Volunteers are an integral part of East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. Each month hundreds of volunteers donate their time and talents to help our community.


Types of Volunteer Opportunities:

Listed below are the types of volunteer services at EFBHNM.

Food Pantry:

  • Preparing and giving food orders to clients
  • Sorting & restocking donations
  • Interviewing clients
  • Donation pick-ups from area grocery stores and restaurants

Tri-City Churches Resale Shop:

  • Sorting donations
  • Helping customers
  • Organizing/cleaning shop

Other Ministry Programs:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Food Fairs (4th Thursday of the month)
  • Special events (i.e. holiday baskets, school supplies drive)
  • Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser
  • Administrative tasks (reception, data entry, other clerical)


Current Volunteer Needs & Opportunities:

Listed below are the volunteer positions available for individuals to fill as soon as possible. Please note that our volunteer opportunities are always changing. If our current needs do not work with your availability, please check back in a few weeks for new opportunities!

Food Pantry/Ministry:

  • Food Pantry Helper: responsible for bagging and placing food items into shopping carts and delivering to clients’ cars
    • Every Other Friday from 10:00am-1:30pm
  • Food Pantry Bagger: bagging items in advance of clients arriving
    • Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm

Resale Shop:

  • Price Tagging, Donation Sorting and/or Customer Assistance:
    • Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm (for any amount of time, on any day during that time-frame)


How to Volunteer:

Prior to serving at our ministry, all individual volunteers are required to attend one Volunteer Orientation and complete a Volunteer Application. At the orientation, you will learn about our ministry and go on a tour of our facilities. Throughout the orientation we will also discuss our current volunteer opportunities (as mentioned in the section above) to see which available positions best fit your interests and availability. Please note individual volunteers must be high school age or older.


Volunteer Application Form (< Click to access. Please print, fill out and bring to orientation.)
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (Approximately 30-45 minutes long):
Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00am
Wednesday, November 1st at 5:15pm


Scheduled groups coming for a one-time volunteer opportunity do not need to complete these steps. 


 Booking a Group:

For one-time group inquiries, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jordan Keyes, at jordan@humanneeds.org. Please note:

  • Group members must be at least 10 years of age
  • Groups are typically smaller than 15 people
  • Group opportunities at the food pantry occur Monday – Friday (small groups may be accepted on Saturdays at the resale shop)


Please contact jordan@humanneeds.org with any questions!