Needs from: Volunteer Houston

Volunteer: Transport Coordinator Needed - Help Dogs and Cats Find a Freedom Ride to Get to their Local Foster Homes

Houston Pets Alive! (HPA!) is seeking a volunteer to assist with coordinating transportation for our dogs and cats when they are pulled from the shelter. Many times fosters agree to take an animal in, but are unable to get to the shelter before the close of business. Getting the dogs out of the shelter that day is essential since we pull from the euthanasia list. The transport coordinator's responsibilities would be to reach out to a team of volunteers willing to assist with transport, find someone for the job and coordinate with the shelter, transport volunteer and new foster parent. The Transport Coordinator would also assist with scheduling transportation for vet appointments as needed. This job can be done from home! 

 

Houston Pets Alive! is a 501(c)3 animal rescue. We use proven success tactics from other no kill cities, like Austin, to fill in gaps where resources are needed the most. Our focus is on high volume, high quality adoptions, high volume, high quality spay and neuter, political advocacy and community education.

We currently help the pets who are at risk of being put to sleep in a shelter. We focus on animals who have been passed over by other rescue groups and shelters’ adoption programs and have no other option. Therefore, we are complimentary to other rescue efforts.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Agency: Houston Pets Alive
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77098
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Ladies, make a difference in the life of a family by becoming a bilingual volunteer Consultant (copy)

There is a great need for bilingual, Spanish/English, volunteers.  Volunteer consultants meet with women who are or believe they may be pregnant.  Consultants: oversee a pregnancy test that may allow the woman to qualify for Medicaid; coach the individual (and maybe family) though an educational series on pregnancy, parenting, relationships, fatherhood, etc; and be a positive supportive person to encourage the woman and her family throughout her pregnancy and through to when the baby is 18 months old.  The consultant also helps the client "shop"in our baby boutique where all items are provided though donations and the clients earn Mommy Money by attending classes.  All volunteers receive thorough training and job shadowing experience. 

Consultants work one or more 5 hour shifts a week (Monday-Thursday 10-3, Monday or Tuesday evening 3-8).  

Interview, references and background check required.  As we are a faith based program, we ask that each applicant meets the following:

Committed Christian active in church Agree with mission of TPC Respect confidentiality Commit to complete all training Dependable to the schedule they choose Willing to attend continued education quarterly
Agency: Tomball Pregnancy Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 77375
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Help local kitties and puppies at adoptions this weekend

We need volunteers every weekend to help find homes for puppies, dogs, kittens & cats at the Katy, Pearland and Sugar Land PetSmarts. We also need help with transport taking them to & from each store.

We need volunteers for these locations every weekend:
PETSMART - Katy I-10/Fry - 19945 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77094 ------------ Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11  -5       PETSMART - Shoppes at Parkwest - 24600 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77493 ---------- Sat. 11-5, Sun. 11-5         PETSMART - Pearland - 3119 Silverlake Village Dr., Pearland, TX 77584 -------- Sat. 10:30-5, Sun. 11-5 PETSMART - Sugar Land - 16758 SW Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479 ---------------- Sun. 10:30-3:30

You can volunteer for both days or one day, the whole time or 2 or more hours. We ask volunteers to come at the beginning of the shift to help with setting up or come later and stay until the end of the shift to help with closing or you can volunteer for the whole time.  Even a few hours can make a difference

This is a great opportunity to bring a significant other or friends to help.
Volunteers need to be 16 or older to volunteer for adoption events.

You can volunteer for adoptions at the stores or for transport to help bring the dogs to adoptions or both.

 

Please email for more information and to sign up for a time to volunteer.

 

 

Agency: Mutts and Meows Rescue
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 77094
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Cat Caretakers needed at the Katy PetSmart Cat Adoption Center

We need volunteers to cover both weekday and evening cat care shifts for the cats that stay at the Cat Adoption Center at the Katy I-10/Fry PetSmart and the Parkwest Katy PetSmart.

PETSMART - I-10/Fry - 19945 Katy Frwy, Houston, TX 77094                                                             PETSMART - Shoppes at Parkwest - 24600 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77493

It takes about an hour to feed, scoop litter boxes, straighten up their cages and give the kitties attention too.

Times are flexible - mornings around 9 or 10 is the preferred time.
Evenings, the preferred time is between 5 and 7.

We ask volunteers to cover one shift per week (but if you want to do more, that's great too).
Volunteers need to be 18 or older.

We need regular, weekly volunteers for weekdays & weekends.

We need more volunteers for stand-by to help fill in for cat care when necessary during the week and to help with adoptions on the weekend any time from 9am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

We also need foster homes for kittens & cats while they are waiting for a spot to open at the Pet Adoption Center at both Katy PetSmarts.

Please let us know if you are available for any of the weekday or evening cat care shifts or weekend shifts or if you can provide a foster home.

http://www.adoptapet.com/shelter79934-pets.html
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Agency: Mutts and Meows Rescue
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77094
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Puppies & dogs need a ride to weekend adoption events

We need help with transporting puppies and dogs to and from adoption events on weekends and also to & from vet appointments and shelter pick ups through the week.

Larger vehicles - Full to mid-size SUVs and trucks are needed and also smaller 4 door vehicles are needed for weekend adoption events.

Smaller cars are big enough for vet drop off and pick up and shelter pick up during the week.

Weekend adoption events:

They need to be picked up at one location in the Missouri City area and transported to the Katy, Pearland & Sugar Land PetSmarts.  They also need to be picked up at the end of the day at each location and transported back to the Missouri City area.

You can volunteer to transport for one location on Saturday and/or Sunday for both ways or one way. You can volunteer for either day this weekend. You don't have to volunteer every weekend.

Volunteers need to be 18 or older.

We will need to know what type of vehicle you have. Larger & mid-size vehicles are needed for weekend adoptions.

The puppies and dogs will be in transport crates. We usually just have puppies and dogs that need transport to adoptions on the weekends.

Agency: Mutts and Meows Rescue
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77094
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Children's Cooking Class Assistant & Mentorship

Volunteers will attend after-school weekly cooking classes held for homeless and at-risk children at a local transitional shelter. Responsibilities include:

Mentoring at select classes Attending classes consistently, either weekly or twice monthly Assisting children during cooking instruction Building relationships with children within context of class Providing kind and engaging support
Agency: Homemade Hope
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77021
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: The Holiday Project's Father's Day Saturday Visit - Central Location - Grace Care Center of Cypress

The Holiday Project's Father's Day Saturday Visit Grace Care Center of Cypress
9602 Huffmeister Rd
Houston, Texas 77095 Date of Visit: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Contact Person: Donna Martin At Grace Care Center of Cypress, the central meeting location, the volunteers will divide off into teams, each team to visit one facility. (Though we use the term "team", we should mention that for liability reasons we can't encourage persons who don't know each other to ride together, so each person is responsible for their own transportation, both to the meeting place and the facility they will be visiting.) The volunteers will be provided with maps to their respective destinations and Father's Day cards to pass out to the residents. Time spent at the facilities will vary, but generally the visits last from about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the facility and other circumstances unique to the team and the facility. (Sometimes the staff on duty want us to visit in a communal area of the facility such as a recreation room or dining hall. Other times we are invited to do both a communal visit and then break into small clusters to visit room-to-room for those persons who don't get out of their rooms. Which of these approaches is used also affects the total length of time we spend at a particular facility.)
 
Goal: To brighten up the holiday by passing out handmade Father's Day cards and visiting with the residents and rehab patients. Upon arrival: Meet in Lobby at Grace Care Center of Cypress Teams will be formed once everyone arrives to make sure we have enough teams for the facilities scheduled for visits. In the note section of this need sign up, please add how many will be visiting. The Holiday Project - Volunteer Visits... on or near holidays (Nursing Homes)....Bring the Spirit of a Holiday to Those Who Otherwise Might Not Have a Celebration! Make a Difference!! Brighten someone’s holiday and help them know they have not been forgotten. Volunteers always share that they are blessed through their visits. All ages are invited to visit but an adult must accompany children throughout the visit.
Volunteers will visit as a team with the residents in community areas and room to room. See detailed instructions below.... Visit Policies:
1. Remember that you are in a medical facility. Be aware and be careful.
2. Do not assist a resident in moving from or to a wheelchair. Ask an employee to help.
3. Do not feed or offer food to residents unless directed by an employee.
4. When entering a resident’s room, always knock and introduce yourself as a volunteer. Ask permission before entering.
5. Stay with the group as you move through the facility.
6. Do not go into isolation rooms, those rooms will be marked with a sign to see staff before entering. If you are passing out cards please give staff cards for residents in isolation rooms.
7. Because of HIPAA Privacy Rules most facilities require a signed photo release for pictures of/with residents. Therefore no pictures of resident's faces are allowed on The Holiday Project visits. The best way to take a picture is taking the back of the resident and the faces of the volunteers. The experience can still be documented in a picture without the resident's face.
8. It is not required but volunteers can make handmade Father's Day cards to pass out during the visit.
9. Have Fun! Together we CAN make a difference and REMEMBER... "To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world!" 10. Any questions email Donna Martin at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com Participant Notes:
Please ensure all members of your group are in good health for the visit.
Thank you for spending a few hours of your Saturday with our residents
Agency: The Holiday Project
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/17/2017
Zip Code: 77095
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: The Holiday Project's Father's Day Saturday Visit at Atria Sugar Land

The Holiday Project's Father's Day Saturday Visit Saturday, June 17, 2017 Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Meeting Location: Atria Sugar Land
1401 Soldiers Field Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77479 Meet in front lobby and if staff is present tell them you are with The Holiday Project, if staff is unavailable, begin visit once team is gathered, typically begin visit 10 - 15 minutes after scheduled arrival time to make sure volunteers signed up for team have all arrived.....follow instructions below. Questions - email Donna at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com The Holiday Project - Volunteer Visits... on or near holidays to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.... Bring the Spirit of a Holiday to Those Who Otherwise Might Not Have a Celebration!
Make a Difference!! Brighten someone’s holiday and help them know they have not been forgotten. Volunteers always share that they are blessed through their visits. All ages are invited to visit but an adult must accompany children throughout the visit. Volunteers will visit as a team with the residents in community areas and room to room.
Time spent at the facilities will vary, but generally the visits last from about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the facility and other circumstances unique to the team and the facility. (Sometimes the staff on duty want us to visit in a communal area of the facility such as a recreation room or dining hall. Other times we are invited to do both a communal visit and then break into small clusters to visit room-to-room for those persons who don't get out of their rooms. Which of these approaches is used also affects the total length of time we spend at a particular facility.) Goal: To brighten up the holiday by passing out handmade Father's Day cards and visiting with the residents. Upon arrival: Meet in Lobby at Atria Sugar Land until it appears all volunteers have arrived....approx. 5 - 10 minutes....
In the note section of this need sign up, please add how many will be visiting.
See detailed instructions for day of visit below....
 
Visit Policies:
1. Remember that you are in a medical facility. Be aware and be careful.
2. Do not assist a resident in moving from or to a wheelchair. Ask an employee to help.
3. Do not feed or offer food to residents unless directed by an employee.
4. When entering a resident’s room, always knock and introduce yourself as a volunteer. Ask permission before entering.
5. Stay with the group as you move through the facility.
6. Do not go into isolation rooms, those rooms will be marked with a sign to see staff before entering. If you are passing out cards please give staff cards for residents in isolation rooms.
7. Because of HIPAA Privacy Rules most facilities require a signed photo release for pictures of/with residents. Therefore no pictures of resident's faces are allowed on The Holiday Project visits. The best way to take a picture is taking the back of the resident and the faces of the volunteers. The experience can still be documented in a picture without the resident's face.
8. It is not required but volunteers can make handmade Father's Day cards to pass out during the visit.
9. Have Fun! Together we CAN make a difference and REMEMBER... "To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world!" 10. Any questions email Donna Martin at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com Participant Notes:
Please ensure all members of your group are in good health for the visit.
Thanks for sharing your time to brighten up Father's Day Saturday for the residents! We encourage you to send follow up pictures and/or stories, to Donna after your visit. Stories and pictures are always appreciated....email her at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com To learn more about The Holiday Project go to www.holidayproject.org  
Agency: The Holiday Project
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/17/2017
Zip Code: 77479
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: The Holiday Project's Father's Day Saturday Visit at The Medical Resort at Sugar Land

The Holiday Project's Easter Saturday Visit
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Location: The Medical Resort at Sugar Land, 1803 Westcott Dr.,
Sugar Land, Texas 77479 Visit confirmed by Pearlie, the Activity Director Contact Person - Receptionist Father's DayCards will be given to you when you arrive to pass out to the residents during your visits. Meet in front lobby and if staff is present tell them you are with The Holiday Project, if staff is unavailable, begin visit once team is gathered, typically begin visit 10 - 15 minutes after scheduled arrival time to make sure volunteers signed up for team have all arrived.....follow instructions below. Questions - email Donna Martin at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com The Holiday Project - Volunteer Visits... on or near holidays to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.... Bring the Spirit of a Holiday to Those Who Otherwise Might Not Have a Celebration! Make a Difference!! Brighten someone’s holiday and help them know they have not been forgotten. All ages are invited to visit but an adult must accompany children throughout the visit.
Volunteers will visit as a team with the residents in community areas and room to room. Time spent at the facilities will vary, but generally the visits last from about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size of the facility and other circumstances unique to the team and the facility. Sometimes the staff on duty want us to visit in a communal area of the facility such as a recreation room or dining hall. Other times we are invited to do both a communal visit and then break into small clusters to visit room-to-room for those persons who don't get out of their rooms. Which of these approaches is used also affects the total length of time we spend at a particular facility.) Goal: To brighten up the holiday by passing out handmade Father's Day cards and visiting with the residents and rehab patients. Upon arrival: Meet in Lobby at The Medical Resort at Sugar Land until it appears all volunteers have arrived....large groups of volunteers can break into smaller groups if necessary.... In the note section of this need sign up, please add how many will be visiting. See detailed instructions for day of visit below.... Visit Policies:
1. Remember that you are in a medical facility. Be aware and be careful.
2. Do not assist a resident in moving from or to a wheelchair. Ask an employee to help.
3. Do not feed or offer food to residents unless directed by an employee.
4. When entering a resident’s room, always knock and introduce yourself as a volunteer. Ask permission before entering.
5. Stay with the group as you move through the facility.
6. Do not go into isolation rooms, those rooms will be marked with a sign to see staff before entering. If you are passing out cards please give staff cards for residents in isolation rooms. 7. Because of HIPAA Privacy Rules most facilities require a signed photo release for pictures of/with residents. Therefore no pictures of resident's faces are allowed on The Holiday Project visits. The best way to take a picture is taking the back of the resident and the faces of the volunteers. The experience can still be documented in a picture without the resident's face. 8. It is not required but volunteers can make handmade Father's Day cards to pass out during the visit.
9. Have Fun! Together we CAN make a difference and REMEMBER... "To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world!" 10. Any questions email Donna Martin at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com Participant Notes:
Please ensure all members of your group are in good health for the visit.
Thanks for sharing your time to brighten up this Father's Day Saturday for the residents in nursing homes! We encourage you to send follow up pictures and/or stories, to Donna after your visit. Stories and pictures are always appreciated....email her at: theholidayprojecthouston@yahoo.com To learn more about The Holiday Project go to www.holidayproject
Agency: The Holiday Project
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/17/2017
Zip Code: 77479
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Summer Volunteers

Get involved today! There are various opportunities across our community based initiatives. Join us in our fight to combat childhood obesity and health inequity in our Houston communities through health education, physical activity, and the adoption of healthier eating habits. We will work to align your interests with current efforts towards the advancement in the target communities across Houston and surrounding areas. Please fill out our volunteer application at the corresponding links below or send an email to jalissa@candohouston.org to inquire.

 

Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunities!

1) Independence Heights Food Fair - Divide, pack, and distribute fresh produce to community members on 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

2) Healthy Corner Store Demonstrations - Prepare healthy recipes for residents to sample in corner stores within participating communities located in Houston/Harris County.

Work alongside the team with set up and distribution of food samples

3) Let's Move in Magnolia Park and Independence Heights – Assistance with Group Fitness classes

Assist Lead in the preparation of physical fitness routines Actively participate to boost class morale Assist with the distribution of food samples of healthy recipes

 

Volunteer: http://www.candohouston.org/volunteer-application.html

Agency: CAN DO Houston
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77012
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Fall Volunteers

Get involved today! There are various opportunities across our community based initiatives. Join us in our fight to combat childhood obesity and health inequity in our Houston communities through health education, physical activity, and the adoption of healthier eating habits. We will work to align your interests with current efforts towards the advancement in the target communities across Houston and surrounding areas. Please fill out our volunteer application at the corresponding links below or send an email to jalissa@candohouston.org to inquire.

 

Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities!

1) Independence Heights Food Fair - Divide, pack, and distribute fresh produce to community members 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

2) Healthy Corner Store Demonstrations - Prepare healthy recipes for residents to sample in corner stores within participating communities located in Houston/Harris County.

Work alongside the team with set up and distribution of food samples

 

3) Let's Move in Magnolia Park and Independence Heights – Assistance with Group Fitness classes

Assist Lead in the preparation of physical fitness routines Actively participate to boost class morale Assist with the distribution of food samples of healthy recipes

 

4) School Gardening Program - Assist with implementation of a school garden program and curriculum with elementary students

Assist Master Gardener in the educational components related to gardening Assist Master Gardener in planting, harvesting, and preparing healthy recipes with students Help create and coordinate fun activities that incorporate curriculum elements with students and school staff

 

Volunteer: http://www.candohouston.org/volunteer-application.html

Agency: CAN DO Houston
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77012
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Join the Houston Pets Alive! Behavior Team

Are you interested in animal behavior and training? Do you love dogs and have experience working with them? Houston Pets Alive! is seeking volunteers to join our behavior team. This team supports our foster parents when they are having a hard time. They offer basic obedience classes and advice, loose leash walking training and advice and advice on how to introduce fosters to personal pets. This team also tries to work through issues that dogs are having, such as leash reactivity or chewing. 

Ideal candidates would either have personal experience from having owned or fostered some challenging pets in the past, people working towards becoming a dog trainer or dog trainers who are willing to donate their time. 

 

 

Houston Pets Alive! is a 501(c)3 animal rescue. We use proven success tactics from other no kill cities, like Austin, to fill in gaps where resources are needed the most. Our focus is on high volume, high quality adoptions, high volume, high quality spay and neuter, political advocacy and community education.

We currently help the pets who are at risk of being put to sleep in a shelter. We focus on animals who have been passed over by other rescue groups and shelters’ adoption programs and have no other option. Therefore, we are complimentary to other rescue efforts.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Agency: Houston Pets Alive
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 77098
Allow Groups: No