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Top Volunteer Opportunities in Houston 2013

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Houston nonprofit? Whether you’re new to Houston, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Houston charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite Houston non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Literacy Advance of Houston 12345
“All efforts, eyes and hearts are focused on the learners and that makes tutoring at Literacy Advance such a rewarding experience. It’s like being on an awesome team of winners who love helping! The staff is top-notch, enthusiastic and so supportive.”

Alley Theatre 1234.912285
“I have ushered at The Alley for years. I have always been treated with respect, courtesy and a level of professionalism rarely found in a volunteer arena. The Alley is a treasure to the entire Houston community and all who walk through their doors.”

Together In Hope 1234.893625
“I was fortunate enough to attend a mission trip with BUMC in conjunction with Together in Hope to El Salvador in the summer of 2010. The things I experienced truly changed my life….On the trip that I personally participated in we renovated a school, worked with the kids, and put a new roof on a house that belonged to an elderly blind man. ”

Advita Fund USA 1234.941185
“I have been volunteering for this wonderful organization for about 2 years now. Everyone at Advita is a volunteer, and it is so gratifying to see that all the funds raised go directly to patients for treatment and other medical expenses. I personally have met children and their families who came to the U.S. for treatment thanks to Advita’s hard work.”

Women’s Resource of Greater Houston     1234.842115
“TWR makes it so easy to volunteer because they provide a schedule of classes that you can choose from based on your availability, and they provide all the materials. TWR has helped me to grow personally and has a provided a platform whereby I am able to fulfill my passion for teaching and give back to the community.”

Star of Hope Mission 1234.842115
“I volunteer four days a week at the Star of Hope Women and Families Shelter. My work involves daily contact with our guests, helping them find the services they need to move out of homelessness, to jobs that will sustain households and to living circumstances that will restore dignity and health.”

Conviventia 1234.814825
“CDA is the most thoughtful, thorough, holistic organization I have ever had the privilege of working with. With a deep commitment to excellence and a thoughtful nuanced approach to their work and interventions they really make a difference.”

Homeaid America 12345
“Great organization that helps mainly women and children. I have personally seen the benefits that these families have received by the work that this charity does by building dignified housing for those who want and need a hand up not a hand out.”

Cherish Our Children International               12345
“I am part of the Team COCI group in Houston that Helps Athletes be twice as powerful when they sign up for an athletic event and athletes support COCI by raising funds for the world’s most vulnerable children ( Being part of this team has made a huge difference in my life by living a life that is bigger then myself and is of service to others.”

Angels In Disguise Are Always NearCharitable ( 1234.888895
“I’ve had the privilege of knowing Aidan and being involved with his organization the last few years. I’ve helped make iPods and been present for the delivery of an iPod to one of the many children this organization has touched in the last few years! Watching a child’s face light up by this unexpected surprise is amazing.”

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