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

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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

 

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

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 volunteer@foodandvinetime.com 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: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.co

 

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

Facebook: The Holiday Project (General) Facebook Page

Website: The Holiday Project Volunteer Opportunities Website