Giving Back While Meeting Deadlines: Volunteer Opportunities on x2vol

Ella Ray (2020-2021)

With the semester reaching its end, the deadline for volunteer hours inches closer and closer. Luckily, x2vol, a website that records service hours, has provided multiple long-term opportunities for students. This resource will give volunteers sweet relief with the interesting, multi-hour events just in time to complete most of their required service time, leaving both students and their community satisfied.

 

Katy Christian Ministries’s First Street Resale Store

In their store, located at 5510 First St., students are able to volunteer as greeters to warmly welcome customers while sorting and organizing donations, hanging clothing and keeping the environment of the store clean. The opportunity is available 1-2 times a week with shifts that last about 3-4 hours, the week lasting from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. More information can be found on their website, www.ktcm.org/volunteer, or by contacting Organizer Diana Miller’s email, [email protected]

Cinco II’s Bingo Night

The Community Coordinator is in need of volunteers to assist at the check-in, prize and dinner tables, setting them up as well as closing down for their Bingo night. Volunteers will also roam around the room, helping players that have questions or are close to getting a bingo. With dates lasting from February to September, the earliest date is Feb. 5 next year. To help make this night magical, visit www.x2vol.com for more event details. 

Cinco Ranch II’s Park & Trail Clean Up

At the Lake House located at 25202 Springwood Lake Dr., students will spend two hours picking up trash in a designated park or trail area within the Cinco Ranch II community, the Ashfield Gardens area being the highlighted spot for December. This is a bi-monthly event and students will have the entire weekend to complete their two hours, the earliest date being Dec. 11. To preserve the community park, go to [email protected] or www.x2vol.com for more information.

 Friends of Don Greene’s Monthly Workday

At the Don Greene Nature Park located at 6009 Cypress St., volunteers can bring their own rakes to tend trails and plant native vegetation each third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., the earliest date being Dec. 18. Volunteers of any or no level of skill are welcome to assist in beautifying this park. Visiting www.friendsofdongreene.org or www.x2vol.com is an excellent way to obtain more information about this event.