Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Refugee Services. Houston has a rich history of welcoming refugees, and we are honored to work alongside you in welcoming our new neighbors!
The first step to volunteer is to register with Volunteer Houston and select Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston as an agency you want to volunteer with. After that, you may select a need you would like to assist with.
For some needs, volunteers will need to complete a basic background check that will cost the volunteer $9. After the background check clears, we can proceed to the orientation phase and then you will be set to begin!
Please follow these steps:
• Step 1: Sign up for a Volunteer Houston portal account at this link: User Registration | Volunteer Houston
• Step 2: Upload and save your files for qualifications. You can do this once you have registered for your user account or when you are responding to a need at this link: My Qualifications | Volunteer Houston
If you’re looking to volunteer with Refugee Services at IMGH, you’ll need the following qualifications: o COVID vaccination (required for all volunteers at IMGH)
o Photo ID
o Driver’s License (front and back in one file) → need for driving volunteer opportunities
o Auto Insurance Policy → need for driving volunteer opportunities
• Step 3: Go to IMGH’s Volunteer Houston agency account at this link, then click “respond” to sign up for the volunteer opportunity. Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston | Volunteer Houston
• Step 4: You will then receive an email from Sterling requesting that you submit a background check. Please check your spam if you do not receive the email in your inbox. Once the background check has been approved, you will be able to respond to the need that best suits you.
There are also video tutorials on the process at: https://volunteerhouston.org/tutorials/