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Part Time
9/1/2018
League City
Volunteer Firefighter
League City Fire Department
This is a volunteer, unpaid position. The Volunteer Firefighter protects the community in a wide range of emergency situations. The Volunteer Firefighter may be called upon to deliver fire suppression, emergency medical assistance, rescue, hazardous material responses, public education and other various duties as assigned. Example of Duties/Essential Functions: Responds to fire alarms and extinguishes fire Responds to calls for medical assists Responds to and renders assistance in emergency cases; Cleans and inspects equipment and apparatus after returning from a fire; Inspects equipment and apparatus and notifies chain of command of any defects; Makes minor repairs to equipment and apparatus, performs routine preventative maintenance tasks, and keeps records of such action; Keeps fire station, equipment and grounds in a clean and orderly condition; Participates in training activities and instruction sessions; Acquires and retains a thorough knowledge of the City, including streets, buildings, water supply, unusual hazards and related items; Performs various public information or education tasks; Enters inspection, training and (on occasion) and fire calls into the records management system Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City and Department policies and procedures; Works with other City departments on a daily basis Other Duties and Responsibilities: May respond to emergency calls for specialized service such as hazardous materials, confined spaces rescue, extrication and technical rescues that include high angle, below grade, swift water, trench and collapse rescues; May respond to non-emergency calls providing a wide rang of public service activities May be assigned other duties by Fire Administration Staff
Full Time
3/12/2018
Discover Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community
JustServe
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to our guidelines. JustServe Community Service Guidelines:
    The best service opportunities are collaborative—working side by side with others in faith-based, nonprofit, community, and government organizations. Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the community and assist the poor and needy. JustServe projects should not have a political or advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented, or directly involve volunteers in fund-raising or other prohibited activities.
Full Time
3/12/2018
Katy
Volunteer Opportunities in Katy ISD
Katy ISD
Who can volunteer? EVERYONE! Volunteering isn't just something people "do" in Katy ISD. Our volunteers define who we are. Here, volunteerism is an inherent tradition and part of our culture, woven into the fiber of every single campus. Principals recognize the value volunteers bring to their schools. Teachers recognize that volunteers help them better serve children. And as for our students – they are so accustomed to seeing volunteers at their schools that they wouldn't know what to do without them. We know people have busy lives with kids and jobs and other commitments. That's why we make volunteering simple and easy for them, which ultimately makes education better for our students. The goal of Partners in Education is to make believers. And when volunteers come face-to-face with teachers and students, it's not hard to do. But we also aim to make believers out of our students – to broaden their perspective by introducing them to adults from around the corner and around the world. Volunteers not only give them a greater world view, they also teach them the blessing of giving to the greater good. And in so doing, Katy ISD children love volunteers and, ultimately, become adults who love volunteering.
Full Time
11/16/2017
Houston
Opportunities to Help With Education
TWRC Wildlife Center
Adventure Guide, Rockin’ Robin, Surfin’ Bird and JAGs Volunteers at TWRC Wildlife Center are the backbone of our organization. They supply the force behind our mission to rehabilitate, release and education the public. We are inspired by our volunteers’ devotion to the community responsibility of caring for our Texas wildlife. Since we started keeping records in 1992, our Center has helped more than 145,000 wild animals. Our volunteers have a very unique opportunity at TWRC. They get to be a part of an organization that established the first wildlife emergency facility in Houston, which has admitted over 392 different species. Over the years our seasoned volunteers and staff have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience and are eager to share with individuals who want to join our mission to help wildlife. Volunteers leave here having the knowledge and ability to help any injured or orphaned wild animal they may encounter. Opportunities to Help With Education Include: Adventure Guide Responsibilities: This position is responsible for leading our wildlife camp programs. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 18 years of age. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week – for 5 camp weeks between June and August. Rockin’ Robin Responsibilities: This position is responsible for facilitating informal education programs (Festivals, service project events, birthday parties) and assisting with formal education programs (classroom programs, lectures, scout merit programs, center tours, etc.). To fully support wildlife, we must help the public understand how to live harmoniously with all of them. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 15 years of age. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 1 shift quarterly. Surfin’ Bird Responsibilities: This position is responsible for completing internship specific projects or goals and assisting with formal and informal education programming. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 18 years of age. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 1 shift per week during internship. JAGs Responsibilities: This position is responsible for assisting with Summer Wildlife Camp programs as a Junior Adventure Guide. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member and be at least 14 years of age. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week – for 5 camp weeks between June and August.
Full Time
11/16/2017
Houston
Advance Level Volunteer Opportunities
TWRC Wildlife Center
Vet Room Staff, Vet Room Assistant and Wildlife Rehabilitator Volunteers at TWRC Wildlife Center are the backbone of our organization. They supply the force behind our mission to rehabilitate, release and education the public. We are inspired by our volunteers’ devotion to the community responsibility of caring for our Texas wildlife. Since we started keeping records in 1992, our Center has helped more than 145,000 wild animals. Our volunteers have a very unique opportunity at TWRC. They get to be a part of an organization that established the first wildlife emergency facility in Houston, which has admitted over 392 different species. Over the years our seasoned volunteers and staff have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience and are eager to share with individuals who want to join our mission to help wildlife. Volunteers leave here having the knowledge and ability to help any injured or orphaned wild animal they may encounter. Advance Level Volunteer Opportunities Include: Vet Room Staff Responsibilities: Concerned rescuers bring orphaned and/or injured wildlife of all kinds to receive first aid in our Vet Room by qualified individuals who are trained to work with a wide variety of species. They trust us to skillfully and knowledgably assess the needs of the animal they took time to rescue and to administer the initial care needed, giving each animal the compassion and dignity it deserves. Vet Room Staff have the privilege of examining wildlife up close and responsible for overseeing the examination, assessment, and treatment of all daily admissions. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member. Must be at least 21 years of age, be an active Vet Room Assistant, completing 60 hours of service within a period not to exceed 6 months, have experience rehabbing at least one species and be sub-permitted, permitted or actively seeking permits. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month. Vet Room Assistant Responsibilities: Vet Room Assistants help Vet Room Staff stay organized so that they may be more focused on addressing the needs of each animal in a timely manner. This opportunity also serves as a training field in which the Vet Room Assistant learns more about the initial assessment and care of new wildlife admissions. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member. Must be at least 21 years of age, be an active TWRC Center Volunteer, completing 20 hours of center service within a period not to exceed 4 months, have experience rehabbing at least one species and be sub-permitted, permitted or actively seeking permits. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month. Wildlife Rehabilitator Responsibilities: After receiving initial care in the TWRC Vet room, a permitted rehabilitator specializing in that species accepts the animal into their home for ongoing personal care until the animal is old enough to be released and/or has fully recovered from injuries or illnesses. Pre-requisites: Must be at least 21 years of age, be an active TWRC Center Volunteer, completing 20 hours of center service and become sub-permitted. Hours must be earned within the 6-month period immediately preceding being sub-permitted and/or receiving animals. TWRC provides all training through its Mentorship Program for Wildlife Rehabilitators and help obtaining permits. Ongoing Commitment: Depends upon species rehabbed.
FT & PT
11/16/2017
Houston
Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities
TWRC Wildlife Center
Busy Bee and Lizard Lounge Volunteers at TWRC Wildlife Center are the backbone of our organization. They supply the force behind our mission to rehabilitate, release and education the public. We are inspired by our volunteers’ devotion to the community responsibility of caring for our Texas wildlife. Since we started keeping records in 1992, our Center has helped more than 145,000 wild animals. Our volunteers have a very unique opportunity at TWRC. They get to be a part of an organization that established the first wildlife emergency facility in Houston, which has admitted over 392 different species. Over the years our seasoned volunteers and staff have acquired a great deal of knowledge and experience and are eager to share with individuals who want to join our mission to help wildlife. Volunteers leave here having the knowledge and ability to help any injured or orphaned wild animal they may encounter. Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities Include: Busy Bee Responsibilities: This position is responsible for maintaining TWRC’s facility where the public bring injured, orphaned and ill wildlife for care. Our facility must be clean and orderly so that we can operate efficiently to provide quality care to wildlife in need. This entry level position is responsible for washing dishes and crates, animal laundry, assembling animal aquaria, food prep and other activities to support the center. Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member, TWRC provides all training. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month. Lizard Lounge Responsibilities: The lobby where the education animals reside is the first thing the public will see and smell when they enter the door. It is imperative that it be maintained to the highest standards. Our education animals deserve the best quality diets as well as a variety of enrichment activities. These animals are critical to the success of our education program. This entry level position is responsible for the daily feeding and care of all education animals (squirrels, opossum, screech owl, non-venomous snakes, turtles, lizards, and a woodpecker). Pre-requisites: Be a current TWRC member, TWRC provides all training. Ongoing Commitment: Commit to work at least 12 hours per month.
Full Time
1/6/2017
Houston
Volunteers
Montgomery County Animal Shelter
Volunteering at MCAS is a special experience - for both you, and for the animals that can't wait to meet you! There are lots of choices when it comes to volunteering. There's plenty of cleaning, grooming, and dog walking to be done. But you can also choose a quieter volunteer experience, just spending time with a favorite animal. We are always looking for compassionate, animal-loving volunteers. Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our operation and without them; we would not be successful in meeting our no kill goal. We have so many rewarding volunteer opportunities ... there's something for everyone! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer unsupervised. Once you have completed your New Volunteer Orientation you will be able to help with a variety of activities, such as feeding, cleaning, grooming, walking, petting, brushing, singing, or just sitting with the animals - you can spend as little or as much time as you wish. Dog Walking Dogs in the shelter need regular exercise and affection, just as we do! Some also need help with their manners, so volunteers may help teach basic commands. Dogs may be walked on the property, and some may be signed out for group play at local dog parks. Dogs need exercise and social interaction. Why is interaction so important? Interaction with our animals socializes them. The more social they are, the better their chances for adoption. Spend time with them - they'll love you for it. Cat Care Who says cats are independent? Cats and kittens need lots of attention to help them adjust to their temporary shelter home. Volunteers who hold them, pet them, play with them, and talk to them help them put their best "paw" forward Dog Bathing Our dogs need regular bathing, particularly those that are going to an offsite adoption event. Cleanliness is part of an animal's health and well being. We want our critters clean and sweet-smelling! Offsite Adoptions We want to market our wonderful animals to as many people as we can. So, if customers don't come to us, we go to them! And, offsite adoption venues are the primary means for our foster parents to find forever homes for their "kids". Many local businesses allow us to showcase our animals on their properties, mostly on weekends. We need volunteers to coordinate offsite adoption events, to transport animals to events and set up, to help with the animals during the events and to assist customers. Communications and Marketing Creative volunteers prepare print and electronic materials to spotlight shelter animals and raise community awareness of the shelter's services and successes. Taking pictures, posting them online, distributing brochures, maintaining the MCAS website, updating websites that feature our animals, creating signs and announcements for special events, and preparing press releases ... these are a few of the ways our Marketing team supports the shelter.