Volunteer With Us

Volunteer – the impression will last a lifetime.

We rely on the valuable contributions of more than 3,000 volunteers annually to provide quality services to seniors and refugees.

We have many volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and groups to help serve people in need; in addition, many of our projects are appropriate for families with children.

Individuals

Individuals can volunteer in a number of ways:

  • Meals on Wheels F.A.S.T. (Feed A Senior Today) Volunteer Driver (Delivery)
  • Meals on Wheels Breakfast Bag assembly
  • aniMeals on Wheels (Pet Food Delivery, Pet Food Repackaging, Pet Food Drives)
  • Friendly Visitor/Disaster Buddy
  • Holiday Greeting Cards
  • Host A Drive (Meals on Wheels toiletry drive, aniMeals on Wheels pet food drive, refugee clothing drive or food drive)
  • Assisting with our Refugee Services Program
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Groups

Groups can volunteer in a number of ways:

  • Meals on Wheels Team Delivery
  • Driver's Buddy
  • Breakfast Bag assembly
  • aniMeals on Wheels (Pet Food Delivery, Pet Food Repackaging, Pet Food Drives)
  • Holiday Greeting Cards
  • Host A Drive
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Administrative Volunteers

Office Administration

We are always looking for volunteers to help out around our office with some clerical tasks to enhance the working experience of everyone. Administrative volunteers will help the department that it chooses to volunteer for. Training will be provided.

For more information, contact Carol Mendoza.
To apply to be a volunteer, fill out the form here.

Event Volunteers

Interfaith Ministries hosts several events a year including our annual Gala, For All Humanity Luncheon, Best Friends Brunch, Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving event, Holiday Gift Bag event, and other smaller events. Volunteers can help execute these fun events year round.

For more information, contact Carol Mendoza.
To apply to be a volunteer, fill out the form here.

Special Projects

In addition to our ongoing volunteer opportunities, IM also offers several one-time opportunities for those who are eager to help out but unsure if they can handle a longer commitment.

These include:

  • Pet Food Drives
  • Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels Delivery
  • Holiday Projects
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Host A Drive

IM is always in need of items for our seniors, their pets, and refugees. Hold a drive for our Meals on Wheels seniors to help fill their holiday gift bags. Items needed are: shampoo, bath soap, hand soap, socks, gloves, scarves and other needed items. Our aniMeals on Wheels program is dependent on the community and is always in need of pet food. Volunteers currently deliver at least 8,000 pounds of pet food a month. You can help us collect pet food to keep the program going. Refugees come with whatever they can carry. Sometimes, it is not much. They are always in need of clothing for adults and children. We will provide you with literature and photos for any of the drives you choose to do.

Click here to view the materials suggested to help you with your drive

How to Volunteer

Step 1.
Read our opportunities for individuals and groups

Step 2:
Complete an application

Step 3:
Volunteer Orientation

Join us to learn how you can help.

To learn more about Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM), please join us for a brief introductory presentation about our history, our mission and the projects in which we are involved. Then you will learn about the different services IM offers and the opportunities for you to volunteer as well as our volunteer policies and procedures.

Volunteer orientations are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month and a designated Thursday. Orientation sessions will not be held in December. If you would like to participate in a volunteer orientation, please fill out the Volunteer Application below, and a staff member will contact you.

For more information, contact Carol Mendoza.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM). All information on this form will be strictly confidential and will only be used in the management of Volunteers at IM. For more information contact Carol Mendoza at 713.533.4989.

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For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, contact Carol Mendoza. To apply to be a volunteer, fill out the form here.

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