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Holiday Volunteering Opportunities

2016-10-08T10:21:08+00:00October 8th, 2016|

Would you like to volunteer this holiday season? The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services is hosting a food drive a week before Thanksgiving, on November 19. The City Wide Club has opened volunteer registration for the Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Big Feasts. 36th Annual Thanksgiving Big Feast Thursday, November 24, 2016 George R. Brown [...]

How Anne Claire is Making an Impact

2016-09-29T11:29:13+00:00September 29th, 2016|

Anne Claire is a VISTA member serving at Volunteer Houston. She recently started her term and already feels that it has impacted her life. She was not sure what to fully expect when starting, there have been some ups and downs but overall this experience has been a good one. She thoroughly enjoys the staff [...]

Greater Houston Service Award Nominees Honored as Daily Points of Light

2016-08-25T15:20:31+00:00August 25th, 2016|

The Daily Point of Light Award celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world. Carolyn Farb 12-May Impact Award Recipient Roland Cotton 1-Jul Local Initiatives Support Corps John Boerstler 4-Jul Combined Arms James Roach 12-Jul Citizens for Animal Protection Judy Nyquist 18-Jul Discovery Green Conservancy Laura Cowling 21-Jul Periwinkle Foundation [...]

Former Cancer Patient Beats Out J.J. Watt

2016-07-28T09:37:30+00:00July 28th, 2016|

Laura Cowling hopes a 2017 Super Bowl ring would smooth any hurt feelings J.J. Watt might have toward her for beating the Houston Texans star in this year's Greater Houston ServiceAwards. "That was crazy, man," said the Rice Village resident, who topped Watt and three other finalists in one of 11 categories for her work [...]

Remembering Dr. Walter Black

2016-05-05T11:37:07+00:00May 5th, 2016|

Please join us in honoring Dr. Walter Black and his nearly 40 years of Service to the Houston community. The below form will be used to capture your stories of Walter and will be collected over the coming weeks as we look to honor his service. There are so many lives that he impacted over [...]

Service Enterprise is Coming to Volunteer Houston

2016-05-04T08:07:03+00:00May 4th, 2016|

Rethink volunteers!   Organizations that excel at leveraging the skills and talents of volunteers in their core operations are known as Service Enterprises. These organizations are proven to be more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations. In fact, research conducted by the TCC Group demonstrates that organizations that [...]

CenterPoint Energy Continues to GIVE Back Through Service

2016-02-02T15:17:00+00:00February 2nd, 2016|

CenterPoint recognizes their employee volunteerism through an initiative they call GIVE.  To recieve this grant, their employees must volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in a calendar year.  CenterPoint encourages support for nonprofits.  Volunteer Houston is an all-inclusive support for area nonprofits. Cameron Waldner, CEO Volunteer Houston states that, " This program not not just [...]

Become an AmeriCorps VISTA

2016-01-21T13:21:15+00:00January 21st, 2016|

Are you about to graduate and are looking for employment? Do you always wish that you could find the perfect way to help out in your community? And most importantly, do you have some student loans that you could use some help paying off? If so, we have a great opportunity for you! VISTAs are [...]

Holiday Volunteers

2015-12-11T20:31:39+00:00December 11th, 2015|

‘Tis the season for volunteering and giving back to the city that has given so much through the year.