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. Friday is the deadline to sign up. For information, call George Henley, 409-392-0317, or Shirley McDaniel, 409-771-1835.

Volunteers are needed to participate in the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat Volunteer Work Days at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Nov. 28 at the North Office Annex Building on its campus, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston. To sign up, contact Wendy Reistle, or 281-283-3945.

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 a recruitment session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Dec. 5 in the McCullough Room of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. To sign up, contact Kathryn Holmes, or 409-572-2552.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is seeking volunteers to help with children in its School Garden Program from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the grassy lot behind Antique Warehouse, 2508 Postoffice St., in Galveston. To sign up or get information, contact Nan Wilson, or 206-653-6326.

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.

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.

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