Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness committee is responsible for providing service opportunities that benefit the health and wellness of the community. We have partnered with many different organizations such as Sickle Cell, Harris Health, and Ronald McDonald House to create volunteering events for our members. At these events, we will be assembling hygiene kits for patients, socializing with children being treated at the Texas Medical Center, and sorting medical supplies that will be sent to developing nations. Our committee aims to allow our members to have an opportunity to be more involved and engaged in the community while leaving a positive impact on the city’s population and on themselves.

Chair: Sandra Gonzalez


Boys & Girls Club

Allen Parkway Club

  • 10/26/2017
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • REGISTER by 10/24/17 at 11:59pm

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston strives to empower low-income youth through their multi-faceted approach to youth development. Volunteers will participate in a variety of youth engagement activities such as outdoor play, arts & crafts, board games, and tutoring.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to the Allen Parkway club.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Boys & Girls Club

Holthouse Club

  • 11/02/2017
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • REGISTER by 10/31/17 at 11:59pm
  • 11/30/2017
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • REGISTER by 11/28/17 at 11:59pm

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston strives to empower low-income youth through their multi-faceted approach to youth development. Volunteers will participate in a variety of youth engagement activities such as outdoor play, arts & crafts, board games, and tutoring.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to the Holthouse club.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Community Garden

Garden outside of Cougar Woods dining hall

  • 10/27/2017
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • REGISTER by 10/26/17 at 11:59pm

The Community Garden is a collaboration with the Office of Sustainability that donates its crops to the Third Ward. Volunteers are needed to aid in the up-keeping of the garden through weeding, planting, and harvesting along with any other gardening activities.

For questions, please contact Robin Johnson.

All volunteers will meet at the Community Garden outside of Cougar Woods at 9am.

Generation One

Generation One

  • 10/24/2017
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • REGISTER by 10/22/17 at 11:59pm
  • 11/07/2017
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • REGISTER by 11/05/17 at 11:59pm
  • 11/28/2017
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • REGISTER by 11/26/17 at 11:59pm

In an effort to end generational poverty within the Third Ward, Generation One provides an after-school program in which volunteers will assist with tutoring and other youth enrichment activities such as dance, board games, sports, and crafts.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to Generation One.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Houston Public Library Warehouse

Houston Public Library Book Warehouse

  • 11/11/2017
  • 9:30am – 12:30pm
  • REGISTER by 11/09/17 at 11:59pm

The Friends of the Houston Public Library aim to support the community and the central Houston Public Library through donations and book sales throughout the year. At the Book Warehouse, volunteers will sort/scan recycled books and assist with various other warehouse projects in order to facilitate the Friends' mission.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to the book warehouse.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Medical Bridges

2706 Magnet St.

  • 10/27/2017
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • REGISTER by 10/26/17 at 5:00pm

Medical Bridges has the mission to connect the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities. Volunteers are needed to sort out donated medical supplies in preparation for shipment to those in need in developing countries. For questions, please contact Sandra Gonzalez.

Transportation will be provided. All volunteers will meet at the Student Center South by 8:15am to depart at 8:30am

P.M. Pals

St. Luke’s Westheimer Campus

  • 11/10/2017
  • 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • REGISTER by 11/05/17 at 11:59pm

P.M. Pals is an evening program offered by St. Luke’s for families of the surrounding community. Volunteers, children with exceptionalities, and their siblings can interact with one another while engaging in a variety of activities such as sports, crafts, coloring, outdoor play, and movie watching.

If you would like to register for the event, please complete the Safe Sanctuary Training and Quiz in addition to the Safe Sanctuary Application here. Upon completion of the application, please email a screenshot of the registration confirmation to Sana Shaikh and email Bevin Barret to RSVP for the event.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to St. Luke’s Westheimer Campus.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Prevent Blindness Texas

2202 Waugh Dr.

  • 10/27/2017
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • REGISTER by 10/26/17 at 5:00pm

Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1965, Prevent Blindness Texas is the state's leading voluntary eye health and safety organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. Volunteers will be helping with in office assistance. For questions, please contact Sandra Gonzalez.

Transportation will be provided. All volunteers will meet at the Student Center South by 12:15pm to depart at 12:30pm.

Rock the Campus - Volunteer

Butler Plaza, Lynn Eusan Park

  • 11/03/2017
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • REGISTER by 11/02/17 at 11:59pm

Rock the Campus is MVP’s signature service event that takes place during Homecoming week! 

Volunteers will meet at Lynn Eusan park to check in and be dispersed into groups to be a part of one of the largest campus clean ups.

Two shifts are available from 9:00 am and 10:00am. A free t-shirt, and lunch will be provided.

For questions, please contact Lisa Menda.​