We offer a web-based portal for nonprofits, schools, government offices and volunteers to autonomously post and respond to volunteer opportunities in the greater Houston area and 13 counties in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.
Volunteer Houston also offers programming for volunteers, training and networking for nonprofit leaders and Corporate Social Responsibility project management services for companies.
Why Use the Volunteer Houston Portal?
Save staff time and streamline your volunteer engagement processes with the Volunteer Houston portal. An unlimited number of your staff members can:
✩ Recruit from more than 137,000+ local volunteers
✩ Post one-time, multi-shift, recurring and ongoing volunteer needs
✩ Communicate with volunteers who have responded
✩ Track volunteer hours
✩ Promote free community events and collect event RSVP’s
✩ Access inactive needs for historical purposes
This interactive 6-module course (provided by Points of Light) empowers volunteer managers and coordinators – both formal and informal – to return to their organization and to their team with ready-to-use tools, best practices, and innovative ideas that, when fully adopted, will boost volunteer engagement in a way that naturally fosters long-term volunteers. We will also introduce the Supportive Environments for Effectiveness (SEE) framework. When nonprofits adopt a SEE-mindset and experiment with small changes in their work environments, transformation is possible.
FOR WHO | Anyone who has a direct role or responsibility for the volunteer engagement efforts within their organization. WHEN | March every year. Click here to be notified when VETP registration opens. WHERE | A hybrid environment – the first and last module will be facilitated in person with limited seating. The 2nd – 4th modules are facilitated virtually with unlimited seating.
Agency Membership Levels
As a connector and convener of the nonprofit sector, we invite nonprofits, schools and government offices in the Gulf Coast region to take advantage of a Volunteer Houston membership. We offer two budget-friendly membership levels to meet your volunteer recruitment and management needs.
Basic member benefits PLUS access to exclusive features in the Volunteer Houston portal to increase your exposure to local volunteers, and many more benefits. Scroll down for a complete list of membership benefits.
We actually built up a marvelous base of volunteers through Volunteer Houston. Even when we made one of our needs inactive, we had such a list of willing volunteers that have been a tremendous base of consistent volunteers at the center! Thank you! It is a testimony of the quality and seriousness of the volunteers that come through Volunteer Houston.
Andi Cook, JustServe
I am just slowing down for the day and didn’t want to end it without saying THANK YOU for considering HCCAC for this wonderful opportunity. Volunteer Houston has been a far greater resource than I ever imagined.
Michelle Bonton, Harris County Cultural Arts Center
As for the MLK Mural assembly, we all loved the fact that it came in panels because different volunteer “artists” contributed to painting of it. We loved that communal aspect of it all! It’s eye-catching and a conversation starter. And in talking about it with visitors and clients, we’ve gotten nothing but positive and nice comments.
Veronica Bucio, United Against Human Trafficking
Thank you so much for the information at the VETP these past two weeks! You do such a great job as a presenter! I found many things that I could learn from and improve the way I am currently running my Volunteering Program. I will keep all the materials as a reference going forward. I will look forward to further training and opportunities through Volunteer Houston.
✩ Unlimited use of the Volunteer Houston web-based volunteer management portal with limited use of volunteer engagement features
✩ Network with other local nonprofit leaders in the Nonprofit Leaders Forum Facebook group
✩ Access to webinars hosted by Volunteer Houston
✩ Access to tech support through the Agency Manager’s Toolbox
✩ “Basic” member benefits
✩ Presented as preferred nonprofit agencies in our Corporate Volunteer Projects and potentially receive the benefit of corporate volunteers building your capacity!
✩ Discounted background checks through Sterling Volunteers
✩ Personal onboarding orientation with a member of the Volunteer Houston team
✩ Complimentary mentions at Volunteer Houston volunteer recruitment events and on social channels
✩ Curated and centralized list of all Houston area nonprofit-related workshops and trainings
✩ Discounted display booth at annual citywide volunteerism event
✩ Invitation to bimonthly casually structured networking gatherings with complimentary refreshments
✩ Custom volunteer qualifications in the VH portal (the system will automatically vet or train volunteers)
✩ Custom user group in the VH portal (read more here)
✩ Star agency recognition items including a digital badge