The Court Appointed Special Advocate’s of Galveston County is in need of volunteers to become an advocate for children that are in the custody of Child Protective Services. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will have to undergo a thorough background check. There will be recruitment sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the McCullough Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. To sign up, contact Connie Ricketts, or 409-572-2552.

The Gulf Coast Basketball Officials Association is seeking men and women to call basketball games in the Galveston County and South Houston areas. No experience necessary (will train). Must be 18 and older. Training is free. Volunteers can make up to $45 per hour. Nov. 10 is the deadline to sign up. For information, call George Henley, 409-392-0317, or Shirley McDaniel, 409-771-1835.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to help as tax preparers for the 2018 tax season. Training will be ongoing through the end of January. To sign up, visit or call 888-687-2277.

Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers in the La Marque area for its 2017-18 school-based program. For information, email, visit or call 409-763-4638.

St. Vincent’s House is seeking volunteers for its new Transformational Opportunities Undergirded by Choice & Hope Initiative. For information, call Angela Hill, 409-763-8521.

The Galveston Arts Center is seeking volunteer docents to work for one to three hours in the front lobby during weekday evening events and classes. For information, call Reyna Collura, 409-763-2403, Ext. 1004.

The Galveston County Health District is seeking volunteers for the Galveston County Medical Reserve Corps. Medical background or experience isn’t required. To sign up, contact Richard Pierce, or 409-938-2222.

Mainland Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary is in need of volunteers to help in various capacities at the hospital. Applications are available at the information desk in the lobby area at 6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. Call 409-938-5758.

Galveston Island Meals on Wheels Inc. is seeking volunteers to deliver meals 1-day a week to the homebound, elderly and infirm of Galveston. It takes one hour out of your week to make a joyous difference in our recipients lives. If you would like to help, call 409-744-2668 between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

The Seeds of Abraham community action group is seeking volunteers. For information, call Lorie Chinn, 409-939-0445.

The Salvation Army of Galveston County is seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities to help in its Family Store, 601 51st St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-763-1691 or email

The Bryan Museum is seeking volunteers who have a love of history and would like to be a part of the museum team. The museum is now training volunteers for guest services, gallery docents and tour guides. For information, email or visit

The University of Texas Medical Branch is seeking women breast cancer survivors ages 45-75 to participate in a 1-year research study testing interventions that use technology to help increase their physical activity. To sign up, contact Eloisa Martinez, or 409-266-9643.

NAMI Gulf Coast is seeking volunteers Wednesdays through Saturdays for its Second Chance Thrift Shop, 2206 N. Gordon St., in Alvin. For information, call 281-585-3100.

The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to carry out its gratitude expedition thanking valued chamber members two Thursdays a month. Volunteers must be gainfully employed to participate. To sign up, email or call 409-935-1408.

The Artist Boat is seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities. If you are interested and want to sign up, email Cherie Crawford,, Kristen Simmons,, Amanda Rinehart,, Kendall Guidroz,, or Cathy Webster, or call 409-770-0722.

Interfaith Caring Ministries is seeking volunteers to help sort and straighten donated items. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Contact Suzy Domingo, or 281-332-3881, Ext. 1100.

The Butler Longhorn Museum is in need of volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1220 Coryell St. in League City. Volunteers also are needed to help with special events, tours and day-to-day activities. Email or call 281-332-1393.

H.I.S. Ministries is seeking volunteers to help with its food pantry and resale shop, which serves needy families in the Hitchcock and Santa Fe independent school districts. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4205 Jackson St. in Santa Fe. Call Vicki Westover, 409-925-4697.

Volunteers are needed to help The Sunshine Shop, 6915 Second St., in Hitchcock. Volunteers are needed to sort, price and stock donations of clothing, toys and household items. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Call Joyce Owens, 409-986-5632.

Clear Creek Community Theatre is seeking volunteers to help in a variety of areas at 18091 Upper Bay Road in Nassau Bay. Volunteers will receive free admission to shows worked. Individuals with basic carpentry and painting skills also are needed. To sign up, call 281-335-5228.

Elmcroft at the Mainland is seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities at 1901 Amburn Road in Texas City. For information, call 409-935-6620.

The Ronald McDonald House is seeking volunteers to assist in various projects at the center, 301 14th St, in Galveston. Groups can sponsor an activity or provide a meal. Contact Janie Puentes, or 409-762-8770, Ext. 102.

The Galveston County Food Bank is seeking volunteers from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 624 Fourth Ave. N. in Texas City. Court-mandated community service is available Wednesdays. For information, contact Denise Hightower-Aguilar, or 409-945-4232.

The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse is seeking volunteers for the many “behind the scenes” jobs at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. Carpenters, painters, and typists are particularly needed. No experience is required. To sign up, call 281-337-7469.

The Blue Monkey Resale Gift Shop is seeking volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 206 E. Edgewood Drive in Friendswood. The shop also needs donations. Call 713-503-1522, 281-220-8455, or 832-274-3893.

Noah’s Ark Bayou Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to help at Petco, 2895 Interstate 45 and FM 646, in League City. Volunteers are needed to help the rescued dogs find homes. Any amount of time would be appreciated. Call Sandy Lado, 409-392-0062.

Bay Area Turning Point is seeking Crisis Hotline Advocate Volunteers to help provide a calming voice and nonjudgmental support to help callers who are in need of help. If you’re interested, contact Katisha Chaney, or 281-338-7600.

Volunteers are needed to assist in cleaning and stocking the stores and to process donations for The Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. The locations are 2025 Broadway, in Galveston, 409-762-1520; 150 Interstate 45, in League City, 281-554-6983; and 3565 Palmer Highway, No. 16, in Texas City, 409-942-4380. All proceeds go toward the well-being of women, men and children and to advocate for the prevention of family violence and sexual assault and child abuse.

Volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of the American Red Cross serving Galveston County. If you like to help people your local Red Cross could have just the opportunity — from training to be ready to respond to disasters to bringing education programming to our youth — from office support staff to becoming an instructor. Call 409-750-9172 or 409-945-7200.

Volunteers interested in becoming a certified volunteer ombudsman (advocate) for residents of local nursing homes and assisted living communities are encouraged to sign up with the Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging by contacting Misty Sullivan, or 800-437-7396.

Friends of League City Animal Shelter are seeking temporary foster homes for cats and dogs. The animals are in need of human interaction and a break from the stress of the shelter so they will be more adoptable when they return to the shelter. Volunteers can live outside of League City and have pets of their own. Call Monica Millican, 281-333-1020, Ext. 17.

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