Cy-Fair Edition | November 2020

Volunteer opportunities in the Cy-Fair area WAYS TOGIVE BACK 2020 V O L U N T E E R G U I D E

Help out the Cy-Fair community in a number of ways throughout the year by volunteering with local nonprot groups. Volunteer opportunities included in this guide range from helping children to helping families in crisis. This list is noncomprehensive.

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VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Application

Background check

Orientation

Under age 18 allowed

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age 18 and younger in Cy-Fair. Sample activities: coaching (background check required), sport committees, leadership positions 22515 Schiel Road, Cypress 2812563400 www.cy-fairsports.org 1 1 1 (all three required for coaching) 4 CYHOPE The nonprot serves local children in need by providing food over weekends, home- work help, mentors, counseling, recreation, education, music and sports initiatives. Sample activities: assisting with activities at the after-school Hope Centers, bagging food and/or delivering food to schools, sup- porting Dierker’s Champs Baseball League as a coach or umpire, working a weekly shift at the Hope Chest Resale Market, working with students as a mentor, serving at spe- cial events, serving on a maintenance team 12715 Telge Road, Cypress 713-466-4673 www.cy-hope.org 1 1 (if directly working with students) 1 (depending on the program) 1 5 YMCA Two YMCAs serve the Cy-Fair community through programs and social services de- signed to help individuals and families. Sample activities: coaching youth sports teams, assisting with adaptive programs for youth with developmental and physical challenges, serving at community events, fundraising, mentoring youth, serving on the board of advisers D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA 19915 Hwy. 249, Houston

EMPOWER CHILDREN 1 BOYS AND GIRLS COUNTRY With a licensed residential home, the nonprot aims to break the cycle of poverty for children by providing a secure, stable, Christian home environment with an emphasis on education, building healthy re- lationships, and setting goals for the future. Sample activities: Remote volunteer activi- ties include tutoring and teaching dierent skills. Donation drives for food, hygiene products and school supplies are also needed. Donations can be dropped o on campus or purchased through the Amazon wishlist at www.bit.ly/wishlistbgc. 18806 Roberts Road, Hockley 281-351-4976 www.boysandgirlscountry.org 1 1 2 CYFAIR ISD The school district’s Volunteers in Public Schools program typically has opportunities for community members to mentor students in addition to serving at community events. While these programs are limited this school year due to the COVID19 pandemic, ocials said campus volunteer liaisons can provide information about o-campus opportunities. 10300 Jones Road, Houston 2818943950 www.csd.net/volunteer 3 CYFAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION The association hosts baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, lacrosse, vol- leyball and wrestling events for youth athletes

Boys and Girls Country

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COURTESY BOYS AND GIRLS COUNTRY OF HOUSTON

COURTESY CYHOPE

2814691481 www.ymcahouston.org/locations/ d-bradley-mcwilliams-ymca-cypress-creek Langham Creek Family YMCA 16725 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston 2818596143 www.ymcahouston.org/langham-creek 1 1 1 1

month training academy will be provided with reghting gear and certications at no cost. Sample activities: reghting, reghting training, emergency medical responder 10710 Telge Road, Houston www.cyfairvfd.org 1 1 1 1

8 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY

CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The global nonprot housing organization operates on faith-based principles and is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. Sample activities: administrative duties, new- home construction, disaster recovery repairs, providing lunch at construction site, volunteer at the ReStore, children’s and youth programs 13350 Jones Road, Houston 2814770460 www.habitatnwhc.org 1 HELP THOSE IN CRISIS 9 CYFAIR HELPING HANDS Run entirely by volunteers, this nonprot serves the homeless in addition to hungry individuals and families. Sample activities: working in the day center, assisting with meals, delivering compassion bags of food to those living on the streets, serving one day a week at the drive-thru

6 BAYOU LAND CONSERVANCY The organization preserves land along streams for ood control, clean water and wildlife. Sample activities: projects including tree planting, cleanups, youth education and trail building 10330 Lake Road, Ste. J, Houston 2815761634 www.bayoulandconservancy.org 1 1 HELP THE COMMUNITY 7 CYFAIR FIRE DEPARTMENT Individuals can contact pio@cyfairfd.org or stop by one of the department’s 13 stations to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Before volunteers can submit an application, they must attend three stationmeetings to learn about responsibilities and expectations. Qualied individuals who are willing to commit to the six-

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