Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: A nonprofit agency that works to break the cycles of child abuse and neglect, integrating “prevention, foster care, adoption and post-adoption programs to improve the mental health and physical well-being of children who are at risk of entering or are in the State’s child welfare system.”


Help Needed: Collect and donate new items such as school supplies, holiday gifts, household items, toys, and clothing. The Center provides holiday wish lists and other information.


Minimum Age to Volunteer: Noneto collect/donate needed items. (Volunteers must be at least 18 to help with the children at the Center.)

Help Needed


This annual effort provides gifts and basics needs to the children and families who use DePelchin’s services. You can sponsor a child by buying the items on his / her wish list. (On 11/10/17 there were 224 Houston wish lists on the DePelchin site.)

You can also host a toy drive. More information about the Holiday Project is here.


Many of the Center’s families use unusually large quantities of household cleaning items because of the complex issues they face with the children in their homes. The families are very grateful to receive Family Baskets: laundry baskets filled with basic household necessities like paper towels, washcloths, toilet paper, Windex, 409, antibacterial wipes, bleach, and other household cleaners.  (Ideally, the Center would like for each basket to value a total of $50-100.)


The Center partners with generous supporters to provide basic school supplies for its children to ensure that they are ready to learn on their first day of school. All supplies should be delivered to the donation station (200 Sandman, 77007) during the first week of August. For a complete list of needed school supply items, please refer to our school supply wish list.


The Center always need NEW toys, household items, diapers, and clothing to give to kids when they come through its programs. Hosting a donation drive is a great way to help. For a complete list of the most-needed items, please check the Center’s donation wish list.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:
Examples of past Scout projects

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