Lend a helping hand at our Cottage Shop
Do you have an eye for fashion? Do you enjoy sorting, organizing or labeling? We could always use a helping hand from dedicated volunteers in our Cottage Shop! The Cottage Shop is a resale boutique owned and operated by The Women’s Home. The Shop serves as a crucial part of our treatment program as our vocational training site that provides women with employable skills such as merchandising, customer service, etc. As a Cottage Shop volunteer, you will help process the large volume of donated items we receive daily and assist customers on the shop floor. Our volunteers provide support by helping us sort, organize and label the clothing donations we receive. To learn more about becoming a Shop volunteer, please contact our Volunteer and Collaborations Coordinator, Jenna Jackson at 713-328-1964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not ready to commit just yet?
If you’re interested in trying out a shift, we offer drop-in volunteer hours on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simply call our Cottage Shop Manager, Cheri Burleson at 713-328-1957, and let her know that you are interested in stopping by during drop-in hours. If you like the work, we can help you apply for a more permanent placement as a Shop volunteer. We look forward to working with you!
Hold a supply drive for clothing, food, or school supplies
Individuals are welcomed and encouraged to host food or school supply drives to help us meet the needs of the residents at our Spring Branch campuses. We always need non-perishable food, diapers, school supplies and cleaning supplies.
Provide a meal for our clients
Provide a meal for our Montrose clients! (approx. 50)
Be a holiday host
Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Mother’s Day can be difficult for our clients and residents, so we try to create as many fun, positive experiences as we can at these times. This is a great opportunity for groups to host a holiday social, game night, or other engaging activity.
Inventory Volunteer at The Barbara Bush Children’s Library
The Inventory Volunteer will help to set-up the newly completed Barbara Bush Children’s Library at the Mabee WholeLife Service Center by scanning all the books’ barcodes into the library database. This is a one-time project that can be completed over multiple shifts. Training will be provided.
Library Attendant Volunteer at The Barbara Bush Children’s Library
The Library Volunteer assists in the organization and upkeep of the Barbara Bush Children’s Library, located inside the Mabee WholeLife Service Center. Duties include recording book loans, re-shelving books, organizing the library and greeting and assisting guests. Preferred commitment of 1-2 shifts per week for about 3-4 hours.
Are you a certified group fitness professional who is passionate about exercise and giving back to your community? Then we would love to hear from you! The Women’s Home is looking for volunteer instructors to lead small group exercise classes. Different styles of exercise programs are encouraged i.e. Zumba, yoga, low impact aerobics, Tai Chi etc. Commitment is 1-2 hours per week with flexible scheduling.
Computer Fundamentals Instructor
As part of our clients’ journey to stability, we offer vocational training and counseling to help them establish financial and vocational wellness. We are looking for a computer savvy volunteer who can teach a basic computer skills course. Topics would include basic computer navigation, using the internet and web browsers, email, netiquette, etc. Commitment is 1-2 hours per week with flexible scheduling.
Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your talents as a hair stylist with your love of volunteering? The Women’s Home is looking for licensed hair stylists to give basic haircuts to our clients. TWH serves adult women who are formerly homeless and are working hard on their journey to recover from substance use disorder. We would love to recruit kind-hearted volunteers who want to help boost our clients’ confidence and self-esteem by providing them with this basic, essential beauty service.