Connecting volunteers and organizations for a greater Houston

To be the hub of volunteerism, which is a force for positive social and personal change, by providing impactful experiences for volunteers and organizations as they work together to transform communities throughout Greater Houston


  • Create meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Engage volunteer passions
  • Empower organizations to do more

We enjoy matching volunteers and their passions with nonprofits and their needs. We actively connect people and organizations in meaningful, fun and interactive volunteer opportunities all around the Greater Houston area.

The process is simple. Organizations sign up and list their volunteer needs. Volunteers sign up and look for organizations that have volunteer opportunities of interest to them. With over 1,200 organizations registered on Volunteer Houston, individuals, families, groups and corporations and their employees can easily find worthwhile volunteer opportunities that make an impact in our community. With over 100,000 people registered on Volunteer Houston, organizations have access to passionate, committed and caring volunteers to help them with their volunteer needs.

Impact in Houston
New Volunteers Registered in 2017
Volunteer Opportunities

Since its inception in 1974, Volunteer Houston has been one of the city’s main referral services connecting people and organizations in volunteer efforts throughout the greater Houston area. On October 2017, Volunteer Houston became a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Educational Institution) and a proud affiliate of Points of Light. We are grateful to John P. McGovern Foundation for their generous support of Volunteer Houston.

Be a part of the volunteer spirit that transforms communities through service and civic engagement. Your volunteer experience can start today. Become a volunteer. Become a partnering agency. Become a supporter of Volunteer Houston. Volunteer Houston is committed to providing all stakeholders – volunteers, community partners, sponsors, and funders – with a quality experience.