What Is It?
A nonprofit that provides services — meals, showers, laundry service, case management, medical and psychiatric care, pro bono legal services, and pastoral care — that “help restore dignity, self-respect, and hope to Houston’s poor and homeless.”
Volunteer activities include helping prepare and serve meals, laundering and folding clothes, and greeting clients. Please contact The Beacon for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
16 to volunteer independently. Young adults ages 13-15 may volunteer with an adult guardian. Due to safety concerns and liability reasons, no children under the age of 13 are permitted to volunteer.
Kitchen and laundry shifts are 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Intake shifts are 2 hours long.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Groups of 6-15 are welcome, and, with advance notice, the Beacon is happy to accommodate groups of 15-30.
Those who are interested in volunteering must be “enthusiastic, willing to serve others, and able to offer a warm smile to those in need.”
KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, AND INTAKE ASSISTANCE
Volunteer activities include helping prepare and serve meals, laundering and folding clothes, and greeting clients.
Houston, Texas 77002
Houston, Texas 77002
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Brooks A. (Troop 1223) assembled more than 100 “Hope Kits” (blanket, beanie, book, toiletries, letters of encouragement, water, snacks) and distributed them to Beacon clients. (2019)
Eagle: Zachary L. (Troop 55) Built and installed message boards and repainted walls; powerwashed the shower areas, painted the shower doors, and provided signs and cigarette disposal units.
Eagle: Christopher Z. (Troop 46) made and distributed 200 care packages containing water, snacks, masks, and hand sanitizer. (2020)
Eagle: William P. (Troop 55) built and installed message boards and repainted walls. (2013)
Eagle: Addison S. (Troop 505) repainted walls at the Beacon. (2013)
Eagle: Gator A. (Troop 505) designed and built bookshelves for the Beacon. (2013)
Gold Award: Victoria N. produced a combined art therapy class and breakfast.