September 12, 2016

Where to Volunteer This Weekend

Looking for a place to volunteer this weekend? Check out these opportunities:

star of hope

At Star of Hope, we serve three meals a day, 365 days each year, at all three facilities. What an opportunity to encourage and uplift as you hand meal trays to our clients. Volunteers help set-up – which may include tasks such as prepping veggies, making sack lunches or organizing the pantry – serve and clean-up. The maximim number of volunteers per kitchen is six. Breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts are available througout the week. More

project cure

No experience necessary. Lives can be saved through your involvement with a program that channels badly needed medical supplies to developing countries. You can support the program by helping sort and box these items at a collection and distribution center in southwest Houston. The work is simple and doesn’t require a great deal of brawn. Shifts can be scheduled on an occasional basis and can be arranged for weekdays or weekends. Youth volunteers are welcome. “C.U.R.E” is an acronym for “Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment”. Project C.U.R.E. provides donated medical supplies and equipment to developing nations around the world. The supplies and equipment are generally surplus materials that would go unused in the U.S. Its warehouse is at the address listed. More


Help Fort Bend Recovers! Volunteers are need to help receive incoming donations, inventory donations, prepare orders for shipment, and to help in the office at the donations warehouse. More


Green thumb volunteers are wanted at Mercer Botanic Gardens. During all times of the year the facility showcases botanical collections, native plants and display gardens for the visiting public. Volunteers are invited to tend various garden areas and learn to plant and prune. Also learn about the best plants for Houston gardens. Morning shifts of 3-4 hours can be arranged during the week or weekend. Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County operated facility. It comprises 325 acres of East Texas Piney Woods and showcases the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. It also maintains a ‘living museum’ which is home to a wealth of animal life. More


Help Memorial Park’s gardens grow! Memorial Park boasts multiple gardens and landscaped areas and all of them need regular attention. Gardening volunteers will work on upkeep of specific areas. Upkeep includes weeding, planting flowers and shrubs, watering, and mulching. No experience is required, just the ability to bend down, walk distances, and interest in the park! More

books between kids

Volunteers will help inventory, sort, and box children’s books, preparing them for distribution to low-income HISD elementary students. Our regular sorting shifts are on Saturdays during most of the school year. We also have occasional weekday and summer volunteer opportunities for those who would like to help out with various organizational tasks during the week. More

Want some more options – especially if you’d like to volunteer on a regular basis – please check out our database which contains hundreds of additional opportunities.