Volunteer Guide 2014

Abandoned Animal Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter and low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Tomball. Volunteers perform tasks, such as dog walking, cat care, basic animal grooming, office work, creating fliers, fundraising and yard work as well as washing animal dishes and towels.
419 E. Hufsmith Road, Tomball

Breast Cancer Charities of America holds four annual events, including a chocolate and wine tasting, Stiletto Sprint, a spring golf tournament and fall gala. Money raised through the organization’s events goes to its ‘Help Now’ fund, which assists recipients battling breast cancer with emergency financial services to help pay rent and utilities. The organization is seeking volunteers for its four major events as well as office assistance and creating and delivering packages to breast cancer patients.
8505 Technology Forest Place, Ste. 604
The Woodlands

Camp Blessing Texas hosts weeklong summer camps for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Volunteers can perform a variety of roles, but the camp’s biggest need is “buddy” counselors who work one-on-one with campers. The position requires a six-day commitment.
P.O. Box 2268, Tomball

The Friendship Center operates six activity centers in Montgomery County, including its Magnolia location. The organization aims to enrich the lives of senior citizens in the community. Volunteers are needed to help with services, such as Meals on Wheels, activity programs and transportation.
31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia

Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that helps construct new, affordable homes around the community. Volunteers assist with construction and deconstruction, office work, lunch services and at the ReStore—a resale outlet for good quality building materials.
13350 Jones Road, Houston

Helping Hands Community Garden is a community garden that offers garden beds for individuals or families. For those with physical limitations, the garden offers special needs beds. Volunteers help maintain the garden beds and facility, and food grown at the garden is used to feed those in need. The garden is accepting donations for about 700 bricks to help pave the pathways on-site.
31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia

JoyRide Center offers a therapeutic horsemanship program designed to allow those with disabilities to find joy through equine-assisted activities. Several volunteer opportunities are available, including sidewalkers who walk beside clients as they ride, horse handlers and assistance in organizing special events and fundraisers.
29550 Tudor Way, Magnolia

The Harris County Public Library system has an ongoing need for volunteers at each of its branches. Participants are asked to fill out a volunteer application and will work side by side with library staff members to shelve materials and assist with special projects as well as help with crafts, displays and book sales.
Lone Star College–Tomball Community Library
30555 Hwy. 249, Tomball

Intercept Ministries became independent of the Society of Samaritans in 2012. The nonprofit organization relies heavily on volunteers and community donations to help those in need. Intercept Ministries operates a toy shop from Dec. 1–23 where people bring donations ranging from teddy bears to gift cards at the Magnolia Landmark Building.
18230 FM 1488, Magnolia

The Magnolia Police Department offers a free nine-week citizen’s police academy each year at The Friendship Center. The courses are open to residents age 18 and older to learn about a variety of police duties, such as felony and routine patrol stops, DWI enforcement, firearms training and crime scene investigation procedures.
18111 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia

The Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department provides medical response and fire protection to residents within an estimated 200 square miles. The department is accepting volunteers age 16 and up to assist in providing fire protection at its six stations in the area.
18215 Buddy Riley Blvd., Magnolia

The Magnolia Historical Depot is home to the Magnolia Historical Society. The group participates in preservation projects and organizes several seasonal events, such as Magnolia Hometown Christmas and Depot Day. The historical society’s general meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Magnolia Community Building.
426 Melton St., Magnolia

The Montgomery County Food Bank distributes more than 5.2 million nutritious meals annually to more than 40,000 low-income children, adults and seniors living in Montgomery County. The food bank is in need of volunteers age 16 and older to inspect, sort and box food, help at special events and donate talents and professional services, such as graphic design, printing or photography.
3 Prospect Point, Conroe

Founded in 1984, Montgomery County Search and Rescue Team is based in Magnolia and performs missions in the area with the aid of volunteers. The organization helps finding lost persons, assists drowning victims and performs swift water and wilderness rescue missions.
P.O. Box 75, Magnolia

Montgomery County United Way needs volunteers for a variety of programs and events. More than 235 people volunteer on an ongoing basis to help make decisions about program funding, strategic planning, volunteer events and campaign fundraising. Volunteers are also needed for the organization’s Days of Caring events in which volunteers work on community service projects. Bilingual volunteers are needed to assist with the Hispanic outreach program. Volunteers are also needed to serve as Healthy Living Alliance ambassadors to help educate Montgomery County residents about health education.
1600 Lake Front Circle, Ste. 248
The Woodlands

The Montgomery County Women’s Center needs volunteers year-round to help in the administrative offices in Conroe and The Woodlands, work in the retail shop at the Portofino Shopping Center, provide child care so women can attend counseling, provide shelter assistance, answer calls through the hotline and provide personal or legal accompaniment. Volunteers must fill out an application online, and training is required for anyone working with clients or their children.
1600 Lake Front Circle, Ste. 100
The Woodlands

Aiding 14,875 wounded soldiers since 2007, nonprofit organization Operation Military Embrace sends care packages overseas and provides support for wounded or ill military members and their families for up to 10 years after discharge from active duty. The organization is in need of donations and volunteers to help assemble care packages.
P.O. Box 149, Hockley

Montgomery County Youth Services provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to Montgomery County youth with the goal of strengthening families and keeping them in school. The organization provides individual and family crisis counseling, summer programs, pregnant and parenting teen support and alcohol and substance abuse education. Volunteers are needed for special events including the annual golf tournament in November, Ladies Night Out and Ironman in May, as well as clerical and administrative roles. Volunteers are also needed to entertain and cook for children at youth shelters.
31355 Friendship Drive, Magnolia

Reach Unlimited provides programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed in a variety of fields, including classrooms, special events, maintenance, office work and service learning.
12777 Jones Road, Ste. 103, Houston

Resale with a Purpose donates 100 percent of its proceeds by allocating at least $5,000 to a different nonprofit organization in the area each month. The self-funding organization is run by a volunteer board of directors and about eight part-time workers. Several other volunteers are needed to sort through new and gently used donations ranging from clothes to furniture, which are displayed and sold in the showroom.
28583 Hwy. 249, Tomball

SIRE is Houston’s therapeutic equestrian center and aims to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship as well as educational outreach. There are several opportunities for volunteer activities, such as walking beside the clients as they ride to provide physical and verbal support or leading the horse during classes and more. Volunteer training for the spring will be held Jan. 10, 2015, and summer training will take place May 30, 2015.
24161 Spring Drive, Hockley

Society of Samaritans provides resources and aid for those in need in Magnolia. The nonprofit organization is run entirely by volunteers who help sort donated items and organize special program events. SOS operates a resale shop at 17661 FM 1488 and a clothing and distribution center at 603 Little Twig Lane.
31355 Friendship Drive, Ste. 500, Magnolia

TOMAGWA Health Care Ministries provides medical care for low-income individuals and families. Opportunities for volunteers vary from Spanish-speaking interpreters to office workers and nurses.
455 School St., Ste. 30, Tomball

Established in 1985, Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries, or TEAM, helps low-income families in the Tomball area by providing short-term assistance. The organization accepts donations for its resale shop and food pantry, and volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks, including seasonal programs.
300 W. Main St., Tomball

The Tomball Fire Department maintains a force of volunteer firefighters who work and train alongside full-time and part-time staff. Several opportunities include working with the emergency communications operators, fire pre-plan group and providing water, coffee and snacks as well as refilling air bottles for firefighters. The department sponsors the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, to train at the station and assist during large-scale events.
1200 Rudel Drive, Tomball

The Tomball Police Department offers a free eight-week citizen’s police academy each year in the facility’s training room that is open to residents. The department also offers a 40-hour Youth Citizens Police Academy for one week every summer to teach students ages 13 to 17 leadership skills and offer an inside look at the daily work of police officers. The courses are open to residents age 18 and older to learn about a variety of police duties, such as felony and routine patrol stops, DWI enforcement, firearms training and crime scene investigation procedures.
400 Fannin St, Tomball

Tomball Pregnancy Center assists women and their families who could be facing an unintended pregnancy with medical, legal, educational and adoption-related needs. Volunteers can act as prayer partners, perform clerical duties, work in the resale shop and offer hospitality and counseling services.
990 Village Square Drive, Ste. Q, Tomball

Tomball Regional Medical Center is in need of volunteers to assist with patient care and operate the hospital’s gift shop.
605 Holderrieth Blvd., Tomball


This guide is not a comprehensive list of all area organizations that need volunteers. If your organization is not included, please email us at [email protected], and we will add it to our online list.

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