The Metropolitan Volunteer Program is a student run organization at the University of Houston. MVP began its service in 1989, and assists our University students and/or members of the Houston community with finding volunteer opportunities with non–profit agencies. In addition, we help agencies promote Special Events where volunteer services are needed.
MVP organizes volunteer opportunities into categories such as: K–12 youth, Issues in the Houston community, Health, Senior Citizens, and Freshmen. Within these categories you can find many opportunities to choose from, including, but not limited to: clerical work, sales, caring for animals, mentoring, building a house, and/or working directly with children. Furthermore, many agencies host specific events in which many of the same opportunities are available on a one–time basis.
Traditionally, MVP also hosts and/or sponsors several on and off campus service events. These include
- Into the Streets
- OXFAM Hunger Banquet
- Work for a Change
- The Austin School Project
These events not only invoke a spirit of volunteerism within the University of Houston community, but help thousands or people as well. We also provide assistance to on campus service organizations when requested.