Volunteer Houston: Looking for something different? Be sure to check the large database kept by Volunteer Houston for information on opportunities throughout the Houston area. Some current needs are listed below, but for more information see their website here.
Be There When Disaster Strikes:
When a disaster strikes, the safety of persons throughout greater Houston can depend in large part on the effective response of trained volunteers. You can become one of these critically important volunteers by joining a Community Emergency Response Team supported by a network of city, county, state and private agencies. Register now for 20-hour CERT training series.
Horse therapy program:
Go along for the ride as a volunteer with a program based near Greens Road and U.S. 59 that provides therapeutic horseback riding opportunities for youngsters with disabilities. As a “side walker,” you’ll accompany these kids while they enjoy the special thrill of a horseback stroll in a protected environment under the careful guidance of physical therapists. Riding sessions take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings and on weekday evenings.
- Choose from a broad range of volunteer assignments at a hospital in Katy.
- Tend a garden at a school in Friendswood for persons with special needs.
- Be a tutor to children staying at a Clear Lake-area shelter for domestic abuse victims.
For more information on these volunteer opportunities, call Volunteer Houston at 713-965-0031 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday. More opportunities can be found at www.volunteerhouston.org.
American Red Cross: The Greater Houston Area chapter of the American Red Cross is always seeking volunteers, but given the number of disasters recently around the country and region more volunteers are needed then ever before to enter the ranks and start training for possible future demands. Several general volunteer orientations are offered throughout the summer to get you better informed and started. See the website for more details and to sign-up.