Become a Volunteer at East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry

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:

  • Pantry Warehouse Helper: responsible for behind-the-scenes pantry tasks, such as stocking, and loading and unloading items onto the food trucks; must be able to lift 30-50 pounds
    • Fridays from 10am-2pm
  • Pantry Food Order Helper: responsible for bagging and preparing food orders for clients
    • 1st Monday of every month from 6pm-8pm
  • Receptionist: Responsible for checking in clients; must have basic computer skills
    • 1st and 2nd Thursdays of every month
  • Assistant to Financial Aid Phone Screener: responsible for assisting the volunteer in charge of scheduling financial aid appointments by pulling client files, etc.
    • Tuesdays from 9:45am-1pm

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):
Friday, June 30 at 12:00pm
Wednesday, July 5 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 that group members must be at least 10 years of age and groups are typically smaller than 15 people.


Please contact jordan@humanneeds.org with any questions!