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Center for Leadership and Service

CHILDREN & YOUTH AGENCY PROFILES

Huntsville

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Walker and San Jacinto Counties

1300 11th Street Suite 430, Huntsville, TX 77340 (map)| (936) 291-6363 | casaofwalkercounty.org casa@casaofwalkercounty.org

Mission/Purpose

To train volunteers to serve as advocates for the neglected, abused and abandoned children who cannot speak for themselves.


Volunteer Opportunities: Court appointed advocate to speak up for the best interest of a child in a CPS custody.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training, Background Check and 21 years of age.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Amanda Cervantez at recruiter@casaofwalkercounty.org


Boys & Girls Club of Walker County

119 FM 980, Huntsville, TX 77320 | (936) 291-6054 | walkercountykids.org | bgcwalkerco@yahoo.com

Mission/Purpose

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Volunteer Opportunities: Assist club kids with homework, tutorials and pass out snacks. Also, assist with indoor and outdoor recreation activities. Hours of operation are 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training and Background Check.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Diane Balderas at dbalderas@walkercountykids.org.


NewLife Alliance

145 Essex Blvd., Huntsville, TX 77320 | (936) 295 - 3566 | newlife-alliance.org

Mission/Purpose

Our mission is Building Generational Success through Education and Encouragement.  NewLife Alliance fosters communities of encouragement and empowerment for people of all ages and abilities.  We offer tools and resources to achieve financial independence, civic responsibility, educational advancement and spiritual steadfastness among families residing in our affordable housing communities across Texas 

Volunteer Opportunities: Participating in activities such as arts and crafts, character building exercises, and more.  There may also be opportunities to prepare meals for the day and handle minimum office work throughout the day.

Volunteer Requirements: Application

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Kimberly Moore at kmoore@newlife-alliance.org or Briana Potter at bpotter@newlife-alliance.org.

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Conroe

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Inc.

412 W. Phillips, Suite 107, Conroe, TX 77301 (map)| (936) 441-KIDS (5437) |casaspeaks4kids.com

Mission/Purpose

Our mission is to provide and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can have the opportunity to thrive in a safe, nu tu ring permanent home.

Volunteer Opportunities: Court appointed advocate to speak in the best interest of a child in CPS custody.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Background Check, Court Observation, Orientation/Training, 21 years of age and one year commitment.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Wanda Smith at wanda@casaspeaks4kids.com

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Children's Safe Harbor

1519 Oddfellow Street, Conroe, TX 77301 (map) | (936) 756-4644 | childrenssafeharbor.org info@childrenssafeharbor.org

Mission/Purpose

Children's Safe Harbor is a nationally accredited children's advocacy center whose mission is to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual and physical abuse. We serve children ages 2 to 17 in Montgomery, San Jacinto and Walker county.

Volunteer Opportunities: Family Service Volunteer is responsible for making the families feel comfortable and welcomed. Duties include maintaining the waiting room and assisting with locating information and educational materials pertaining to child abuse to distribute to families. Multidisciplinary Team Support Volunteer provides assistance to the professionals who work with Children's Safe Harbor. Duties include assisting with research, administrative duties, preparing meals/snacks and assisting with fundraising events. Special Project/Event Volunteer assists with special projects/events such as corporate/group service days, seasonal drives, community awareness/presentations and internships. All volunteers may be asked to perform duties not listed above if necessary.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Orientation/Training and Background Check.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Twyla Harvey at twyla.harvey@childrenssafeharbor.org and

(936) 756-4644 ext. 233

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Montgomery County Youth Services

105 W. Lewis Street, Conroe, TX 77305 (map) | (936) 756-8682 | youthmc.org | conroe@youthmc.org

Mission/Purpose

Montgomery County Youth Services provides crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to strengthen families, keep youth in school and prepare them to be productive citizens.

Volunteer Opportunities: Help by mentoring homeless youth, tutor, work special events, office help, prepare meals for youth, mailings and etc.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Orientation/Training and Background Check. Depends on volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Jennifer Ashley at jennifer.ashley@youthmc.org

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Houston

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

3110 S.W. Fwy, Houston, TX 77098 (map) | (713) 292-0300 |gssjc.org

Mission/Purpose

To build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Volunteer Opportunities: Help with the BFF, Be a Friend First, Program by being a facilitator. This program is short term and works with junior high girls.

Volunteer Requirements: Application, Interview, Orientation/Training and Background Check.

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: N/A

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The Woodlands and Spring

Diamond Star Ranch Youth Initiative

P.O. Box 9872, The Woodlands, TX 77387 | (281) 364-9774 | diamondstarranchyouth.org dsrranchyouth@aol.com

Mission/Purpose

To take underprivileged kids to the ranch for riding lessons.

Volunteer Opportunities: Help with fundraisers, fashion shows and outings at the ranches we use. Upcoming events include a fashion show on September 4th and Great Day at the Ranch on September 25th.

Volunteer Requirements: None

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Lauren Kellerman at (936) 444-5996

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Elves & More

2200 Louetta Road, Suite 100, Spring, TX 77388 (map) | (281) 907-0071 | elvesandmore.org nancy@elvesandmore.org

Mission/Purpose

By providing bikes, we drive intervention (keeping children in school and out of trouble), strengthen education (through earn-a-bike contracts) and build health and fitness as they ride to build muscle, burn fat and strengthen their cardiovascular systems.

Volunteer Opportunities: Need volunteers to staff the "Hoopla" station at the Chevron Houston Marathon in downtown Houston, January 30, 2011.

Volunteer Requirements: None

Volunteer Coordinator Contact: Nancy Haight at (713) 298-1705

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