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The strength of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) lies in the selfless contributions made by our dedicated corps of volunteers.

Each year, more than 3,000 volunteers lend their time and talents toward helping homebound seniors and refugees who turn to IM for help.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Opportunities to serve are varied and include delivering meals to hungry seniors, packaging pet food for their beloved dogs and cats, befriending refugees looking to call Houston home and assisting staff with important administrative tasks.

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

We couldn’t do what we do without your help. And getting started takes a few simple steps:

Step 1: Read about our ongoing (below) and group volunteer opportunities

Step 2: Complete a volunteer application

Step 3: Attend volunteer orientation

Volunteer orientations are held two times a month. To register for an orientation, please fill out the Volunteer Application and we will contact you by email.

For more information call Hannah Weier at 713-533-4948, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ongoing Opportunities

Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver

What: Deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors
When: Weekdays 11 AM-end of route (usually one hour)
Bring: Two 50-60 quart coolers
Family Friendly: YES
Note: Prior to first delivery, all volunteers must attend a training, held each Thursday from 12-1 PM. Personal vehicles will be used.

Holiday Gift Bag Assembly

What: Help assemble holiday gift bags for Meals on Wheels seniors. 
When: As scheduled with Volunteer Services, contact Hannah,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Family Friendly: YES


Alternate Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver

What: Fill in for volunteer and staff drivers who are not able to deliver meals
When: Weekdays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Family Friendly: YES

Meals on Wheels Warehouse Crew

What: Prepare and load meals for Meals on Wheels deliveries and prepare warehouse for next-day operations
When: Weekdays 9 AM-3 PM
Family Friendly: YES

Meals on Wheels Administrative Crew

What: Help with miscellaneous administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and phone calls
When: Weekdays 9 AM-3 PM
Family Friendly: NO
Note: Ongoing daily or weekly administrative volunteer opportunities with other IM departments are also available by request.

aniMeals on Wheels Delivery Driver

What: Deliver aniMeals pet food to Meals on Wheels seniors
When: Various times during a one-month window
Family Friendly: YES
Note: Prior to first delivery, all volunteers must attend a training, held on a designated Saturday. Personal vehicles will be used.

Meals on Wheels Driver's Buddy

What: Ride-along with drivers to help with the delivery of Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors
When: Weekdays 8 AM-2 PM
Family Friendly: YES

Refugee Services Volunteer

What: Assist with a variety of volunteer opportunities such as apartment setup, airport pickups, cultural guidance, and/or ESL tutoring for newly-arrived refugees.
Family Friendly: YES

For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities and group volunteer opprtunities, please contact Volunteer Services Manager Hannah Weier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-533-4936. You can also contact Warren Wenner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-533-4995.  To apply to be a volunteer, fill out the application here.

 

 

 

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