Support Your Favorite Programs

Support Your Favorite Program

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Volunteer Connection is our information and referral program. You can support us in the following ways:

  • Become a web site Sponsor. It gives you visibility and helps us pay for our operational costs
  • Volunteer on our team. We need people to help us update information, and keep in touch with our constituents and fans

The Holiday Project gathers volunteers to visit the elderly on holidays throughout the year. This is a great family volunteering opportunity and cheers up our seniors who are often socially isolated. You can help in the following ways:

  • Make greeting cards. You can do this at home and simply send or deliver them to our office.
  • Volunteer on the Holidays. To sign up to volunteer, send an email message to Walter Black at walterb@volunteerhouston.org
  • Make a financial contribution

Youth Services includes support for our Youth Council. This teenage group helps us plan and improve our service opportunities for all young volunteers in Houston. It also includes support for Commanders, our summer service program in the Clear Lake area. Adolescents and teenagers spend three weeks exploring their community through service projects. You can help in the following ways:

  • Make a financial contribution to Volunteer Houston indicating your preference for support
  • Participate in the Commanders program (there is a fee for participation)
  • Support us through the use of your Kroger Share Card. All you have to do is print and present this document to your Kroger store cashier. The barcode is specific to Volunteer Houston

Contact Jennifer Borneman for participation in the Commander’s program at tinab@volunteerhouston.org

Events

The Mayor’s Volunteer Houston Awards event is held annually. Each year Volunteer Houston collects stories of remarkable individuals who are currently volunteering in our community. We honor them at an event generally held in the spring. We do this in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and with her full participation. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Shell and we welcome your support of this opportunity to showcase some of our finest citizens. You may participate in the following ways:

  • Purchase a table and attend the event. Contact Mable Menefee at cherryf@volunteerhouston.org or call 713 964-0216.
  • Purchase individual tickets and attend our event. Contact Angela Broussard at abroussard@volunteerhouston.org or call 713-964-0215.
  • Submit a nomination of your favorite volunteer. All volunteers receive some form of recognition by the Mayor’s Officer and Volunteer Houston.

Fort Bend Salute To Volunteers is recognition of volunteers who are engaged in Fort Bend County. This annual event is a breakfast and the County Judge presents awards to outstanding volunteers who have been recommended by their friends, peer, and Fort Bend nonprofits. You can support this event in the following ways:

  • Purchase a table and attend the event. Contact Kathy Renfrow at kathyr@volunteerhouston.org
  • Purchase individual tickets to the breakfast. Contact Kathy in our Fort Bend office.
  • Nominate a volunteer that you know for recognition.

A Visit From Saint Nicholas has become a Houston tradition. For over 20 years, Volunteer Houston and Houstonians have celebrated the legend of Saint Nicholas helping those who are less fortunate. In early December, volunteers pack and deliver school backpacks to children who may not receive many gifts during the holidays. You can help us in the following ways:

  • Sponsor a school or a classroom of one of our participating schools
  • Sponsor a child for a gift in honor of clients or friends
  • Donate legal size paper to be used for the activity book in their backpack

Click here for more information on this event. Contact Angela Broussard at abroussard@volunteerhouston.org or Mabel Memfee at mabelm@volunteerhouston.org. This event occurs in both the central Houston office and the Bay Area office. Bay Area contact is Jennifer Borneman jenniferb@volunteerhouston.org.