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The Woods Project 2017 Summer Airport Days Volunteer Opportunities

The Woods Project 2017 Summer Airport Days has multiple dates and volunteers can choose one or several dates. Join The Woods Project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as we send off 175 students and 55 volunteers for their life-changing 2 weeks in the woods.

There are 6 flights departing June 13 through July 15th. For many of the students, this will be their first time on a plane – an exciting and nervous time! Volunteers are needed on the ground to help our student groups maneuver through the check-in process. This is a great way to connect with students and encourage them as they embark on their journey.

About 8-10 volunteers are needed to help with each flight time.

Here are the dates and time:
June 13th, 2017 4:00 am -6:00 am
July 8th, 2017 4:00 am – 9:30 am
July 15th , 2017 4:30 am – 9:00 am

The location will be :
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, TX 77032

*If you are volunteering for flights departing to the Apostle Islands, Yosemite or Glacier flights, you will be in Terminal A.
**If you are volunteering for flights departing to Donner Pass, you will be in Terminal C.

Parking: Volunteers can park close to the Terminals or choose satellite parking. Please allow adequate time to get to the terminals, if you decide on satellite parking.

Volunteer duties will include:

  1. Greeter/Organizer at the Entrance (Parent Communication): At least one Spanish speaker should be at the entrance. This will be a 2-3 person job directing people to their different locations to pick-up tickets and sign in. These people can also answer last minute questions. This job is also to keep parents moving and answer any questions. Parents need to give their student a hug and kiss and then head back out the door. We want parents moving out as quickly as possible since we will have lots of people in a small space.
  2. Table Check-In: This will be a 2-4 person job. Upon arriving at the airport the greeter will send the students to a table for their check-in. The people working the check-in will have a list of all students and their plane tickets. They will mark the student off the list and then someone stationed with them will hand the student a plane ticket and a t-shirt. They will then direct the students in the direction of the Leader/Student Groupers.
  3. Leader/Student Grouper: Approximately 2-3 people will work on moving the students once they have checked in and received their plane tickets. It is needed to group approximately 10 students with 1-2 leaders to then head to baggage claim and then to the security line. The Grouper will be in charge of making sure the students and leaders are moving once they have been put into a group.
  4. Baggage Check: This will be a 1-2 person job. United Airlines only accepts credit card so someone will be in charge of collecting cash from the students and then swiping their credit card for a group of students’ bags.

Want to volunteer?: Please register on here or you can contact Ryan Dubose at ryan@thewoodsproject.org

Facebook: The Woods Project Facebook Page

Website: The Woods Project Webpage 

Houston Public Library Community & Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities

The Houston Public Library, in partnership with the Denver Harbor Multi Service Center, will be holding a Community & Book Fair on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10am-2pm. The event will highlight literacy, education, nutrition, and health.

Volunteer opportunities include program assistance, assisting Library staff with event setup and break down, the distribution of food and books, activities, and refreshments. Volunteers will also help with other assigned tasks as needed.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10am-2pm
Shifts include:
Morning: 9 AM-12pm PM
Afternoon: 12PM – 3 PM
Full Day: 9 AM – 3 PM

Denver Harbor Community & Book Fair
6402 Market Street
Houston, TX 77020

Want to volunteer?: All interested volunteers will need to RSVP to sign up for the event. Please contact hplvolunteers@houstontx.gov to RSVP.

Website: http://houstonlibrary.org/get-involved/volunteer

Houston Public Library’s Stimley-Blueridge Library Grand Reopening Volunteer Opportunity

The Houston Public Library’s Stimley-Blueridge Neighborhood Library will be holding its Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:30am-2pm. The event will be a day of activities and games for the whole family, along with a tour of the new facility.

Volunteer opportunities include program assistance, assisting Library staff with event setup and break down, arts & craft activities, games, and refreshments. Volunteers will also help as greeters and docents, directing fair participants and guests. Volunteers will be assigned to specific areas and stations upon their arrival.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:30am-2pm
Shifts include:
Morning: 8 AM-11:30 AM
Afternoon: 11:30 AM – 3 PM
Full Day: 8 AM – 3 PM

Stimley-Blueridge Library Grand Reopening
7007 W Fuqua
Houston, TX 77489

Want to volunteer?: All interested volunteers will need to RSVP to sign up for the event. Please contact hplvolunteers@houstontx.gov to RSVP.

Website: http://houstonlibrary.org/get-involved/volunteer and http://houstonlibrary.org/get-involved/relinking-you-your-library

The Woods Project – Sleeping Bag Wash Day Volunteer Opportunity

The Woods Project has a volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to help wash sleeping bags for students before they head out on the summer trip organized by The Wood Project. It is an important event because the students should have clean sleeping bags when they are in the wilderness for two weeks. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.

Event: Sleeping Bag Wash Day
Tue, May 2, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

Location: At Laundromat
Compudopt
1602 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77009

Want to volunteer?: Please register on here on Eventbrite (free registration) or you can contact April Zheng at april@thewoodsproject.org.

Facebook: The Woods Project Facebook Page

Website: The Woods Project Webpage 

Repost-Best Buddies Friendship Walk (BBFW) volunteering opportunities

The 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk is coming up on Saturday, May 6, 2017!

Volunteers are still needed for set-up on Friday at 10AM, helping at the food tent, help to cheer on runners and keep them on the 5k route, registration/check in, tent runners – to help check on our top teams and keep snacks/water replenished, Saturday morning set up, and Saturday afternoon tear down.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can email: ashlynnbridges@bestbuddies.org

For more information, please check out the original blog post here.