Angel Reach is a program serving foster families and youth aging out of the foster care system as well as young people ages 16-24 at risk for homelessness. The organization provides housing, counseling, transportation, employment coaching and educational advising.
Sample activities: mentoring, making a meal, helping at the resale shop, maintenance on youth homes, event planning
900 W. Dallas St., Conroe
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County supports children and families involved in the child welfare system. CASA volunteers are assigned to one or two cases at a time, focusing solely on that one child or sibling group and their family.
Sample activities: identifying and addressing risks to child’s safety and well-being; ensuring physical, mental and educational assessments are complete; providing information to judge and others involved in the case
412 W. Phillips St., Ste. 107, Conroe
Yes to Youth Montgomery County Youth Services
The nonprofit provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services for families and youths. On June 20, Yes to Youth broke ground on its new building for short-term housing for homeless youth.
Sample activities: providing meals, raising money through gift cards and basic necessities for the shelter, cleaning or organizing facilities, helping at events, tutoring youth
105 W. Lewis St., Conroe
Care for the environment
Lake Creek Preserve
This organization protects and preserves the natural area surrounding Lake Creek and maintains a hiking trail.
Sample activities: giving tours, maintaining the hiking trail, fundraising
Sendera Ranch Drive, Montgomery
Feed the hungry
Keep US Fed Montgomery County Project
KUSF picks up extra food from local restaurants, catering companies, grocery stores and event planners and delivers it to shelters, group homes and food pantries. Volunteers are needed every day of the week, usually in the morning, with commitments of 60-90 minutes at a time. Volunteers are also needed with photography skills, interest in equipment management and support, and providing a backup vehicle at donation sites. Prospective volunteers are invited to join a donation collection. Volunteers under 18 are accepted only with a parent or older adult, but volunteers 14 and older are preferred.
Sample activities: delivering food to recipients
3915 W. Davis St., Stes. 130-223, Conroe
Montgomery County Food Bank
The Montgomery County Food Bank collects and supplies food and resources to more than 35,000 people each month. In addition to preparing food for recipients, volunteers can participate in the Buddy Backpack program and item distribution with the Senior Care and Share programs. Children ages 7-15 can volunteer with an adult.
Sample activities: inspecting food and sorting into packages, nutrition education
1 Food for Life Way, Conroe
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County provides meals to local homebound seniors. MOWMC provides pet food through the aniMeals program on a monthly basis. Volunteers deliver meals, help in the kitchen and assist with various tasks in the office. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
Sample activities: delivering meals; assembling pet food bags, breakfast bags, senior meal bags
111 S. Second St., Conroe
Henry’s Home Horse Sanctuary
Volunteers care for horses in an outdoor facility, performing farm work and other maintenance activities. Individuals with computer, marketing and fundraising skills are also needed. The all-volunteer organization’s primary mission is to serve veterans, first responders and their families, but any volunteer help—especially from plumbers and electricians—is welcome.
Sample activities: property upkeep, caring for horses
14638 Perry Road, Conroe
Montgomery County Animal Shelter
The shelter offers opportunities to assist with dog bathing and walking, cat handling, on- and off-site adoptions, fostering and laundry. Volunteers can also help with administrative tasks or serve as a vet staffer, surgery assistant or photographer’s assistant.
Sample activities: dog bathing and walking, laundry, administrative tasks
8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe
Help the community
This organization helps educate and meet the needs of teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers under age 18 are welcome with an adult.
Sample activities: office work, assisting clients during activities
11680 Rose Road, Conroe
Community Assistance Center
The Community Assistance Center offers a variety of essential assistance programs ranging from basic need services to long-term case management for individuals and families. The nonprofit organization provides disaster relief, housing services and a food pantry, among other resources and services.
Sample activities: sorting donations, assisting with voucher program, assisting on resale shop sales floor, organizing resale shop merchandise, assembling homeless care kits with food pantry, assisting or coordinating with donation collection drives
1022 McCall Ave., Conroe
Family Promise of Montgomery County
Family Promise of Montgomery County empowers families with children from homelessness to a solid foundation in 90 days. This includes life skills, budget counseling and workforce development.
Sample activities: preparing and delivering meals, guest center office work, receptionist work, maintenance work, grant writing
1207 N. Thompson St., Conroe
Montgomery County Women’s Center
The agency helps survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault by providing an emergency shelter, legal services, crisis intervention programs, a 24-hour hotline, case management and transitional housing.
Sample activities: maintaining facilities, making meals, helping with Christmas programs, organizing and sorting donations at resale store
1401 Airport Road, Conroe
New Danville—Jazzy Junque
The resale store Jazzy Junque benefits New Danville, a day program for adults with special needs. The store, located at Conroe Outlet Mall, is run by volunteers, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in four-hour minimum shifts. Volunteers commit to a weekly schedule.
Sample activities: greeting and assisting customers, wrapping purchases, helping with store upkeep, receiving donations
1111 League Line Road, Ste. 172, Conroe