SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
What Is It?: A nonprofit that helps people in need get back on their feet; it provides short-term financial, material, and emotional support and works one-on-one through advocacy, education, and referral to break cycles of poverty, empower people, and promote self-sufficiency.
Help Needed: Help at resale shops or food pantries, help in the office, or collect needed items.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 15, to volunteer independently. Youth between the ages of 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
HELP AT A RESALE SHOP
Help maintain a clean and organized shop, stock shelves, assist customers with their purchases, and process vouchers for clients who use them. Resale shop revenue is vitally important to our ministry. There are 2 stores, in Bellaire and on the Gulf Freeway in Houston.
HELP AT THE E-STORE
Help sort and appraise the more valuable donations, which then may be listed for sale on the Society’s online shop. This opportunity is available at the Gulf Freeway location.
Sort through and organize donations, test electronics and furniture to ensure they are operational and usable, and help with minor repairs and cleanup of donated items. This opportunity is available at Gulf Freeway location.
HELP AT THE FOOD DEPOT OR A FOOD FAIR
Stock the shelves and help keep the area clean and organized, assist clients with their choices, break down bulk items into family-sized portions for disbursement at monthly Food Fair, or help distribute food on the day of the Food Fair. This opportunity is available at Gulf Freeway location.
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Enter client information into our computer system, help us gather information on the impact of our services in the community, and/or assist with other administrative duties.
COLLECT FOOD OR HYGIENE ITEMS
We are always in need of nutritious nonperishable items such as peanut butter, tuna, canned meats, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, rice, beans, and shelf stable milk. Personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo) and cleaning supplies are also greatly appreciated. If you want to organize a drive, we can help you with donation bins, flyers, and more.