Volunteer

Volunteer Information

The Village is indebted to the countless volunteers who assist us throughout the year! We appreciate the support our volunteers provide, and we think they may gain as much from their experiences with our Villagers as the Villagers gain from the volunteers’ selfless giving of their time and talent.

We welcome all individuals and organizations to join us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. We encourage you to review the volunteer opportunity descriptions below and contact us if you are interested in helping. Please note a required application process must be completed for our on-site volunteers.

The Village Thrift Shop

The Village Thrift Shop is a great place to volunteer and is always looking for help. The Thrift Shop is donations-based so the proceeds go back The Village Centers. We need help with cleaning around the store, assisting in collecting and sorting donations, and helping customers. Volunteer shifts are available every day of the week during regular store hours. Please visit The Village Thrift Shop page under About Us-->Locations for more information about store hours and how to get there.

Classroom Helper

Classroom helpers work in one of our classrooms assisting with a variety of tasks which may include reading, math, hand-over-hand learning, and playing bingo and other games.

We also need volunteers to accompany our Villagers on outings as an extra pair of eyes and ears! Volunteers are also needed to help with set up and clean up of our cooking classes. All Classroom Helpers are supervised and supported by a staff member.

We enjoy people from the community spending time in the classrooms because it makes the circle of friends the Villagers have that much bigger and more meaningful! The Kyle B. Multipurpose Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and we welcome volunteers at any time during the day.

Village at Stoney Glen

The residents and staff of Village at Stoney Glen look forward to volunteers coming in on Saturdays and Sundays! We have opportunities available to spend some quality time with our Villagers, including watching the “big game” on T.V., playing billiards, board games and card games, and taking a turn on the Nintendo Wii.

Perhaps you would you enjoy creating a “girls only” afternoon or evening to spend some time painting fingernails, fixing hair, and settling in to watch a movie complete with popcorn.

We welcome all of your fun and creative ideas for volunteering your time creating special memories with Villagers at Village at Stoney Glen.

The Village Main Center

There are numerous opportunities at The Village Centers Day Programs to make a difference. We need volunteers to help deep clean on a semi-annual basis, wash and detail our 10 vehicles, wash windows, pressure wash, paint, and the list goes on! Volunteer sessions for projects such as these are available to be completed throughout the week. Everything we can get a volunteer to assist with versus paying for it means more money goes back into our programs to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

How to become a volunteer at The Village Centers

An application and background check must be completed prior to volunteering in one of our facilities.

There are two steps to completing the volunteer application. Both can be found on this page.

Step #1: Complete and submit the Volunteer Online Application.
Step #2: Download the Required Volunteer Forms. You may return your completed and signed forms along with a copy of your Driver's License to Eileen Simonetty at esimonetty@villagelac.org or The Village Admin Building, 3946 Glade Valley Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339.

*Background checks must be updated every year.

The Village Centers Volunteers
FAQs

Are there any age requirements?
Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there anything I need to do before I volunteer?
Yes, please complete the application process on our website. You will need to wait until you get an email saying that you have been approved before you can begin to volunteer.

What is the dress code?
School appropriate clothing. You can wear your organization's shirt. No short shorts or skirts.

Can I just show up when I have some extra time?
No. You must go through Sign Up Genius to be able to volunteer. Your organization is given the link for this and they are responsible for getting it to you.

Will there be a background check on everyone?
We will run a background check on all adults 18 and older. If you are still in high school, it will not be necessary.

What type of jobs will I be doing?
That will vary based on where you will be volunteering. When you sign up, there will be brief descriptions of what you will be doing.

Do I need to bring identification?
You will be given a volunteer badge with your name on it. You will be required to wear it while volunteering at any of our locations.

What if I need to have a form signed stating the hours I have volunteered? 
You can bring your form with you and the teacher and/or manager will sign them for you.

Who do I contact with additional questions about volunteering at The Village Centers?
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Eileen Simonetty at esimonetty@villagelac.org or 281.358.6172 ext. 123.

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Step #1 Volunteer Online Application - A separate form must be filled out for each individual.

Step #2 Download the Forms

Please click the link to download the necessary documents to complete and return to the Volunteer Coordinator at esimonetty@villagelac.org. We will contact you with approval and schedule your hours of service.

Thank you for being a valued member of our Villager family.