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Service Leadership Opportunities

Why is volunteering important? Students who volunteer not only gain valuable skills and experience, they make connections with potential employers, build their leadership and confidence, and gain an edge on getting into a four year college. Volunteering also helps students develop a sense of belonging and appreciation for their community. 

Below is a listing of a few organizations in the Brenham area that are interested in providing volunteer opportunities to Blinn students. More opportunities will be listed as they become available.

Faith Missions
Category: Homelessness, Hunger
Commitment: Every Thursday (10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm)
Description: Package meals for homeless and working poor families in Washington and surrounding communities. 
Website: http://www.faithmission.us
Location: 500 E Academy St, Brenham, TX 77833
Contact: Pam Mossbarger at pam.mossbarger@faithmission.us or 979-830-1488.

Washington County Wildlife Society
Category: Environment
Commitment: One-Time or Ongoing
Description: Trash pick-up in local state parks. 
Website: http://www.wcwildlife.org/volunteer/
Location: 1305 E. Blue Bell Rd. Suite 104, Brenham, TX 77833 
Contact: Gael Burke at gullywiatt@gmail.com or 979-836-5258

Senior Activity Center, WCHLA
Category: Elder Support
Commitment: One-Time or Ongoing
Description: Clerical work, fun activities, and sorting donations for the Resale Shop.
Website: http://seniorcenterbrenham.com/Volunteer.aspx
Location: 1210 South Market Street, Brenham, TX 77833
Contact: brenhamctr@sbcglobal.net or 979-836-6552
Resale Shop: Linda McNabb foreveryoungresal@yahoo.com or 979-836-6497

CASA for Kids
Category: Abused and Neglected Children
Commitment: One-Time or Ongoing
Description: Tech support (ongoing), bookcase assembly (one-time), and distributing posters and flyers for fundraiser (Jan-Feb). 
Website: http://www.wespeak4kids.org/index.php
Location: 220 E Alamo St, Brenham, TX 77833
Contact: Margarette Boswell at www.wespeak4kids.org or 979-277-0088

Friedens Church of Washington
Category: Music, Spiritual
Commitment: Weekly (Sundays at 10:15 to 11:15)
Description: Musicians invited to play the organ or Steinway grand piano for Sunday Worship. Great opportunity for young musicians to gain experience and connect with the community!
Website: www.friedenschurch.com
Location: 20301 FM 1155 Rd E, Washington, TX (936) 878-2523
Contact: Linda J. Oberhoff at loberhoff@germaniainsurance.com or 979-836-5224 ext. 4456.

HOST (Help One Student to Succeed)
Category: Education
Commitment: One Year or Semester, Weekly (30 minutes)
Description: Mentor children from one of the three elementary schools in Brenham for 30 minutes each week.
Location: Krause Elementary, Brenham Elementary, and Alton Elementary
Contact: 979-277-3866

Animal Friends of Washington County
Category: Animal Support
Commitment: Wed-Sat (weekly)
Description: Clerical work, kennel cleaning, laundry, yard work, distributing brochures, etc. Volunteers need to be 18 years of age.
Website: http://animalfriendstexas.org/
Location: 3901 Hwy 36 N, Brenham, Texas 77833
Contact: Lesia Washmon at lesia.washmon@animalfriendstexas.org or 979-277-0400

New Beginnings Life Ministries
Category: Health Education, Pregnancy
Commitment: One-Time or Ongoing
Description: Help to coordinate an event like community baby showers, serve as an event photographer, sort donations in resale shop, translate Spanish materials, and much more!
Website: http://www.brenhampregnancysupport.com/
Location: 1016 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833
Contact: Rayna Reimer at rayna@brenhampregnancy.com or 979-836-0397

Scott & White Hospital-Brenham
Category: Medical, Hospitality 
Commitment: Long-Term 
Description: Information Desk or Gift Shop; In-room visits with the Hospitality Cart; Serve meals to customers in the cafeteria; Provide clerical support; Sterilize and remake beds in ER & Surgery; Take inventory control for Surgery & Emergency Department; Assist with programs at the Wellness Center (EX: Shot clinics & Health Fairs).
Website: http://www.swbrenham.org/volunteers/
Location: 700 Medical Parkway, Brenham, TX 77833
Contact: Sedonia Powell at smpowell@swmail.sw.org or 979-830-2207