Top 9 Volunteer Opportunities in Houston
Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in Houston? Here are several nonprofits, rated highly by people who have already volunteered or interned there. We’ve listed nonprofits supporting all types of causes in the Houston area that have at least four out of five stars on GreatNonprofits and at least 10 reviews, so you know your experience and your impact will be good!
“My involvement with Family to Family Network started as a volunteer with their Family Friends Volunteer Program. I was matched with a little girl who has disabilities and her family. I go into the home to spend time with her doing fun things and in doing so give the family much needed support. I was asked to work for them part time, to help expand the program and I have enjoyed it all thoroughly. The work they do to help other families who have a child or more than one child with disabilities is outstanding. I hope to help them to continue to grow as they provide much needed help in many ways.” —Myron
“ACAM is an integral part of the Houston nonprofit community, doing the less glamorous but absolutely essential work with little to no fanfare. I have been fortunate to volunteer for them on occasion, and have seen how much they do with far less resources than bigger, more traditional nonprofits. I have enjoyed donating my time to ACAM and have witnessed the commitment and dedication of their employees. ACAM’s central mission is extraordinarily served by them.” —Writer
“I have seen the work that Parnell Intermediary Services has done firsthand. As a volunteer, I have seen them turn a family’s life around when it would otherwise be hard for them. They are constantly finding more and more people who need help and providing everything they need to get back on their feet. This is a charity that does work that not many other organizations do. They give people a second chance that they may not otherwise get. Great organization!” —gertmerryweather
“Being an artist/creative, I have been able to see the harm neglecting our artistic sides can cause on personal growth. Hope Stone strives to bring out the creative geniuses in each and every one with a vision of ARTS FOR ALL—meaning that they support a wide and diverse range of individuals. I have had the opportunity to work with this organization and I can truly say that everyone is happy, fun, encouraging, and accepting. Nothing but great learning experiences from watching their shows and collaborating with them.” —afolabl
“I am a volunteer for this fabulous foundation. I have experienced firsthand the benefits and tangible support that patients have received. The apartments offered at no cost provide patients comfort, security, and close proximity to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, while lessening financial burdens. This foundation raises much money for research, which is phenomenal. Missy and the various board members and volunteers are very supportive to the patients and many form close bonds with them. It is so nice for the patients to feel like they have family here as well as in their hometowns. I am absolutely so proud to be associated with this first-class foundation. I am honored to be part of it.” —writer
“Shield Bearer is the only agency that I know of that provides high-quality, skilled counseling and support to the Houston community without regard to ability to pay. They never want finances to be a reason someone doesn’t get the help they need, and they will work with you to find a rate that is affordable for you. The counselors are highly trained, warm, and caring, and able to address a wide range of issues. Shield Bearer is a blessing throughout NW Houston with several locations: Main Office on Jones Road (77070), and satellite offices in West Houston (Barker-Cypress/West Little York), Tomball, Conroe, and Cypress Station (1960 and I-45).” —ABScott
“I have associated with the center for more than 10 years, first as a mentor in the after-school program and as a longtime donor, board director, and co-founder of the Nehemiah Middle School. The center has an exceptional and dedicated staff who are committed to provide families and children of Houston’s inner city with love, encouragement, and social and educational skills to change lives to succeed and excel. Their gifts are long-term gifts that provide a strong foundation for these families and children.” —writer
“Family Point has been investing in families in Nottingham for more than a decade. I have been coaching and mentoring through Family Point since shortly after it started. It truly cares about the entire child, and becomes an aid to the families through mentoring, education, and sports programs. I can’t recommend this nonprofit enough for anyone interested in investing in a community and providing stability and progress for kids and their families.” —carsonschultz
“Lifesaving equine care is provided by the team at A Place for Peanut. I just can’t say enough good things about the TLC they give to miniature horses who are saved from the kill pens. These innocent horses are given veterinarian attention and lots of love. In turn, they become pint-sized therapy horses or are adopted to loving homes. A Place for Peanut is a special sanctuary thanks to volunteers with big hearts. Please consider donating to this charity so they can rescue as many precious horses as possible.” —MelanieS.
“YMT has been a great outlet, allowing me to give back to my community by doing drives and giving out volunteer opportunities so that others can participate!!! I am truly thankful for the organization!!!!” —mobileUser452776