Serve Houston - University of Houston
Skip to main content

What is Serve Houston?

Serve Houston, a program of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, is a service corps of diverse young adults serving together as Ambassadors to strengthen Houston’s most vulnerable communities' health and well-being. Through the successful completion of service projects in small teams, Ambassadors are prepared to become aspiring servant leaders in any industry.

About the Ambassador Program

Ambassadors are Serve Houston program participants and will develop and gain the following skills, knowledge, and financial benefits:
  • Flexible schedule
  • Project management experience
  • Nonprofit operations experience
  • Servant leadership mindset
  • Compassion for underserved populations
  • Teamwork
  • Resume building experiences
  • $600 per month (approximate based on hourly wage)
  • $1,000 education award upon successful completion of the program
Lead Ambassadors will:
  • Earn approximately $900 per month (based on hourly wage)
  • Receive a $1,500 education award upon successful completion of the program
  • Receive additional leadership development training before the start of the program
Any combination of these characteristics makes the ideal candidate for a Serve Houston Ambassador. However, we encourage anyone who meets the following eligibility requirements to apply:
  • Be 18 years or older by the beginning of the service period.
  • Be able to pass a criminal history check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license or photo ID.
  • Be able to convey a meaningful connection to the Greater Houston community, whether by residence or some other affiliation.
  • Be a current UH student or recent graduate.
    • Current students are individuals currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
    • Recent graduates are individuals who have graduated within the last 2 years.
    • Students between semesters or school years are eligible to apply.

COVID Protocols:

  • COVID precautions will be in full effect.
  • Participants must comply with the COVID-19 protocol and vaccination requirements at Interfaith Ministries, which could include proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Ambassadors will work a flexible 20-hr workweek in a hybrid remote + in-office setting.
  • Participants will need to have access to a webcam and internet and be willing and able to work from home and in person.

Interested students may find the application on the Serve Houston website. Please submit any questions to servehouston@imgh.org or ogesp@uh.edu

Logo for Serve Houston

Important Dates

January 7, 2021: Online Application Opens

March 31, 2021: Online application closes*

April 30, 2021: Candidates receive final notification before or on this date

May 18, 2021: Lead Ambassadors begin service

May 31, 2021: Serve Houston program begins

November 19, 2021: Serve Houston program ends

*Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and offers may be extended before the application close date.