What Is It?
A “God-centered educational, residential, entrepreneurial community” that provides spiritual, educational, & vocational opportunities for adults with special needs.
Help with Saturday fitness activities such as team sports, walking, and biking, and/or assist with Sunday worship services. Please contact Brookwood for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Sports Fitness volunteers must be 6th graders and up. All ages are welcome to help with worship services.
2 or 2 1/2 hours per session, depending on the activity. Volunteers may come for one week or many.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training, if needed, will be provided.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Volunteers are invited to assist with the fitness program on Saturdays from 9:30 AM-Noon. All Citizens participate (all ages/all levels), and each season is centered around a Special Olympics sport. Jan-Mar: Basketball, Apr-May: Softball, June-Aug: Aqua/Pool, Sept-Dec: Volleyball/ Soccer/ Aerobics. Come every Saturday or for as many Saturdays as you like. Please sign up in advance.
WALKING & BIKING
Volunteers are needed to walk and bike alongside Citizens as they train for our annual 5K Walk in November and 20K Bike Rally in March. Training takes place every Saturday from October to March, from 1:30-4 PM. Volunteers must be able to walk 2.5 miles and/or ride 10 miles. Come for one Saturday or all Saturdays. Plenty of bikes are available, or bring your own bike. Please sign up in advance.
Support the spiritual leader with songs, skits, and cheers for God. This activity works well for Sunday School classes, youth groups, churches, Scouts, families, choirs, youth bands, or individuals; all ages invited. Volunteers serve on Sundays from 2-4 PM; the praise service begins at 3 PM. Please sign up in advance.
THE BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY
Brookshire, Texas 77423
Brookshire, Texas 77423
The Brookwood Community Video (2015) (6 minutes 19 seconds)
Please visit this Vimeo link to view.
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Oliver O. (Troop 852) built and installed two new garden boxes for their community garden, allowing residents to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. (2020)
Gold Award: Reagan S. created baskets with table activities for residents. (2019)
Eagle: Grant Z. organized a bike rally for more than 50 citizens of Brookwood, enabling them to feel the accomplishment of cycling for 20K (over 12 miles). He enlisted 50-70 extra volunteers so that every cyclist would have a “buddy” – someone to stay with them and cycle with them throughout the race, as well as a crowd of cheerleaders and extra volunteers for first aid, refreshment, and bike repair stations. (2018)
Eagle: Luke W. and Sam W. cut, stenciled, and fired more than 400 handmade tiles for Brookwood’s new cafe. (2017)
Eagle: Jack W. disassembled industrial racks from a recently closed bakery, removed them, cleaned them, and assembled them at Brookwood. (2017)
Gold Award: Margaret C. hosted a cheer clinic, hosted a talent show for some of the residents that included an appearance by Memorial High School mascot and members of the school’s varsity cheer team, and led a church service at the affiliated church. (2016)
Eagle: William G. (Troop 870) planted 20 donated trees on the Brookwood campus. (2016)
Eagle: Alex H. (Troop 424) Hosted a soccer camp for more than 80 residents. (2014)