City of Sugar Land Volunteering Opportunities

I. Sugar Land Animal Shelter
Volunteer opportunities are daily during shelter hours of operation. The volunteering opportunities include Dog Socializer, Dog Walking, Dog Kennel Cleaning, Reception Volunteers, Cat Grooming and Playing, Cat Kennel Cleaning, and PetSmart Volunteers (assisting with adoptions at PetSmart – must be 18 or older).

Address: 101 Gillingham Ln, Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Thursday 8am-7pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Closed
Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm

II. Right Tree Right Place event

March 14, 2019
9 AM-1PM

Volunteers would be needed to assist Parks and Recreation Staff and CenterPoint Energy Staff with planting trees in Brazos River Park. Parks and Recreation Staff would advise volunteers on the proper way to plant a tree, and then volunteers would be released to begin planting the trees.

Want to volunteer?: All volunteers for the above events must be registered Serve Sugar Land volunteers. All volunteering at the shelter and at PetSmart requires a training session. All volunteers also need to be at least 14 years old.

To register, interested individuals can visit volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov,  then hover on Get Involved at the top– at this point you will need to either choose the above 18 or under 18 application depending on your age.

If any questions, you can also contact Kayla at klauhoff@sugarlandtx.gov

Facebook: City of Sugar Land Facebook Page

Website: https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/

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Hermann Park Conservancy volunteering opportunities

Hermann Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization serving to improve and maintain Hermann Park. The organization also contributes to reforestation efforts and maintenance initiatives for Hermann Park.

Interested volunteers can visit the volunteer opportunities page to see the most current and accurate information on volunteer opportunities at any given time.

Upcoming Event Volunteer Opportunities

Hermann Park Conservancy will have a few upcoming events that would need volunteers. Volunteering opportunities include helping with gift bag prep, event check-in, and post-event clean up. Please see below events:

Events are listed on Hermann Park’s Calendar.

Gardening Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers interested in gardening may want to consider volunteer gardening at McGovern Centennial Gardens and The Japanese Garden.

A weekly group of garden volunteers meet on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m to volunteer at McGovern Centennial Gardens. Individual volunteers garden on Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m at The Japanese Gardens.To learn about all of the McGovern Centennial Gardens and The Japanese Garden volunteer opportunities, email the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@hermannpark.org or call 713-524-5876, ext. 357.

Want to volunteer?:  All volunteers must fill out an application and meet with the volunteer coordinator to review their interests, skills, and availability. If you have any questions or need more information, you can email Gabriel Durham, community engagement coordinator, email the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@hermannpark.org or call 713-524-5876, ext. 357

Facebook: Hermann Park Conservancy

Website: Hermannpark.org

Rosenberg Railroad Museum Volunteer Opportunities

The Rosenberg Railroad Museum helps provide education on the historic railroad heritage of Rosenberg and of Texas. The museum have volunteer opportunities for weekends, Spring Break, summer and an upcoming event.

Guided Tour Volunteers / Docents
Weekend volunteers are regularly needed. Volunteers over Spring Break and the Summer are also needed. It is most helpful for volunteers to receive training and learn how to lead a guided tour for the guests.  That usually requires a few visits in order to learn the tour and practice with an experienced docent.

RailFest
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Volunteers will be needed to work carnival-type games, greet guests, and help with crafts.  There will be a Sign Up Genius closer to the event and interested volunteers are encouraged to check the website and Facebook page for more information.

Want to volunteer?:
Volunteers must be 14 years old. If you meet the age requirement and want to volunteer, please contact info@rosenbergRRmuseum.org or at 281-633-2846. All volunteers must complete training session and pass background check. If any questions, please contact tracy.hobdy@rosenbergrrmuseum.org

Facebook: Rosenberg RR Museum Facebook Page

Website: Rosenbergrrmuseum.org

Undies for Everyone Volunteering Opportunities

Undies for Everyone is an organization that helps provide Houston’s disadvantaged students with free underwear. New underwear has been provided for underprivileged primary and elementary school children, and also those affected by natural disaster events. The free and clean underwear will help enhance the students’ self-esteem, dignity, hygiene, and success.

Volunteers are needed to help pack underwear. There is generally volunteer events available on the weekends and Thursdays of the month.

Want to volunteer?: The event dates, times, location, # of volunteers needed are on the organization’s volunteer page on their website. You can sign up on http://signup.com/go/JnWbQwo or on the  organization’s website. If any questions, please contact info@undiesforeveryone.org

Facebook:  Undies for Everyone Facebook Page

Website: Undiesforeveryone.org

Kids’ Meals volunteering opportunities

Kids’ Meals is a non profit organization that deliver meals to hungry children preschool-aged (5 years and younger) children and kids up to 18 years of age when school is out that has no access to free meal programs in Houston.

There are volunteering opportunities available on the weekdays. Volunteer Shifts are Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm. Some volunteering job positions include packing lunches, volunteer riders (time is from 7:30am-12:00pm or 7:30am-2:00pm), being a delivery driver, and administration volunteers. For more details on volunteering opportunities, please visit Kids’ Meals Volunteer Page.

For opportunities on the weekends, there is the Ambassador of Hope program again. Volunteers are needed who will go out and speak on behalf of Kids’ Meals at certain events on weekdays and weekends especially for this summer. Volunteers can contact the coordinator, and she will send a PowerPoint presentation for them to use and study when they go to speaking events. There is always a need for volunteers for Shipley’s Donuts Dash on April 13th and Harvest Luncheon on November 1. We also have offsite opportunities where people can pack snack packs for us, decorate lunch bags, or host a donation drive.

Want to volunteer?:  Volunteers looking for volunteering opportunities on the weekdays can register through the Kids’ Meals online registration system. For those who are interested in weekend volunteer opportunities, you can contact volunteer@kidsmealshouston.org or the volunteer coordinator at caroline@kidsmealshouston.org 

Facebook: Kids’ Meals Facebook Page

Website: Kidsmealshouston.org

Bo’s Place Volunteering Opportunities

Bo’s Place is a non-profit organization that offer support services to families grieving the death of a loved one.

Bo’s Place will take families to camp in November 2019. The opportunity is available for English- speaking and Spanish-speaking families enrolled in Bo’s Place program. They welcome volunteers to help out during those weekends. Volunteers need to be 18 years years old or older and must pass a background check.

Volunteers are also needed to help run grief support groups. Support group facilitator volunteers are needed. Facilitators will need to be 22 years or older, complete two days of training, and pass a background check. We offer Volunteer Facilitator Training opportunities twice per year. Volunteers must complete an interview and tour with the Volunteer Manager, followed by a background check and 28+ hours of training. English-speaking and Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed and there are opportunities at our main location and in Katy. Volunteers must be at least 22 years old.

Upcoming training dates:
February 16-17, 2019
September 14-15, 2019

Want to volunteer?: Please contact the Volunteer Manager at 713-942-8339 or by email at volunteer@bosplace.org or Rina@bosplace.org for more information.

Facebook: Bo’s Place Facebook Page

Website: Bo’s Place

Attack Poverty Volunteer Opportunities

Attack Poverty is a global organization that works with local churches and communities to adopt pockets of poverty and launch “Friends Initiatives” to help transform community. A variety of volunteer opportunities are needed for various on-going programs.

On-going Programs

You Can Academy | Monday through Friday – 2:45pm-5:15pm
Every day Monday through Friday, the You Can Academy after school program tutors and mentors first through fifth grade students. The students receive a snack, hear a bible lesson, work on their homework, and then have some free time to play! The relationships that are formed from volunteers showing up consistently week after week are absolutely amazing and encourage the students that they can graduate high school to do amazing things with their life! You Can Academy aims to increase opportunities for children to benefit from constructive educational activities.

ESL | Monday and Wednesday mornings – 10am-11:30am
An adult’s ability to speak and understand English is important if he/she is to participate fully in today’s society. The ESL classes are designed to help adults (18 years of age and older) to learn the four basic communication skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in ways that relate to every day life.

GED | Day and time are flexible to the volunteer’s schedule 
The classes are structured to help individuals pass GED exams necessary to receive their GED certificate. The subjects covered are writing, reading, math, science, and social studies

A Pre & Post Test is given for each subject to determine whether or not the student is ready for the actual exam. Students attend 6 classroom hours per week as well as work individually at home.

COMPUTERS| Saturday mornings – 8:30am-11am
Much of our lives revolve around technology! Most job applications, registrations for events, job opportunities, and even advancement in educational opportunities require some level of efficiency on the computer.

Basic computer skills class  are designed to familiarize students with the basic computer functions, help facilitate understanding on how to navigate online, and develop beginner skills in work processing.

JOBS FOR LIFE | Thursday evenings – 5:30pm-7pm
Jobs for Life offers a unique solution to poverty and joblessness in communities and for individuals across the country. Today, churches and ministries in over 160 cities and 34 states are leading Jobs for Life training classes providing biblical job training, ongoing assistance and hope to those in their community who struggle finding and keeping employment. JFL’s program for adults provides powerful tool for churches and ministries to transform lives and communities as people learn God’s gift of work, find employment, and experience life in Christ.

The Future | Sunday 4pm-6pm

A Weekly mentoring program for teenagers that meets on Sunday afternoons.

Mercy Goods: Coming Soon! Mercy Goods is a social enterprise of Attack Poverty that hires local teens in the community, offering mentoring and teaching woodworking and craftsmanship skills. Opportunities for tutoring, mentoring, woodworking and carpentry. Contact zach@attackpoverty.org for details.

Home Repairs | Varied weekends throughout the year 

A revitalization program designed to improve living conditions to a safe standard for resident in North Richmond.

Prayer Team – Prayer Board manager wantedhelp maintain our community prayer wall, keep clean, keep chalk stocked, and communicate requests to prayer team.

Walk Door to Door to Pray for the Community and Share Information | Any Weekend
The best way to get to know a community is talking with people. Join for a Saturday of your choosing for walking door to door through the North Richmond community to ask for prayer requests and share upcoming events.

Up-coming Events

Run to Attack Poverty | Saturday March 9: Volunteer to support race day activities or preparations before the race.

Mission Week | June 10-13 (6-8pm)

The seventh annual Mission Week event will be during June 10 to June 13 from 6 to 8pm in the North Richmond Neighborhood

Come be on mission in your own backyard! This June, there will be a week long opportunity for you and your family, friends, and neighbors to serve alongside each other. There are many ways to participate or volunteer  including basketball tournament, kids camp, hospitality, prayer team, home repair, and more! So choose your favorite when you register!

All students ages 11 and older may volunteer. If you have children ages 4-10 they can be a part of the Kids Camp! Join in being the Hands and Feet of Jesus Christ right here in Houston!

For more information on this event, please visit https://attackpoverty.org/missionweek/

Want to volunteer?: Please email Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Beth Baca at sarahbeth@attackpoverty.org, or fill out our volunteer form at https://attackpoverty.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Facebook:  Attack Poverty Facebook Page

Website: Attackpoverty.org