Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Volunteer Opportunities

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** NOTE: All TBLCP students are required to complete 10 hours of community service per semester. Between 3-5 of those hours should come from TBLCP Service Events.


Non-Profit Agencies
  • Career Gear Houston

    The mission of CGH is to strive to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged job seeking men by providing interview-appropriate clothing, motivation and follow-up support that helps them obtain and retain a job. CGH exists to fill a gap that social service/job training programs are faced with once they have prepared their clients for the job search process, i.e., something appropriate to wear on a job interview.

    Volunteer training required. Visit: http://careergearhouston.org/volunteer-sign-up.html. After attending training, you will be contacted about when you are able to volunteer.

    Email: volunteer@careergearhouston.org

  • Change Happens!

    Change Happens!, formerly known as Families Under Urban & Social Attack, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, community-based organization. We provide a variety of programs that reflect our mission to empower people to help themselves. These programs include: HIV Prevention using street and community outreach and individual counseling, Homeless supportive services to individuals and families in more than 20 shelters, Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) outreach assistance in nine counties (including Harris), RESCUE Mentor Program (matching a youth with an adult mentor), Capacity Building and Technical Assistance for non-profit community-based organizations, and after school programs.

    Volunteer application required. Visit: http://www.changehappenstx.org/#!volunteer-opportunities/c7zb

    Email: tdavis@changehappenstx.org

  • The Children’s Museum of Houston

    Rated as the No. 1 children's museum in the country by MSN.com and serving more than 700,000 people annually, the Children's Museum of Houston is the highest-attended youth museum in the country for its size and is dedicated to transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning. The Museum offers 14 galleries of hands-on exhibits and innovative outreach programming for kids ages birth to 12 years.

    Volunteer application required. Visit: http://www.cmhouston.org/volunteers. Select “Group Volunteer” options.

    Email: aguerrero@cmhouston.org

  • Herman Park Conservancy

    The Friends of Hermann Park (FHP), a non-profit citizens' organization, is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of one of Houston's most historically significant public green spaces. Its goals are to preserve the integrity of Hermann Park, enrich its heritage as a unique landmark, and transform it into one of the nation's premier urban parks. In a city increasingly effected by the problems of a deteriorating environment, including pollution, climate change, vanishing plant and animal species, urban sprawl, there is a critical need to restore our urban green spaces. An urban green space provides a range of tangible benefits, such as mitigating air and water pollution, combating suburban sprawl, providing opportunities for recreation, reducing crime and fostering cohesive neighborhoods.

    Individual Volunteers: Volunteer application required. Visit: http://www.hermannpark.org/volunteering-opportunities/. After application is completed, staff member will contact you about “Volunteer Orientation.”

    Group Volunteers: Volunteer Request Form required for “Group Volunteers.” Visit: http://www.hermannpark.org/volunteering-opportunities/ Select “Download a group project request form” at middle of page.

    Email: volunteer@hermannpark.org

  • Houston Habitat for Humanity

    Houston Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community by helping low-income families purchase a simple, decent home in which to live. To date, Houston Habitat has built over 650 affordable homes and served more than 2,700 people - half of whom are children. Based on annual home production, Houston Habitat is consistently listed in the top ten among the nearly 1,700 Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States.

    Individual or Group Volunteers: Volunteer application required. Visit: http://houstonhabitat.org/volunteeropportunities/. Click the “build site” option. After creating an account, you have access to their “Build” calendar and can sign up for any events you see available. Must sign waiver form provided upon signing up for an event.

    Email: info@houstonhabitat.org

  • Ronald McDonald House of Houston

    The House is a warm, friendly place that encourages caring and sharing among the families in residence. The three-story brick building at 1907 Holcombe Boulevard includes 50 private bedrooms, an eight-station kitchen, special needs kitchen, dining room, meeting areas, business offices, laundry room, and even a schoolroom. At the House, parents find mutual comfort and support from each other, and children find playmates and friends.

    Individual Volunteers: Volunteer application required. Visit: https://www.rmhhouston.org/individual-volunteer-application/

  • The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is acclaimed worldwide for its broad humanitarian service and outreach. Its history as a religious and charitable organization dates back to 1865, when it was founded by William Booth to minister to the homeless in Victorian England. Booth's compassion for society's outcasts sparked a spiritual and social revolution. To this day, the organization still upholds the code and doctrine formalized by its founder.

    Houston welcomed The Salvation Army in 1889 and has nurtured its growth and caring spirit for over 100 years. During that time, an expanding network of dedicated officers, staff and volunteers has embraced the sick and lonely, cared for the poor, mentored our youth and provided compassionate emergency response in times of disaster.


  • Star of Hope - Houston

    Our volunteer program is very diverse with many exciting onsite and offsite opportunities for both individuals and groups. Serving meals, tutoring adults and children, assisting in the Family Store, and working with clients in the Computer Learning Centers are just a few of the exciting onsite volunteer opportunities available at Star of Hope. In addition, Star of Hope offers more flexible areas of service, such as hosting donation drives or assisting with special events. We also work with many students in a variety of volunteer internship programs.

    Individual Volunteers: http://www.sohmission.org/volunteer/volunteer-interest-form/. Fill out form and indicate you are interested in volunteering with one-time events and special program.

  • United Way

    The United Way is a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues and making a lasting difference. We are funding partners of numerous agencies that serve to meet the needs of people in their surrounding areas.


  • Urban Harvest

    Urban Harvest is a nonprofit organization that uses fruit, vegetable and habitat gardens to improve quality of life in the greater Houston area. These gardens serve to educate, strengthen community spirit, create therapeutic environments and provide food and income. We teach organic gardening techniques, help neighborhoods build successful community gardens, create outdoor classrooms at schools that teach core curricula, nutrition and respect for the environment, provide fresh, locally grown food, and encourage responsible land use.

    Individual Volunteers: Find gardens located conveniently near you here: http://urbanharvest.org/alphabetical-listing