Types of Volunteer Opportunities:

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. Listed below are some of the many volunteer positions at EFBHNM.

  • Food Pantry: preparing food orders, sorting & restocking donations, interviewing clients
  • Financial Assistance: interviewing clients and recording information into digital database
  • Resale Shop: sorting donations, helping customers, organizing/cleaning shop
  • Special Events: volunteering for annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, holiday baskets, school supplies drive
  • General Ministry: helping with administrative tasks such as reception, data entry, etc.


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:

  • Food Pantry Helper: responsible for bagging items of food and assisting clients by loading the food into cars
    • Every Other Friday: 10:00am-1:30pm
  • Warehouse Helper: responsible for working behind-the-scenes by stocking shelves and loading trucks
    • Mondays: 9:00am-2:00pm (for a 3-hour shift anytime during this time-frame; you can choose exact hours)


  • Phone Screener and/or Assistant: responsible for gathering information from potential client on the phone to set financial appointments
    • Tuesdays from 9:45am-1:00pm
  • Receptionist’s Assistant: responsible for assisting receptionist by answering phones as needed, checking in clients and pulling files
    • Every Other Tuesday from 10:00am-1:30pm
    • Every Other Friday from 10:00am-1:30pm

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):
Thursday, October 18th at 11:30am
Wednesday, November 7th at 5:15pm


 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 in 5th grade or above
  • 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)
  • Groups do not need to complete the orientation or application. Members must sign a group release waiver in advance or upon arrival.


Please contact jordan@humanneeds.org with any questions!