Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: A non-profit organization that provides educational services to children and young adults with autism. Services include a year-round day school, a smaller day habilitation program for young adults, and three residential group homes.


Help Needed: Help with activities such as games, crafts, and celebrations; assist with special eventshelp spruce up grounds or facilities; or collect needed items.


Minimum Age to Volunteer: There is no specific minimum age, but all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (a parent, or their teacher/adult volunteer if they are on a class field trip).

Help Needed



Help with sports and games, crafts, cooking, celebrations, and other activities.  The agency also welcomes volunteers’ ideas about other ways to become involved.



Help with annual fundraising events, such as the annual luncheon and the festive Halloween Boo-lathon, as well as the Autism Speaks Walk Resource Fair.



Avondale serves clients all year and needs a steady supply of basic materials. “You can make an important contribution to our kids and adults; donate the supplies and learning tools they need to succeed.”

A list of dozens of needed items is here.  These items include: band-aids, board games, colored pencils, dryer sheets, glue sticks, peanut butter, scissors, toothbrushes, and hand weights.



Help keep the grounds and outdoor facilities looking great through planting, painting, and other projects.

Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:

Avondale House Video (6 minutes 9 seconds) (2014):

Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
Examples of past Scout projects

Comments / Reviews

Comments about “AVONDALE HOUSE

  • My son needs to complete 12 hours of community service. Do you have availability for him to come and volunteer his time?

    • Dear Ms. Joseph,

      Thank you for your comment. I would suggest reaching out to Carrianna Werner, by emailing [email protected] or calling (713) 993-9544 (extension 2623), and she can help your son figure out a time to volunteer. I hope this is helpful!

  • I am looking for a Eagle scout project for my son. Do you have any project available for Eagle Scout? If you do, please give us
    Thank you.

    Quynhnhu Le

    • Hello,
      Thank you for your comment! Avondale House welcomes Eagle Scout projects. Past examples have included painting their basketball court or resurfacing their playground. I would suggest reaching out to Carrianna Werner, by emailing [email protected] or calling (713) 993-9544 (extension 2623). Ms. Werner can hopefully help your son come up with an Eagle Scout project that best benefits Avondale House. I hope this is helpful!

  • Hi,
    I am looking for a place my daughter can volunteer at 1 day a week (preferably week day)
    Would you happen to have something she can help with?

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