What Is It?
An Interfaith Ministries program that matches volunteers with homebound clients to help with chores and tasks that the clients may be unable to do on their own.
Lawn care such as mowing and weeding, laundry, kitchen help, and more. Volunteers choose the services they want to provide. Please contact Interfaith Ministries for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
17, to volunteer independently. No minimum age to volunteer off-site (at food pantry or a client’s home) with a parent.
Volunteers must complete at least 1 chore per month to remain active in the program. Volunteers coordinate directly with clients, so hours are flexible.
You may choose to sign up for multiple chores, sign up for different chores each week, or sign up for the same chore(s) consistently.
To get started, fill out a volunteer application here. At the end of the application you’ll be asked to choose a date for your New Volunteer Orientation. After the 1-hour orientation, it will take about a week for us to process your volunteer paperwork (including a background check for adult volunteers). Then we’ll contact you with information about how to RSVP for a 1-hour Chore Corps training session. Once you’re fully trained you are ready to volunteer!
Mowing, weeding, and general upkeep of the yard. Volunteers may use their own tools, or the clients’ tools. Lawn care is especially needed, as clients may receive city fines if their lawns are overgrown.
Some chores may require tools to complete them; for example, if a client doesn’t have a working lawn mower, a volunteer may use his/her own. (Volunteers are notified of supply/tool needs before signing up for that chore.)
Volunteers sign up for the available chore(s) of their choice. Help clients with laundry (washing, drying, folding, and putting away), floors (vacuuming, mopping, sweeping), or kitchen tasks (washing, drying, and putting away dishes, or checking the pantry and fridge for expired products). (Clients provide cleaning products and equipment.)
FOOD PANTRY SHOPPING
Pick up and deliver client-requested items from the local food pantry.
More information is available on the Volunteer web page
INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON – CHORE CORPS
Currently, Chore Corps is limited to clients within the 610 loop. Volunteers may sign up for chores based on client’s zip code.
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