The Neighborhood Outreach Impact Committee provides volunteer opportunities to connect with the Houston community through outreach.
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 three locations – Chapelwood United Methodist Church, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the Junior League of Houston. It is one of the only free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training courses in Houston.
Dress for Success Houston
Volunteers assist job-ready women in their selection of interview attire and provide interview preparation counseling to help the women thrive in work and life. Volunteers also participate in an evening program, Dress for Success Houston’s Professional Women’s Group, providing guidance and support to the agency’s clients.
Houston Food Bank
Volunteers assist the Houston Food Bank by sorting food donations and preparing pallets for distribution to food pantries. Volunteers also help put together boxes of food for the elderly, disadvantaged and disaster victims.
Volunteers will help sort, pack and prepare up to $1 – 2 million in medical supplies each month for doctors and nurses to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth in developing countries.
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.
Sheltering Arms Senior Services
Through the Telephone Reassurance program, volunteers make daily safety telephone calls providing much-needed companionship to older adults who live alone.
Sing Along With Seniors (SAWS)
Volunteers entertain residents of senior living facilities and day centers through musical performances, sing-along shows, dance routines and fellowship. Volunteers prepare and present three themed shows each year in the fall, winter and spring.
VIEW (Volunteers In Evening Workshop)
Volunteers meet on a weekly basis to design and construct various handcrafted items that are distributed to a number of agencies, schools and hospitals with which the League is involved.