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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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Volunteering 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 register to receive additional information as this opportunity becomes available. We anticipate recruiting and training in October / November with a potential start date in mid-November. 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 Peggi Goss at pgoss@uwbv.org.

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Volunteers – Thanksgiving in the Brazos Valley

Thanksgiving in the Brazos Valley will be delivering cooked Thanksgiving meals again this year. Hot meals will be delivered to those in need between 10 am and 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed for food preparation, car loading and delivery driver shifts.

Kettle Bell Ringers – The Bryan/College Station Salvation Army

Volunteer to ring the bell and help change lives. The Salvation Army’s registration portal opens up on October 15. They welcome all types of volunteers such as individuals, groups. and even virtual ringers are welcome. Be among the first to register and select a time that works for you.

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!

Telephone Reassurance Program – RSVP of Southeast Texas

RSVP and the Area Agency on Aging are beginning a Telephone Reassurance Program that will contact homebound seniors on a regular basis. This program allows homebound seniors to stay at home and be comforted in the fact that someone is checking on them on a regular basis.

RSVP provides Volunteer Opportunities for adults 55+.

Contact: Curt Sterner at 979-595-2800 x. 2021

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 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 to take food items from the shelves in the food pantry and place them into carts from different areas of the building. Those that complete the Salvation Army’s civil rights training can also assist clients to their cars. Volunteers will bring stray shopping back to the building.

Contact: Richard Reynolds at 979-361-0618 or at richard.reynolds@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 fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley.