CONNECTING PEOPLE
WITH THEIR PASSIONS

Volunteer Houston Work in the Community

Find your call to service here
Go to Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement

Opportunities for youth to be engaged in community service and leadership to create positive social change.

Go to Business Volunteer Challenge

Business Volunteer Challenge

Transform the business culture and help companies unleash the talent and expertise of their employees.

Go to CORPORATE PROGRAM SERVICES

CORPORATE PROGRAM SERVICES

Allows companies to foster a more personal link to the community by sharing its human resources with nonprofit organizations in need.

Go to Veteran Outreach

Veteran Outreach

A military and veteran reintegration program that inspires military veteran families to address the most pressing challenges in their communities.

Go to GREATER HOUSTON SERVICE AWARDS

GREATER HOUSTON SERVICE AWARDS

The GHSA annual awards luncheon to honor the outstanding volunteer work in the Houston community.

Go to A Visit from Saint Nicholas

A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Our annual holiday program that teaches students in underserved areas the value of service and giving back to the community

Go to Disaster Preparedness & Response

Disaster Preparedness & Response

When an emergency affects a local area, efforts are conducted in conjunction with civic and governmental agencies to restore livelihoods and to reconstruct communities.

Go to SERVICE ENTERPRISE

SERVICE ENTERPRISE

A way for nonprofit partners to learn how to leverage and manage volunteers to more effectively address community needs.

Connecting People with their Passions

our community impact

The History Behind Volunteer Houston
Supporting the Texas Gulf Coast Region since 1974.

In 1974, a group of Houstonians who were very involved in the philanthropic community realized that the growing number of nonprofit organizations needed a better way to engage citizens as volunteers in providing service to the community. After a national search for a solution, they organized a local Volunteer Center to serve as a clearinghouse for volunteers.

For 41 years, Volunteer Houston has been the city's sole referral service connecting volunteers to a broad spectrum of diverse nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations all around Houston and its vicinity rely on Volunteer Houston to acquire over 50,000 volunteers per year.

OUR TEAM

Yours in Service!

CAMERON WALDNER

Chief Executive Officer
cameronw@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9275
Cameron is responsible for providing strategic leadership for Volunteer Houston by working with our Board of Directors, community partners and local governments to establish long term goals, strategic planning, and policies.

LUIS RIVAS

Senior Program Manager luisr@volunteerhouston.org
832.613.9251
Luis manages the youth programs at Volunteer Houston with the aim to give elementary to college students the tools and experience to be great community leaders and challenge them to make helping their community part of their life.

COLLEEN MCCAULEY

Manager of Philanthropic Outreach colleenm@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9209
Colleen oversees Volunteer Houston’s fundraising and development activities, communications plan, media relations and special events. If you are interested in donating or highlighting Volunteer Houston’s activities, please contact her.

Steve Swetich

Program Manager – VISTA Intermediary steves@volunteerhouston.org
Volunteer Houston is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) for the inaugural year of our VISTA Intermediary Program (VIP).

TERRI ROYER

Business Manager terrir@volunteerhouston.org
832.613.9268
Terri is the bookkeeper, oversees all fiscal operations, and acts as the benefits manager.

RICKY GRABOSKI

Community & Corporate
Engagement Manager
rickyg@volunteerhouston.org
832.613.9249
Ricky provides project management service where Volunteer Houston will help your company achieve its goals around community outreach.

Dave den Boer

VISTA Team Leader daved@volunteerhouston.org
VISTA Leaders, in coordination with the project supervisors, expand and build the capacity of the VISTA members they lead. VISTA Leaders play a strategic role in recruitment, retention, and performance.

REBECCA MALIK

Volunteer Recruitment & Management Systems Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA rebeccam@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9275
Rebecca helps recruit volunteers for Volunteer Houston and our partner agencies. As a VISTA she serves a one year term of service.

ANNE CLAIRE FURNACE

Event Protocol & Events Systems AmeriCorps VISTA anneclairef@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9240
Anne organizes special events on behalf of Volunteer Houston. As a VISTA she serves a one year term of service.

Rosia Minix

Volunteer Houston – Service Works Member
ServiceWorks is a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 underserved youth and young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for greater college and career success.

Sade Sheppard

Volunteer Houston – Service Works Member
ServiceWorks is a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 underserved youth and young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for greater college and career success.

Patsy Taylor

Volunteer Houston – Service Works Member patsyt@volunteerhouston.org
ServiceWorks is a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 underserved youth and young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for greater college and career success.

Angela Brown

Volunteer Houston – Service Works Member
ServiceWorks is a groundbreaking, national program that uses volunteer service as a strategy to help 25,000 underserved youth and young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for greater college and career success.
Ready Corps Member disaster@volunteerhouston.org
The Ready Corps, an AmeriCorps National program implemented by Points of Light, creates disaster resilient communities by increasing preparedness of individuals and families through volunteer engagement.

Brent Telle

Frontline Families Member veterans@volunteerhouston.org
Frontline Families, a national service program run by Points of Light, inspires service members and their families to serve their communities as part of the reintegration process.

Ajamu Cassanova

Frontline Families Member veterans@volunteerhouston.org
Frontline Families, a national service program run by Points of Light, inspires service members and their families to serve their communities as part of the reintegration process.

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