Since 1997, BEAR has worked with thousands of volunteers, social workers, corporations, as well as a variety of community partners in order to transform the services provided to at-risk and CPS-involved children in our community. We are only able to continue this work with dedicated volunteers stepping up year-round to help!
Ready to start your meaningful and impactful journey today? Looking for a way to serve others? Want to invest in your staff by hosting a team building event? Hoping to volunteer with your neighbors, friends, or family to make a difference in your community? Searching for a way to teach your Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troop to make an impact on children who otherwise would be without? Whatever drives you … there is a place for you here!!!
Available Volunteer Opportunities
To get started, CLICK HERE to create a volunteer account and see ALL the on-site, off-site, and community events that YOU can be a part of! Our greatest need for on-site volunteering occurs during our BEAR Back to School program (June – August) and BEARing Gifts (November – December). Virtual and off-site support helps fill in the gaps between these two programs and are so vital to helping us keep our BEAR Rooms stocked year-round!
Questions regarding volunteer opportunities? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Alexis Evans, at Alexis.Evans@harriscountytx.gov
For a list of our most frequently asked volunteering questions, please click here.
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
Seeking hours for a volunteer service project? Looking for a team building exercise for students or colleagues? See below for the different ways that you can volunteer remotely…from home, school, or even the office! Just download the Virtual Volunteer Form and attach it to your donation when it is dropped off at BEAR HQ or send it via email to Volunteer Coordinator, Alexis Evans at Alexis.Evans@harriscountytx.gov
Take a look at our Virtual Volunteer Opportunities below.
Through our BEAR Rooms, we are able to compile NEW bags (diaper/duffle/backpack/overnight) filled with items like a stuffed animal, blanket, hygiene kit, and more. These BEAR bags are available to children of all ages ranging from newborn to 17 years of age.Learn More
Most of the children, newborn – 17 years, entering Child Protective Service (CPS) have very little. Often times not even a toothbrush, toothpaste, or soap. Providing a child with the most basic of needs helps to create normalcy and establishes good hygiene.Learn More
Purchasing school supplies and backpacks can be difficult for at-risk and CPS-involved children, who are often struggling to make ends meet. Help create confidence, normalcy and the potential to succeed throughout the entire school year.Learn More
Host a Drive
Drives are a great way to amplify your positive impact in a child’s life! Whether you host a drive at the office, church, with your classmates or club members, or simply start a collection in your neighborhood with friends and family, your in-kind donation is essential in helping us provide basic necessities for the abused and neglected children we serve every day. Drives are also a phenomenal way to share BEAR with more of the community!Learn More