Volunteer guide: 6 ways to give back in Conroe and Montgomery


Help better the community in a variety of ways this holiday season—and year-round—at one of these local organizations. From helping families in need to caring for animals, this guide includes several volunteer opportunities. This list is not comprehensive.

Montgomery County Animal Shelter

The shelter provides temporary housing for dogs and cats in Montgomery County. Volunteers can walk dogs, socialize with cats, bathe dogs and clean the facility.

Volunteer requirements: Orientation
is required.

8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

Volunteers can register to deliver meals to Montgomery County’s homebound residents Monday-Friday or for Saturday programs, Breakfast Bag or AniMeals.

Volunteer requirements: Orientation and background checks are required for weekday programs, applications must be submitted for Saturday programs, and delivery drivers must be 18.

1202 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe

Montgomery County Food Bank

The bank provides food for individuals and families in Montgomery County. Volunteers sort food, pack backpacks and sort boxes for seniors.

Volunteer requirements: Individuals must wear close-toed shoes in the warehouse. Younger volunteers must be at least 7 years old and with an adult.

1 Food For Life Way, Conroe

Montgomery County Women’s Center

The center provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, legal services and shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Volunteers sort donations, organize storage, answer phones or donate their skills.

Volunteer requirements: Completing an online application, background check and one-day training are required. Individuals must be at least 18 years old.

1401 Airport Road, Conroe

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

The agency has court-appointed advocates who provide emotional and legal support for children in the foster care system. Volunteers can become court-appointed advocates or help out in the office.

Upcoming event: CASA Speaks for Kids Gala, Feb. 9

Volunteer requirements: Court-appointed advocates must complete an online application, background check, fingerprint screening and training for advocates; office volunteers must apply online.

412 W. Phillips St., Ste. 107, Conroe
936-441-5437 (ext. 209)

Crisis Assistance Center

Nonprofit spotlight: Click here to learn more about the local nonprofit that has been serving families and individuals since 1981.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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