Helping Houston Recover

Following Harvey, there are a lot of opportunities to help Houstonians in need. The City is working with Volunteer Houston, a non-profit  that focuses on pairing volunteers with organizations that need them. You may also check with your faith community or community organizations you are a part of to see if they are engaged in relief efforts.

To register as a volunteer, visit

Volunteer Reception Center

The City, Harris County and Points of Light, through its local affiliate, Volunteer Houston, have opened a Volunteer Reception Center in east Houston to provide a central location for the public to learn about, and sign up for volunteer opportunities throughout the area.


Volunteer Reception Center
Finnigan Park Community Center
4900 Providence Street
Houston, TX 77020

Hours of Operation:

8am – 4pm Everyday

Get Involved with a VOAD

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs) are the backbone of disaster recovery.  These organizations work year-round to help victims of disasters like Harvey gain access to resources and services that help them bounce back.

Find approved and vetted VOADs nationally at, or locally at

Already a Volunteer? Report Your Hours!

If you have been part of the amazing work being done by community organizations across Houston following Harvey, be sure to report your volunteer Hours to the City.  As part of the City’s claim to FEMA for financial assistance, we can count the hours of volunteers engaged in service.  This helps reduce the amount of money the City has to pay in response costs, which frees it up to provide other services.

Report your hours online at