Community Outreach and Volunteers

The Lighthouse offers volunteer opportunities for every schedule.  Some activities such as home visitors require a weekly commitment; others such as special events are as flexible as once or twice a year.  In addition to working with individual volunteers, The Lighthouse works with schools, churches and community groups to arrange special volunteer opportunities for their members.  All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application as well as attend a volunteer orientation.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit a completed volunteer application.  Once we receive it, we will review it and be in touch shortly.  Please contact Kristina Derrick at 713-284-8473 or kderrick@houstonlighthouse.org with any volunteer questions.

Volunteer Services

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our office is temporarily closed and we are not accepting volunteer applications.  Please check back for updates. We appreciate your interest.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Home Visitor

Assist blind adults with grocery shopping, mail reading, letter writing, bill paying and/or running errands.

Commitment: 1-2 times a month.  Adult, Family.

Telephone Reassurance

Call home-bound clients to determine well-being and provide friendship.

Commitment: 2-4 times a month.  Adult, Family.

Medical Transportation Aide

Provide transportation for clients during the week to and from medical appointments.

Commitment:  This is an “on call” position; volunteers work only when available.  Adult.

Living Center Grocery Shopper

Take a small group of residents of this southwest Houston apartment complex the local grocery story and assist them with shopping.  A Lighthouse vehicle will be provided.

Commitment:  About 2 hours, one Saturday a month.  Adult, Family, Group.

Adult Day Care Assistant

Assist with recreation classes, serve coffee/lunch, and offer companionship to blind/visually impaired persons in this day program.

Commitment:  Varies depending on availability and need.  Adult, Family, Group.