Houston volunteer opportunities

FISHER HOUSE – MICHAEL E. DeBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER

What Is It?:  The Houston Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for families and patients receiving medical care within MEDVAMC.  It is available free of charge to families of Veterans being treated for long-term illnesses.

 

Help Needed: Provide meals or snacks, decorate for various holidays and bring holiday treats, collect needed items; help enhance the landscaping; and other projects.

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: None, but volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Help Needed

MEALS AND SNACKS

Meals and snacks can be provided to Fisher House guests.  We normally house between 45-65 people in the Fisher House on any given day. Please contact Fisher House staff regarding specifics and calendar availability.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Families often stay at Fisher House during the holidays — including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Fourth of July, and Valentine’s Day.  Volunteers can help with decorating, special treats, children’s toy drives, or similar projects.  Please contact Fisher House staff regarding specifics and calendar availability.

COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS

Fisher House maintains a wish list of commonly needed items, as well as larger items that the manager would like to add and/or replace.  The wish list includes items such as paper products, bed linens, coffee, creamer, sugar, gift cards, etc.  Please contact Fisher House staff for the most current wish list.

LANDSCAPING

“We welcome volunteers to tend to the gardens on our campus.  Although the homes and landscape are maintained by the military base and the Veterans Administration, both are limited in offering enhancements to the landscape.  Our volunteers often step in and plant seasonal flowers and shrubbery to make the homes an even more inviting environment, and perform general yard work.”

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Fisher House – A Hero’s Story Video (7 minutes 55 seconds) (2014)

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