What Is It?: An affordable home away from home for transplant patients and their families who travel to the Texas Medical Center for their surgery. The facility offers “a warm, loving, and home-like environment so guests can focus on what is truly important – getting well.”
Help Needed: Meal preparation, gardening, playing games and doing art activities with guests, collecting kitchen supplies or other needed items, help maintain website.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 15
CHEF OF THE DAY
Prepare and serve a meal to the families staying at Nora’s Home. Groups of up to 6 people can prepare food (on site or away) and serve a buffet style meal for families staying with us. You do the cooking and we will provide the paper goods and plastic ware. Weekday evenings – Monday –Thursday 6 PM- 7:30 PM.
Do you have a green thumb? Well, we have a Serenity Garden in the rear of Nora’s Home that requires your special touch. Every Saturday throughout the spring and summer, we would like a small group of 3 or 4 to come out and help maintain our grounds. This will require some weeding, trimming, possibly some planting or mulching. Whatever your gardening specialty is, we’ll be happy to put it to good use.
GAMES / CRAFTS NIGHT
Play games (bingo, Scrabble, chess, checkers, card games) with guests. Assist with our ongoing art project. Nora’s Home has numerous board games and card decks. We would be happy to help facilitate a game or craft of your choosing. Volunteers can also suggest an activity for guests to enjoy.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
The guests at Nora’s Home use a lot of everyday products during their stay. How would you like to lead a group of friends, family members, co-workers, etc. in a product drive to help provide some of these goods? Your group could promote drives including: Pantry, Paper goods, Coffee Bar, Toiletry, Laundry supplies, Kitchen goods, or Cleaning Supplies.