Hurricane Relief Project

The Houston/Harris County RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), in collaboration with Volunteer Houston, has compiled one-time, short-term, and ongoing volunteer projects in an effort to meet the continued needs of Hurricane evacuees. Below is a listing of current volunteer needs.

Denver Harbor/Houston Community Health Center

Volunteers are needed to assist with data entry at the Denver Harbor Community Health Clinic (located at approx. I-10 and Lyons). Volunteers will be entering sensitive information and are expected to maintain client confidentiality. Day/Schedule is flexible.

Catholic Charities-SAFE Program

Catholic Charities SAFE (Services to the Alone and Frail Elderly) Program provides supportive and case management services enabling the elderly, including those displaced by the Hurricanes, to live independently for as long as possible.

Volunteers are needed at Catholic Charities, located on Louisiana, to do data entry utilizing an online data management (ODM) program. Skills necessary include maintaining client confidentiality, ability to type, and knowledge of computers.

AAA (Area Agency on Aging)

Volunteers are needed at the AAA office (near Reliant Stadium) to call clients who were initially assisted in late September/October, to assess their status and needs.

(The following volunteer opportunity can be done from home!)

"Quality-control" volunteers are also needed to call the AAA helpline and ask a short series of pre-determined questions to evaluate the quality of services rendered.

Skills for Living

Skills for living is a non-profit organization that teaches life skills and encourages career growth and fulfillment In collaboration with Neighborhood Centers Inc., Skills for Living will be offering life changing workshops and mentoring programs, free of charge, to hurricane evacuee families.
Volunteers are needed in the following capacities:

Volunteer Mentors:Mentors will provide their assigned family with guidance and support as they implement an Action Plan for their future that they have created. Virtual mentors (e.g. from outside Houston) are also welcome to participate. Good listeners, with a positive " you can do it" attitude and a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of others are all that is required!

Mentor Research Support: Volunteers are needed to conduct on-line research and access resources on behalf of the mentors and their assigned family.

Administrative Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, record keeping and preparing workshop material. Volunteers with good general office skills and familiarity with Excel preferred. Work out of the Skills for Living office in the Voss/San Felipe area.

Workshop Presenters: Seeking experienced presenters with a background in motivational speaking or finance.

To sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities listed above, please contact

Marni Rosen                                        
Program Coordinator                                                                       
phone: 713-729-3200, ext. 3287                                        
fax: 713-551-7223                                        

Also, please let us know if you would like to be added to a database of disaster relief volunteers, enabling RSVP to notify you of future disaster relief volunteer opportunities.