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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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Community Centers

Neighborhood Centers Inc. has 6 community centers in and around the Houston area that provide many social programs and services to all ages of a family. Our community centers are in locations throughout Houston and the surrounding areas including Pasadena and La Porte. 
 
Available opportunities at our community centers include:
  • Sorting and distribute food at food fairs
  • Teaching a class such as: English as a second language, dance, yoga, financial planning, computer literacy, music, sewing, etc.
  • Coordinating membership dinners
  • Conducting a back-to-school supply drive
  • Assisting with monthly membership mailings and provide administrative support
  • Assisting with implementing and maintaining community gardens
  • Assisting with translation both written and spoken
 
Interested?
Contact Volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org (713-669-5271) with any questions, or complete the application form now.


Neighborhood Tax Centers

Join Neighborhood Tax Centers (an IRS VITA program) and provide free income tax preparation for families earning an average of $20,000 a year. Our volunteers give working families a chance to build a financial future by helping them claim tax credits for which they are eligible.
 
Join now and help us meet our goal of preparing 31,000 returns for the 2012 tax season. As part of our team, you'll bring thousands of smiles to the faces of deserving families that need your help.
 
 
 
Elementary Charter Schools

Neighborhood Centers Inc. Charter Schools includes Ripley House, located on the east side of downtown Houston inside the Ripley House Community Center and houses K-5th grade. Harbach-Ripley Charter School is located in southeast Houston in the Sunnyside neighborhood and offers K-4th grade. Baker-Ripley Charter School is located in southwest Houston and offers K-2nd grade.
 
Available opportunities at our charter schools include:
  • Assisting teachers with class projects
  • Assisting in the library by organizing books
  • Become a guest reader in a classroom
  • Helping plan and coordinate special parent night events
Interested?
Contact Volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org (713-669-5271) with any questions, or complete the application form now.
 

Head Start Preschools

Neighborhood Centers Inc. has 26 Early Head Start/Head Start sites in southwestern Harris County which provide comprehensive early childhood education to toddlers/children 0-5 years of age.
 
At Early Head Start/Head Start, volunteers may assist with childcare, assist the teachers with special projects, plan an event, serve on the policy council or an advisory board, serve as a translator, or assist with paperwork.

Interested?
For more information on volunteer opportunities with Head Start, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 713-273-3211, or volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org
  

Senior Centers

Neighborhood Centers Inc. has 20 senior centers in the Houston area which provide meals, exercise, and socialization to many senior citizens. 
 
Available opportunities at our senior centers include:
  • Teach/provide craft projects
  • Instructing and lead an exercise course for seniors
  • Coordinating social activities such as bingo or dances
  • Teaching a course such as sewing, dance, computer basics
  • Quarterly; pick up and deliver food to various senior sites
  • Hosting a monthly birthday celebration
  • Collecting craft materials such as yarn, knitting needles, fabric, etc.  for various projects
  • Coordinating and maintaining community gardens
Interested?
Contact Volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org (713-669-5271) with any questions, or complete the application form now.
 

Youth Programs


Neighborhood Centers Inc. has many activities working with school-age children and older youth during the school year and throughout the summer.
 
Available opportunities within our youth programs include:
  • Tutoring a child after school with homework
  • Coordinating special summer events, such as a field day
  • Coordinating vocational training for teens, such as resume writing, preparing for your first job, completing college applications
  • Coordinating a summer picnic
  • Coordinating an end of school year celebration
Interested?
Contact Volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org (713-669-5271) with any questions, or complete the application form now.
 

Special Events

Neighborhood Centers Inc. has many special events throughout the year. A volunteer may help plan an event, greet guests, help with registration, supervise or work in a booth, serve food, decorate, or direct traffic.
  • Membership dinners (all centers)
  • Health fairs (all centers - summer)
  • Culture Fests (Baker-Ripley)
  • Harvest festivals (all centers)
  • Infant Mortality Summit
Interested?
Contact Volunteer@neighborhood-centers.org (713-669-5271) with any questions, or complete the application form now.