Cy-Fair Volunteer Guide

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Cy-Fair has many charities and nonprofits that need volunteers throughout the year. There are volunteer opportunities available for any level of time commitment. Here is a list of some local charities that are accepting volunteers.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Bethesda Lutheran Communities provides home care, day programs, employment and educational support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BLC is asking volunteers to help with camps, conduct Bible classes, provide transportation, perform home visits to provide fellowship and devotions, and clean houses.
18937 KZ Road, Cypress
281-516-4000
bethesdalutherancommunities.org

Cy-Fair Helping Hands
Founded in 2011, Cy-Fair Helping Hands helps homeless individuals become self-sufficient. The program seeks volunteers to participate on the homeless outreach team, deliver care packages to men and women living on the streets, work in the food pantry or serve as mentors to homeless high school students in Cy-Fair ISD. During the holidays, volunteers provide Thanksgiving meals to the community.
7710 Cherry Park Drive, Ste. E, Houston
281-858-1222
www.cyfairhelpinghands.org

CFISDCFISD
CFISD is in need of volunteers for its Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program. Individuals can volunteer in science labs, cultural arts programs, reading to students, performing clerical work, delivering materials from the Charlotte Davis Burns Science Resource Center to schools, working in school libraries, serving as a mentor, or participating in the annual Bus Buddies program at the beginning of the school year. Anyone who wishes to volunteer may complete
a registration form online.
10300 Jones Road, Houston
281-894-3950
www.cfisd.net

Cy-Fair Sports Association
Cy-Fair Sports Association hosts baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and wrestling events for young athletes in Cy-Fair. Volunteers are needed for coaching, field maintenance, crowd control and registration assistance.
25202 Hwy. 290, Ste. C, Cypress
281-256-3400
www.cy-fairsports.org

Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department
Before volunteers can join the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, they must attend several Thursday night meetings, which begin at 7 p.m., at the appropriate station to learn about volunteer responsibilities. The captain will then assist volunteers in completing a cadet training program. Individuals can stop by one of the 12 fire stations to get more information. Uniform and firefighting clothing are provided to new members.
9630 Telge Road, Houston
281-550-6663
www.cyfairvfd.org

Cypress Assistance Ministries
Cypress Assistance Ministries is an organization dedicated to assisting individuals and families in financial distress. The nonprofit is in need of volunteers to help out at the food pantry, assistance office, resale shop, donation center or community outreach program or serve as a driver.
11202 Huffmeister Road, Houston
281-955-7684
www.cypressassistance.org

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is looking for volunteers to help out with several tasks in the physical therapy and ER departments, at the information desk or in the gift shop. Volunteers can fill out an application in the hospital’s gift shop, and are asked to serve for a minimum of four consecutive hours each week.
10655 Steepletop Drive, Houston
281-897-3186
www.cyfairhospital.com

Cy-Hope
Cy-Hope needs volunteers at Hope Centers to assist with teaching English as a Second Language, helping students with homework or volunteering during family nights. Volunteers are also needed for special events and with Cy-Hope’s backpack and school adoption programs. Local businesses, churches or schools can also become Cy-Hope partners.
17401 Village Green Drive, Houston
713-466-4673
www.cy-hope.org

Family to Family Network
Family to Family Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the families of children with disabilities. Volunteers can help by giving donations, by participating in annual community and fundraising events, working at the office, answering phones, managing the website, becoming a volunteer coordinator or serving on the board.
13150 FM 529, Ste. 106, Houston
713-466-6304
www.familytofamilynetwork.org

Grace Care Center of Cypress
Grace Care Center of Cypress is a 24-hour health care and rehabilitation center with postacute services and spacious living areas. Volunteers of all ages are needed for visiting with residents on Thanksgiving and Christmas and to participate in activities throughout the year, such as bingo or reading to residents. Volunteers must fill out an application.
9602 Huffmeister Road, Cypress
281-463-9001
www.gracecarecypress.com

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris CountyHabitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County
Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that helps construct new, affordable homes around the community. Volunteers are needed to assist with construction and deconstruction, office work, providing lunch for construction workers and work at the ReStore—a resale outlet for good quality building materials, appliances and other home items.
13350 Jones Road, Houston
281-477-0460
www.habitatnwhc.org

The Harris County Public Library system
The Harris County Public Library system has an ongoing need for volunteers at each of its branches. After filling out an application, volunteers can work side-by-side with library staff to shelve materials, help with crafts, displays and book sales, and assist with special projects. Volunteers also serve as tutors for literacy and ESL classes.
9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
281-290-3210
www.hcpl.net

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides year-round volunteer opportunities for adults age 18 and over and will begin accepting applications for its summer 2016 junior volunteer program, which runs from June to August, in January. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting staff, interacting with patients and providing administrative support.
18220 Hwy. 249, Ste. 105, Houston
281-737-1063
www.methodisthealth.com

Mission Cy-Fair
Mission Cy-Fair is a nonprofit organization that aims to organize and implement new programs throughout the community. Services include an after-school program, the Christian Community Development Association, The Calling job ministry, and other clubs and courses. Volunteers who are in high school or older are needed to help with various services or through providing donations.
281-924-1070 or 713-826-6816
www.missioncyfair.org

Northwest Assistance Ministries
Northwest Assistance Ministries has multiple volunteer opportunities and also runs Treasures of the Heart, a resale shop that provides clothing, furniture and other donated household items to its clients free of charge. Volunteers in the shop perform a variety of duties, from sorting, pricing and displaying merchandise to tracking client and donor information. Other opportunities for volunteers within the ministry include building and maintenance, information technology and community outreach services.
15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, Texas 77090-3651
281-885-4555
www.namonline.org

North Cypress Medical Center
North Cypress Medical Center is seeking volunteers ages 18 and up to help answer the phone, assist as a front desk resource, distribute books to patients and provide office assistance. Volunteers ages 15–18 can apply to the junior volunteer program over the summer.
21214 Hwy. 290, Cypress
832-912-3842
www.ncmc-hospital.com

Reach Unlimited
Reach Unlimited provides support services for people with learning or developmental disabilities. Reach offers a variety of flexible volunteer opportunities within its All-Star Volunteer program, including maintenance, office, classroom, service learning and event positions.
11832 Mueller Cemetery Road, Cypress
281-213-8132
www.reachunlimited.org

Shield Bearer
Shield Bearer is a nonprofit that served over 15,000 people in northwest Houston in 2015 through professional counseling and prevention services. Shield Bearer brings healing to hurting hearts of human trafficking survivors, victims of crime and abuse, veterans and their families, struggling marriages, and individuals battling addiction, loss, depression, self-injury and more.  Volunteers are needed for marketing, events, donation pick-up, and administrative tasks.
12345 Jones Road, Ste. 285, Houston
281-894-7222
http://shieldbearer.org

YMCA
For 125 years, the YMCA has provided camps, sports competitions and events for families. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to assist with coaching sports teams, assisting with adaptive sports programs, helping in the community garden, motivating youth in building skills and relationships, participating in community events and serving on the board of directors and various committees.
YMCA–Bradley McWilliams at Cypress Creek
19915 Hwy. 249, Houston
281-469-1481
ymcahouston.org/cypress-creek
YMCA–Langham Creek
16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston
281-859-6143
ymcahouston.org/langham-creek

This guide is not a comprehensive list of all area organizations that need volunteers. If your organization is not included, email us at listings@communityimpact.com, and we will add it to our online list. 

Featured Events

Family to Family Network
Dec. 2

Family to Family Network helps high school students and parents prepare for graduation and learn what options are available. Presentations outline details in the foundation program and endorsements. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and Individualized Education Program.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

13150 FM 529, Ste. 106, Houston
Register at graduationplan.eventbrite.com

Runners for Reach
January 2016

Volunteers are needed immediately for two initiatives. There is a silent auction committee where volunteers assist in finding auction items and gift packages for fundraising events to be hosted in the spring. The committee will meet once a month. Volunteers are also needed to participate in Runners for Reach, which calls individuals to participate in either the Houston Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5k in January 2016 in honor of Reach to raise funds for the organization.

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