Volunteers matter! We could not accomplish our mission without the dedication of volunteers. Our organization relies on the commitment and generosity of a corps of over 150+ volunteers to accomplish our mission. Instructors are our largest group, and our committees and Board of Trustees are also made up of volunteers.
Our organization is a true model of Houstonians helping Houstonians. We invite you to join this stellar group of men and women who come from all industries and occupations. We hope you will join us!
Volunteer Instructor Orientation
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Location: 730 N. Post Oak Rd. 204
Houston, TX 77027
Space is limited, Please email Rebecca Loftis to RSVP .
Ways to Volunteer
The Women's Resource partners with community nonprofit, government and social service agencies across 38 Houston zipcodes to empower more than 6,000 women and families with financial knowledge each year. Our 60 - 90 minute YourLife Finance Classes cover basic personal finance information such as opening a bank account, budgeting, saving, and credit, and all of our classes are taught by volunteer instructors.
A majority of our classes are taught between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, with a handful of our partners offering evening classes. Our vast community partnerships not only allow our volunteers to choose to make a meaningful impact in the lives of a women from many different walks of life throughout Houston, but also to select classes from our calendar that best fit within their schedules.
In addition to the training we provide during orientation, The Women's Resource equips our volunteers with pre-prepared materials for each class. We also offer 3 continuing education events each year to learn more about our clients, teaching tips, and other volunteer best practices. ContactRebecca Loftis about attending our next Volunteer Orientation!
Rise!(Formerly Project LEAD) Guest Speaker
The Women's Resource of Greater Houston offers Rise!(Your Road to Independence, Success, and Empowerment) for at-risk high school girls on-site in Houston area high schools during the Fall and Spring semesters. The classes are typically 60 minutes and are held during school hours (typically 8am - 3pm). We have two guest speaking opportunities for Rise!. Both opportunities generally take place between late September through early December in the fall and between late February through early May in the spring.
1. Career Path Panel - A panel of two to three professionals discuss their career experiences with the Rise! participants. This opportunity can consists of co-workers, or may consists of individuals who do not know each other, but are interested in volunteering on the same day.
2. Credit and Savings Speaker - Guest speakers will receive a copy of our Credit and Saving Instructor Guide to teach from for this class This guest speaking opportunity is best suited for one person or a two-person team (two people who know each other). Guest speakers must complete a background check. For more information, please contact Alicia Rios.
Administrative volunteers assist with making copies, collating teaching and information packets for class participants, updating database information, making phone calls, or assisting in general data entry among other tasks. Contact Allie.