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A local military support group was formed to provide encouragement and support to our military families and personnel while they are away from home. The SECOND THURSDAY of each month we gather to compile boxes of necessary supplies and ship them out to our service people around the world.

Please drop off donations to Shepherd High School 8am- 3pm,

OR, 305 W. Mill Street, Livingston (Livingston Physical Therapy)

Monday- Thursday from 8am to 12pm & 1pm-5pm

Friday 8-12pm

Or, they can be mailed to FAITH Military Support Group

305 W. Mil Street Livingston, TX 77352

If you need additional information regarding the group, please don't hesitate to contact them:

936-327-4084. Their EIN # is 38-3746761.


  1. Instant powdered drink mixes for water bottles (crystal light, poweraide, kool-aid, etc.)
  2. Sun Block
  3. Cotton Swabs (for cleaning sand from rifle)
  4. Eye Drops
  5. Canned Fruit
  6. Baby Wipes
  7. Peanuts/sunflower seeds
  8. Liquid Hand sanitizer
  9. Gum/Candy/Breath mints (individually wrapped)
  10. Food/Snack Items (peanut butter, granola bars, trail mix, tuna, etc.)
    * Cash donations are always accepted & greatly appreciated. Each box requires $9.15 in postage. They send approximately 100+ boxes per month (over $915.00 in postage alone).

** For a list of all of the items requested please contact them at 936-327-4084




SJC Habitat for Humanity

Contact information:

SJC Habitat for Humanity

P.O. Box 1398

Coldspring, TX 77331






Habitat for Humanity San Jacinto Co. has had an aluminum can collection program since 2003. Due to some minor vandalism and low collection productivity Habitat for Humanity has received permission from the Shepherd Senior Center to relocate their Shepherd collection box. This box has been moved from the Shepherd Community Center to its new location on the Senior Center parking lot. Now Shepherd residents can bring their aluminum cans to this location when they visit the Senior Center to shop at the resale store or take part in Center activities.


Looking for a way to improve your surroundings?
The Adopt-a-Highway program gives groups the opportunity to help their communities by collecting litter and beautifying roadsides. This international program originated in Texas, where it remains one of the Lone Star State's most successful public-private initiatives. It's a free, easy way for groups to help their communities, make a visible impact . Contact your local coordinator today for an application.

Ready to sign up?
Locate your area coordinator(s) here or check out

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Behind-the-Scenes Jobs

Summer Staff Assistant Volunteers:
Work in the Museum's administrative offices, and help maintain files, prepare mailings, answer calls and research. PLacements are also available to create science kits and catalogue our collections. You can also assist behind-the-scenes in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. A wide variety of jobs are available, depending on your own particular skills and interests. Volunteers are primarily needed weekdays; hours and times may vary.

Special Events Volunteers:

Provide support during special events at the Museum. We will notify you when volunteer opportunities arise at exhibition openings, members-only events, the annual gala, and other special occasions. Volunteers are often needed during evenings and weekends.

Off-Site Volunteering

George Observatory Volunteers:
See stars when you volunteer at the George Observatory! This is a great opportunity for those interested in astronomy. Help visitors view the sky through telescopes, or work behind-the-scenes at this landmark facility. Volunteers are needed Fridays between 7 and 10 pm and Saturdays between 3 and 10 pm. For more information on volunteering at the Observatory, please call Barbara Wilson at 281-242-3055. The George Observatory is located in Brazos Bend State Park, in Fort Bend County.


Phone: 713-639-4656
Attn. Volunteer Center
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
One Hermann Circle Drive
Houston, TX 77030-1799



Swing Into Action As A Zoo Volunteer!

Many volunteer opportunities await you at the Houston Zoo. Whether you like to educate people about wildlife, work behind-the-scenes in our animal exhibits, or help out at events, we have a program that is perfect for you. No prior experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and join a great team.

Adult Volunteers: All volunteers must be over the age of 18 and willing to commit to at least one year of service with 50 hours of service per year (an average of 4 hours per month).

Teen Volunteers: Zoo Crew is our summer teen volunteer program for students between the ages of 13 and 17 and willing to commit at least 100 hours of service during the summer months.

Group Volunteers: Established groups such as churches, scout troops, schools, corporations, etc. that want to volunteer their time for half a day, one full day, or a short time period.

Internships: College students interested in a career involving conservation, wildlife management, environmental education, or a zoo-related business. Time commitments vary depending on the specific intern position.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Houston Zoo call the Volunteer Programs Coordinator at (713) 533-6547. Most volunteer opportunities involve clerical projects, supporting children's craft activities, and assisting with special events. Requirements vary depending on area(s) of interest.

Youth Environmental Stewards


Youth Environmental Stewards, YES! is a youth organization for kids, newborn through 12th grade, who want to make a difference in the state of Texas.

Join YES! and you will receive a certificate of membership and an annual incentive item. If you want to be an active part of caring for Texas and for taking responsibility for enhancing your community environment, just say YES!

YES Membership Form- Click here to download the PDF

Scout Programs

KTB is proud of the thousands of youth who are keeping Texas beautiful. Throughout the state, kids are pitching in to make their community a cleaner, safer place to live. A large percentage of these young volunteers come from the scouting community where young men and women are learning the lifetime value of citizenship, service and leadership.

If you would like to become involved with troops in your area and help engage them with the mission of Keep Texas Beautiful, please click below to find your local councils:

Click here to find your local Girl Scouts of the USA Council

Click here to Find your local Boy Scouts Of America Council

Other Youth Opportunities

Recycling Guide for Texas Schools - From the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, this manual provides technical guidance for administrators on reducing waste and starting a school recycling program. Includes tips for Texas schools.

Arbor Day Poster Contest Information

Texas PTA Environmental Contest 2006-2007

Adopt-A-Beach Children's Art Contest 2007

National and Global Youth Service Day

Award and Grant Opportunities for Youth and Educators

Please contact Laura Turner or 1-800-CLEAN-TX for more information on youth programs.


The Lake & River Cleanup Program

Clean Waterways are Healthier Waterways The rivers and lakes of our great state provide recreation, drinking water, agricultural irrigation and beauty. The Lake and River Cleanup Program is an effort between Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The program is designed to help communities and organizations establish waterway cleanups and litter prevention activities to improve and maintain the quality of surface water. Follow the links and downloads on this page to learn more about this program and find out how you can recevie FREE supplies and support to help keep Texas waterways clean.

For more information, contact or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX.


Texas Recycles Day

Texas Recycles Day encourages and motivates Texans to make recycling part of their everyday lives. Statewide events highlight numerous solutions for simple and inexpensive waste reduction and recycling. Texas communities use these events as an opportunity to raise public awareness on the economic and environmental benefits of waste reduction and recycling. Events are held annualy statewide from mid-October through mid-December.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) manages the program and distribution of supplies. KTB is delighted to assist TCEQ as a major partner for the event.

For more questions regarding Texas Recycles Day, please contact Mary Kelley, Public Education and Outreach at TCEQ: or (512) 239-6324.



Hands On Houston

Hands On Houston is the newest program of Volunteer Houston. These projects are fun and flexible “hands on” projects in the Houston area that anyone can join. The projects can usually be done in a day, during the evenings, or on the weekends.

Each month Hands On Houston will offer numerous community service projects addressing issues such as the environment, hunger, homelessness, family service, children/teens, seniors, and people with disabilities. The online database equips you with a resource to aid you in becoming involved in the community and is the first step in the right volunteer position.

To find out more information about volunteering or being a project leader
with Hands On Houston, contact Grace Jackson , Project Manager,

(713) 964-0211

Race for the Cure
For all volunteer opportunities

RSVP now at (subject line: RSVP Race Volunteer Orientation) or call 713.783.9188