Volunteer Opportunities

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Hospice Brazos Valley seeks volunteers

Hospice Brazos Valley Brenham is searching for those special people that are ready to work with patients and their families during a monumental time in their lives through various aspects of patient sitting, memory creation, and caregiver relief. For information stop by the office at 302 E. Blue Bell Road, or contact Jessica Andrade at 979-277-9525 or jandrade@hospicebrazosvalley.org.

CASA volunteers sought

Every child has a chance … it's YOU! CASA for Kids recruits, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their home by CPS due to alleged abuse or neglect. Become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and speak up for a foster child in court.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin County

It just takes one. One opportunity can make a lasting difference in the life of a child. One dream can give a sense of purpose for a lifetime. One voice can relay wisdom that resonates for generations. One Boys & Girls Club can give hope to an entire neighborhood. One person like you can help fulfill the dream of a brighter tomorrow for more children in our community. Be the difference. Call 979-865-2733 for more information.

HOA volunteers needed

Helping One Another (HOA) Meals on Wheels needs caring volunteers to assist with delivery of meals to its many senior citizens. Volunteers reach out to the senior community and provide seniors interaction with someone outside their homes. Volunteers take as little as an hour on the days they deliver meals. HOA Meals on Wheels tries to arrange a flexible schedule for the volunteers. Call Ginger or Buddy at 979-885-4188 or stop by the new building at 915 Frydek Road.

Gently used items needed

The Sealy American Legion is in need of gently used shower chairs, bathtub transfer benches, elevated commode seats, four-wheeled seated walkers, wheelchairs, walkers, reachers and canes of all kinds. Sealy’s American Legion lends the above-mentioned items out for the length of time needed. Gently-used items can be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First Texas Home Health, 324 Meyer Street, Sealy.

Foster families needed

As the calls regarding child abuse and neglect increase, foster families are needed for foster children. Information meetings are held on a monthly basis in the Houston region. For more information call 713-394-4234 or go to www.dfps,state,tx.us/Adoption_and Foster_Care/get_Started/Information_Meetings/.

Mentor volunteers needed

Raising Academic Performance (RAP) is in need of mentors for Sealy ISD students. These students are 5-18 years old and are seen by mentors from 30 minutes to one hour per week. Mentors encourage students to do better in school, have fun with them and help equip them for life by being positive role models. We provide training and ongoing support. Make a positive impact on a child’s life by becoming a mentor. Please call Carla Reichardt at 979-877-8597.

Sealy Playtime

Sealy Playtime is being offered for Sealy and area “seasoned” adults every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hill Community Center in Sealy. There are games including dominos, checkers, Scrabble, Clue and many board games. There’s also free coffee, iced tea, hot tea, hot chocolate and bottled water. There is no charge to Sealy residents ages 62 and older, however, donations are encouraged and appreciated. For more information, call Frank Lemanski at 979-716-8976.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

Feed the hungry, learn disaster preparedness , help prevent Medicare fraud, mentor a child and call on homebound seniors – senior citizens do so much for their communities.

RSVP is a non-profit organization serving Austin, Colorado, Waller and Washington counties. RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over. RSVP invites you to join over 500,000 volunteers across the country. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life.

There is no cost to volunteer with RSVP. For more information about volunteering, call Mary Martin: office 281-822-4209 or email mmartin@erjcchouston.org, website: rsvpvolunteers.com

Masonic Lodge

The San Felipe Masonic Lodge No. 239 meets every third Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at 1224 Eagle Lake Road. For more information, call 885-6203 or go online to www.sanfelipe239.org.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support

The Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and Southeast Texas will sponsor Alzheimer’s Caregivers support group meetings. The meetings will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 311 Sixth St. in Sealy. The group will help caregivers understand Alzheimer’s, cope with changes and learn to manage everyday life. For more information, contact Eric LeBrocq at 713-398-8200.

Jail museum offers exhibits

The Austin County Jail Museum is a local visitor attraction open Saturdays and manned by volunteers. Anyone interested in hosting tours at the jail museum one Saturday per month, please contact Becky Larson at (979) 877-8814. Volunteers will be given an orientation to begin. This historical county landmark in Austin County is a visitor’s treasure. The exhibits are fun and educational. For more information contact Larson at 979-877-8814 or Austin County Judge Tim Lapham’s office at 979-865-5911.

Inkjet recycling

Gordon Memorial Library is now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. The library receives up to $4 for each cartridge recycled. Cartridges can be deposited in the collection bin located in the library. Simply place the old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in the collection bin. Recycling inkjet cartridges has a positive impact on the environment. For information on the brands accepted by the library, call 979-885-7469.

Sealy VFD needs volunteers

Looking for a demanding, challenging and exciting experience? Join the Sealy Volunteer Fire Department and give back to fellow citizens in their greatest time of need. The department is currently recruiting volunteers. Visit the department at sealyfire.com or call (979) 885-2222.

American Legion boxes

Sealy American Legion Auxiliary Post 442 is collecting items for boxes to be sent to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations overseas. The auxiliary is also looking for soldiers to send boxes to. To make a donation or let the auxiliary know of a soldier a box can be sent to, call Heather Smith at (979) 885-4802. Boxes are sent every three to four months, with the next shipment to be sent in one to two months.

WIC services offered

The Women Infants and Children’s (WIC) program, located at 526 Ward St. in Sealy, serves pregnant women, women who have just had a baby, women that breastfeed and infants and children up to the age of 5 years. The program also provides nutrition and breastfeeding education and counseling. WIC also provides referrals for health care, benefits that allow for the purchase of nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, peanut butter, cereal, beans tuna, etc. For more information, call (979) 885-0517.

Contact us

To contact The Sealy News editorial department, call (979) 885-3562, e-mail reporter@sealynews.com or editor@sealynews.com or fax Volunteer Opportunities to 979-885-3564.

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