BARC Animal Shelter volunteering opportunities

BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption facility, and the organization works to promote and protect public health and animals through sheltering, pet placement programs, pet ownership education, and animal law enforcement.

Volunteer opportunities include check-in aide, adoptions hosts, adoption counselor (off-site), book buddies, cat castle assistant, dog walking, dog feeding and watering, poop fairy, puppy nursery assistant, surgical vet assistant, photography team, community block walking, Healthy Street Healthy Pets, off-site team member, and foster parents. For more details on the job positions, please see volunteer opportunities details.

Other volunteer opportunities include the fundraising committee, event photographer and volunteer interviewers, online newsletter authors, off-site adoption leaders, on-site lead volunteers, and volunteer event coordinators.

Want to volunteer?: If interested in any of the above volunteering opportunities, create a profile on this webpage. If any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Butterworth at barcvolunteers@houstontx.gov or call 832-395-9061.

Facebook: BARC Facebook Page

Website: Houstontx.gov/barc/

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Buckner International volunteering opportunities

Buckner International serve children and families by acting as agents of transformation in their lives.

The organization has an annual event, the Clay Shoot, to help raise funds for the children and families. Over 100 volunteers are needed to help with the event, especially volunteers to serve as scorers and trappers at the event. Other volunteering opportunities include floaters, greeters, and helpers for registrations. All positions have training provided. Minors under the age of 16 years old may be able to serve in certain volunteer roles if accompanied by parent.

Want to volunteer?: If any questions, please contact Sarah Jones at sejones@buckner.org or call 214.321.4534.

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Website: Buckner.org

ONEGOAL volunteering opportunity

OneGoal is a growing college persistence organization that identifies, trains and supports our nation’s most effective teachers to lead historically under-served high school students to reach their full potential and graduate from college. “We won’t stop until every young person in America has a real opportunity to earn a college degree and the life that goes with it.” – OneGoal

For more information on ONEGOAL, please see OneGoal Model Overview , OneGoal General Overview, and OneGoal FY17 School Partnership Map.

The organization has volunteer opportunities for the annual Year One Fellow Conference, Wake Up. Rise Above on February 11, 2017 and February 25, 2017. Volunteer registration is closed for the February 11, 2017, but there are still volunteer opportunities available for February 25, 2017. Volunteers are needed to lead sessions, participate on panels, and engage with fellows. Please see the Official Conference Volunteer Flyer.

Want to volunteer?:  Please fill out the Volunteer Registration Link if interested. If any questions, please contact Brillance Jones at brilliance.jones@onegoalgraduation.org or call 936-650-8109.

The Lighthouse of Houston volunteering opportunities

The Lighthouse of Houston is a nonprofit education and service center working to assist the blind and visually impaired.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities available.

Home Visitor – The single largest need for volunteers. A home visitor is a volunteer who assists a blind adult with grocery shopping, mail reading, letter writing, bill paying and/or running errands. Commitment: 1 or 2 times a month. Adult, Family. Weekdays & Weekends (Flexible)

Telephone Reassurance – Volunteers call homebound clients to determine well-being and provide friendship. Commitment: 2 to 4 times a month. Adult, Family. Weekdays & Weekends (Flexible)

Medical Transportation Aide – Volunteers provide transportation for clients during the week to/from medical appointments. Commitment: This is an “on call” position. Volunteers work only when available. Adult. Weekdays & Weekends (Flexible)

Adult Day Care Assistant – Assist with recreation classes, serve coffee/lunch, and offer companionship to blind/visually impaired persons in this day program. Commitment: Varies depending on availability and need. Adult, Family, Junior, Group. Weekdays Only

Store Sales – Volunteers are needed to assist in our store, Reflections, selling adaptive aids in a retail setting including catalog and telephone orders. Needed during lunch hours. Commitment: Varies depending on availability. Adult. Weekdays Only

Wellness Aide – Volunteers work with our registered nurse in the Multi Care Center on chronic disease management, health and wellness education, weight and nutrition management, basic mobility and exercise assistance with impaired adults, assisting with preventive health screenings, assisting with memory stimulation and appropriate activities. Commitment: Once a week, during week. Adult, nursing student preferred. Weekdays Only

Tandem Bike Rider – As a volunteer, you would be the sighted rider on the front of a tandem bike with a blind or visually impaired rider on the back. Group bike rides occur twice a month. Commitment: Once or twice a month. Adult, Group.  Specific Saturdays

Want to volunteer?: Please fill out the contact the ‘Become A Volunteer Form’ on The Houston Lighthouse Volunteer Page. If any questions, you can also contact Coordinator of Volunteer and Outreach Services, Kristina Derrick at kderrick@houstonlighthouse.org or call 713-284-8473.

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WebsiteHoustonlighthouse.org

Houston SPCA volunteering opportunities

The Houston SPCA is an animal protection organization and shelter for all animals, and it works to promote commitment and respect for all animals and free them from abuse and suffering. The Houston SPCA is open seven days a week, and all volunteers can come in on weekends between 7am to 6pm.

Volunteers will make a difference for animals at the shelter and the community. The animal areas available for volunteer trainees are large dogs, small dogs, cattery, and small mammals. After 20 hours of volunteering, individuals over age 18 can volunteer in the barn or surgery areas.

Want to volunteer?:  Please note volunteer opportunities are not one-time opportunities and commitment is needed for at least 6 months.

1.)Below are requirements to become a volunteer at Houston SPCA:
·       All potential volunteers must be at least 16 years old at time of application
·       Must be able to commit to 8 hours per month for at least 6 months
·       Pay a non-refundable application fee of $40 for adults or $25 for youth (16-17 years old) – this payment is for the uniform, insurance and background screening.
·       All applicants 18 and up must complete a background screening
·       Must have consistent access to internet and email
·       Must have the willingness to complete all necessary tasks within a specified volunteer area
·       Must be able to work well with others as all volunteer positions work directly with staff, volunteers and the public

2.)After approval, new volunteers will be considered a trainee and will need to complete 20 hours of training before being eligible to apply for other volunteer opportunities.

3.)Please visit the Houston SPCA website for specific volunteer opportunities, more info, and application process. If there are more questions, please call 713-869-7722

Facebook: Houston SPCA Facebook Page

Website: Houston SPCA

Asia Society Texas volunteering opportunities

Asia Society is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the understanding of Asian arts, business, culture, and policy  and also provide insight on present challenges.

The organization has event specific volunteer opportunities. For information on other volunteer opportunities, please visit their website.

Want to volunteer?: Fill out the volunteer form. For more information on volunteering opportunities, you can contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9901, or Business and Policy Programs Manager, Paul Pass at PPass@AsiaSociety.org or call (713) 496-9915

Facebook: Asia Society Facebook Page

Website: Asiasociety.org

Keep Houston Beautiful volunteering opportunities

Keep Houston Beautiful is a non-profit organization that works on the beautification, litter reduction, and recycling education for Houston and the community. The organization has cleanup volunteer opportunities during the week and the weekend.

Want to volunteer?: Volunteer activities are given on the calendar on the Keep Houston Beautiful website. Interested volunteers should browse the upcoming events on the calendar and decide whether they would like to participate. Fill out the registration form on the website, and then confirm attendance with responsible party.

Facebook: Keep Houston Beautiful Facebook Page

Website: Houstonbeautiful.org