January 2021 Volunteering

Volunteering during the pandemic has been tricky, but Houston’s nonprofits have been working hard throughout the past year. Food still needs to be packed and delivered, and shelter pets still need to be walked. We can take care of our parks and organize medical supplies while wearing masks and social distancing.

As far as we know, the following organizations are open for teen volunteers now. Check the ServeforGood.org listings for more information about each charity, and please contact the organization to confirm they are accepting help and to make arrangements to volunteer. We will update our listings as we get more information. Please let us know if you have corrections or updates to this list.  Thank you!

Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack
The Beacon 
Books Between Kids (groups of 5-7 people)
East Spring Branch Food Pantry
Emergency Aid Coalition
Galveston Bay Foundation (events like Crab Trap Removal in Feb.)
Harris County Pets
Hermann Park Conservancy
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston Audubon
Houston Botanic Garden
Houston Food Bank
Houston Furniture Bank
Houston Pets Alive (cat care at PetSmart stores, for example)
Houston SPCA 
Houston Tool Bank (on a case-by-case basis; contact them)
Interfaith Ministries Animeals on Wheels
Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels
Jewish Family Service
Kids Meals
Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve (workdays twice a month)
Medical Bridges
Memorial Park Conservancy 
Nature Discovery Center
Northwest Assistance Ministries
Project C.U.R.E.
SIRE Therapeutic Horsemanship
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (NW Houston Chapter)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Storm Water Inlet Marking Program
Target Hunger
Urban Harvest
Volunteers for Animal Protection
Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy (individual cleanup and Scout projects)

Open to Experienced Volunteers Only
Clothed by Faith
Freewheels Houston

Projects That Can Be Done From Home
Dress a Girl Around the World
Project Linus
Supplies Drive  (Many organizations need supplies, including all animal shelters and food banks, Houston Area Womens Center, SEARCH Homeless Services, Star of Hope.  Some organizations also welcome books.)
Harris Health System  – hospital supplies / kits
SEARCH House of Tiny Treasures – tablecloths
SEARCH – prepare snack kits for the homeless, make key chains, paint mugs
Star of Hope – notes of encouragement, drop off food / snacks (no client contact)

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