Health and Well-Being
The Health and Well-Being Impact Committee provides volunteer opportunities focusing on providing comfort, companionship, and emotional and social support to people of all ages.
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc.
Volunteers provide educational and emotional support to low-income children living with HIV/AIDS through a traditional camp experience and provide them with a much needed reprieve from the day-to-day realities of living with a chronic disease. Volunteers serve as counselors at the weeklong Camp Hope, a camp for children ages seven to 15 who are impacted by HIV or AIDS.
Baylor Teen Health Clinic
Volunteers support new teen mothers by visiting their bedside and delivering prepared information regarding childcare, parenting, family planning and nutrition. Phone Outreach volunteers are paired with newly pregnant teen moms and/or existing teen moms who need additional support and encouragement. These volunteers call the teen mothers weekly throughout the year. Volunteers serve as career mentors to young adults assisting the mentees through the Ascend program which is focused on careers.
Camp For All 2U
Camp For All 2U brings daily camp activities like zip lines, fishing docks, campfires, and canoe races to their hospital unit. Junior League volunteers will serve as counselors over “cabins” of campers, and will work with hospital staff and Camp For All 2U staff to help children complete their activities throughout the day.
At Camp Janus, volunteers serve as counselors providing a traditional summer camp experience for pediatric burn patients ages five to 18.
Camp Rainbow – American Diabetes Association
Volunteers participate as camp counselors in a one-week summer day camp for children living with diabetes and their siblings. League members prepare craft materials to be used during camp, as well as participate in all camp activities, including swimming, fishing, and arts and crafts.
Texas Children’s Hospital
Provisional class members engage in play therapy with patients and their siblings in the, 11th Floor Playroom, Library and Cancer Center Clinic, . Volunteers also work in Radio Lollipop, provide tutoring services for patients, and prepare and make crafts and dolls to educate and comfort young patients. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with The Periwinkle Foundation’s Making A Mark program, which provides artistic and creative writing opportunities for children.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Saturday Game Day volunteers work in a fun and social environment while interacting with patients and caregivers. In this patient-facing position, volunteers invite patients and family members to play board games in the inpatient areas. Volunteers also serve lunch to the Game Day participants during the activities.