Local Volunteer Opportunities for groups as well as individuals (2016-17)
You can check the list of local organizations below and also the website of the Brazos Valley Volunteer Center for volunteer opportunities.
Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach
Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach helps women with unplanned pregnancy with counselling, support and material needs. They have volunteer opportunities for small group for child care, cleaning, decorating or sorting donations.
Contact: 979-764-6636 or the volunteer coordinator.
Alzheimer Association of Brazos Valley
Their annual Brazos Walk to End Alzheimer's is a 5K scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2019 at 9 am at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater in College Station. They need volunteers for the event.
Contact: Joshua Fuller 713.314.1360, email@example.com
Beautiful Abilities provides services and resources to help persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive. The organization has many volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.
Contact: Phil Hass, 979-571-4900, PhilHaas@beautifulabilities.com
Big Brother Big Sister of Brazos Valley
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Brazos Valley is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Group can volunteer to help with special events or organizing some activities for Bigs and Littles.
Contact: Terry Dougherty at 979-224-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluebonnet Place is an Assisted Living Community in College Station. They are looking for volunteers to help with games and crafts activities fpr the community.
Contact: Rebekah Colvin, Life Enrichment Coordinator Bluebonnet Place, email@example.com, 979-693-9699 Office or 979-676-8850 Cell
Brazos Church Pantry
The Brazos Church Pantry is a local non-profit organization that shares the love of Christ by providing food to those who need it in the Brazos Valley. Volunteers are needed for sacking groceries, helping carry food to client’s cars, interviewing clients, sorting and stocking food on shelves. Best for small groups. Hours are Mon., Wed 1-2:30 PM; Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30-11 AM: Sat 10-11:30 AM
Online Volunteer Form
Contact: 979-822-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazos Valley Animal Shelter
The Brazos Animal Shelter provides humane shelter and care for stray and unwanted animals. To volunteer with the animals, you will havge to pay a fee and attend a training. A special event, Wiener Fest, is their biggest event and MANY volunteers are needed. The event will be held on October 14-16, 2016 at Wolf Pen Creek in College Station.
For other volunteer opportunities: Cari Cole-Menefee, Outreach Coordinator, 979-775-5755, email@example.com
Brazos Valley Food Bank
The Food Bank serves non-profit agencies that distribute food to low income people in the Brazos Valley. They can accomidate for groups up to 30 people.
Contact: Aaron Kitchens, 979 779-3663 Ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
BVCIL provides activities for people with disabilities. Groups can sponsor/organize some activity for the people served by BVCIL.
Contact: Shelby Catron, Volunteer Coordinator, 979-776-5505 x105, email@example.com
Brazos Valley Worldfest
Brazos Valley Worldfest promotes and celebrates the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. Worldfest 2016 is scheduled for Friday Nov 4 from 6 -10 pm (@ Palace Theater) and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 am – 6 pm (@ Wolf Pen Creek), and they need many of volunteers.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 979-845-8008
Broadmoor Place is an assisting living community. They have many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups alike with the same goal of having fun with the residents. This could be playing of Bingo, card games, hosting a Bible Study group, hosting an exercise group, helping out with arts and crafts, hosting an Ice Cream Social, or just visiting with a resident getting to know them.
Contact: Heather Murphy, Life Enrichment Coordinator, 979-823-4446, HMurphy@Enlivant.com
Camp For All
Camp For All, located in Burton, TX, a little over a half hour from College Station, is a unique, barrier-free camp working in partnership with other non-profits to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families throughout the year. Volunteers assist Camp For All staff and campers with a variety of activities, including horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, archery and more. Volunteers are also needed to maintain activity sites, help in the kitchen, and work in housekeeping, and complete maintenance projects.
Contact: Camille Bourdreaux, Volunteer Supervisor, email@example.com, 979-289-3752
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
The Brazos Valley office of Catholic Charities of Central Texas offers emergency utility assistance, services to women and men in crisis pregnancies (Good Samaritan Gabriel Project Life Center) and Immigration Legal Services. They need volunteers to help with donations and special events (Golf Tournament on the 3rd Friday of September; 9/16/2016).
Contact: Kristen Erdem, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-651-6132
The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
The Children's Museum has many volunteer opportunities for groups at special events.
For more info, contact the museum by email or call 979-779-5437, or contact Ashley.
Down Home Ranch
Down Home Ranch is a working farm and ranch, where some 40 adults and children - including 20 with Down syndrome and other disabilities - live year round, caring for 340 rolling, forested acres in Elgin, TX. The Ranch welcome groups to help with a variety of projects; they have a big volunteer event called Texas Chainsaw Manicure on Sat Oct 15, 2016, 8a - 5p.
For more info to volunteer, contact Laura Z, email@example.com
Down Syndrome Assocation of Brazos Valley
The Down Syndrome Assocation of Brazos Valley helps children with Down syndrome through different activities. They need volunteers for Buddy Walk (Sun Oct 11, 2015) & Bingo Night (TBA)
Contact person: Stephanie Barbee, 979-778-7010, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder-Aid helps repair homes, roofs and builds rental houses for the people ages 60 years or older. Volunteers can also help with yard work and light housekeeping. They have different projects that small groups can participate.
Contact: 979-823-5127 or visit website for more info
The Elizabeth House Maternity Home
The Elizabeth House Maternity Home offers pregnant women in need and their children a safe, supportive and transformative home. Volunteers can help in many ways - donations, funraisers support, mentoring, teaching classes, maintenance, etc...
Contact Jenny White, volunteer coordinator, 979-676-9416, email@example.com
Fortress Nursing and Rehabilitation
Fortress Nursing & Rehabilitation in College Station offers all the advanced, post hospital rehabilitation services that a person needs after hospitalization due to an injury, illness or a surgery to make possible getting better and returning home.
They are looking for groups to lead activities like bingo or any room activities any day of the week between 9 and 11:30 am or 1 and 6 pm.
Contact: Von Perry at 979-574-2155 (preferred) or by email.
Habitat works to eliminate poverty housing in Bryan College Station by building affordable homes for low-income families.
For other volunteer opprtunity, contact: 979-822-7200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health for All
Health For All is a nonprofit clinic that serves thousands of low income, medically uninsured patients every year. They have very few events for which they need groups of volunteers, but they certainly do for their Spring fundraiser event called “Dancing For The Health of It!”
Contact: Carol Chouinard, program director, 979- 774-4176 Ext. 108, email@example.com
Hospices of Brazos Valley
Hospice Brazos Valley is a non-profit, community-supported agency committed to caring for individuals touched by life-limiting illness, grief and loss. They do have special projects like landscaping where they need group of volunteers as well aa at their Thrift Store (resale shop) sorting through donated items and for specail events they have throughout the year.
Contact: Lauren Fickey, 979-821-2266, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Howdy Farm is a sustainable farm created and powered by Texas A&M students. They are located on the West Campus of Texas A&M University, and serve the campus and community of Bryan-College Station.The Howdy Farm provides volunteer opportunities for any person interested in learning about sustainable agriculture. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. During the spring and fall semesters, volunteers are welcome at the farm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-5 pm each week.
Keep Brazos Beautiful
Keep Brazos Beautiful educates and engages Brazos County citizens to keep our community clean, green, and beautiful. They have all kinds of projects for groups throughout the year.
Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority
MHMR provides services, which promote dignity and independence, to individuals and their families who are challenged with issues related to mental disabilities and developmental delays. They do have some projects where they can use groups of volunteers.
Contact: Jeanne Elwood, 979-821-9402, email@example.com
Mercy Project is seeking long-term, sustainable solutions that empower and equip the Ghanaians who use the children to work.They have different volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Contact: Maria Wiggins, Community Development, 979-229-7988, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities to create a meaningful life in a caring community, giving a voice their needs. They have a location in Bryan. They welcome volunteer groups.
Contatc: Heidi Mahoney, email@example.com or 281-257-5430 ext 206
Potluck in the Park
This is an informal, non-structured group that provides potluck dinners at Neal Park in Bryan for homeless people on Sunday for lunch at 1:30 pm after a church service offered also at the park. You are welcome to join and bring food if you are able. No sign up necessary.
Contact: Dan Kiniry, 254-541-1559, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotty's House Child Advocacy Center
Scotty’s House provides services to abused children and their families, which bring comfort in times of crisis and lay a foundation for a healthy future. They have opportunities for groups to volunteers for special events such as grounds improvement, decorating for seasons/holidays, and other events involving the center.
Contact: 979-703-8813, email@example.com
SM C4C is a non-profit, faith-based organization focused on empowering single mothers and married mothers operating as single parents. They have once in a while special events for which they need volunteers.
Contact: Raquel Masco, 979-575-1034, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph's Manor
St. Joseph’s Manor is an assisted living facility. They welcome group offering entertainment (like music) to the residents.
Contact: email@example.com or 979.776.2917.
Still Creek Ranch wants to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children. They do have different projects for groups.
Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children Museum of Brazos Valley
The Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley is a child-centered, hands-on, interactive environment for learning and discovery for children. Volunteer events can range from picking a day to helping them clean and organize, to working special events such as Daddy Daughter Dance and Texas Reds.
Contact: 979-779-5437, or email.
Traditions Health Care provides home health care and hospice care that encompasses the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects. They have different volunteer opportunities for groups.
Contact: 979-822-5511, email@example.com
Twin City Mission
Twin City Mission offers a variety of services to homeless persons, people suffering from domestic violence and at-risk youth. They do have once in a while projects for groups.
Contact person: Shelby Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator, 979-822-7511 x107, firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldenbrook Estates is a Senior Independent living community in Bryan. Living at Waldenbrooke Estates gives our residents every opportunity to keep active, stay involved and age gracefully. They have many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups alike with the same goal of having fun with the residents. This could be playing bingo, cards or board games, doing arts and crafts, helping with community trips or assisting with summer cookouts and other special events, or visiting residents and helping with different tasks in the facilities or ground.
Contact: Heather Murphy, Life Enrichment Coordinator, HMurphy@waldenbrookeestates.com, 979-774-1298
World Hunger Relief
World Hunger Relief, Inc. is a Christian organization committed to the alleviation of hunger around the world. They have a farm in Waco, TX, where they train people to produce food using sustainable farming techniques, but also how to run a small business. They have volunteer group opportunities for the day (Saturdays).
Contact: Service Learning Coordinator at email@example.com, 254-799-5611