Volunteer Opportunities

Small Steps Nurturing Center – Buddy Program

Buddy Program
The buddy program is a very unique opportunity not only for the students but for the volunteers. Buddy volunteers are paired up with a student where they spend 30 minutes each week with their buddy in our library. Buddy time is intended for child-directed play that can include doing puzzles, playing games, and having conversation. The commitment for this program is once a week. Individuals set their own schedule. The time frames are:

  • Monday-Thursday : 9 a.m. -12 p.m. or 2 – 3 p .m.
  • Friday – Mornings only

To sign up and schedule a time, please contact Avery Bennefeld.
Email:  bbuchtien@ssnc.org
Phone: 713-236-0330, ext. 225

Spring Spirit

Spring Spirit has a great volunteer opportunity for LWI members at Edgewood Elementary School located in Spring Branch. Volunteers will read to a small group of students that are struggling to read. Volunteers must complete a training session and make a specific time commitment. For more information please contact Laura Smith at laura.smith@springspirit.org or 713-398-5688.


Undies for Everyone

Volunteers can select their volunteer option and sign up by visiting the website, www.UndiesforEveryone.org. Once you click on the volunteer tab, you will be directed to the sign up sheet with all events.
For questions, contact Micki Bronston at mkbronston@undiesforeveryone.org or 713-885-3126.


Event: L.I.F.E. Houston Annual Infant Holiday Bash

Date: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: The Church of St. John the Divine
                   2450 River Oaks Blvd
                   Houston, TX 77019
Volunteer Duties: Assist with food/donations stations, registrations and arts/crafts area
If interested in volunteering, please sign up with Leah Roberts at lroberts@lifehouston.org or call her at 713-528-6044.
L.I.F.E is also collecting donations such as: stuffed animals, board games, and children’s toys ages 10-12. Donations must be dropped off by Monday,December 10 at 204 Clifton (AAMA Building).

Event: Small Steps Nurturing Center Parent Education Night

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Impact Church
                  1704 Weber Street
                  Houston, TX 77007
Volunteer Duties: Volunteers are needed for childcare during the parent education night. Volunteers will supervise free play and lead activities for the children. Training is not required but a background check is mandatory.
Please contact Ana Wrobel at awrobel@ssnc.org or 713-236-0330 to sign up to volunteer.

Event: SpringSpirit Christmas Store

Date: Saturday, December 15
Time: 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Spring Spirit Community Center
                  8526 Pitner Road
                  Houston, TX 77080
Volunteer Duties: Assist in the Christmas store with collecting toys and providing refreshments. Please contact Ana Mendoza at ana.mendoza@springspirit.org or 713-907-7354 to sign up to volunteer.

Event: Larry’s Christmas Gift Event

Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Location: Pasadena High School
                  206 S Shaver
                  Pasadena, TX 77506
Volunteer Duties: Sponsor families needed to purchase gifts on children’s wish list (typically around 3 children per family); Also, food sponsor needed to provide breakfast tacos for event. Please contact Larry Savala at larrysavala@yahoo.com or (832) 970-9797