Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
Are you seeking opportunities to:
- Stay active in your community?
- Complete Service Hours for school? Church? Or an Organization?
- Meet, work and help others?
- Remain current during periods of unemployment?
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers rewarding experiences for our volunteers. Opportunities are available at our Resale Store, Food Depot Pantries and Warehouse Tuesdays–Saturdays. We accept youth volunteers too!
To volunteer with us fill out an application and submit via email or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-538-0323.
Specific Ways to Help
- Organize a food drive to help us fill our food pantry.
- Stock the shelves and help keep the area clean, stocked and organized.
- Assist clients with their choices and/or help distribute food at our monthly Food Fair
- Breaking down bulk food items into family size portions for disbursement at monthly Food Fair.
- Assist in actual distribution of food on the day of the Food Fair.
Front Desk Assistant
- Take incoming calls from clients and refer to our SVDP Conferences or other agencies for assistance
- Enter client information into our computer system; help us gather information on the impact of our services in the community
- Help with other administrative duties
Thrift Store Assistant
- Help maintain the organization of the resale shop
- Assist customers with the purchases
- Assist clients with selection and process vouchers
- Sort through clothes and other donations, stock shelves, and get items onto the retail store floor
- Help donors with incoming donations on our dock
- Test electronics and furniture to ensure they are operational and usable
- Help with minor repairs and cleanup of items that are donated
Are you seeking to become more involved in your parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference?
VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children™ Program
VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children for Adults educates clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children, about child sexual abuse and the ways to create safe environments for children. The 3-hour session includes videos and facilitated discussions that focus on the prevention of abuse and the protection of children. Adults learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms that an adult is a potential risk of harm to children and how to know that a child is being abused or exploited in some way. You will learn about steps that the faith community can take to create a safe environment for all God’s children and how to respond when adults behave in a way that raises concerns.