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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
Meals on Wheels Volunteers - Conroe
Meals on Wheels - Montgomery County
Pick-up meals at designated time/location. If unable to deliver meals as scheduled on any day, please give the MOW staff as much advance notice as possible. Deliver meals as assigned on route sheet. Call the MOW staff immediately if you notice any unusual changes in the seniors behavior or surroundings. Refer seniors needs or problems to the MOW staff promptly. Report any senior who did not receive meal(s) to MOW staff. Do not leave meals. Assist the senior by tending to small favors or tasks such as opening food containers. Maintain all client information as confidential. Return coolers and signed route sheets to drop-off location. Meals on Wheels - Montgomery County
Full Time
1/6/2017
Houston
Musical Performers
Volunteers of America
Organize a group to perform for our Senior Residents Helpful Skills: • Willingness to serve others • Musical Performance Skills Volunteers also needed to play the piano for an hour every evening during dinner. You are encouraged to organize a group to supply a pianist for 1 hour every evening M-F for residents during our dinner hour. Muscial performers of any age are needed to share this one hour time slot with others.
Full Time
1/6/2017
Houston
Tutors for AAMA
AAMA
AAMA (Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) needs 48 volunteers AAMA is seeking volunteer tutors for any school subject. Whether you are a parent, an interested community supporter or a member of a corporate volunteer group, we have a place for you at AAMA! We need vilunteers in all programs areas: Sanchez Charter School, Adelante Adult Education and Counseling and Prevention services. We have both ongoing and one-time opportunities to fit your interests and schedule.
Full Time
1/6/2017
Houston
Refugee Services Volunteer
Interfaith Ministries
Assist with a variety of volunteer opportunities such as apartment setup, airport pickups, cultural guidance, and/or ESL tutoring for newly-arrived refugees. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Flexible Times Available This is a family-friendly opportunity. Prior to first visit, all volunteers must attend a training.
Full Time
1/6/2017
Houston
200 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Houston Food Bank
Volunteers needed to distribute boxes of food (assembled at the Houston Food Bank) to seniors by loading the boxes into individual client behicles. Volunteers ages 16 and up are welcomed. • This work is performed outdoors • Not suitable for volunteers under the age of 16 • All volunteers under the age of 18 will need to have a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by their parent or guardian • Must be able to lift 30 lbs • Be sure to bring bottled water, a hat and sunscreen You'll see on several days we can accommodate groups of 20+ individuals. Bring your friends and family members or help us spread the word!All volunteers under the age of 18 will need to have a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by their parent or guardian You will see on several days we can accomodate groups of 20+ individuals. Bring your friends and family members or help us spread the word!
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.
Full Time
1/4/2017
Houston
Are You a Biomed Tech Wizard?
Medical Bridges
Biomed Test Room Volunteer The volunteer work primarily consisits of assisting our biomedical technicians repair and clean medical equipment in preparation for shipment to medical professionals helping those in need in developing countries.