A Call to the Community:
Register. Volunteer. Report
WHAT: City of Houston, Harris County, and Volunteer Houston will launch the Register. Volunteer. Report. campaign. To kick off the campaign, a team of volunteers will pack breakfast bags for Meals on Wheels seniors.
WHEN: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service – January 21, 2019, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Interfaith Ministries Greater Houston Meals on Wheels, 3202 San Jacinto Street 77002
The City of Houston, Harris County, and Volunteer Houston will come together on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service to launch Register. Volunteer. Report., a call to all residents to volunteer in the community.
In the spirit of Dr. King’s dedication to public service, the campaign encourages residents to volunteer with local government and nonprofit agencies to help with projects and activities that benefit area communities. The campaign calls on the public to carry out three steps: register to volunteer, perform the volunteer service, and report the volunteer hours.
The purpose of the initiative is to build a strong volunteer base to support community service projects and disaster recovery efforts, as well as to maintain official records of volunteer hours. The documentation of volunteer work hours is important, particularly volunteer hours that may be applied towards matching funds for federal disaster relief grants.
Residents are invited to visit the following Register. Volunteer. Report. community partner websites to learn about a wide range of volunteer opportunities, sign up to volunteer, report hours worked, and post and share calls for volunteers.
“The Department of Neighborhoods is excited to be a part of this partnership as we implement a long-term plan to enhance the City of Houston’s emergency preparedness and post-disaster resilience,” said department director TaKasha Francis. “Clearly, Houstonians’ spirit of volunteerism is among our city’s greatest assets, as seen daily and was so dramatically demonstrated in the aftermath of Harvey. It’s that spirit of caring we’re calling on as we invite all residents to register, volunteer and report.”
Public Information Officer