Volunteers release “happy hormones” (endorphins, dopamine & serotonin) which contribute to feeling a sense of satisfaction. Doing volunteer work one finds meaningful can help increase one’s positive outlook on life, motivate a person to do more for themselves and their community, and go home feeling rewarded.
Office Aide – Filing, typing, compiling mail-outs and general office duties.
Shelter Pantry – Assist staff in cataloging current food supplies, removing expired items and organizing
Kitchen Assistance – Assist cook in preparing meals, serving and cleaning area.
Childcare Assistance – Work with children in the shelter or transitional living center through reading time, structured activities or play therapy programs.
Prepare & serve a meal, Help in our benefit races, Can-do-Food Drive, Game Day at the Shelter, Fixer-Upper Day at the Shelter , or Have fun and find a National Day to celebrate. For example:
- National Childcare Day: 05/11
- National Non-Profit Day: 08/17
- National Nacho Day: 11/06
- National Princess Day: 11/18
Need School Hours?
Develop Life Skill
- Interact with others/cooperation
- Learn organization skills
- Building confidence
- Professional Experience
- Career Knowledge
Are you limited in time?
While it may be a challenge to coordinate time to volunteer due to time constraints, there are projects where you can help. For example, fundraisers, duties could include folding invitations, event set-up and clean-up, decorating and assisting the planning committee.
- Food drive
- Benefit Races
- Packet Pick-Up
Individuals: Please contact Jessica Pineda, firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-472-8759 to volunteer.
Groups: Click here to e-mail our Volunteer Manager Jessica
– quote by Dave Gynn