Volunteer, it’s in our name!

Be part of building stronger, healthier communities and give a hand up to those in need. We offer a vast array of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Below are a few ideas for how you can help.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate philanthropy is a proven driver in achieving business objectives such as employee engagement and retention. VOA TExas will work with your organization to engage your employees in meaningful work that serves their communities and provides them with a sense of accomplishment and service.

Engaging your team in volunteering enhances your company’s visibility, reputation, and business results:

statistics from Volunteer Hub

Work Behind the Scenes

Host a Day of Service at one of our programs for your school, religious group or community organization

Help Sustain our Centers

  • Paint and decorate
  • Maintain landscaping
  • Create murals or inspirational art
  • Revitalize and renovate our homes and buildings

Skills-Based Volunteer Opportunities

Use your or your company’s expertise to help Volunteers of America Texas achieve its mission through skills-based volunteering. You can impact your community by sharing your knowledge and professional skills with our clients or staff.

Many of our clients need to develop their employment readiness, money management abilities and general life skills. Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • Prepare clients for employment by assisting with resume and job interview skills
  • Teach computer skills classes
  • Provide financial coaching and money management classes
  • Provide educational and career counseling
  • Teach vocational training classes
  • Teach nutrition and/or cooking classes
  • Teach yoga and/or exercise classes to women in the Resolana program

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Work with Clients

  • Volunteer at or donate supplies to a Brightening Birthdays celebration
  • Assist an adult with a resume or job interview skills
  • Provide support to adults with disabilities at our Life Enrichment Center in Houston
  • Lend your support to women in incarceration who want to rebuild their lives and rejoin their families and communities, through the Resolana program in Dallas

Volunteering can help you internally, in your career, and even help you live longer. 

  • 96% of volunteers claim they feel a sense of purpose, therefore happier and healthier. 
  • Volunteering helps decrease high stress levels, anxiety, or depression.
  • Volunteering increases self-confidence and self-esteem by 6%
  • Volunteering connects you with your community, which can lower the mortality rate by 2.7%
  • Volunteering helps gain reputable skills for a future career and gives a 27% advantage over non-volunteers

Statistics from Track it Forward

Work Behind the Scenes

  • Organize a winter coat drive or toiletry drive to benefit one of our programs
  • Plan special events like holiday activities, silent or live auctions, open houses, BBQs and more
  • Assemble toiletry kits
  • Help with administrative tasks in our offices

Holiday Season Help

  • Donate food to our holiday meals or gifts to our clients
  • Help set up, clean up and serve
  • Sing holiday carols, make Valentine’s Day cards, decorate
  • Assist with gift wrapping

How to Apply

To protect our clients’ rights and the sensitive nature of our programs, a volunteer application and a criminal background check are required.

For more information on volunteering, please contact:

Shawn Ewing

Director, Volunteer and Corporate Engagement 

Office: (469) 225-3385

Email: sewing@voatx.org

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