Volunteer

YOU can help Build a Stronger Community

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 we run Volunteer Brazos Valley - the region's connection point for volunteers.  
 

Individuals and Businesses

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
 

Nonprofit Organizations

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. 
 

Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities

Disaster Volunteer Training - 2-1-1 Texas/United Way of the Brazos Valley

We need your voice during disasters! Learn how you can help your community during a disaster. Through this training, you will learn how to:

  • Assess the situation

  • Find resources that can help

  • Provide community information to neighbors in need

Date: May 15

Time: 11: 00 am - 12:00 pm

Place: United Way of the Brazos Valley - 1716 Briarcrest Drive, Ste. 155, Bryan, TX 77802

Contact: Hilda Salazar, 2-1-1 Program Manager, at hsalazar@uwbv.org or 979-696-4483 x 111


Volunteer Advocate Training - Sexual Assault Resource Center

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.

Dates: June 10 - June 22; Mon. - Thurs. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Sat. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Approximately 40 hours long for certification dispersed over 2 weeks and on the job training

  • Presentations from various professionals in the Brazos County who support and work with SARC

  • Opportunities for advocates to ask questions and learn from examples provided by staff and presenters

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.

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Gulf Masters Swimming

Gulf Masters Swimming is a three day swim meet at the indoor Texas A&M University Natatorium for Masters Swimmers (adult swimmers age 18 - 99). The days have been broken up into two slots each day so that it can fit into the volunteers' schedule easier. However, a volunteer can always sign up for multiple time slots. The job does not require experience. Food and a t-shirt is provided.

Dates:

  • July 19: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • July 20: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • July 21: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Place: Texas A&M University Natatorium in the Student Rec Center - 797 Olsen Blvd, College Station, TX 77845

Contact: Nicole Christenson at ncr@creativewaters.net or 281-352-8434

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Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Advocates - Sexual Assault Resource Center

**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. **Next Advocate Training Available Jun. 10 - 22. See above for details**

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.

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Volunteer Assistant - Rock Steady Boxing College Station

Rock Steady Boxing College Station is a fitness program designed specifically for people with Parkinson's disease. This group exercise program helps individuals improve their balance, flexibility and core strength. (They also offer participants a heavy dose of fun and camaraderie during the workout!) Volunteers are needed to help encourage the participants and to assist them as needed during the class with boxing gloves and light weight fitness equipment. A volunteer doesn't need to be with us every class session. Whether someone wants to volunteer twice a week or twice a month, they would be happy to have your assistance as often as you desire. They are very flexible.

Contact: Cindy Conte at 713-203-8880 or collegestation@rsbaffiliate.com

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Community Closet - Twin City Mission

Twin City Mission needs help at their Community Closet in Downtown Bryan on Wed. from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. The Community Closet provides free items to community members and volunteers to help the store manager with sorting, organizing and helping clients. They are looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to come put in time each week. The Community Closet is open Mon., Wed., and Fri. but needs the most help on Wed. mornings.

Hours: Wed. from 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact: Suzanne Chambers at 979-775-2255 or chamberss@twincitymission.org

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Donation Sorting - Aggieland Pregnancy Outrach

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

Contact: Diane Brown at 979-764-6636 or diane@pregnancyoutreach.org

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Customer Service - The Hospice Brazos Valley Thrift Store

Hospice Brazos Valley, operates The Hospice Thrift Store, a successful resale shop dependent on volunteers, sells donated clothing and household items at reasonable prices. Volunteers sort, stock shelves, and assist the large customer base.  Proceeds from the shop support patients and families served by Hospice Brazos Valley. 

Requirements to volunteer: Application, background check, on-site training.  

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Teach Citizenship Classes - Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network

Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network is seeking volunteers for general support: teaching and tutoring in citizenship classes; volunteering with our Information, Referral, and Assistance (IRA) program; assisting with outreach efforts; aiding in the coordination of special events; supporting our Conversation Partners program for English practice; and helping with office projects.