1/17: University of Houston-Clear Lake and its off-site locations will be open on Thursday, Jan. 18. During inclement weather, university officials monitor local conditions and post announcements regarding closure of the university on the UHCL Emergency Information website as well as the UHCL Hotline (281-283-2221).

Volunteer Opportunities

Fall 2017 Service Sites

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Environmental Institute of Houston

EIH Habitat Gardens
UHCL campus in front of the NOA 1 building

  • October 17, 9–11 a.m.
  • October 31, 9–11 a.m.
  • November 14, 9–11 a.m.
  • November 28, 9–11 a.m.

The Environmental Institute of Houston mission is to advance understanding of the environment through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach. They provide access to environmental information to the university and the community through outreach activities, seminars, and presentations that spotlight topics that are of vital importance to students, citizens, teachers, and technical audiences.

Volunteers will be maintaining the EIH habitat gardens: weeding, pruning, planting or potting, moving soil or mulch, clearing pathways, prepping flower beds, etc. 

  • No experience is necessary, and we have tools and gloves you can use
  • Volunteers should wear clothes and closed-toe shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty or muddy
  • Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and hat!

Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena, TX 77507

  • October 28, 8:30 a.m. - noon
  • 4th Saturday of the month

Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States. The organization works to preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats surrounding Armand Bayou. They provide opportunities for people to experience and understand the local ecosystem, and are home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Volunteers will help maintain the McGovern Children Discovery Area, which is used as an outside classroom. The job includes: weeding, planting, trimming, mulching and a variety of other gardening duties. 

Galveston County Food Bank

624 4th Avenue North Texas City, TX 77590

  • November 11 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 Galveston County Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger throughout Galveston County for twelve years.

Volunteers will check, clean, sort and box salvaged food and non-food packaged items. These items will then be made available to participating agencies for distribution throughout Galveston County.

  • Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement

    Phone: 281-283-2560
    Fax: 281-283-2566
    Email: slice@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1204
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 198
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.