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Volunteer Houston, and their vast network of community partners, advocates, and volunteers, truly embodies the spirit of our city: helping those in need as they create a lasting legacy for the next generation. I’m proud to support Volunteer Houston Together as they spotlight those who generously lead from behind the scenes, lifting up our community and inspiring others. To all the volunteers, THANK YOU!

What To Do At The Event

VISIT THE NONPROFIT SHOWCASE

Want to know local nonprofits are up to? Stop by every table in the Nonprofit Showcase and say hello, ask questions, participate in their mini activity, and – if you feel so inclined – sign up to volunteer for them. Anyone who completes the Nonprofit Showcase scavenger hunt will earn a swag bag too!

REGISTER HERE – IT’S FREE!

COMPETE IN LIVE TRIVIA!

Assemble your team (minimum 5 members) and get ready for 6 rounds of volunteerism-related trivia @ 12 noon – 2 pm. Check out these prizes! Hosted by Challenge Entertainment. Only 1 member of your team should register in advance on behalf of the entire team. No cost to play, donations are encouraged.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DONATE YOUR CHILDRENS BOOKS

Give the gift of reading! Books Between Kids is participating in the KHOU11 Turn the Page literacy initiative during the month of April. They’ll be collecting new and gently used children’s books at the event. Click here to learn which books will be accepted. Gather your books and come on by.

PRE-REGISTER HERE – IT’S FREE!

BUILD A FOLD AWAY STUDENT DESK

Hosted by Houston Community ToolBank – this is your chance to volunteer and show off your construction skills. We’ll provide all the tools and materials needed for 2-3 volunteers to build one student desk in about 30 minutes. No registration fee, donations are encouraged.

RESERVE YOUR TIME SLOT HERE

VISIT THE FOOD TRUCKS

We scoured the local foodie scene to find the tastiest food trucks! Grab lunch and dessert or both from Tu-Go Kitchen and Moooseum.

REGISTER HERE – IT’S FREE!

CELEBRATE THE SPOTLIGHT VOLUNTEERS

Each nonprofit in the Nonprofit Showcase has selected their top volunteer – a Spotlight Volunteer! Join us at 11 am as we celebrate each of their stories and recognize them with a special package. You can learn more about each of them by browsing the Nonprofit Showcase.

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK

Scroll down to learn more about the nonprofits that serve vulnerable communities right here in our own back yard. If you can’t join us in person, please take a moment to learn more about the local nonprofits that are part of this year’s Nonprofit Showcase.

REGISTER HERE – IT’S FREE!

STOP BY THE KID ZONE

Families volunteer together too! But today, let’s play. Kids will complete an interactive civic engagement activity then try out their skills on the obstacle course and other fun games.

REGISTER HERE – IT’S FREE!

DONATE BLOOD

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center‘s Donor Coach will be on site during the entire event. There is no substitute for blood – your donation will saves lives. Register in advance.

FREE Houston Baseball Theme T-Shirt & Voucher for a FREE Short Stack from I-HOP!

Reserve your spot online! 

SNAP A SELFIE ON THE RED CARPET

Write your “why I volunteer” on our photo prop boards and snap a selfie in front of the VH Together backdrop. #beapartofthestory #houstontogether

RSVP NOW – IT’S FREE!
xx 10-11 am 11am -12 noon 12 noon-1pm 1pm-2pm 2pm-3pm
Nonprofit Showcase + Scavenger Hunt x x x x x
Kid Zone x x x x x
KHOU 11 Turn the Page Book Drive x x x x x
Blood Donation Bus x x x x x
Student Desk Build x x x x x
Music! x x x
Food Trucks x x x
Live Trivia (with prizes!) x x
Service Year Alum Gathering Student Conservation Assoc.
Spotlight Volunteer Recognition x
Selfies on the Red Carpet x x x x

These local organizations, led by Volunteer Houston, are dedicating additional resources in the creation, coordination and promotion of this annual event.

            

If you would like to be a Co-Host contact Brooke@volunteerhouston.org.

Nonprofit Showcase

  • Raise awareness of your mission
  • Recruit new volunteers
  • Cultivate partnerships
  • Celebrate your best volunteers

REGISTRATION

  • Early bird, $45, ends March 31st
  • Regular, $55, ends April 13th
  • VH Star Agencies get $10 off

Your registration includes:

  1. A 10×10, tent, table, 2 chairs (and wifi & electricity upon request) where you can interact with event attendees and future volunteers.
  2. Host an interactive mini-activity for the folks who visit your table. (We’ll include your activity in the overall event schedule.)
  3. An opportunity to recognize one of your own outstanding volunteers – you pick ’em, we’ll recognize ’em!
  4. Collect contact info of event attendees.
  5. Listing on event website hyperlinked to your website.

REGISTER NOW

By bringing together residents from 13 counties in the Gulf Coast region we will increase the awareness of service organizations that rely on volunteers to meet the needs of our community by sharing the stories that inspire each of us. Through these sponsorships we can change the lives of those around us for good.

We are deeply grateful for the support of our sponsors. Please check them out!

INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE EVENT?

Gayla Wilson | Gayla@volunteerhouston.org | 832-228-0037
Jerry Haus | jhaus@imgh.org | 281-827-1584

Download the sponsor packet.

Online Sneak Peek

Take a look at the activities and mini volunteer activities happening at each booth in the Nonprofit Showcase.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Game time!

MISSION | The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

MORE INFO | jolvera@alz.org | 832-794-6296 | alz.org/texas

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

MORE INFO | TGCRVolunteers@RedCross.org | 866-526-8300 | www.redcross.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | BabyCakes & Brunch and The Shades of Blue Project are dedicated to helping minority women who are suffering from postpartum depression and/or anxiety. We are dedicated to helping women before, during and after child-birth with community resources, mental health advocacy, treatment and support. Our goal is to reach women globally helping to restore them mentally, physically and spiritually.

MORE INFO | info@bcbtx.org | 281-444-1178 | www.bcbtx.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Learn about the book access crisis in Houston. Visitors will leave with a better understanding of the problem and how they can help by volunteering with Books Between Kids.

MISSION | Books Between Kids is a non-profit organization serving Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries.

MORE INFO | volunteer@booksbetweenkids.org | 832-831-1402 | www.booksbetweenkids.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coloring pages for the children.

MISSION | To provide trained community members appointed by the court to serve the best interest of children in foster care who have experienced abuse and neglect in an effort to secure safety and permanency through reunification of the family while increasing child abuse awareness.

MORE INFO | info@casagalveston.org | 409-572-2552 | www.casagalveston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Wheel of Fortune!

MISSION | Our mission is to bridge East and West by enriching families with educational, cultural, and social service programs.

MORE INFO | info@ccchouston.org | 713-271-6100 | ccchouston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | The Department of Neighborhoods’ multi-faceted operations is designed to improve quality of life for Houston residents through neighborhood cleanup and enhancement initiatives, citizen assistance, anti-gang and juvenile delinquency prevention programs for at-risk youth, services for immigrant and refugee communities, and community outreach to promote civic engagement, diversity, cultural understanding, and inclusiveness.

MORE INFO | Paul.Green@houstontx.gov | 832-393-1061 | www.HoustonNeighborhoods.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? A surprise mini volunteer opportunity!

MISSION | Our mission is to develop holistic communities through financial preparedness, emergency preparedness, low-cost tutoring services for students, and affordable long-term care options.

MORE INFO | support@commercecdc.com | 281-837-9377 | www.commercecdc.com

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Hotwheels car race!

MISSION | Our mission is to transport victims of domestic abuse to safety. We provide transportation to shelter or reunite with family far away.

MORE INFO | houston@familiestofreedom.org | 346-386-6767 | www.familiestofreedom.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? A family-friendly service project like cards for hospitalized kids or decorating bags for Kids’ Meals.

MISSION | Generation SERVE provides meaningful volunteer experiences for youth and families in Austin and Houston with a mission to engage children in volunteerism and inspire them to make a difference in their communities. Through Family Volunteering, Service Learning, and Teen Leadership programs, children learn the value of helping others while providing a service to their communities. To learn more about Generation SERVE or to join a volunteer activity, visit www.generationservehtx.org.

MORE INFO | houstonteam@generationserve.org | 713-907-1072 | www.generationservehtx.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | Floranthropy is philanthropy through flowers – spreading joy, kindness and love with the simple act of recycling/repurposing flowers.

MORE INFO | info@floranthropy.org | 281-352-7387 | floranthropy.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? There will be an onsite blood drive in the mobile coach bus!

MISSION | To partner with the community to help save and sustain lives by supplying a safe supply of blood, biotherapies, and related services.

MORE INFO | volunteering@giveblood.org | 713-791-6262 | giveblood.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? A teamwork/team building activity that is fun, has people laughing and getting to know each other.

MISSION | Halo House Foundation enables access to lifesaving treatment at the Texas Medical Center by providing affordable fully-furnished apartments and a community of support to blood cancer patients and their caregivers.

MORE INFO | mail@halohousefoundation.org | 713-665-8852 | www.halohousefoundation.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? We will have groups build a step n repeat. This exercise encourages communication, team work, and teaches a new skill!

MISSION | The mission of Harris County Cultural Arts Center is to increase arts access for underserved communities and to preserve, share, and celebrate the histories and cultures of Black and LatinX people.

MORE INFO | info@harriscountycac.org | 832-356-4378 | www.harriscountycac.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Day in the Life of a Volunteer Game – spin the wheel and see what adventures and opportunities await you as an HMH Volunteer!

MISSION | Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims, and honoring the survivors’ legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, we teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy.

MORE INFO | mosborne@hmh.org | 713-527-1602 | www.hmh.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION |To help vulnerable communities recover from disaster.

MORE INFO | sonya.meyers@hopedrtx.org | 832-857-6449 | www.hopedrtx.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Visual and audio bird identification!

MISSION | To advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting environments.

MORE INFO | volunteer@houstonaudubon.org | 713-932-1639 | www.houstonaudubon.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Planting seedlings in canisters that can be transplanted to the Garden at a later date.

MISSION | The Houston Botanic Garden enriches lives through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.

MORE INFO | volunteers@hbg.org | 713-715-9675 | www.hbg.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? We plan to give out different types of swag and informational material. We might bring a wheel to spin and win gifts.

MISSION | Food for better lives.

MORE INFO | jmenke@houstonfoodbank.org | 832-350-5171 | www.houstonfoodbank.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Prize wheel with freebies.

MISSION | The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to us for care.

MORE INFO | volunteer@houstonhumane.org | 713-545-6147 | www.houstonhumane.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Meet the puppies and kittens live and in fur.

MISSION | HPA!’s mission is to save the lives of at-risk companion cats and dogs and find them loving homes.

MORE INFO |  | 832-786-9310 | www.houstonpetsalive.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | The mission of Houston Responds is to unite, empower, and mobilize churches across Greater Houston to meet critical needs in their communities.

MORE INFO | info@houstonresponds.org | 713-545-6147 | www.houstonresponds.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Make a bracelet.

MISSION | To empower educate and transform the lives of girls ages 12 to 25 teaching them how to navigate towards a life of education and personal freedom.

MORE INFO | Info@ithriveempowerment.org | 713-338-9997 | ithriveempowerment.org.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Decorate lunch bags for the children who receive our free healthy meals!

MISSION | Our Mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty.

MORE INFO | volunteer@kidsmealsinc.org | 713-695-5437 | www.kidsmealsinc.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Bean bag toss!

MISSION | Main Street Ministries Houston is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ and empowering our community’s most vulnerable to experience stability, purpose, and renewal.

MORE INFO | csadler@msmhouston.org | 281-833-3505 | www.msmhouston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.

MORE INFO | volunteerinfo@imgh.org | 713-533-4900 | www.imgh.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | Project C.U.R.E.’s mission is to identify, solicit, collect, sort, and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

MORE INFO | houston@projectcure.org| 832-251-2489 | www.projectcure.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Write kind notes and decorate cards that will be delivered to women in recovery!

MISSION | The mission of Santa Maria is to empower women and their families to lead healthy, successful, productive, and self-fulfilling lives.

MORE INFO | mchaney@santamariahostel.org | 832-236-8611 | www.santamariahostel.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Cornhole with prizes!

MISSION | SBP’s mission is to prevent disaster survivors from reaching their breaking point by shrinking the time between disaster and recovery.

MORE INFO | txvolunteer@sbpusa.org | 346-570-4867 | sbpusa.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Corn hole!

MISSION | The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

MORE INFO | jlauer@sotx.org | 512-835-9873 | www.sotx.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | Summerhouse supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and our community through employment, volunteerism, and partnerships to foster a culture of belonging, choice, and respect.

MORE INFO | brooke@summerhousehouston.org | 832-200-6158 ext 8 | www.summerhousehouston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Storytelling Activity. Participants will get a prompt to complete their story.

MISSION | To facilitate sustainable programs and processes which increase and enhance capacity and opportunities for all children and youth with emphasis on equitable and quality education.

MORE INFO | terjafoundation@gmail.com | 832-444-4865 | www.terja.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Corn hole!

MISSION | The Alliance is a leading nonprofit organization for welcoming and empowering those who face financial, educational, health, language or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. Beyond core refugee settlement, social-educational, and wellness services, The Alliance houses several innovative social enterprises: Alliance Language Network, the Driver’s Education and Mobility Center, and, The Community Cloth, a microenterprise initiative for artisan refugee women. All increase support for client self-sufficiency and employment opportunities so clients can thrive in our community.

MORE INFO | info@thealliancetx.org | 713-776-4700 | thealliancetx.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Coming soon!

MISSION | To promote wellness, enriching the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

MORE INFO | jacob@aogh.org | 713-957-1600 | www.aogh.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? We will be assembling bags of toiletry items that have been donated for Afghan Refugee families.

MISSION | Building Unity Through Community Service

MORE INFO | janah@justserve.org | 281-224-7277 | www.justserve.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? “Positive Petals” – participants write positive words that describe them on each petal of a flower which we will then use as examples for the girls who participate in our programs.

MISSION | To provide women and girls with the tools they need to be advocates for their health.

MORE INFO | healtheducator@thewomensfund.org | 713-623-6543 | www.thewomensfund.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Civic Circle reflections and learn about applying to be an AmeriCorps Member in our SERVE HOUSTON program.

MISSION | We connect individuals, groups, and companies with nonprofit agencies to transform the greater Houston community for good through volunteerism.

MORE INFO | info@volunteerhouston.org | 713-533-3190 | www.volunteerhou.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Mini volunteer opportunity or maybe a game.

MISSION | Wesley Community Center invests in the potential of individuals and creates opportunities to strengthen families.

MORE INFO | gcedillo@wesleyhousehouston.org | 346-327-8572 | www.wesleyhousehouston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? Create and decorate a personalized note of encouragement for the women we serve.

MISSION | WINGS mission is to help women discover and embrace their identity in Jesus Christ while equipping them with employment-readiness and life skills necessary to meet the challenges of life.

MORE INFO | info@wingstofreedom.net | www.wingstofreedom.net

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? We will have giant tic-tac-toe and free giveaways at our tent!

MISSION | The mission of the YMCA is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

MORE INFO | jennifer.pinti@ymcahouston.org | 832-484-9622 | ymcahouston.org

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THEIR BOOTH? A community mural where visitors can contribute a small drawing to the larger piece.

MISSION | To educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and to advance the field of arts in education through teacher professional development training and community partnerships.

MORE INFO | yahou@yahouston.org | 713-520-9264 | www.yahouston.org