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Assist with Meals (MDC) - Men's Development Center

We serve three meals a day, 365-days per year, at all three facilities.  What an opportunity to encourage and uplift as you hand meal trays to our clients.  Individual volunteers or small groups are scheduled on an ongoing or one-time basis.  Volunteers help set-up - which may include tasks such as prepping veggies, making sack lunches or organizing the pantry - serve and clean-up. 

The maximum number of volunteers per meal is six.

Shifts available throughout the week.  Ending times are approximate:
     Breakfast: 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
     Lunch:  11 AM - 1:30 PM
     Dinner:  4 PM - 6:30 PM

All volunteers must be in high school or older.  Students must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire project.


Location: Men's Development Center

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Assist with Meals (WFDC) - Cornerstone Community

Make a difference in the lives of Houston's homeless single women and families at the Cornerstone Community Women & Family Development Center!

We serve three meals a day, 365-days per year, at each Star of Hope campus. What an opportunity to encourage & uplift as you hand meal trays to our clients. Individual volunteers or small groups are scheduled on an on-going or one-time basis. Volunteers help set-up - which may include tasks such as prepping veggies, making sack lunches or organizing the pantry - serve & clean-up.

The maximum number of volunteers per meal at the Cornerstone Community Women & Family Development Center is eight (8).

Monday through Friday - Weekday - Volunteer Shifts:

Breakfast: 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday - Weekend - Volunteer Shifts:

Breakfast: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lunch: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

All kitchen volunteers must be currently in high school or older. Students must also be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire project.


Location: Cornerstone Community

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Create Notes of Encouragement - Offsite Projects

Make it a special day with Notes of Encouragement! We all love cards and special greetings. But our clients usually do not receive mail that is positive and uplifting. Your notes will be placed in client mailboxes or on bunk beds to bless, uplift and raise the self-esteem of those who are homeless.

You can use any type of card you prefer. Plain cardstock cut into fourths works great. Organizations are welcome to use cards that contain the organization's logo. You can simply pen a note or decorate the cards with markers, colored pencils and/or stickers. In other words, volunteers can unleash their compassion and creativity!

Notes can be all occasion or seasonal, but should not contain any personal information, such as names or phone numbers. When it's time for delivery, we can usually arrange a tour with enough advance notice. Or, notes can be mailed to Volunteer Services, Star of Hope - 4848 Loop Central Dr. Suite 500, Houston, TX 77081.

Location: Offsite Projects

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Direct Meal Preparation as Guest Chef (MDC) - Men's Development Center

It is extremely important to offer the homeless a well prepared meal. There is nothing like great food to soften hard circumstances and soothe heavy hearts. With that in mind, we have developed the Guest Chef program for professional chefs.

The Guest Chef Program is a vehicle for touching our clients in a very special way with an incredible meal that will always be remembered. Perhaps it will even ignite the imaginations of our clients and lead to fulfilling careers in the food preparation field. For participating chefs, it's a pathway to help the less fortunate through the use of your culinary skills.

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

Location: Men's Development Center

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Direct Meal Preparation as Guest Chef (WFDC) - Cornerstone Community

Make a difference in the lives of Houston's homeless single women and families at the Cornerstone Community Women & Family Development Center!

It is extremely important to offer the homeless a well prepared meal. There is nothing like great food to soften hard circumstances and soothe heavy hearts. With that in mind, we have developed the Guest Chef program for professional chefs.

The Guest Chef Program is a vehicle for touching our clients in a very special way with an incredible meal that will always be remembered. Perhaps it will even ignite the imaginations of our clients and lead to fulfilling careers in the food preparation field. For participating chefs, it's a pathway to help the less fortunate through the use of your culinary skills.

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

Location: Cornerstone Community

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Host a Donation Drive - Offsite Projects

Would you like to engage other community members in Star of Hope's mission while helping the homeless? Hosting a donation drive is a wonderful way to create community awareness and participation in our mission while meeting the very real needs of those less fortunate. The best part about this opportunity is that it is done at your convenience and your location.

The most successful donation drives focus on only one or two items. To view our urgent needs list as well as our accepted donations, please visit our Star of Hope website.

Location: Offsite Projects

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Host Craft Project (Perry) - New Haven - Perry

Star of Hope's New Haven program is a safe and caring permanent supportive housing program for men and women who are chronically homeless and diagnosed with mental illness. Star of Hope provides housing for New Haven residents at three new Hope Housing properties and has support staff onsite at each of those properties to provide a wide variety of services. With this support, formerly homeless New haven residents are able to live independently.

Host Craft Project - The perfect opportunity for creative volunteers who want to share their love for arts & crafts with eager participants.

Flexible afternoon/evening times.

A group of 10 volunteers is ideal.

Location: New Haven - Perry

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Host Craft Project (Rittenhouse) - New Haven - Rittenhouse

Star of Hope's New Haven program is a safe and caring permanent supportive housing program for men and women who are chronically homeless and diagnosed with mental illness. Star of Hope provides housing for New Haven residents at three new Hope Housing properties and has support staff onsite at each of those properties to provide a wide variety of services. With this support, formerly homeless New haven residents are able to live independently.

Craft Project - The perfect opportunity for creative volunteers to share their love for arts & crafts with a eager participants.

Flexible afternoon/evening times.

A group of 10 volunteers is ideal.

Location: New Haven - Rittenhouse

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Host Craft Project (Sakowitz) - New Haven - Sakowitz

Star of Hope's New Haven program is a safe and caring permanent supportive housing program for men and women who are chronically homeless and diagnosed with mental illness. Star of Hope provides housing for New Haven residents at three new Hope Housing properties and has support staff onsite at each of those properties to provide a wide variety of services. With this support, formerly homeless New haven residents are able to live independently.

Host Craft Project - The perfect opportunity for creative volunteers who want to share their love for arts & crafts with a group of eager participants.

Flexible afternoon/evening shifts.

A group of 10 volunteers is ideal.

Location: New Haven - Sakowitz

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Host Snacks & Goodnight (WFDC) - Cornerstone Community

Make a difference in the lives of Houston's homeless single women & families at the Women & Family Development Center at Star of Hope's Cornerstone Community!

Who doesn't love an evening snack? It can be a long time between dinner & breakfast when you can't raid the fridge for a snack. Volunteers have a wonderful time visiting with clients as they provide & serve an evening snack.

Volunteers arrive between 7:15 PM - 7:30 PM to sign-in, walk to the dining room and set-up. Clients are invited to come by for a snack beginning at 7:45 PM. Snack time is over at 8:15 PM. Volunteers help sweep-up & sign-out by 8:30 PM.

Volunteers will serve both the families and single women who reside at the Women & Family Development Center. Please provide snacks for up to 260 residents.

Please adhere to the following menu:

Mondays - Chex-Mix, popcorn, pretzels or Goldfish
Tuesdays - Peanut butter & jelly sandwich quarters
Wednesdays - Cookies
Thursdays - Fruit/veggie trays, granola bars
Fridays - Cookies
Saturdays - pudding cups, Jell-O cups, fruit cups
Sundays - Rice Crispy treats, granola bars

This opportunity is only available for groups & requires a designated group leader. Once the group leader signs-up for a certain date, he/she will receive a separate email that contains a private link for group members to register.

The maximum number of volunteers for this project is ten (10).


Location: Cornerstone Community

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Sort Donations - Donation & Distribution Center

Behind-the-scenes and not at all glamorous, but essential to getting donated items into the hands of our clients. Donated items must be sorted, boxed, labeled and palletized for distribution.

Small, organized groups of 10 or less can be scheduled Monday through Friday (9 AM - 11 AM or 1 PM - 3 PM) and some Saturdays (9 AM - 11 AM).

Location: Donation & Distribution Center

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