Houston volunteer opportunities

BEST BUDDIES TEXAS

What Is It?: A nonprofit “dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for friendships, employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

 

Help Needed: Assist with the Friendship Walk & 5K fundraiser in April, or help with event planning in the office.  The 2019 date was April 13. 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14 to help at the Friendship Walk, and 16 to help in the office.

Help Needed

HELP WITH ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP WALK & 5K

Help with the Best Buddies Friendship Walk & 5K, which takes place each spring in April or May.  Possible day-of-event activities include helping with set-up, route marking, registration, guest assistance, and games.  Set-up begins at 6:30 AM and all activities and clean-up should be concluded by 3 PM.

OFFICE SUPPORT

Volunteers aged 16 and up may be needed to help with tasks such as data entry, contacting donors, and other administrative work.  Students should be organized, with a positive attitude; fundraising experience is welcomed.

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The Reason for Best Buddies Texas (2 minutes 30 seconds) (2015)

Available For Scout Eagle or Gold Award Project?
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Past locations for the Friendship Walk have included the University of St. Thomas and Lynn Eusan Park at the University of Houston.

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