We love smiling faces and helping hands. In fact, TEAM depends on them. Every year hundreds of our volunteers donate thousands of hours to help those in need. Scroll down to read about the variety of volunteer opportunities we offer. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the perfect volunteer position at TEAM. In the meantime, we hope you'll take a moment to meet some of our volunteers. And be sure to check out our volunteer Q&A page.
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Assistance Ministry Team
Casework is at the heart of our ministry at TEAM. Our volunteer caseworkers interview and qualify clients for the assistance that TEAM provides, e.g. food, rent, utilities, gas vouchers, clothing, and medical vouchers. Our ministry is currently open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Caseworkers may make a commitment to either Tuesday, Thursday or both days. Basic qualifications for this position are dependability and a heart to serve those in need. Training is provided.
Food Pantry Team
Our food pantry team helps with unloading deliveries, organizing and stocking the pantry, and repackaging bulk food and toiletries into smaller sizes. Our food pantry team also shops and bags groceries for our clients. The pantry is open during ministry hours - Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Resale Shop Team
If you enjoy a thrift store shopping or bargain-hunting adventures, then you'll love our resale shop. Our volunteers do it all - from unpacking donations to sorting, sizing, pricing, organizing and stocking. The TEAM Resale Shop is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can sign up to work a few hours once a week, twice a month, or whenever it fits your schedule.
Administrative and Event Team
If you want to show off your skills, learn a new skill, or take on a volunteer position with some creative possibilities, then join our administrative and event team. This team does a little bit of everything - marketing, event planning, graphic design, social media engagement, grant writing, fundraising, IT/website maintenance, and building maintenance. Volunteer hours are flexible and, depending on your interest, you can even work from home.
Community Garden Team
For those that like to get their hands dirty, we need volunteers who can help out for an hour each week in the community gardens - planting, weeding, tilling soil, and harvesting fresh vegetables for TEAM's food pantry. The volunteer gardeners meet for an hour every Thursday morning at the community gardens at Tomball UMC. No gardening experience is required. The gardening hours change depending on the season - 8:30 am - 9:30 am in the summer months and 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the winter months. Be sure and check out Tomball Community Garden's Facebook page for their latest updates, current work hours, and photos of their weekly harvest!
"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." - Elizabeth Andrews