About Brooke Parkinson, CNP

Brooke Campbell, CNP, is the Director of Volunteer Houston, an AmeriCorps NCCC alum, rescue kitten mom, back porch gardener, international traveler, INTJ (information architect), Certified Nonprofit Professional, and wife. Brooke’s passion for volunteering began as a young girl when she accompanied her parents on a trip to deliver a home baked casserole to a man living in a small, hand-crafted shed deep in the woods of East Texas. The passion that was sparked that day has developed into a fulfilling career as a nonprofit professional. As the “Service Learning Initiator” for her AmeriCorps NCCC team, she has since focused her efforts on creating the space for intentional service learning reflections among program participants, and staff members, in each of her professionals roles. Brooke currently serves on the Harris County Long-Term Recovery Committee Steering Committee, as the Co-Chair of the Volunteer Management Workgroup, on the Points of Light Affiliate Disaster Committee, on the Power Tools for Nonprofits Advisory Committee, and on the Goodwill Industries Houston Business Advisory Council.

How Companies Can Reinvent Employee Engagement

2022-05-04T16:37:52-05:00May 4th, 2022|

How Companies Can Reinvent Employee Engagement Over the last few years, businesses implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs have risen and the reasons can vary to include consumer pressure if you are a small business to increasing employee recruitment and retention goals. The pandemic impacted CSR programs since companies closed offices to allow [...]

Is Your Organization “Woke” to Corporate Volunteerism?

2022-04-01T07:32:03-05:00March 13th, 2022|

Is Your Organization "Woke" to Corporate Volunteerism? The term "woke" refers to someone being aware or knowledgeable around societal issues, especially social and racial inequity. In recent years, there has been an increased outcry around corporate social responsibility which translates into the importance of companies and organizations developing or increasing their corporate social [...]

Volunteer Using Your Car

2022-04-01T07:32:11-05:00October 18th, 2021|

Volunteer Using Your Car Written by Lena Borrelli and re-posted with permission from Bankrate. There’s no denying that America is hurting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sickness and record unemployment have left a devastating impact on Americans everywhere. School and business closures have disrupted everyday routine and left the future largely uncertain. Federal [...]

5 Tools Every Volunteer Coordinator Needs

2022-04-01T07:32:17-05:00September 13th, 2021|

5 Tools Every Volunteer Coordinator Needs A successful volunteer experience is a two-way street. If we do our part to set the stage for a volunteer to be successful, they will be, and we all win! NOTE: This blog post includes downloadable templates. Keep reading for more! Between all of us volunteer coordinators, [...]

What is a social entrepreneur?

2021-06-24T11:01:55-05:00June 24th, 2021|

What is a social entrepreneur? Excerpts from Points of Light’s Civic Life research and magazine series. Volunteer Houston is a proud Global Network affiliate of Points of Light, a nonpartisan, global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. As part of the network, [...]

3 Myths About Volunteering for the First Time

2021-05-24T13:29:51-05:00May 24th, 2021|

3 Myths About Volunteering for the First Time Volunteering and giving back have always been important to me. It started for me back in high school by participating in United Methodist Army mission trips every summer. And that was only the beginning! I went on to work with my church to organize large [...]

Four Houston Women Making Herstory

2021-07-20T08:04:54-05:00March 31st, 2021|

Four Houston Women Making History Designated by Congress in 1987 to recognize the achievements of women in a variety of fields - science, community, government, literature, art, sports and medicine - Women's History month celebrates their contributions that continue to pave the way for the next generation of women to continue making history. [...]