Change A Life. Maybe Your Own.

When Maud and Ballington Booth founded Volunteers of America in 1896, they pledged to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes at hand.” We and our volunteers still believe in this pledge, as our name reflects.

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

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. By sharing your knowledge and professional skills with our clients or staff, you can create a meaningful impact on your community.

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

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

Volunteers of America Texas has long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities. 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