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Immediate Volunteer Needs

Volunteer Applications are required for all positions unless otherwise noted.

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Become A For Good Ambassador

Our For Good movement has been spreading all over Houston since our For Good celebration in February! We’ve been hard at work to get our community to commit and share with us what they’re doing. For Good.

As many of you know, an important part of our movement is our For Good Art Installation. Our display has been traveling around town in places like
City Hall, ARAMARK Golf Tournament, Earth Day at Discovery Green, Museum Experience, Zumbathon, Houston Art Car Parade, and our visibility is growing! We look forward to taking our display to many new venues in the months to come.

That’s why we need your help to raise awareness within the community about what our movement means. To learn more about becoming a For Good Ambassador, please contact marketingdept@neighborhood-centers.org.


Assistance at Immigration & Citizenship Forums

Neighborhood Centers Inc. in partnership with other local agencies, regularly holds free immigration & citizenship forums. Local attorneys and immigration specialists speak on the rights and responsibilities of citizens and participants receive free one-on-one legal assistance from immigration attorneys.

Volunteers are mainly needed to assist qualified Legal Permanent Residents in completing US Citizenship applications. Training is provided, usually on the same day. Other duties include set up, food assistance, registration table, and more.
Being bilingual is not required but helpful.

When We Need You:
Forums are typically scheduled on Saturdays 10am-12pm throughout the year at various Greater Houston locations. They are often during lunchtime on Saturday, or in the evening on weekdays. See our calendar for the upcoming forums.

Interested?
Contact Ana Mac Naught at 713-669-5231 with any questions, or complete the application form now.


Ripley House Neighborhood Center

Neighborhood Centers operates several community centers designed to meet the needs of the community and the residents who are actively involved in programs taking place at the centers.

Hospitality Volunteers Bilingual volunteers are needed to assist with welcoming visitors, provide visitors with information about the center, answer phones and assist with membership mailings.
Various shifts, Monday - Friday 8am-8pm

Food Fair Registration Volunteers are needed to assist with intake and registration of participants during the monthly food fairs. Volunteers will gather required information from participants and instruct them on the process for distribution. Being bilingual is not required but helpful.

When We Need You:
The last Tuesday of each month, 8am-11pm

Location:
Ripley House Neighborhood Center - East End

Interested?
Contact Marisol Olivas at 713-315-6400 with any questions, or complete the application form now.


Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center

Food Fair Registration
Volunteers are needed to assist with intake and registration of participants during the bi-monthly food fairs. Volunteers will gather required information from participants and instruct them on the process for distribution. Being bilingual is not required but helpful.

When We Need You:

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month, 8am-1pm


Emergency Food Pantry Volunteers are needed to assist with maintaining the center’s emergency food pantry. Responsibilities include organizing food, stocking shelves, and preparing boxes for distribution. Volunteers must be able to lift 45 lbs.

When We Need You:
Various shifts, Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Location:
Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center - Pasadena

Interested?
Contact 713-944-9186 with any questions, or complete the application form now.



Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center

Food Fair Volunteers are needed to assist sorting and distributing food to participants during the monthly food fairs. Being bilingual is not required but helpful.

When We Need You:

The 2nd Thursday of each Month, 8am-1pm


Location:
Harbach-Ripley Neighborhood Center – 6225 Northdale, 77087

Interested?
Contact Harbach-Ripley at 713-640-7100 with any questions, or complete the application form now.



Sheltering Arms Day Center

Sheltering Arms Day Center is designed specifically for adults who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The center improves the quality of life of participants and helps caregivers maintain their loved ones at home.

Exercise Class Instructor Volunteers are needed to lead participants in light to moderate exercise classes. Volunteers should be outgoing and able to project their voice so that participants can hear instruction. Class duration is typically 30 minutes to 1 hour. Training will be provided by Day Center staff.



When We Need You:

Various Shifts Available, Monday–Friday, 9am-4pm

Arts Instructor Volunteers are needed to work in small groups and conduct modified art classes for participants. Class duration is typically 30 minutes to 1 hour. Volunteers with a background in Fine Arts preferred.

Interested?
Contact Donna Dauria-Burleigh at 713-558-6303 with any questions, or complete the application form now.


Telephone Reassurance:
Volunteers are needed to make 3-5 minute daily phone calls to isolated older adults to check on their safety and well-being. Special training is provided.

Interested?    
Contact Stasha Scruggs at 713-685-6577 with any questions or for a list of upcoming trainings.