GUIDE: Volunteer at nonprofit organizations in Pearland, Friendswood

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GUIDE: Nonprofit organizations with volunteer opportunities in Pearland and Friendswood
In Pearland and Friendswood, there are plenty of places to volunteer, with opportunities in animal care, community service, environmental care, family care, education and special needs. Here are a list of nonprofits that accept volunteers.


Animal care


1. The city of Pearland Adoption Center
Pearland’s adoption center is seeking volunteers to help walk dogs, care for cats and assist in off-site adoptions. Volunteers can also help Pearland residents locate lost pets, clean animal facilities and take photos of animals in need of a home.
Volunteer requirements: hours are flexible; must complete an online application
2002 Old Alvin Road, Pearland
281-652-1970
www.pearlandtx.gov

2. Houston Humane Society
The Houston Humane Society provides shelter for homeless and rescue animals, spaying and neutering, and organizing adoptions. Volunteers can either help at the humane society’s facilities or become a foster caretaker for an animal in need.
Volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years of age; volunteers required to volunteer twice a month for a minimum of six months; must complete an online application
14700 Almeda Road, Houston
713-433-6421
www.houstonhumane.org





Community service


3. Lions Club of Pearland
This service organization’s mission is to create a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs through their volunteer service and community involvement. The club hosts meetings for members, community service projects and fundraising events throughout the year.
Volunteer requirements: must contact and become a member
3350 S. Main St., Pearland
281-997-9725
www.pearlandlions.org

4. Pearland Citizens Police Academy
The Pearland Police Department is accepting applications for its 50th Citizens Police Academy class, which will start in February 2020. The program gives volunteers the opportunity to meet with law enforcement officers and learn about patrol procedures, SWAT, criminal investigations, narcotics and traffic laws.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application, be a Pearland resident at least 18 years of age and pass a background investigation
2555 Cullen Blvd., Pearland
281-997-4193
www.pearlandtx.gov

5. The Salvation Army
Through donations and volunteer work, the Salvation Army works to promote Christian teachings by helping those in need. Volunteer opportunities include playing bingo with seniors, hosting field days for kids, serving meals at shelters, taking part in beautification projects and more.
Volunteer requirements: must contact tsa.houston@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 713-752-0677
3260 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-412-0141
www.salvationarmyhouston.org





Environment


6. Keep Pearland Beautiful
The environmental nonprofit organization Keep Pearland Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help empower citizens to take responsibility for their environment and to help its mission to make Pearland the cleanest and most beautiful city in Texas.
Upcoming event: Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon and Plant Sale, Oct. 18; hear from nonprofit organization RETREET about its disaster relief efforts
Volunteer requirements: to be considered for a volunteer opportunity, applicants must email info@mykpb.org
5800 Magnolia Parkway, Pearland
281-489-2795
www.keeppearlandbeautiful.org

7. Pearland Parks and Recreation
The Pearland Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for its Delores Fenwick Nature Center, where volunteers will monitor wildlife and help maintain the pollinator gardens, and the RCN Facility, where volunteers will work shifts as monitors and provide helpful customer service.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application
4141 Bailey Road, Pearland.
281-412-8900.
www.pearlandtx.gov





Family care


8. Eagle’s Lift Ministries
Eagle’s Lift provides low-cost housing for disadvantaged medical patients and their caregivers, maintains an organic garden and provides homes for rescue animals. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising efforts, maintenance and renovations, gardening and more.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application
14939 Cullen Blvd., Houston
713-733-3199
www.eaglesliftministries.org

9. Pearland Neighborhood Center
The Pearland Neighborhood Center is always looking for volunteers to help in its mission to provide a foundation of effective services and responsive programs to facilitate the development of individuals and families. The center has programs for medical care, disaster relief, helping fight hunger and more.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application
2335 N. Texas Ave., Pearland
281-485-1987
www.pnctexas.com

10. Project Clothe a Child
This nonprofit helps disadvantaged children and at-risk youth by providing them with essentials such as clothing and offering mentorship programs. Volunteers can help Project Clothe a Child by joining its leadership team, participating in outreach efforts, helping plan social events and more.
Volunteer requirements: must sign up online
2734 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. 400, Pearland
724-897-7584
www.projectclotheachild.org

11. Vic Coppinger YMCA
The YMCA’s mission is to build stronger and more active communities by connecting and engaging people. Volunteer opportunities for the YMCA include coaching one of its sports teams, becoming a buddy for adaptive sports program participants, motivating youth to adopt positive skills and behaviors, and more.
Volunteer requirements: must apply online
2700 YMCA Drive, Pearland
281-485-6805
www.ymcahouston.org





Adult Education


12. Adult Education Center
The community-based literacy organization The Adult Education Center utilizes volunteer tutors to provide free education and instruction to adults with limited literacy skills. The center provides English as a second language classes, adult basic education, high school equivalency exam practice and U.S. citizenship preparation classes.
Volunteer requirements: must be at least 18 years old and complete an online application and background check
2246 N. Washington St., Pearland
281-485-1000
www.adulteducationcentertexas.org





Special needs


13. Beyond Family
Beyond Family was founded to help families with special needs children find relief and information by providing respite care services, aid and support at a family’s home using volunteers.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application
11208 Freestone Ave., Pearland
713-444-2770
www.beyondfamily.org

14. Forgotten Angels
This nonprofit organization serves people living with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities by providing them with facilities, activities and opportunities. Volunteers can serve Forgotten Angels by either working at its resale shop or at its Green Angels Garden.
Volunteer requirements: must contact the Forgotten Angels program director
3216 E. Broadway St., ​Pearland
832-243-5925
www.forgottenangels.org

15. Hope Village
Hope Village is a nonprofit organization that provides care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization relies on volunteers to run its cafe, help in its resale shop, work in the gardens, and participate in recreation and entertainment for its residents.
Volunteer requirements: must complete an online application
15403 Hope Village Road, Friendswood
281-482-7926
www.hope-village.com

16. Noah’s House
Noah’s House provides housing and care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides them with opportunities for employment in order to instill a sense of independence and self-reliance. Volunteers can serve as chaperones for residents, promoters of Noah’s House, maintainers of its facilities or as helpers for staff in clerical duties.
Volunteer requirements: must contact the executive director at executivedirector@noahshousetx.org or by phone.
176 Fellows Road, Houston
713-434-5599
www.noahshousetx.org




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