Programs & Services Offered by Volunteer Houston


How Can I Make a Difference?

There are so many ways to volunteer; the choices can often be overwhelming. Here are a few things to consider:

  • How much time do you have?
  • What level of commitment are you able to make?
  • Who’s volunteering with you?
  • What issues are you passionate about?
  • What kind of service do you want to do?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience?

Volunteer Houston has many Programs to assist individuals and groups seeking to volunteer and to assist the nonprofit agencies and institutions that use volunteers. Now, search our database of opportunities to find the right job for you. You can search by cause, by location, for group opportunities or by age. For short term projects, check our calendar of special events. See special information for youth and families, for educators, and for corporations. Agencies and institutions seeking volunteers are welcome to partner with Volunteer Houston to find volunteers.

For Youth & Families

Just For Kids


Volunteer Houston can direct children to various programs and associations that work best with youth volunteers in the Houston area. Learn More

Youth Service America


YSA improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. We fulfill our mission through four key strategies and program areas. Learn More

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From planning to resources for teenagers, Volunteer Houston can connect your youth to not just become involved in the community, but to become community leaders. Learn More

For Educators

Semester of Service

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Semester of Service encourages students, ages 5-25, to develop a semester-long service-learning project. Projects take place in classrooms as part of the academic curriculum or in schools as part of the extra-curricular activities. Learn More

Learn and Serve

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Learn and Serve has multiple programs, tools, and resources to incorporate service learning into the classroom and lesson plans. There are links to get started with these programs, lesson plans, funding and much more. Learn More

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Volunteerism is a wonderful tool to teach youth many lessons. Schools and organizations use service learning as a tool to help youth build stronger academic skills, foster civic responsibility, and develop leadership skills. Learn More

For Corporations

Volunteer Project Management


Does your company want to make an impact in your community? Volunteer Houston can provide you with the resources and training for you to develop a program that grows your employees into community volunteers. Learn More

Connect to Houston Non-Profits


Does your company want to participate in a local non-profit event or service project? Connect your employees directly to one of our many membership agencies and get started today. Learn More

Join Our Houston Community


For 40 years, Volunteer Houston has been the driving force for neighborhood change through volunteer involvement. Becoming a partner with Volunteer Houston will help us continue our mission to making Houston a better place for all of us. Learn More

For Organizations & Institutions

Volunteer Management Resources


Volunteer Houston provides many free or low cost services to local non-profits. From leadership workshops to background checks on volunteers, we can help grow your organization into a driving force for change. Learn More

College Internship Connections


Through its ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program and Shell NonProfit Internship Program, Volunteer Houston places student interns with a stipend at selected nonprofits for summer placements. Learn More

Volunteer Event Services


You have your event and you have your mission, now it’s time to build your volunteer base. Volunteer Houston can assist you in organizing and promoting your community service events. Learn More

Volunteer Houston has many resources and programs that are available to anyone in Houston who wants to make a difference. Be sure to follow us by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on Facebook or Twitter.