At the start of every year, we make resolutions to be better people, to be healthier, to work harder, and to attain more success. The new year makes people think about new beginnings and new opportunities.
If you live in the Houston area or plan on moving to Houston and resolved to be more selfless, give more of your time or volunteer in 2014, we can help you find the perfect place. Square Cow Movers wants to help you connect with your community by helping you plug in somewhere where you can make a difference and enjoy yourself at the same time.
January has come and gone (and almost all of February too), but it is never too late to start volunteering! There are many different volunteer opportunities in the Houston area. Whatever your passions or interests you can find a great fit!
Get started here: http://volunteerhouston.org/
If you aren’t really sure where you want to volunteer or what kind of work you may be interested in, this is a great resource to help you get started. You can search by keywords, city and zip code. You can narrow your search by selecting which age group you would like to help, the ages or size of the group volunteering and by interests of the volunteers.
Want to help the hungry? The Houston Food Bank may be the right place for you: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer
The Houston Food Bank’s mission is “filling pantries and filling lives”. You can volunteer any day of the week and the Houston Food Bank offers volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups and children as young as 6 can help too!
Do you or your kids love animals? Volunteer at the Houston Zoo: http://www.houstonzoo.org/volunteering/
Volunteering at the zoo is fun, but it is also a serious time commitment. Adult and teen volunteers submit an application and commit to a year or a specific season of service.
If you want to volunteer in a quiet setting that is close to home, consider helping the Houston Public Library: http://www.houstonlibrary.org/volunteer-opportunities
With over 40 branches in need of Research Assistants, Crafts Assistants, Clerical/Data Entry Assistanst, ESOL Teachers, Bookshelvers, and Computer Training Class Instructors in both English and Spanish, you are sure to help fill a need in your local neighborhood.
If you love art, history, culture or science, volunteer at one of the many Houston museums: http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Houston is lucky to have a museum district with a diverse range cultural, educational and scientific institutions. Serve as a docent, educator, assist with special events or help fill any other needs these great non-profits may have.
Do you have a heart for healthcare or helping others going through a tough time? Consider volunteering at MD Anderson: http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/index.html
There are over 1,000 volunteers serving in 100 different positions at MD Anderson and it’s different regional care centers. One of these volunteers could be you!
Where do you and your family volunteer in the Houston area?