Volunteer

How to Volunteer (Individuals):

1) For a quick sign-up to volunteer at our resale shop, please click the link below. Please note volunteers must be high school age or older.
2) To volunteer on a consistent basis in the other areas of our ministry, we ask all individual volunteers to: sign up below 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 listed in the below section) to see which available positions best fit your interests and availability. Please note individual volunteers must be high school age or older. Please also note that for court-appointed community service, you must instead call 281-499-8833 and ask to speak to Shay.

 

Volunteer Application Form (<~ Click to access. Please print, fill out and bring to orientation.)
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
Wednesday, November 13th at 5:30pm  (<~ Click to sign up)
Tuesday, November 19th at 11:30am (<~ Click to sign up)

 

Current Volunteer Needs:

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!

Resale Shop:

  • General Resale Shop Helper: could be responsible for a wide variety of tasks such as sorting and displaying donations, cleaning/organizing the store, assisting customers, bagging merchandise, etc.
    • Any day Monday-Saturday: any amount of time between 10:00am-4:00pm (and open later until 6:00pm on Wednesdays)
  • Driver Assistant: responsible for going on truck rides to help with donation pick-ups/deliveries (requires some heavy lifting)
    • Any day Monday – Saturday: any amount of time between 10:00am-4:00pm

Food Pantry:

  • Food Pantry Helper: responsible for bagging items of food and assisting clients by loading the food into cars
    • Tuesday (2/month): 10:00am-1:30pm
    • Wednesday (2/month): 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Warehouse Stock Helper: responsible for working behind-the-scenes by stocking shelves (requires much standing and lifting)
    • Any day Monday – Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm (you can pick your exact hours during this time-frame)
  • Assistant to Truck Driver: responsible for riding along on truck to help pick up and drop off donations (must be able to lift at least 50 pounds)
    • Thursdays: 8am-12pm
  • Warehouse Procedural Helper: responsible for processing store donations as they arrive
    • Wednesdays: 9am-11am

Financial Assistance:

  • Screener: responsible for interviewing clients face-to-face to determine eligibility for Financial Assistance Program (requires computer work)
    • Wednesdays: 8:45am-12:00pm

 

How to Volunteer (Groups):

For 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 available 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.

 

Future 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. Our volunteer opportunities are always changing. Listed below are some additional positions at EFBHNM.

  • Fundraising: join our Empty Bowls committee
  • Special Events: volunteering at our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, Outrun Hunger Family 5K Walk & Run,  holiday baskets, school supplies drive, etc.
  • General Ministry: helping with administrative tasks behind-the-scenes such as data entry, etc.

 

Please contact jordan@humanneeds.org with any questions!