Offsite Volunteering

Volunteers can help in distributing food and school supplies at special events.

Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Quick Facts

Where: Houston near Spring Branch

Who: Individuals and groups up to 20

When: Once a month

Age Requirement: At least 16 years old

Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) with the Houston Food Bank assists families with applying for Texas State Benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid/CHIP, and TANF. The CAP program also distributes food using a “Farmer’s Market” approach to Harris county and surrounding counties as an aid for families to reach self-sufficiency. Our food distribution events are hands-on and a great way for you to see firsthand the impact of your service. We invite you to volunteer at our Spring Branch location by registering today.

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Food for Change

Quick Facts

Where: Various sites across Houston and surrounding areas

Who: Individuals and groups up to 20

When: Numerous opportunities are available each month

Age Requirement: At least 16 years old

Dress Code: For your safety, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and sleeved shirts.

Be out in the community to help make change! Food for Change is looking for volunteers to help set up and distribute food in our mobile walk-in pantry; we also need volunteers to do client intake. Shifts available throughout the week and weekend.

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Senior Box Disbtribution

Quick Facts

Where: 72 sites across Harris County

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 10

When: Numerous opportunities are available throughout the month

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.

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

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Teachers Aid

Quick Facts

Where: Teachers Aid Center (8353 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77029)

Who: Individuals and Groups up to 20

When: Numerous opportunities are available throughout the school year

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.

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.

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Dollars For Doers

Double the value of your volunteer time! Find out if your employer recognizes their employees’ volunteer hours with a gift to the Houston Food Bank.

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For questions regarding volunteering, please contact:

Volunteer Services Hotline
713-547-8604