Students from Hartsfield Elementary in Houston spent their morning on April 16 engaged in service projects for Volunteer Houston’s public launch as an entity of IM. On April 21, they saw the spirit of volunteerism come full circle when employees of Bridgeway Capital Management, Inc. built a much-needed outdoor classroom for their animal and environmental sciences magnet school.

Both projects took place during National Volunteer Week and served to make official Volunteer Houston’s new home under the IM umbrella. Volunteer Houston is making volunteering a more tailored and user-friendly process by fine-tuning the process of matching the interests of more than 55,000 volunteers with more than 300 registered agencies that are actively recruiting volunteers.

Volunteer Houston also works with corporations of all sizes that wish to contribute to the community by customizing projects that align with corporate values and local needs. Projects can be one- or multiple-day experiences and include supplies, set-up and logistics, food and beverages, and prep for volunteer team captains. On-site support ensures that projects run smoothly.

Visit (under the Volunteer tab) to learn how Volunteer Houston can connect volunteers and agencies.

Click here to watch KIAH Ch. 39 coverage of the April 16 student volunteer event: