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Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Casa de Esperanza! Immediate needs for volunteers are: 
  • Meal Deliveries 
  • Donation Drives 
  • Administrative Assistance 
  • Donation Sorting and Organizing 
  • Special Events/Projects
There is currently a waiting list for Weekly Neighborhood volunteers. For more information please contact our Volunteer Manager, Chrissy Redmond at

Volunteer onboarding takes place in February, June, and October. However, if you are interested in a volunteer opportunity listed as an immediate need, please contact Chrissy Redmond.

Please see below for volunteer opportunity descriptions and requirements.  

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Administrative Volunteer

Administrative volunteers will assist with various office tasks to help the team at Casa de Esperanza. Administrative volunteers will cover the front desk for an hour and a half during the receptionist’s lunch break. During this time, volunteers will greet office Casa visitors, answer and direct phone calls, and accept deliveries.

Administrative volunteers may also assist different departments in documentation, preparing mailings, data entry, and additional office tasks. Volunteer shifts will be available during regular business office between 9:00am-5:00pm.

Special Events

Casa de Esperanza has two major annual fundraising events - Chili Cook-Off in the Fall and Building Hope for Children gala in the Spring . Volunteers assist with planning, invitations, registration, decorations, entertainment, live and silent auctions, set-up and clean-up.

Meal Delivery Volunteers

Meal delivery volunteers may prepare a home-cooked meal, purchase a meal, or pick up donated meals from area restaurants to deliver to our homes. Meal deliveries are the best form of volunteering because it can be done any day of the week for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! To schedule a meal delivery, please contact Chrissy Redmond. 

Pantry Volunteers

Pantry volunteers will assist in the upkeep of our pantry and work alongside our Aftercare Department to ensure that donations are stored orderly and adhere to all food regulations. This volunteer opportunity is available 1-2 times a month and may increase during high volume times such as Christmas and Back To School. Volunteer shifts will be available weekdays between 9:30am-4:30pm and limited weekend opportunities based on staff coverage. The ideal volunteer will be able to lift a minimum of 5-10lbs and work independently. 

Professional Services

Individuals volunteering in their professional capacity provide essential services in the areas of medical care, finance, information technology, and professional facilities maintenance.

Host a drive to collect basic needs items

Volunteers can use our stock the pantry toolkit to coordinate a drive collecting immediate needs of Casa de Esperanza. This is a great way to get your student group, congregation, workplace, and other communities involved. Donation drive deliveries must be scheduled in advance by contacting our office directly at, 713-529-0639 or Chrissy Redmond at

***Persons interested in arranging third-party fundraisers must contact Casa de Esperanza prior to scheduling an event or using Casa de Esperanza's name in any publicity!

Requirements for all opportunities listed above:
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High school diploma 
  • Speak and understand English (do not need to be bilingual to volunteer)
  • Complete volunteer application with references
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session. Orientations are held three times a year in February, June, and October. 
  • Pass both fingerprint test and a background check

Weekly Neighborhood Volunteers

Neighborhood volunteers will assist the Casa de Esperanza staff with daily child care and participate in activities such as reading, art projects, outdoor play, holding and feeding infants, meal preparation, and light household chores. Volunteer positions require a weekly 3-hour shift for a 6-month commitment. Additional Requirements include:

  • 6-month commitment to volunteer once a week
  • Negative TB test within the past 30 days
  • All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Volunteer shifts in the neighborhood are available Monday-Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 5:30pm-8:30pm. 

For more information:
Call: (713) 529-0639 -or- contact our Volunteer Manager on our Contact Us Page