What Is It?
A nonprofit that helps people in need get back on their feet; it provides short-term financial, material, and emotional support and works one-on-one through advocacy, education, and referral to break cycles of poverty, empower people, and promote self-sufficiency.
Help at resale shops or food pantries, help in the office, or collect needed items. Please contact the Society for COVID-related updates.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
15, to volunteer independently. Youth between the ages of 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
4 hour shifts. Both locations are open to receive volunteers Tuesday- Friday from 8:30 AM–5 PM and Saturday 8 AM-4 PM.
Enthusiasm and willingness to work with our staff, volunteers, and clients.
HELP AT A RESALE SHOP
Help maintain a clean and organized shop, stock shelves, assist customers with their purchases, and process vouchers for clients who use them. Resale shop revenue is vitally important to our ministry. There are 2 stores, in Bellaire and on the Gulf Freeway in Houston.
HELP AT THE E-STORE
Help sort and appraise the more valuable donations, which then may be listed for sale on the Society’s online shop. This opportunity is available at the Gulf Freeway location.
Sort through and organize donations, test electronics and furniture to ensure they are operational and usable, and help with minor repairs and cleanup of donated items. This opportunity is available at Gulf Freeway location.
HELP AT THE FOOD DEPOT OR A FOOD FAIR
Stock the shelves and help keep the area clean and organized, assist clients with their choices, break down bulk items into family-sized portions for disbursement at monthly Food Fair, or help distribute food on the day of the Food Fair. This opportunity is available at Gulf Freeway location.
PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Enter client information into our computer system, help us gather information on the impact of our services in the community, and/or assist with other administrative duties.
COLLECT FOOD OR HYGIENE ITEMS
We are always in need of nutritious nonperishable items such as peanut butter, tuna, canned meats, vegetables, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, rice, beans, and shelf stable milk. Personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo) and cleaning supplies are also greatly appreciated. If you want to organize a drive, we can help you with donation bins, flyers, and more.
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON
Houston, Texas 77087
Houston, Texas 77087
The Vincentian Service Center and the Houston/Gulfgate resale shop are at the 6654 Gulf Freeway location.
Who is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? (4 minutes 2 seconds) (2011)
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Matthew G. (Troop 46) built and assemble 20 wooden 4 by 4 feet bins that hold food and donations for the Society’s Resale Shop and Food Fairs. (2020)
Eagle: Built a garden area with two raised beds, a citrus tree, garden bench, and water feature to attract pollinators and also serve as a relaxation spot for those who work on the SVDP campus.
Eagle: Noah R. (Troop 266) created a process to sell donated items online, set up a room with shelving for storing items, and bought a computer, printer, digital camera, postage machine, and materials for posting the items. (2017)
Eagle: Nathan W. (Troop 266) scraped, sanded, and painted the cinderblock walls and shelves in the inventory storage room of the store, and installed a 36 foot long hanging rod for storage and organizing.
Girl Scout Troop 25253 collected supplies, including more than 100 pairs of new socks. (2014)
Boy Scout Troop 1003 collected food and then stocked the food pantry shelves. (2014)
Eagle: Brendan H. organized a holiday toy drive. (2012)