The Community Outreach efforts of the Junior League include working with agencies to plan special events through the Community Outreach Committee, providing free CPR classes and providing additional support through the IMPACT Placement project.
Community Outreach Committee
The Community Outreach Events Committee, is responsible for planning, publicizing and executing several volunteer events that are beyond our 32 current community projects. These events are scheduled throughout the year and have included The Polite Bite: An Etiquette Dinner; Childspree; the Blood Drive; Minor League Day; and the AJLI-sponsored Kids in the Kitchen event. The team additionally plans and coordinates any drives or collections for community agencies. The planned activities for the 2021 – 2022 League year will be announced shortly.
Volunteers teach basic lifesaving skills to the general public and healthcare professionals throughout the Houston community. This course covers adult, child and infant CPR, as well as basic life support, and is currently offered at two locations – Chapelwood United Methodist Church and the Junior League of Houston. It is one of the only free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training courses in Houston. For more information, click here.
This project enables the League to assist community agencies that do not have a need for League volunteers on an ongoing basis but may have a need to staff a one or two-day special event or have a one-time need for extra volunteers. Volunteers work in a variety of short-term assignments with many different community agencies. Agencies may request volunteers by submitting the online form. For more information, click here.