Here’s another reason why the residence of Bryan and College Station believe they live in the greatest place on earth! There is no reason to wait till disasters strike. You can help out with current disaster relief. Good people don’t wait….. they just serve.
What is JustServe?
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community.
JustServe is a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to guidelines
As we enter the holiday season here in Central Texas, keep in mind that there are always things that we can do to help each other and make our community a better place. For those who want to Give Freely of their Time and Talents, ‘JustServe.org’ is a website designed to help you choose where you would like to volunteer. The Brazos County has many opportunities to serve, and this website is full of Success stories, projects, and updated lists of organizations who need you right now! It doesn’t cost a thing. Why wait for Christmas to give of yourself?
JustServe Community Service Guidelines:
The best service opportunities are collaborative—working side by side with others in faith-based, nonprofit, community, and government organizations.
Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the community and assist the poor and needy.
JustServe projects should not have a political or advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented, or directly involve volunteers in fund-raising or other prohibited activities.
Right now, Baylor Scott & White has a program called ‘Helping Hands‘ that could use a few more selfless loving hands. As a volunteer, there are a variety of much needed service opportunities. They range from lobby assistance to include lobby area maintenance and concierge services, patient assistance to include patient visitation and escort and department assistance to include maintaining wait area organization and non-patient care tasks. The days/times would be flexible. Days and times are flexible and would fall within a 7 day a week period from 6:00 a.m. until midnight. Days and and times are dependant upon availability.. Do you enjoy people? Do you like to help others? Why not consider becoming a volunteer at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital?
Brazos Valley Mobile Food Pantry
The Brazos Valley Food Bank began the Mobile Food Pantry program in 2008 with the goal of bringing fresh, frozen and non-perishable food directly to food deserts – communities with inadequate access to nutritious foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. Currently, the Mobile Food Pantry provides 50-75 lbs. of food a month to approximately 250 food insecure households in Madison and Grimes Counties. To learn more about rural hunger, click here.
Mobile Food Pantries can operate inside a building or outside in the elements and utilize a system called Client Choice that allows individuals to pick the food they want. The flexibility of the structure of a Mobile Food Pantry means the distribution can occur where it is most needed, even if a physical building is not available, and when volunteers are available to run it. The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s current Mobile Food Pantries operate at the County Fairgrounds of each county, one inside and one outside.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantries are overseen by Food Bank staff and volunteers who determine individual eligibility for the program and help load food into the vehicles of those in need. Volunteers are needed to setup, sign clients up, and hand out food. Click on “Get Involved” to learn more about how you can help at the Mobile Food Pantries.