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Volunteer Houston Work in the Community

Find your call to service here

Youth Engagement

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

Business Volunteer Challenge

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

CORPORATE PROGRAM SERVICES

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

Veteran Outreach

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

GREATER HOUSTON SERVICE AWARDS

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

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

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.

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

About

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.

  • 118 million dollar value to Houston
  • 952 agencies and 1,159 volunteer opportunities
  • 50,000 volunteers each year
  • 4.8 million volunteer hours in 2015

OUR TEAM

Yours in Service!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TERRI ROYER

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

Corporate Service 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.
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EILEEN KELLY

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader eileenk@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9217
In her second year of service Eileen provides leadership & insight to Volunteer Houston’s team of VISTAs.
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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.
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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.
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MIRNA GARZA

Ready Corps AmeriCorps Member mirnag@volunteerhouston.org 832.613.9258
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.
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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.
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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.
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Karter Johnson

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.

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