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 info@plant-it-forward.org.

Facebook: Plant It Forward Facebook Page

Website: Plant-it-forward.org

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.

Location:
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, jessi@thewoodsproject.org

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
-Office/administrative
-Helping us find sponsors
-Obtaining raffle items
-Help at race water stops

 

BEL INIZIO TRAINING SESSIONS:

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

 

RACES AND EVENTS:

St Patty’s Half Marathon Water Stop
Date: 3/17/19
6am-10am
Sugar Land

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

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 Justena.Sam@Bel-Inizio.org

Facebook: Belinizio Facebook Page

Website: Bel-inizio.org

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

Location
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 miles@thewoodsproject.org.

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 weekendvolunteering@gmail.com

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