Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?:  A non-profit organization that is revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.  Work includes addition of major destinations, landscaping, water features, and pedestrian bridges in Buffalo Bayou Park.


Help Needed: Groups or individuals can help with gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, trail work, special events such as KBR Kids Day, or administrative tasks.


Minimum Age to Volunteer: Volunteers ages 9-17 years are welcome with a chaperone 21 years of age or older. There must be one adult per ten youth present.

Help Needed

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On the 3rd Saturday of each month, volunteers are invited to meet to complete a variety of tasks needed to maintain the park. Projects can include gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, and other work.  Volunteers will be assigned to small groups and spread throughout the park.

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Groups are welcome, and will be assigned to areas where their services are most needed at the time. Projects could include gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, trail cleanup, trail resurfacing, maintenance in the office, or natural surface trail repair.



Simply collect trash and debris during your walk through the park.  Stop by either the Lost Lake or the Wortham Insurance Visitor Centers to pick up a trash bag to get started.

BBP KBR Kids Day 2012 square


This annual event includes hands-on learning opportunities from non-profit partners, live music and entertainment, and refreshments.  Help with check-in, set up and tear down, help direct families to event locations, distribute BBP materials, and lead children’s activities.


This is one of the largest canoe and kayak races in the U.S., and attracts many spectators. Help with registration and check-in, direct vehicular and boat traffic, and set up/tear down finish line festivities.

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BBP occasionally needs assistance with large mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks at its office at 1019 Commerce Street.

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

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Overview (3 minutes) (2012):

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

Comments / Reviews


    • Hi Ms. Evans,

      Thank you for your comment. To view upcoming volunteer opportunities with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, please click here. Children ages 9 and up are welcome to volunteer with an adult chaperone (at least 1 chaperone per 10 children). If you would like more information, please contact Leticia Sierras, the volunteer coordinator, by emailing [email protected] or calling 713.752.0314 ext.206. I hope this is helpful!

  • I need to complete 32 hours of community service before June 3, 2019. Please tell me there’s good news for me.

    • You could get at least 10 hours at the Houston Food Bank. You can also deliver Animeals on Wheels pet food on weekends or after school; ask for routes that have not been delivered. This can take hours because you have to go get the food from Animeals and some of the routes are far away. You can also help at public libraries after school or on Saturdays. Or just look through other charities on the site. Maybe some of the parks would work. Good luck!

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