Since its inception in 1974, Volunteer Houston has been the city’s leading volunteer referral service. In October 2017, Volunteer Houston became a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable Institution) and proud affiliate of Points of Light. We are grateful to the John P. McGovern Foundation for their generous support of Volunteer Houston.

MISSION

Connect individuals, groups and companies with nonprofit agencies to transform the greater Houston community for good through volunteerism.

MEET OUR TEAM

Brooke Parkinson, CNP
Brooke Parkinson, CNPDirector of Volunteer Houston
Gayla Wilson
Gayla WilsonProgram Manager

1 Austin County
2 Brazoria County
3 Brazos County
4 Chambers County
5 Colorado County
6 Fort Bend County
7 Galveston County
8 Harris County
9 Liberty County
10 Matagorda County
11 Montgomery County
12 Waller County
13 Wharton County

Volunteer Houston is the Points of Light affiliate in Houston. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. They mobilize millions of people to take action that is changing the world through affiliates in 250 cities across 37 countries and partnerships with thousands of non-profits and corporations. Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 20 million hours of service each year.

Volunteer Houston is a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston. Volunteers and member agencies need not have any association with any faith. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith backgrounds together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. IM manifests the strength of shared beliefs through four areas of service to the greater Houston community:

Meals on Wheels

Refugee Services

Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships

Volunteer Houston

Jacques D’Rovencourt, General Manager, Hilton Americas (Chair)

Bret Baccus, Managing Director, Morae Global (Immediate Past Chair)

Amy Gasca, President, Gasca & Associates

Baber Mohammed, Executive Director, Alliance for Compassion

Garland Pohl, Community Volunteer

Gary Gartner, Houston Community Schools Partnership

Hannah Weier, Asst Director, Alumni Regional Outreach Rice University

Heather Patrick, President & CEO, Prevent Blindness

Hyder Kazimi, Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Jasmeeta Singh, Community Volunteer

Larry Payne, President, Educational Excellence Resource Group

Lisa Stanton, Director of Philanthropy, Girls Empowerment Network (GEN)

Nizar Charania, Manager, Financial Reporting, Westlake Chemical

Paula Sutton, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Dr. Sushma Mahajan, Community Volunteer