Volunteer to help children and your community this holiday season

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The holidays are here and a number of organizations are looking for volunteers.

Be An Angel gifts for children
The Be An Angel project needs volunteers to shop for gifts for children in need.

Children with multiple disabilities and profound deafness from underprivileged homes will have a chance to experience the joy of Christmas thanks to the help of hundreds of volunteers.

Fifty volunteers will be needed Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center to help decorate gift bags for the children. The decorating will happen from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14 it will be time to deliver the gifts. More than 200 volunteers, with their own personal vehicles, will be needed from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Be sure to check the Be An Angel's Holiday Gift Program website because the times and locations for the volunteers could change.

Annual Christmas Big Feast
City Wide Club is also in need of volunteers for its Annual Christmas Big Feast. The volunteer shifts are from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check out the website to register to find out how to volunteer.

Jingle Bell Express
The Christian Community Service Center will supply 2,500 children and families with new toys, books and holiday food.

They are asking volunteers to help prepare toys and food for distribution on Dec. 4 through 6. Or assist clients as they gather toys, books and food, on Dec. 8 and 9.

More opportunities
But you don't have to wait for the holidays to give back to our community. Organizations like Volunteer Match can help you find opportunities to help others year round.

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