Plant It Forward Farms Volunteer Opportunities 2019

Plant It Forward Farms is a non-profit organization that offers economically disadvantaged refugees the opportunity to grow, harvest, and sell produce from farming in Houston. The organization works to secure the land, selects, trains, and mentors the farmers and help them to establish the farm to sell under the Plant It Forward brand.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Farming/Harvesting – This is an ongoing activity.  After an orientation session, volunteers would be paired with a farmer to assist them with their daily farming activities.  This may include harvesting, weeding, composting, watering, or cleaning up the land depending on the specific needs of the day.  This is usually a morning activity and will be a physical activity.
  • Produce Processing – after a daily or weekly harvest, the produce is taken to the warehouse for washing, sorting and market prep.  Assistance here is at a non-AC warehouse, and does not require as much mobility as on the farm.
  • Office Work – Periodically, help is needed with administrative duties. This could include webpage maintenance, mailings, photography or other things.  This may not have as much contact with the farm or the farmers, but is a big help to the organization.
  • Market Work – Currently this is at the Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7am to noon, plus other Farm Share distribution points during the week.  There will be other market opportunities as the organization expands.
  • Special Projects – This could be helping to build out a new farm, helping with a farm dinner, or other special projects. Volunteers with special skills, like carpentry, plowing and hauling, are a great help. Please include all special skills in the volunteer interest form.
  • Group and Community Organizations – Special work days can be schedules for groups or Community organizations to work at the farm on a designated day. This is a great way to build community. The Plant-It-Forward farms would not be able to succeed without the assistance from area churches, schools and business.

Want to volunteer?: Volunteers can sign up here. Volunteers will need to attend a 10-15 minute orientation. If any questions regarding volunteering opportunities, please contact

Facebook: Plant It Forward Facebook Page



Walk for The Woods Project Volunteer Registration 2019

The Woods Project is hosting its 8th annual Walk for The Woods Project, presented by ENGIE on Saturday, March 30th at Ripley House.

Ripley House
4410 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77011

The Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year and will help provide life changing, leadership development opportunities to even more low income Houston high school students. Over 170 students are expected to participate in our 2-week summer program.

Friday, March 29th, noon – 5pm for setup and prep activities such as:
-Organizing event giveaway items such as shirts, water bottles
-Organizing tables and chairs for expo space
-Hanging event signage around Ripley House and along walk route

Saturday, March 30th, 6am – 10am for event setup crew such as:
-Setting out PA sound system/equipment
-Setting out tables and chairs for expo
-Assisting with participant registration
-Assisting with breakfast tables (serving food and or replenish coffee station)
-Student stop setup

Saturday, March 30th, 6am – 2pm to help manage event day activities and clean up crew such as:
-start/Finish Line Activity Managers
-Expo Area Setup
-History Stop Setup
-Course Marshalls
-Parking Guides
-Water Stop Assistants
-Registration and Check-in
-Breakdown and Clean-up
-Collect all signs along route
-Return cones, tables, and chairs to Ripley house gym
-Collect Alumni Student Stop components and return to Ripley House gym
-Collect all extension cords, walkie talkies and tent to Tool Bank
-Collect all trash all over Ripley House grounds

Want to volunteer?:  Volunteers should be 18 and older. Fill out the application here. Questions about the event or volunteer opportunities, please contact Jessi Manley,

Belinizio volunteering opportunities

Belinizio is a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantage women develop self-confidence and life skills by helping participants train for the 5k and in the process learn about fitness, commitment, and nutrition. Belinizio hosts many training sessions for its participants and also race events that would need volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities include:
-Walk/run with clients
-Leading yoga
-Providing short massages
-Helping us find sponsors
-Obtaining raffle items
-Help at race water stops



Santa Maria Spring Team Training
Sign up for as many training sessions as you would like.
Sundays and Thursdays 6:30–8:00 pm
Start Date: 3/10/2019
End Date: 5/12/2019
Eastex/Jensen Area

The Women’s Home Spring Team Training
Sign up for as many training sessions as you would like.
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00–5:00 pm
Start Date: 3/11/2019
End Date: 5/8/2019
Montrose Area

New Hope Reed Road Spring Team Training
Sign up for as many training sessions as you would like.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 am–Noon
Start Date: 3/12/2019
End Date: 5/9/2019
South Main/Sunnyside Area

Brigid’s Hope Spring Team Training
Sign up for as many training sessions as you would like.
Mondays 6:30–8:00 pm and Wednesdays 6:00–7:30 pm
Start Date: 3/11/2019
End Date: 5/8/2019
East Downtown/Second Ward Area



St Patty’s Half Marathon Water Stop
Date: 3/17/19
Sugar Land

Houston Striders Water Stop
Date: 10/27/19
6–10 am

Sugar Land Turkey Trot Water stop
Date: 11/28/19
6–10 am
Sugar Land

Fort Bend KIA 30K Water Stop
Date: 12/15/19
6–10 am
Sugar Land

Want to volunteer?: Visit the volunteer website here. If you are a first time volunteer, fill out the application here. If any questions, contact Justena Sam at

Facebook: Belinizio Facebook Page


2019 Darling Dash Memorial 5K/1K Family Run/Walk

2019 Darling Dash Memorial 5K/1K Family Run/Walk

Sunday, February 24, 2019
8:00 AM

Stude Park
1031 Stude Street
Houston, TX 77007

Want to volunteer?: Volunteer registration is now closed. If you still want to volunteer, you can go out to the race on Sunday morning at 6:00 am. There will be something for anyone that wants to help! There will be no guarantee of a shirt or your shirt size!

Website: Darling Dash Memorial 5K/1K Family Run/Walk Website


The Woods Project First Aid Kit Re-stock Day 2019

Date And Time
Wed, February 20, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

The Woods Project at The American Red Cross
2700 Southwest Freeway
Classroom A
Houston, TX 77098

The Woods Project needs volunteers to help restock first aid kits for their upcoming summer programs. This work is extremely important and helps to ensure the safety and health of the students and volunteers while they are out in the wilderness.

-Park in the main lot off of the feeder road. Since it is after hours at the Red Cross, someone will be greeting you at the door directing you to the meeting room.

-Bring a refillable water bottle and comfortable clothes you do not mind getting dirty.

-Dinner and adult beverages will be provided (please be aware if you are planning to bring a minor).

Want to volunteer?: Register here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Volunteer for Weekend Volunteering Blog

This blog is looking for volunteer writers/bloggers! A few writer/blogger volunteers are needed to work on future blog posts. It is preferred if blogger resides in Houston, Texas or surrounding areas and or resides in a city in Texas as of now. The writer/blogger will research and look for new volunteering opportunities in Houston, Texas and surrounding communities or in other Texas cities, update existing volunteering opportunities as required, and eventually updating social media with the blog postings.

This volunteer opportunity is remote and flexible, but volunteers should be able to commit at least two blog posts or at least an hour every week. The volunteer should also have a passion for writing/blogging, volunteering opportunities, and non-profit organizations/charities. Internet research experience, social media experience, good writing skills, and excellent communication skills are preferable.

Volunteers can work on writing/blogging skills and also invite others to see their post when it is published on this blog. Volunteer recommendation letters for student volunteers can be given if needed. It is also a great volunteering opportunity to help other volunteers looking for flexible, weekend, and online volunteering opportunities.

Blogger’s posts will be published in their name.  However, all blog posts will be reviewed before publishing.

If interested, please send a few samples of your writing/blog posts to

Buffalo Soldier Museum Volunteering Opportunities

The Buffalo Soldier Museum honors and shares the historical knowledge about African American personnel in the US Armed Forces to the general public. The museum has the vision that the knowledge of history will help build pride and patriotism to all communities.

The museum is looking for reliable volunteers on the below various shifts, with a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week. Volunteer schedule can be flexible.

-Various shifts between Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm
-Monday 10am to 5pm
-Saturday 10am to 4pm

Want to volunteer?: Fill out the application here.

Facebook: Buffalo Soldier Museum Facebook Page

Website: Buffalo Soldier Museum Volunteer Opportunities Website

Food & Vine Time Production Volunteering Opportunities

Food & Vine Time Production plans a lot of popular food and beverage events in the Houston area such as WineFair Cy-Fair (March 30, 2019), Katy Sip n Stroll (April 27, 2019), Wine & Food Week (June 3 – June 8, 2019), BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival (August 30 – Sept 1, 2019), Houston Chronical Culinary Stars (October 20, 2019), Zest in the West (October 16, 2019), and Tomball Freight Train Food Truck Festival (October 16, 2019). The company works with many charities to help with fundraising and mission awareness through event planning.

Volunteering opportunities include:

1.TABC certified wine & beer pourer (21+ age requirement and TABC certified)
Responsibilities include:
-Pouring wine & beer samples
-Answering questions about wine and beer products
-Keeping samples table clean
-Cleaning samples table after event

2.Non-TABC Certified Volunteer
Responsibilities may include:
-Greeting guests
-Answering general questions about the event
-Helping with check-in
-Serving Food samples
-Guarding VIP door

Want to volunteer?: Please contact Trina or call 713-557-5732.

Website: Food & Vine Time Volunteer Opportunities Website

Send a Valentine Cards for Patients at Various Hospitals

A quick volunteering opportunity! Valentine’s Day is coming up and a few hospitals are making it special for kid patients. The public can send Valentine’s Day cards to patients (in general, not specific patient) via the hospital’s website for free. Below are some opportunities:

St. Jude Children’s – An electronic card with patient art can be created and sent to St. Jude kid patients here. You can type a message or select pre-written message.

Children’s Health (Dallas, Texas) – Choose a card, type a message, sign the ecard, and send here.

Texas Children’s Hospital– Choose a card, sign your name, and send the card here. What is special about this one is for every card send, Direct Energy will donate $1 to the hospital.

For a list of other Valentine Card’s sending opportunities, check out Here’s how you can send free Valentines to sick children in the hospital

The Holiday Project (Houston) Volunteering Opportunities

The Holiday Project is a non-profit that organizes visits to nursing homes, hospitals, and other residential institutions. Greeting Cards are also made and sent to residents at visits.

1.The Holiday Project’s Valentine’s Saturday Visit

Grace Care Center of Cypress
9602 Huffmeister Rd
Houston, Texas 77095

Date of Visit: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Contact Person: Donna Martin

For more information and other visit opportunities, please check out here.

2.If you would like to make Greeting cards:

If you’d like to donate Holiday Cards, *you may drop them off, or mail them to:

Grace Care Center of Cypress

Attn: Donna Martin/The Holiday Project 

9602 Huffmeister Rd

Houston, Texas 77095 

*You can also sign up for a scheduled visit if you want to personally pass out the cards you made to nursing home residents…..

Cards Needed for the Following Holidays in 2019:

(any amount of cards donated by an individual volunteer or group is appreciated!)

2019 Visit Dates and preferred deadline for cards:

Valentines Sat Feb 9
(Cards by Feb 1)
Easter Sat April 20
(Cards by April 12)
Mother’s Day Sat May 11
(Cards by May 8)
Fathers Day Sat June 15
(Cards by June 7)
Grandparents Day Sat Sept 7
(Cards by Aug 30)
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov 28
(Cards by Nov 22)
Christmas Day Wednesday Dec 25
(Cards by Dec 14)

2019 Valentine’s Day – need approx. 500 cards

2019 Easter – need approx. 500 cards

2019 Mother’s Day – need approx. 500 cards

2019 Father’s Day – need approx. 500 cards

2019 Grandparent’s Day – need approx. 500 cards

2019Thanksgiving Day – need approx. 2,000 cards

2019 Christmas Day – need approx. 2,000 cards

Card Guidelines:

In order to encourage creativity, very few guidelines are imposed on the making of Holiday Project handmade greeting cards. The cards may be almost any size, and the media used can be as simple as colored markers available at almost any grocery or drug store. Some people use combinations of media such as markers, rubber stamps, images cut from used or surplus store-bought greeting cards, cut-out computer-generated images, pasted bits of ribbon or felt, etc.

Here are a few general suggestions on other matters:
•Ideally the cards should be able to stand up if placed on a table, nightstand, etc.

•Please don’t use glitter-on-glue. The glitter tends to get all over everything. However, pre-mixed “Glitter Glue” (such as is made by Crayola) is fine.

•Sentiments that imply that the recipients’ circumstances are less than ideal (e.g., “Cheer Up!”, “You are not forgotten”, etc.) should be avoided.

•Greetings should be generic so that they can be appropriate to almost anyone. (For example, a Christmas card that says “Merry Christmas” on the front and “Wishing you all the joy of the season” or other similar sayings that are creative and/or festive inside would be fine.  Similarly, a Mother’s Day card that says “Happy Mother’s Day” and “The Best to You on this Special Day” would be fine, but sentiments such as “To a Great Mom” should be avoided, since not everyone visited in connection with Mother’s Day has been a mother.)

•Please don’t enclose or attach candy to the cards. (Logistically speaking, it’s usually not practical for the visit-volunteers to separate out such cards and determine which recipients are permitted to have candy.)

•It’s preferable that the cards not be in envelopes. (Some of the recipients suffer from advanced arthritis or other conditions that make the simple act of removing a card from an envelope quite difficult.)

•Please don’t put a date on the cards. (We occasionally have a surplus of cards for a given occasion, in which case we simply pack up the excess cards and use them for the same holiday the next year.)

•Cards should be signed by the persons making them. Any signature should probably include just the signer’s first name or first names of group…

Please Please Please do not put anything about the state of a residents health …such as I hope you get well soon or hope your health improves…the residents aren’t all sick that live in long term care and for the short term rehab patients in skilled nursing facilities it is just too hard for volunteers to know who is in a facility for long term residence or short term rehab stay, so we just avoid anything health related!! 

Questions – email Donna Martin at:


Want to volunteer?: Please contact Donna Martin at or call 832-515-3862.

Facebook: The Holiday Project (General) Facebook Page

Website: The Holiday Project Volunteer Opportunities Website