Houston's Best Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering is a great way to gain a new skill set while at the same time making a difference in the lives of others.
If you would like to volunteer, the best opportunities in Houston include:
Houston Pets Alive
Houston Pets Alive is not your average rescue. It offers a safety net for area municipal shelters and finds loving homes for animals that would otherwise have been euthanized. This organization is dedicated to making Houston the largest no-kill city in the United States, and last year, it saved more than 2,600 cats and dogs.
Volunteers are always needed, and tasks include cleaning kennels, sorting donations, and providing playtime.
Houston Food Bank
Named Feeding America's Food Bank of the year in 2015, the Houston Food Bank distributes approximately 122 million nutritious meals annually. It is the largest food bank in the United States in both size and distribution, and it comes complete with a warehouse, kitchen, and even a conference room.
There are several volunteer opportunities including working at the Portwall Warehouse. Projects vary and may include sorting food and repacking dry food into family-sized bags. Shifts are available daily, and close-toed shoes are required.
Home to more than 6,000 animals, the Houston Zoo provides engaging experiences for all ages. It strives to be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife, and over two million people walk through the gates every year.
Volunteers help support every department, and there are currently more than 400 individuals who contribute their time. Opportunities include working as an animal handler, a keeper's aide, or in guest services.
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