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Volunteer Directory

A list of volunteer opportunities in Houston. Please keep in mind that the organizations must be contacted directly for all volunteer appointments.

For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit the Metropolitan Volunteer Program.

If your RSO is looking for volunteer opportunities or one-time projects CSI serves as a resource. Contact serve@uh.edu with your request. Large group projects (more than 25 participants) generally need to be planned a semester in advance.

  • AIDS Foundation Houston
    Our vision is a community where HIV is stigma-free and rare, and people have equitable access to care. Our mission is to end the HIV epidemic in Houston.

  • Houston ISD Apollo 20 Fellows
    The Apollo 20 Fellows Program is a service opportunity that places passionate full-time tutors in schools across HISD.

  • Awakenings Movement
    We catalyze human flourishing by cultivating spaces where people excavate divine purpose, incubate transformation, and inspire action for good.

  • A.D. Bruce Religion Center
    The A.D. Bruce Religion Center is the focal point for many on-campus religious and spiritual activities. It is a bustling center of many ongoing educational programs and activities focusing on religious issues with an emphasis on Interfaith Dialogue.

  • BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions
    BARC is the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. BARC is the only city shelter in Houston required by law to accept every animal that comes through our doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions, and circumstance.

  • Books Between Kids
    Books Between Kids strives to change this scenario by collecting gently used books and distributing them to children in need.

  • The Beacon
    The Beacon is a non-profit organization that serves the Houston homeless community through daily services, civil legal aid, counseling and mentoring, and access to housing.

  • Bread of Life, Inc.
    Bread of Life, Inc. began in September of 1992 with a simple mission to serve hot meals to homeless men and women in downtown Houston.

  • The Church At Network
    We exist to usher in God's mission of Shalom through an interdependent network of churches. Mission: To connect existing and new church expressions, supporting and empowering the saints to a unique mission and calling.

  • Children's Museum of Houston
    The Houston region has one of the largest child populations in the United States and the Children’s Museum Houston serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year.

  • Coalition for the Homeless
    The Coalition for the Homeless offers four programs to direct homeless services providers and the community-at-large.

  • COLLAGE: Art for Cancer
    COLLAGE: The Art for Cancer Network is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing innovative art programs for people living with cancer.

  • The Council on Recovery
    Addiction only gets worse as time goes by. That's why you should contact us now. If you or a loved one has a problem, The Council on Recovery has the solution.

  • Emergency Aid Coalition
    Founded in 1983, in Houston, Texas, the Emergency Aid Coalition is an interfaith organization that collaborates to provide temporary assistance in the form of food, clothing, and other basic needs, with an emphasis on serving the working poor.

  • Emanci8pation Park Conservancy
    To enhance Emancipation Park by preserving its integrity and enriching its heritage as a local, state, national, and international landmark.

  • The Guild Shop
    Our mission is to enrich the community as a Christian ministry and resale shop, dedicated to awarding financial support to organizations that serve the elderly.

  • Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
    The Son’s of Hope is the ministry of the associate ministers of the our church. The purpose The Associate Ministers assist the ministry of our church in fulfilling a wide range of activities.

  • Houston Greeters
    To appreciate Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., it is best to see it through the eyes of a local. Often called “the most diverse city in America” Houston can seem complex and may be overwhelming at first.

  • Holman Street Baptist Church
    We are a community of imperfect people, for imperfect people, discovering life together. We strive to create an authentic environment. We believe God has a purpose for your life, and that's what drives us.

  • Houston Citywide Baptist Brotherhood and Women’s Uplift Union
    The Houston Citywide Baptist Brotherhood Union is a group of consecrated Christian men from different churches undergirding all of the programs of the Church and Denomination.

  • Imagine Learning
    For more than fifteen years, our foundation has been helping students acquire, develop, and strengthen the language skills necessary to fully participate in academic settings and prepare for college and careers.

  • Interfaith Ministries
    Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.

  • Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church
    Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1879 by Rev. W. W. Navigan. Services were held in a two-room shotgun house on St. Charles and Pierce.

  • Lawndale Art Center
    Lawndale is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time.

  • Lord of the Streets
    Lord of The Streets is a church community that Welcomes, Restores and Rebuilds lives through relationship-focused ministries with the homeless and formerly homeless.

  • Medical Bridges, Inc
    To bridge the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities.

  • Multicultural Education and Counseling through Art (MECA) Houston
    MECA is a community-based non-profit organization committed to the healthy development of under-served youth and adults through arts and cultural programming, academic excellence, support services, and community building.

  • The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
    Welcome to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. I hope you find mfah.org an inspiring guide to the wonderful experiences in store for you at the Museum, and I am delighted to invite you to explore all of the exceptional exhibitions, installations, and virtual programming.

  • The Nehemiah Center-Houston
    The Nehemiah Center’s mission is to provide assistance to low-income families who are invested in seeking a better future for their children through education, emotional wellness, and spiritual enrichment.

  • Riverside Houston
    With the resurgence of the Outreach ministry, Riverside provides hundreds of meals to deserving families in partnership with the Houston Food Bank and Be A Champion Inc.

  • San Jose Clinic
    To provide quality healthcare and education to those with limited access to such services in an environment that respects the dignity of each person.

  • SEARCH Homeless
    Since 1989, SEARCH has been providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives for thousands of men, women, and children who are trying to break free from the cycle of poverty and homelessness. At SEARCH, we maintain a vision of a Houston without homelessness.

  • Small Steps Nurturing Center (SSNC)
    Small Steps Nurturing Center provides high-quality education, social and emotional support, a nurturing Christian environment, transportation, and nutritious meals to economically at-risk children ages two through six.

  • St. Joseph Medical Center
    We have over 500 board-certified physicians on our medical staff and more than 1,500 highly skilled and dedicated employees who stand ready to provide compassionate healthcare to the communities we serve.

  • Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance
    Leaders of the Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance (SEHTA) and other stakeholders make up the Steering Committee that leads our efforts to transform OST/South Union into a healthy, safe, vibrant and economically stable community.

  • St. Luke The Evangelist Episcopal Church
    Welcome to St. Luke the Evangelist Houston's first Episcopal Church for Black Episcopalians in Houston, founded in 1920. Celebrating 100 years in Houston’s Third Ward.

  • Teach for America
    Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders working to confront educational inequity through teaching and at every sector of society to create a country free from this injustice.

  • Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Retailer
    Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. We're a global maker‑to‑market movement that breaks the cycle of generational poverty and ignites social change.

  • Tour De Hood
    Tour De Hood is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that is geared toward getting people the practical information they need to be healthy mentally and physically.

  • Wesley Community Center
    Wesley Community Center invests in the potential of individuals and creates opportunities to strengthen families and build neighborhoods.

  • Wheeler Avenue Triangle Ministries Inc.
    Wheeler Avenue Triangle Ministries Inc (WATMI) is a 501 c (3) and was established on April 26, 2001, as a non-profit entity with a fully functioning Board of Directors.

  • Mental Health America - Houston
    Mental Health America of Greater Houston, is the area’s longest-serving mental health education and advocacy organization focused on shaping the mental health of people and communities in the areas of children and education, integrated health care, veterans, and community education. We actively work to replace stigmas about mental illness with compassion and proper treatment.

  • NAMI - Houston
    NAMI Greater Houston is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1988 by a group of dedicated and caring family members of those living with difficult, yet treatable, mental illnesses. By becoming a volunteer, you will be creating a lasting impact in the lives of those who are working towards regaining their health, but most of all, regain their purpose and hope.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss.

  • Houston Area Women's Center
    HAWC provides safety and comprehensive, life-saving services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, empowering individuals, families, and communities to transform trauma, achieve independence, and stop abuse before it happens.

  • Bo's Place
    Bo’s Place exists to offer support and community to those who have experienced the death of a loved one. A non-profit, free-of-charge bereavement center, Bo’s Place offers multiple grief support services for children, families, and adults, and provides education and resources for those who assist people in grief.