Hurricane Harvey: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

We have a multitude of opportunities for you to serve your community as a result of Hurricane Harvey and we need your help!

Please fill out our Volunteer Application

For groups: Group Application

 Or call our Volunteer Coordinator at 713.434.6588

We are People Helping People.

At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston we are always seeking volunteers to donate time and/or talent. There are many ways that you can become involved with the Society. Volunteers at all levels of commitment are encouraged to become a part of our organization where, in most cases, you will have the benefit of seeing your efforts make a direct impact on a community that needs your support.


Why Volunteer?

  • Because all you need is the desire to help people.  We will provide all the training.
  • Because you can decide how much time you can give.
  • Because we are a society that supports one another.
  • Because we work diligently, confidentially and with dignity to help eliminate the root of the problems. This, we think, is of the most value to the people we help.
  • Because your efforts will make an impact.
  • Because all talent and time is appreciated.
  • Because together, we can impact not only one person or one family, but also generations to come.
  • Because you will be giving back to your own community, a growing community that needs support.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at our Thrift Stores

Choosing to volunteer at one of our two retail thrift stores can be a rewarding experience where, as a volunteer, you can experience our mission at work. Here, you might be able to work directly with people in need as they shop for clothes or household items. You may even have the unique experience of hearing their stories. All work here is important and there is a two hour commitment needed to volunteer at one of our stores.  Find out how.

Organize a Volunteer Program at Your School or Office

As an organization, you have the capacity to mobilize a volunteer group that could have a huge impact on our organization, which is almost entirely volunteer-based. Learn more about how your school or office can participate.

Volunteer at our Food Depot

We provide food, paper goods, and basic necessities to people in need. Our Food Depots® offer a grocery store style environment where people can shop for the goods they need in a discreet and dignified way. Our Food Depot® offers a clean shopping experience where nourishment and basic needs are met every day. There is also an educational element where, through dialogue and reading materials, we provide guidance on healthy living. Volunteering at our Food Depot® can be a very rewarding experience. Find out how.

Volunteer Talent and Time at our Administrative Office

If you are interested in lending a helping hand at our administrative office, have a special talent in administrative duties, technology, marketing or some other area that you think could benefit our organization, click here to see how you can get involved.  

Volunteer at our Warehouse Donation and Distribution Center 

Volunteering at our facility can be a challenging, yet rewarding experience for someone who likes to be active. So many opportunities exist at our facility which is truly the hub of activity for the Society. Find out how to get fulfillment simply by lending a hand. 

Become a Vincentian & Participate in Home Visits

Our home visit ministry is the cornerstone of our organization and one of the ways that truly sets our work apart. Find out more.