Volunteer

Thanks To Our Rockets Volunteer Program Sponsor:

Thank You For Your Interest in Volunteering with Us!

Volunteers play an integral role in making our mission possible.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously donate their time to work alongside with our spirited trainees, plan our fabulous special fundraisers, or assist our instructors in the classrooms.

We would not have been able to provide as many job opportunities to our trainees without the help of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers.

Volunteering with The H.E.A.R.T. Program is a rewarding experience, and we are always in need of compassionate, enthusiastic volunteers!

Please scroll down to learn more about our different volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions or special project ideas that you want to partner with us, please contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@heartprogram.org or 713-692-4278.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Virtual Guest-Speaking

Due to the pandemic, our classroom learning has temporarily moved online.  We are looking for volunteer guest speakers to share their knowledge or experiences to enrich our trainee’s virtual learning!

Warehouse (currently on pause due to COVID-19)

Helping with inventory/requisition vending machine products in the warehouse.

Thursdays only.  Need adult chaperone if under 16-year-old.  Great for groups (20 people or less).

Office Work (currently on an as-needed basis due to COVID-19)

Providing support in various administrative or clerical tasks (e.g. data entry, filing, reception, mailing project) at the H.E.A.R.T. office.

Need adult chaperone if under 16-year-old.

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Fundraising Events

Assisting our efforts in raising funds for H.E.A.R.T. at annual fundraiser events, such as soliciting auction donations for Happy Hour, overseeing contest holes at Golf Tournament, to selling raffle tickets at Luncheon.

Pizza Preparation (currently on pause due to COVID-19)

Making pizza inside the Papa John’s kitchens alongside our trainees.  Volunteers will be taught every step of prepping an 8” personal Papa John’s pizza.

Minimum age is 16-year-old. Individuals or small groups (2-4 people) are preferred.

In-Person Classroom (currently on pause due to COVID-19)

Assisting the special education instructors with the classroom lessons and activities.

Must be referred or have (special) education experience.

University of Houston – Downtown

If you are a University of Houston – Downtown student and have been referred by a professor to fulfill your required hours of Community Based Learning, please fill out an application below.

Mandated Community Service

Individuals who receive a court order to perform community service, please contact our Volunteer Manager at 713-692-4278 or volunteer@heartprogram.org for more information.

Please note that due to COVID-19, sign-ups are currently being accepted on an as-needed basis.

Concessions  (currently on pause due to COVID-19)

Cashiering and helping H.E.AR.T. to manage our food and beverage booths at various sporting events or festivals.

Minimum age is 18-year-old.  TABC certificate may be required.  Great for groups (5+ people).