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. 
 

Fall Advocate Training Course - Sexual Assault Resource Center

The Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) is hosting it's Fall Volunteer Advocate Training Course Sept. 30 -  Oct. 12! The training runs for two weeks, Monday - Thursday of both weeks from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and both Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. SARC's Advocates help them to provide crisis intervention services and help support survivors of sexual assault through answering their 24-hour crisis hotline and accompanying survivors to area hospitals, law enforcement agencies and court proceedings.

Advocates must be 18 years or older, complete an application form and interview and be able to pass a background check. 

Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct 12

Time: Mon. - Thurs. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm & both Sat. from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Contact: Caroline Adams, Volunteer Coordinator, at cadams@sarcbv.org or by calling 979-731-1000. Trainings are also held in the Spring and Summer. Visit www.sarcbv.org/volunteering for more information.

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Ongoing Volunteering Opportunities

Homework Help Volunteers - Clara B. Mounce Public Library

The Clara B. Mounce Public Library is in need of volunteers to help students with their homework. They are looking for volunteers who are comfortable helping students of any age range with homework and be able to do some tutoring. This would be a semester long commitment. Each volunteer would work on day per week and preferably on the same day. Once you have been approved by the City of Bryan, you will be notified by Elaine Pratt, Youth Services Librarian for the Clara B. Mounce Public Library.

Dates: Monday - Friday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Starting Sept. 9

Contact: Elaine Platt, Youth Services Librarian, at eplatt@bryantx.gov or 979-2019-5600

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Food Pantry Volunteers - The Bridge Ministries of Bryan Texas

The Bridge Ministries of Bryan Texas is looking for volunteers to privide assistance during their weekly (every Thursday) food distribution, to sort produce items, assist clients as they shop, load cars with food, set-up, and tear down, work with children while parents wait to be served, etc. 

Contact: Bea Hauser at bea@thebridgeministries.org or 979-704-6037

For more information, you can visit www.thebridgeministries.org.

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Fall Soccer Coaches & Coordinators - Bryan Soccer Club

The Bryan Soccer Club is a non-profit, volunteer operated youth soccer club who serve about 500 children from 4 to 17 years of age from the City of Bryan and surrounding areas. After recruiting from their pool of parents, the Bryan Soccer Club still needs 20 - 30 volunteers to serve as age group coordinators and coaches for the 12 week fall soccer season.

  • Coorinators put together teach rosters and help recruit coaches. Dates: Sept. 3 - Nov. 23

  • Coaches are responsible for running practives and managing games. Dates: Sept. 21 - Nov. 23

The Bryan Soccer Club also has a spring season so volunteers are welcome to stay on into the spring. Background check and SaveSport training is required and provided at no cost to volunteers.

Contact: Robert Barrett at rcb9394@yahoo.com or 979-220-3619

More information can be found at www.bryansoccer.org.

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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. ***The next training will be Sept. 30 - Oct. 12! 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.