we believe adults living with dementia can live full, meaningful lives. We are a faith-based organization, governed and guided by churches.
Asia Society Texas Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive societyeducational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center Bay Area Rehabilitation Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1948 as a place where children with Cerebral Palsy could receive the special services they required. Since that time, the Center has expanded to provide a variety of services for individuals with disabilities of all ages throughout the greater Houston area.
Bel Inizio

Located in Houston, Texas, Bel Inizio, (which means beautiful beginning in Italian), is a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged women develop self-confidence and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life.
Camp for All Campers at Camp For All discover life, but so do our volunteers! Their dedication and service is vital to giving our special campers a positive experience. Volunteers impact every facet of Camp life, from serving meals, to keeping the grounds looking great, to lending a hand with campers on the zipline, at the ranch or other activites.
Child Advocates

713-529-1396 Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
Chinese Community Center The Chinese Community Center is a multi-ethnic organization serving all Houstonians.Our mission is to bridge East and West by enriching families with educational, cultural, and social service programs.We serve diverse cultures, diverse generations, and diverse needs. Our staff speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.  
Christian Community Service Center Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is a community-based nonprofit organization serving central Houston. CCSC was incorporated in 1980 and since that time CCSC has grown to encompass a coalition of 39 churches united in service. Thanks to over 1,000 volunteers, CCSC currently offers services through the following outreach programs: Emergency Services-Central, Emerraining Program, Jingle Bell Express, Back gency Services-Southwest, JobNet, Martha’T s o School and Way The Louise J. Moran , the Professional Home Caregiver Training Program, Jingle Bell Express, Back To School and The Louise J. Moran Vision Care.
Communities in Schools of Houston 
At Communities In Schools® (CIS®), we surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Cy-Hope - Volunteer Information 

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Cy-Hope brings HOPE to all students so they will grow up to be well-educated and productive citizens, making a lasting and positive impact on the community. Cy-Hope brings needs and solutions together. 
Easter Seals Houston

713-838-9050 Nationally, Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, other special needs, service members, Veterans and their families. For over 75 years, Easter Seals Greater Houston has been offering help, hope and answers to people of all ages with disabilities and their families. Through therapy, training, disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communityeducation and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with.
Education for Tomorrow Alliance

936-271-6150 Education for Tomorrow Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the business and education communities in Montgomery County, Texas. With innovative programs focused on career, leadership and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education.
HomeAid Houston 281-664-1436 We work with 501(c)(3) nonprofit care providers who offer services/shelter to all levels of the homeless population.
Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

713-271-7805 The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) is recognized as a model in setting the highest standards of excellence by bringing Corporate Members and Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) together to create mutual value.
Houston Wilderness
Our Mission - Houston Wilderness works with a variety of business, environmental and government interests to protect and promote the 10 diverse ecoregions of the 13+ county area around Greater Houston, Galveston Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico, including coastal prairies, forests, wetlands, and waterways.
Interfaith of the Woodlands We, people of faith, called by our traditions to compassion have created an organization where we gather in mutual respect, dialogue and cooperative action to provide a connection between communities of faith and the community at large.
L.I.F.E. Houston 713-528-6044

L.I.F.E. Houston, a United Way partner has been filling bottles and feeding babies since 1988. Our Food For Babies program began with the combined efforts of Marion Knight and the leadership of the Church of St. John the Divine in Houston.