Volunteer

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Your time is a gift to hungry kids, seniors and others who may not have enough to eat. Volunteers produce the equivalent of a meal a minute while helping the Houston Food Bank sort, process and pack food. And it's fun!

Portwall Warehouse
Help us distribute millions of meals each year. Volunteer projects vary based on need and may include inspecting/sorting food, repacking dry food into family-sized bags, stocking/cleaning the Emergency Food Pantry and more!

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 1,000
When: Monday-Saturday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm, Sundays 9am-12pm
Where: Portwall Warehouse (535 Portwall, Houston, TX 77029)
Age Requirement: 6 years of age
Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.

Keegan Kitchen
On a typical day in southeast Texas, 5,000 children will go to bed hungry. Children without proper nutrition have difficulty concentrating in school, experience tardiness and are more prone to chronic illness that can hinder proper growth development. By providing nutritious meals and snacks, Kids Cafe helps start children on the right path for success. Keegan Kitchen (Kids Cafe) volunteers assist with meal prep (i.e. slicing, cutting, stirring, etc.) and packaging of hot meals for daily distribution to community locations where children gather after school.  Volunteers will also help clean and sanitize the kitchen and prepare for the next day.

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 25
When: Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
Where: Keegan Kitchen (535 Portwall, Houston, TX 77029)
Age Requirement: At least 16 years old
Dress Code: For your safety, closed-toe shoes, sleeved shirts and long pants are required. Jewelry is not allowed in the kitchen.

Teacher’s Aid
Our Teacher’s Aid program provides school supplies to teachers who work in low income areas, saving teacher’s money and helping their students succeed. Volunteers can choose convenient weekday shifts to help stock and organize items on the shelves and prepare the area for teacher pick-ups. On the weekend shift, volunteers will help check customers in and out, assist them with shopping and stock and organize school supplies.

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 20
When: Numerous opportunities are available throughout the school year
Where: Teachers Aid Center (8353 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77029)
Age Requirement: At least 13 years old
Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.

Senior Box Distribution
Help move boxes and load them into cars for seniors who pick up food boxes during monthly distributions at area community centers and other locations. 

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 10
When: Numerous opportunities are available throughout the month
Where: 72 sites across Harris County
Age Requirement: At least 13 years old
Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.


School/Youth Group Volunteer Opportunities Help us distribute food while passing along the value of volunteerism to the younger generation. 

Where: Portwall Warehouse (535 Portwall, Houston, TX 77029)
Who: Youthgroups up to 1,000
When:Monday-Saturday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Monday-Friday 6pm-9pm, Sundays 9am-12pm
Age Requirement: 6 years of age
Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.


Volunteer Leadership Programs Take your commitment to fight hunger to the next level with responsibility for coordinating volunteer activities.


Theme Nights
Throughout the month, the Houston Food Bank hosts theme nights where volunteers donate their time for a short volunteer shift then enjoy a performance or activity related to theme. From Star Wars to Harry Potter to even Yoga Night, theme nights are kid-friendly and include a wide range of interests and activities.

Special Volunteer Events
Special events and campaigns are also a fun way to volunteer and fight hunger. From earning a scouting patch to joining a friendly competition among your peers, these special volunteer events have something for everyone!


Required Service Hours For those who must complete court - or probation -related community service, or required hours for government-funded programs.

Contact:
Volunteer Services Hotline
713-547-8604

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