What Is It?
A nonprofit that “helps people bounce back from a crisis and care for their families.” Volunteer and paid caseworkers help MAM clients address their immediate needs with an array of emergency services, then help find long-term solutions to underlying issues that will continue to threaten families’ long-term stability.
Assist customers, sort and price donations, and help in other ways at MAM’s popular resale store. Please contact MAM for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
13; youth aged 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult while volunteering. Students under the age of 18 need written parental permission to volunteer.
Shifts are 4 hours long: 10 AM-2 PM or 2 PM-6 PM, Monday through Saturday.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. MAM hosts volunteer groups of up to ten. These group visits must be coordinated with Stephanie Tippitt.
All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and come in for a short interview and orientation.
Volunteers should have a good attitude, be ready and willing to work, and like working with others. Being organized and not needing a lot of supervision is helpful.
HELP AT RESALE STORE & BOUTIQUE
MAM’s Resale Store sales generate $1.7 million annually. This is 38% of the funds MAM needs to provide services to more than 20,000 people a year. Volunteers are needed to assist customers, sort and price donations, operate the cash register, work on displays, and make simple repairs on merchandise.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
MAM hosts three major drives each year: for back-to-school supplies, Christmas gifts, and household necessities such as cleaning supplies. It also collects items for snack bags that are given to hungry clients. More information about these drives is here.
MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES (MAM)
Houston, Texas 77080
Houston, Texas 77080
Examples of past Scout projects
Gold Award: Noelle S. created a program to teach financial literacy to middle school children, who learned about budgeting, savings, and debt through games and activities. She also worked with MAM to create a class for the students’ parents. (2019)
Eagle: Joseph F. (Troop 642) built and installed storage bins and bookcases. (2014)
Eagle: Laurent C. designed and built a new organization / cubby system for the Education Library that more than 50 volunteer teachers and assistants use as a resource. (2014)
A Junior Girl Scout Troop organized a holiday toy drive. (2013)
Gold Award: Lauren organized a Kids Care Fair in the summer, and a holiday toy drive in the fall. (2013)
Bronze Award: Frostwood Elementary Junior Girl Scout troop refurbished the client waiting room with new shelves and other furnishings, books, and toys. (2011)