Student Heroes

High school students receive training and learn core principles of leadership while taking a role in volunteer-based projects.

The Houston Food Bank Student Heroes Program allows high school students to receive training and experience while taking a leadership role in volunteer-based projects. Completion of the program is a step toward becoming a member of the Apple Corps.

Student Hero Sessions:
– Spring (January-May)
– Summer (June-August)
– Fall (September-December)

Student Heroes Will Accomplish:
– Train and oversee volunteers in various projects ensuring that volunteers have a meaningful experience.
– Coordinate and market a Food/School Supply Drive to help those in need in our community.
– Attend leadership and professional development workshops to develop skills.
– Understand hunger as a Southeast Texas issue and learn to measure the impact of their work.

Student Hero Requirements:
– Freshmen – Senior High School Classification
Complete Student Hero application
– Complete interview with Student Hero Executive Board and Houston Food Bank Staff
– Attend Student Hero Orientation and Training Sessions
– Commit to donating 50 volunteer hours per session
-Commit to 4 shifts per month
– Commit to host a food/school supply drive
– Must be on time and professional at all times
– Must represent the Houston Food Bank and Student Hero program in a positive manner

Student Hero Benefits Include:
– Develop skills and gain real life experience
– Leadership and professional development workshops
– Student Hero t-shirt and name tag
– School Credit and hours verification letter
– Student Hero Certificate (after 50 hours of service)
– Letter of Recommendation (after 100 hours of service)
– Special events and recognition awards
– Rewarding feeling from fighting hunger
– Being a vital member of the Houston Food Bank family!

If you are a high school student interested in leading the fight against hunger, become a Student Hero by applying today!

Upcoming Student Hero Events

Student Heroes Executive Board

Director I
Grace O’Donnell, Senior

Director II
Amara Okoli, Senior

Communications Lead
Cameron Krouch, Junior

Chief of Staff
Cheryl Zeng, Senior

Special Projects Leader
Reya Pal, Senior

For questions regarding Student Heroes, please contact:

Laterra Bunn
Volunteer Engagement Specialist