INTERFAITH MINISTRIES FOR GREATER HOUSTON – CHORE CORPS
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.
Help Needed: Lawn care such as mowing and weeding, laundry, kitchen help, and more. Volunteers choose the services they want to provide.
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.
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.