Sugar Land | Missouri City Volunteer Guide

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AccessHealth
AccessHealth
has locations throughout Fort Bend County offering comprehensive health care for the family. Health care providers work with the organization to provide medical services to approximately 27,000 patients each year. Weekday volunteer opportunities include assisting staff with clerical duties, making confirmation calls to patients and helping with community events in Missouri City, Stafford and Richmond.
307 Texas Parkway, Ste. 100, Missouri City
281-969-1800
http://myaccesshealth.org

Volunteer Opportunities

The Arc of Fort Bend County (via Courtesy The Arc of Fort Bend County)

The Arc of Fort Bend County
The Arc of Fort Bend County
is a grassroots advocacy organization with a mission to maximize the quality of life for those with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The organization provides recreational and social programs, employment assistance, housing support and the largest Special Olympics program in the area to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Fort Bend County is always accepting volunteers to help with a variety of programs, assist with fundraising efforts or to help in the office.
123 Brooks St., Sugar Land
281-494-5959
www.arcoffortbend.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters-Fort Bend County
Big Brothers Big Sisters-Fort Bend County seeks volunteers to serve as mentors to help positively shape a child’s future by empowering them to achieve their goals. Mentors engage in any number of activities with their brother or sister.
10435 Greenbough Lane, Stafford
281-207-2330
www.bbbstx.org

Child Advocates of Fort Bend County
Child Advocates of Fort Bend County
assists neglected and abused children through specialized programs and community events. There are several volunteer opportunities that include helping with the Court Appointed Special Advocates program or volunteering at the Child Advocacy Center. Other services, such as assisting with office administration and community events, are also available to prospective volunteers.
5403 Ave. N, Rosenberg
281-344-5130
www.cafb.org

Citizens Volunteer Program
The city of Missouri City’s Citizens Volunteer Program
allows residents to choose from a variety of volunteer-based projects. Available opportunities include assisting with the city’s crime watch program, the Citizens Response Team—which provides assistance in cases of emergencies—and environmental initiatives, such as helping plant trees and maintaining parks throughout the year. Additional opportunities include providing information to residents during hurricane season and other emergency situations.
1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City
281-403-8530
www.missouricitytx.gov

East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Inc.
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Inc.
is a nonprofit, charitable organization that is composed of an interfaith alliance that serves the basic needs of persons in temporary financial crisis in east Fort Bend County. Hundreds of volunteers each month donate their time and talents to come together to help the community through the organization. There are many ways to help out by volunteering at the nonprofit’s ministry and resale shop. Individual volunteers must be high school age or older to volunteer at the ministry.
435 Stafford Run, Stafford
281-261-1006
www.humanneeds.org

Volunteer Opportunities

The Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club (via Courtesy The Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club)

The Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club
The Fort Bend Boys and Girls Club
assists children in need with youth development services ranging from academic assistance to healthy living tips to parental resources. Volunteers 16 years old and older are able to sign up with the nonprofit organization to help tutor, mentor and coach students as well as help with special events and other administrative maintenance projects.
3110 Fifth Street, Stafford
832-471-2588
www.bgclubs-houston.org

Fort Bend Cares
Fort Bend Cares
is a nonprofit organization that serves the disadvantaged children and youth of Fort Bend County. The organization is in need of volunteers to assist with its events scheduled throughout the year, to help provide administrative and office support, and to serve on its grant committee. The nonprofit is also seeking volunteers to help with its social media program. For more information on volunteer opportunities, email info@fortbendcares.org.
832-819-2005
www.fortbendcares.org

Fort Bend Corps
Fort Bend Corps
is actively looking for individuals and organizations to join volunteer teams for Hearts and Hammers. The program assists with exterior repairs to homes in Fort Bend County for the elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make repairs themselves. Repair services include roof replacements, installing wheelchair ramps, painting and foundation repairs.
1004 Blume Road, Rosenberg
281-617-7416
www.fbcorps.org

Fort Bend County Animal Services
Fort Bend County Animal Services
welcomes volunteers to assist with animal care. The stray animals in the shelter need time out of their cages. Volunteers can help with socializing, walking, bathing and grooming tasks. The organization has regular scheduled times for these activities, which volunteers can sign up for. It also hosts special events, such as donation drives, that offer additional volunteer opportunities.|
1210 Blume Road, Rosenberg
281-342-1512
www.fortbendcountytx.gov

Fort Bend County Public Libraries
Fort Bend County Public Libraries
accept applications for a wide range of volunteers who are 16 years old and older. Help is needed to shelve books and lend a hand with programs. Volunteers assist with fundraisers, book sales and donations.

First Colony Branch Library
2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land
281-238-2800

Missouri City Branch Library
1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City
281-238-2100

Sienna Branch Library
8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City
281-238-2900

Sugar Land Branch Library
550 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land
281-238-2140

University Branch Library
14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land
281-633-5100
www.fortbend.lib.tx.us

The Fort Bend Education Foundation
The Fort Bend Education Foundation
is a nonprofit organization within Fort Bend ISD that supports the school district through its grant programs and community events. Volunteers can apply to join the efforts of the Angels of Education Auxiliary—a group that helps create awareness of the community’s educational needs. Volunteers are needed year-round to help with events.
16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land
281-634-1113
www.fortbendisd.com/foundation

Fort Bend Family Promise
Fort Bend Family Promise
mobilizes a network of local congregations to help families regain housing. The nonprofit organization has a wide range of volunteer opportunities for those looking to give their time. Some of the areas where the nonprofit can use volunteer help are administrative support, children’s activities, maintenance and cleaning and leading adult classes. The organization also has a need for congregation volunteers and provides opportunities for families to volunteer together.
1424 FM 1092, Missouri City
281-403-3923
www.fortbendfamilypromise.org

Fort Bend ISD Strategic Partnerships
Fort Bend ISD Strategic Partnerships
welcomes and encourages parents and community members to get involved and share their time, talents and skills with the students in the district. FBISD is in need of volunteers year-round to serve in its Volunteers In Public Schools program (VIPS), its mentoring program or its Shared Dreams program.
16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land
281-634-1112
www.fortbendisd.com

Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers who want to give back to their community in a hands-on fashion. Volunteers can donate their time and skills to build homes throughout the county for the less fortunate. Apart from homebuilding, volunteers can help at the office or in the organization’s ReStore. Volunteers can also serve on one of several committees to help with a variety of tasks.
13570 Murphy Road, Stafford
281-403-0708
www.fortbendhabitat.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Fort Bend Museum Association (via Courtesy Fort Bend Museum Association)

Fort Bend Museum Association
Year-round volunteers are needed for special events offered through the Fort Bend Museum Association. After submitting an application and being selected, volunteers can attend several training classes to become docents at the museum. Other volunteer opportunities include helping maintain the museum’s ongoing exhibits and facilities.
500 Houston St., Richmond
281-342-6478
www.fortbendmuseum.org

The Fort Bend Rainbow Room
The Fort Bend Rainbow Room
seeks volunteers to assist with its many events, grant writing, inventory management, soliciting donations and organizing drives to collect needed items. The Rainbow Room provides emergency and transitional supplies to children and families involved with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
1110 Avenue G, Rosenberg
832-451-2883
www.fbrr.org

Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit that helps seniors remain independent by enhancing quality of life through services and resources. The nonprofit provides more than 1,100 meals every day through its home delivered and senior center programs. Volunteer opportunities include delivering meals, assisting at congregate centers, meal packing and special events.

info@fortbendseniors.org
281-633-7049
www.fortbendseniors.org

Fort Bend Volunteers
Fort Bend Volunteers
, a program through the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, connects prospective volunteers with local nonprofit organizations. The organization works with dozens of tax-exempt organizations, governing entities, hospitals and hospices throughout the county. Those interested in volunteering can contact Fort Bend Volunteers to find opportunities located within the community.
445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land
281-491-0277
www.fortbendchamber.com

The Fort Bend Women’s Center
The Fort Bend Women’s Center
is an organization designed to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children to gain safety and independence through its services. The organization offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunities for those wanting to support its mission. Volunteers work throughout the organization and service activities include working in the shelter, working alongside clients through its various programs, assisting with special events and helping with office administration. Volunteers can also help staff the crisis hotline or help sort through donations.
281-344-5750
www.fortbendwomenscenter.org

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
has a variety of volunteer roles to fit individual time commitments, schedules, abilities and interests. The volunteer program at the hospital offers its volunteers opportunities to interact with patients, assist staff or provide clerical and administrative support to various departments.
16655 Hwy. 59, Sugar Land
281-274-7127
www.houstonmethodist.org

The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land
looks for community volunteers throughout the year to help organize field trips and assist with guest tours along with helping to maintain ongoing exhibits behind the scenes. Volunteers are able to participate in a series of educational workshops and lectures and also receive discounts on ticket prices and gift shop items. Docent training is also available.
13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land
281-313-2277, ext. 104
www.hmns.org

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
provides basic literacy and English instruction to area adult residents. The Literacy Council relies heavily on its volunteers to work one-on-one with adults needing help in basic literacy. The organization is also in need of volunteers to assist with mailings, provide administrative support and help with annual fundraising events.
12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land
281-240-8181
www.ftbendliteracy.org

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
promotes redefining health care in all aspects, including volunteer opportunities. Volunteers at the hospital provide support to numerous departments throughout the hospital, which includes both clerical and nonclerical activities. Hospital areas for volunteer service include the information desk, gift shop, coffee kiosk, outpatient center, nursing units, surgery waiting areas, material management and patient and family services.
17500 W. Grand Parkway, Sugar Land
281-725-5254
www.memorialhermann.org/locations/sugar-land

Missouri City Green
Missouri City Green
, an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful, is a nonprofit organization that brings residents together to build and sustain a vibrant community through its educational programs, beautification projects and recycling activities. The nonprofit welcomes individuals, school groups and other service organizations as volunteers to assist with its community events.
info@missouricitygreen.org
www.missouricitygreen.org

Rainbow of Love
Rainbow of Love is a nonprofit organization hat serves infants, toddlers and parents who are in need. The organization offers parenting classes, counseling, care supplies for infants and referrals for families considering adoption. The nonprofit is in need of volunteers for administrative support, answering phones, grant writing, soliciting donations, organizing the donation center, event assistance and help with parenting classes. All volunteers are required to have a background check that will be conducted by the organization. Volunteers who work with children are required to have a TB test.

2700 Lake Olympia Parkway, Missouri City
281-438-6588
www.rainbowoflove.org

Second Mile Mission Center
Second Mile Mission Center
is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides food, counseling and health care to needy residents. The organization accepts volunteers age 16 and older at any time during its hours of operation. Volunteers help with putting food on the pantry shelves, hanging clothes on the racks, sorting donations and helping neighbors out to their cars to load items. There are also opportunities for group volunteers.
1135 Hwy. 90, Missouri City
281-261-9199
www.secondmile.org

Silverado Hospice
Silverado Hospice
needs volunteers at its Sugar Land hospice location. The facility assists with the elderly in their daily lives, and volunteers can assist with several activities by spending time with the patients and their families reading, going for walks, playing music and other basic assistance needs. The organization offers in-home care, hospice care and memory care services.
1221 Seventh St., Sugar Land
281-713-9470
www.silveradocare.com

The city of Sugar Land
The city of Sugar Land
offers several programs for volunteers through its Serve Sugar Land organizations. Volunteer opportunities include serving on the citizen fire and police academies, community assistance support teams and the Sugar Land Airport Academy. The city also offers educational programs free of charge, such as Sugar Land 101—a 10-week course where participants are able to learn the inner workings of city government.
2700 Town Center Blvd. N., Sugar Land
281-275-2329
www.sugarlandtx.gov

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire community pride by collecting, preserving, communicating and celebrating the history of Sugar Land. Volunteers can contribute to the organization by becoming a Heritage Ambassador. Other available volunteer opportunities include office management, artifact cataloging, data entry and assisting with tours and educational programs.
198 Kempner St., Sugar Land
281-494-0261
www.slheritage.org

Volunteer Guide

Texana Center (via Courtesy Texana Center)

Texana Center
Texana Center welcomes potential volunteers to help with its many different programs and services. Volunteers can either work with adult clients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities or with children in the center’s autism programs. There are also administrative volunteer opportunities available.

Texana Children’s Center for Autism-Sugar Land
130 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 200, Sugar Land
281-239-1497

Texana Learning Center at Missouri City
2715 Cypress Point, Missouri City
281-499-4575
www.texanacenter.com

YMCA Foundation
YMCA Foundation
is a community staple for assisting children and families by hosting camps, sporting competitions and special events throughout the year. Whether helping out with motivational speaking, advocacy work, coaching or simply lending a helping hand, there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities at local YMCA locations in Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend Branch
4433 Cartwright Road,
Missouri City
281-499-9622

T.W. Davis Memorial Branch
911 Thompson Road, Richmond
281-341-0791
www.ymcahouston.org


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.

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