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Volunteer Opportunities for Kids & Teens in Houston

Do something great - Houston area volunteer opportunities for kids, teens, and families
We all want to help and get our kids involved but not everyone wants our kids’ help.
Weird, it’s like they’ve seen my kids try to dust!
However, many places do accept the help of our littlest do-gooders!
Check out the list and find a good fit for your family. If you know of other organizations that allow kids and teens to serve send us an email or facebook message or just comment below and we’ll get them added to the list!

Houston Area Volunteer Opportunities for Kids & Teens

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Family Workdays

Join us at the Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary for a morning of gardening and sanctuary maintenance. We work 9 AM – 12 PM, once a month on the 4th Saturday from September through May (3rd Saturday in November and December). Children of any change are welcome with their parent/chaperone. (Minimum age without a parent/chaperone is 12 years.)

Galveston Bay Foundation

The mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation Volunteer Program is to support the preservation, protection, and enhancement of Galveston Bay through hands-on incorporation of the local community and general public into vital restoration, research, education, administrative, and fundraising projects.  There are ongoing opportunities and specific family days.

Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry

Open to all ages and times but there are consistent days & needs available like pantry order fillers, stockers, Spanish-speaking client interviewers – contact Alice Bongers at ajbongers@att.net for more information.

Habitat for Humanity

Building homes and communities. On-site volunteers must be at least 14 years old. But, they like to provide lunch on Saturdays so if you have a group this would be a good opportunity to get your younger children involved in making and serving a lunch to the volunteers.  You can volunteer with an organization like Lakewood UMC, who send out work crews monthly, or contact Kristin Mitchener at kristin@habitatnwhc.org

Houston Food Bank

HFB is one of the easiest and best run volunteer opportunities for kids ages 6 and up.  Registering for shifts is really simple and they have meaningful jobs for even the littlest workers.  Those aged 16 & younger must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.

Houston SPCA

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to 8 hours per month for at least 6 months.

Interfaith of The Woodlands

For ages 16 and up*. Many opportunities: sorting donations, working in the hand me up shop, food pantry, translator and/or office support, senior services, and working in the community garden, Veggie Village.

*Veggie Village is a family-friendly opportunity

Montgomery County Food Bank

Open to ages 7 and up with an accompanying adult.  M-Th 9 a.m. – noon & 1-4 p.m. and F 9 a.m. – noon & 1-3 p.m.

Tomball Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Any age, minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Turtle Patrol at Galveston Island State Park

Seasonal. During the warm nesting season, park rangers conserve habitat, eliminate trash, and patrol the beaches for critters. We want you to help our endangered sea turtles and join us. Families, groups, and pets on a leash are welcome.