Currently, we are temporarily suspending new applications for volunteers as we slowly open our campus. We appreciate your continued support, please consider a donation as our need has increased.

At Covenant House Texas, we believe that regular people who care deeply about homelessness in Houston can spark real change.

We have many service opportunities available on our campus for you to take action. We recruit and fill our positions based on need and availability. We have a thorough screening process which can take up to month. See below on how to apply.

How To Apply

Complete our online volunteer application.
For Individual volunteers
For Group or Corporate volunteers

After submitting your application, you will receive an email regarding the next steps in our volunteer process.


Youth Engagement Center Team

Be on the front lines of helping our homeless youth.  As part of the Youth Engagement Team, you will make a difference by providing excellent customer service skills and a helping hand.  From answering phones to making hygiene kits and providing additional walk in services, your commitment will truly be felt.

Safe Haven Team

Being a part of the Safe Haven team requires you to wear a variety of hats as you use your skills and experience to both serve our residents and further the mission of CHT.  You can choose to help in an administrative setting or take a more active role with our residents as you partner with staff for guided outcomes.  Either path will provide you with learning opportunities and a way to enhance your skills.

Education Team

This team collaborates, schedules and facilitates classes to all of our residents.  From Life Skills classes in the mornings to tutoring and GED classes in the evenings, you are the heart of our education endeavors.

Fitness & Wellness Team

Our fitness & wellness team offers a holistic approach to healthy living by spearheading fitness initiatives and nutrition courses.  You can volunteer to monitor the fitness room, teach an exercise class, help with the eating habits of our residents, help plant our container gardens and anything in between.  If you have a passion for a healthy lifestyle then this is the team for you.


Cooking for a Cause

Grab 3-15 of your closest friends/coworkers/church members and help make a difference by providing lunch or dinner for our residents.  Over a meal catered by your group, you will have the opportunity to engage with Covenant House Texas youth.  This is a great team building exercise and a chance to learn more about youth experiencing homelessness in Houston while making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Days of Service

Let CHT be your destination for giving back to the community while incorporating a bit of team building fun.  We can accommodate groups as small as 3 to as large as 75.  We’ll work with your team to provide the best volunteering experience possible. Just indicate your project proposal on your group volunteer form.


Our Outreach Team consists of a staff member, mentoring peers, and volunteers like you who reach out to homeless youth in our community Monday through Friday. Your group will have to the opportunity to offer critical safety needs by distributing food, hygiene kits, and blankets. The Outreach team works to build trust with the young people they meet on the streets, letting them know Covenant House Texas is there for them when they decide to leave the streets.


If your work and/or school schedule are keeping you from volunteering at CHT, then our virtual volunteering opportunities might be for you.  These tasks are designed to be done on your own time while still making a difference in the Houston community.

In-Kind Support Team

Be our voice in your workplace or school campus.  Help organize targeted donation drives that help CHT and the residents we serve.  Examples include:

– toiletries
– clothing for job interviews
– school supplies

For a complete list of the items we most need, please refer to our in-kind donation page.