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

Here are five ways you can give back this holiday season in Conroe and Montgomery.

Here are five ways you can give back this holiday season 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
281-364-4245
www.mcaspets.org/volunteer-new






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
936-756-5828
www.mowmc.org/calendar






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
936-539-6686
www.mcfoodbank.volunteerhub.com





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
936-441-4044
www.mcwctx.org





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)
www.casaspeaks4kids.com/volunteer






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


By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.