COVID-19 RESOURCES + VOLUNTEER NEEDS

Recruit volunteers year-round, but especially right now! Volunteer Houston has registered more than 3,000 NEW volunteers since January 1st. 2020. They’re browsing thousands of needs as you read this. Log in or create an agency account to post your needs.

TIPS

  • If your need is related to the coronavirus pandemic be sure to select the “COVID-19 RESPONSE” initiative when prompted to do so.
  • Need help? info@volunteerhouston.org

More than 325 nonprofits serving the Greater Houston area post their volunteer needs year round on the Volunteer Houston portal. Create an account or log in and find one that speaks to you or respond to an urgent need posted below.

TIPS

OPERATION GRATITUDE

Forges strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Virtual volunteers can make paracord bracelets OR write letters.

RESPOND TO THESE NEEDS

STUFF THE SLEIGH

Dedicated to helping children and their families who are affected by cancer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Support a cancer patient from the safety of your home.

RESPOND TO THIS NEED

HARBOR HOSPICE OF RICHMOND

Devoted to giving each family quality of life when they need it most.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help distribute tissue and water on our families doorsteps OR Help make “Tuck In” calls from the safety of your home to patients.

RESPOND TO THESE NEEDS

1 STEP FURTHER COMMUNITY CENTER

Offer and assist with restoring hope to troubled lives.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Collect and donate disinfectant wipes and gloves OR write grants.

RESPOND TO THESE NEEDS

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT

Harris County Public Health is currently activated in response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Volunteer Opportunities

HCPH needs volunteers to assist Medical Reserve Corps and HCPH employees March 11 – 25 to make phone calls.

RESPOND TO THIS NEED

WESLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Investing in the potential of individuals & creating opportunities to strengthen families & build neighborhoods.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers will pack bags of food and distribute food Tues – Fri in a drive-up food distribution.

RESPOND TO THIS NEED

THE BEACON

A collection of different programs designed to assist Houston's homeless population.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to assist in sack lunch distribution from our facility. Donations are also welcome.

RESPOND TO THE NEED

TARGET HUNGER

Doubling food distribution to neighbors in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us continue providing the necessary food for our fellow Houstonians Tues – Thurs. More needs listed!

RESPOND TO THESE NEEDS

GENERATION SERVE

Provides meaningful volunteer experiences for families & engaging young children in community service.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Your homemade appreciation cards will be delivered alongside meals to our community’s medical teams.

RESPOND TO THIS NEED

The resources below are not intended to supersede or replace official information from County and City offices of emergency management (OEM).

Be Prepared

General Preparedness

Be sure your emergency kit is stocked and that you have a plan. And don’t forget about your pets!

Specific to COVID-19

Want to Help?

Volunteer Reception Center (VRC)

Volunteer Houston is contracted with Harris County to establish a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) where people who want to help can go to be deployed for a wide variety of needs.

Volunteer Houston and Harris County will announce when a VRC is activated via social media, email and County/City alert systems (Ready Harris and Ready Houston).

Virtual Volunteerism

Disaster recovery volunteer needs are updated in real-time on the VolunteerHou.org website during times of disaster and recovery. In the meantime check out the many volunteer needs posted from over 300 local nonprofit agencies. Or click here to view Disaster Recovery volunteer opportunities.

Not registered with Volunteer Houston?

NONPROFIT AGENCIES | Sign up here.

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Stay Connected

Be sure to follow Volunteer Houston on social media for updates during times of disaster and how you can help: