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At United Way of the Brazos Valley, we believe that little actions add up to create great impact, whether it’s through giving monetary donations or giving time. That’s why United Way runs Volunteer Brazos Valley – the Brazos Valley’s connection point for volunteers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Ride2Health Volunteer Drivers – United Way of the Brazos Valley

Are you searching for a volunteer opportunity that will directly impact a neighbor in need? If so, Ride2Health offers a way to drive residents to healthcare appointments and pharmacies. Please complete the application link and we will contact you with additional information. Volunteers will be required to submit to a background screen and provide proof of current driver’s license and full coverage insurance.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Heath at jheath@uwbv.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley is a mentoring organization that matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with at-risk youth (Littles) in one-to-one mentoring relationships. These friendships are fostered in trust, learning, and growth to encourage each child to reach their fullest potential. With over 40 children waiting to be matched, we are looking for volunteers to serve as positive, caring role models to support, guide, and empower the youth in our community. If you are interested in volunteering, please refer to our website to learn more about the volunteer requirements and how to sign up.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

RMHC CTX relies on our generous community of volunteers, donors, and staff to help us care for thousands of families each year. There are several ways to get involved:
  • Volunteer to push a Happy Wheels Cart (HWC) at Baylor Scott & White, St. Joseph College Station Hospital or St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan.
  • Volunteer in a Ronald McDonald Family Room (FR) at St. Joseph College Station Hospital or St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan. (HWC & FR opportunities Monday – Sunday, times vary. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and volunteer for a minimum of 6 months.)
  • Volunteer for Lunches with Love (purchase sack lunch ingredients, assemble lunches, deliver to Family Rooms)
  • Sponsor an Event
  • Host a Fundraiser
  • Donate a Meal
  • Hold a Wish List Drive

Teaching English to Adults – Brazos Valley Literacy Coalition

The Brazos Valley Literacy Coalition is looking for volunteers to help teach English to adults through Zoom sessions on Facebook. Training and materials provided. Questions? Contact Bobbee Pennington at 979-777-8698 or email bobbeepennington@brazosliteracycoalition.org

Brazos Valley Ombudsman Program – Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging & Brazos Valley Council of Governments

The Brazos Valley Ombudsman Program serves Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties. We provide free and confidential ombudsman services to 20 nursing homes and 22 assisted living facilities.

A strong volunteer force helps the our ensure that every resident has a voice. We need passionate and committed people in all seven counties, who can help us achieve our goal of high quality of life and care for residents in the nursing and assisted living facilities we serve. We provide on-site and virtual training to complete Initial Certification Training and continuing education.

Certified Ombudsman Volunteers are assigned to a facility, make a direct contact with residents, family members, and facility staff, and work independently on a flexible schedule.

Volunteers receive support from local staff Ombudsmen and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Interested volunteers should contact Shazia Sultan at 979-595-2801 ext. 2025 or Shazia.Sultan@bvcog.org.

Food Delivery – CrowdSource Rescue (CSR)

CrowdSource Rescue (CSR) is a Houston-based non-profit that has delivered over 11,000 meals safely to their Brazos Valley neighbor’s doorsteps, thanks to some wonderful volunteers and a partnership with the Brazos Valley Food Bank and local food pantries.

Do you have a car, a little free time and want to help?

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver food to your neighbors in need, visit crowdsourcerescue.com, and click on the GREEN button to register.

CSR volunteer drivers register on the website, view training videos and use the website to receive delivery addresses. Volunteers can choose the deliveries they are able to make, pick up food from a designated pick-up point and deliver to the address(es) given – no contact necessary.

Date/time is flexible – you decide when you are available!

Food Pantry Volunteers – The Bridge Ministries of Bryan Texas

The Bridge Ministries of Bryan Texas is looking for volunteers to provide assistance during their weekly (every Thursday) food distribution by sorting produce items, assisting clients as they shop, loading cars with food, setting-up and tearing down, working with children while parents wait to be served, etc.

Contact: 979-704-6037 or email info@bridgeministries.org

For more information, you can visit www.thebridgeministries.org.

Volunteer Opportunities – Twin City Mission

The Twin City Mission has several volunteer opportunities available:

Community Café – The Community Café provides 3 meals a day to residents of the Doug Weedon Shelter for Hope. Additionally, the cafe offers one hot meal a day to anyone in the community, either lunch or dinner. Volunteers can help serve food to clients and community members, providing comfort and nourishment to those in need. *Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older, and volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.* Volunteer opportunities are on weekdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Lunch) and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Dinner)

Community Closet – The Twin City Mission Community Closet provides clothes and/or household items (when available) to individuals and families in the community at no charge to assist them in gaining and/or maintaining self-sufficiency. We are seeking volunteers to help in the community closet with cleaning, organizing, sorting clothing, and helping clients “shop.” *Volunteers must 18 years + and be able to bend down to pick up objects, and help sweep and clean the location.* Volunteer opportunities are on Mondays and Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Donation & Resale Services – Twin City Mission operates 4 resale stores in the Brazos Valley: Second Chance 1 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway) Second Chance 2 (Old College Road) Alice’s Attic (downtown Bryan), and Second Chance 3 (Navasota). The resale stores offer low cost clothing, housewares, furniture, books and kitchen items to the general public. All items are donated from the community and ALL proceeds generated benefit Twin City Mission’s clients. Volunteers will assist store managers with bringing out new items, keeping the store clean, helping clients and assisting with other needs like bringing in large donations as able. Volunteer Opportunities for the various store locations are from Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Youth & Family Services – The Youth and Family Services STAR Program provides short-term, solution-focused services to kids ages 0-17 and their families. This includes strengthening family relationships, improving family communication, increasing positive interactions and developing skills for coping with problems, stress and grief. Tasks would include answering phones, greeting guests and clients, assisting with paperwork and helping with other needs as able. *Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and complete a criminal background check including fingerprinting.* Volunteers would help with administrative functions Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: For more information please contact Twin City Mission’s Volunteer Coordinator, Anne Santerra-Ruble, by calling 979-587-4495

Food Pantry & Clothing Closet Volunteers – The Salvation Army Bryan/College Station

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help with their weekly food distribution program. They have 8 volunteer slots to fill each Tuesday and Wednesday. All prospective volunteers will report to the Salvation Army Social Services building at 2506 Cavitt Ave., Bryan. (Entrance is on Koenig St.)

Food Pantry-Prep – Volunteers to help every Tuesday (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) to unload the truck delivery, re-bag food items and shelve items to be used for distribution on Wednesdays.

Food Pantry-Distribution Day – Volunteers to help every Wednesday (8:30-10:00am) to help transport food from inside the food pantry to community member’s cars.

Contact: Kenzie Johnson at 979-977-0794 or at kenzie.johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org

Volunteer Advocates – Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)

**All Volunteer Advocates must complete the Volunteer Advocate Training**

Volunteer Advocates provide direct client services by:

Answering SARC’s 24-hour hotline in the evenings and on weekends

Providing support and resources to survivors via accompaniments at hospitals, police departments, and Court

Facilitating support groups *extra training required*

Advocates are able to answer the phone from their home as all calls are forwarded from the center to a phone number provided. Advocates are requested to make at least a 6 month commitment to the center and sign up for 2 shifts per month after training is complete. Volunteer advocates must be at least 18 years of age. The Volunteer Advocates are the lifeline and the voice of support that survivors hear in the middle of the night; without them, the center would cease to function.

SARC is especially looking for community members and anyone available to help Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Trainings are held in the Spring (around February), Summer (around June), and Fall (around October) for a two-week period that runs Monday-Thursday of both weeks from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm and both Saturdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Contact: Caroline Adams, Volunteer Coordinator, at cadams@sarcbv.org or by calling 979-731-1000 anytime from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Donation Sorting – Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach

Volunteers will help sort donated clothes and books for teen moms that attend Mama Club.

Hours: Shifts available Wed. & Fri. from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 410 Harvey Road #300, College Station, TX 77840

Contact: Diane Brown at 979-764-6636 or diane@pregnancyoutreach.org

Individual & Business Volunteer Registration

We envision a world where all individuals discover their power to make a difference and are equipped as active, engaged citizens. Even just a few hours a month helps to build a stronger Brazos Valley.

Join the movement and sign up with Volunteer Brazos Valley.

Post a Volunteer Opportunity

If your organization is a registered 501(c) (3) organization, government agency, neighborhood association, eldercare facility or public school that accepts volunteers, Volunteer Brazos Valley can assist you in recruiting volunteers to support your organization.  Click here to register an event for needed volunteers. 

United Way of the Brazos Valley works to improve health, expand education and address essential needs for every person in the Brazos Valley.