At USO Houston, volunteers play a special and vital role in strengthening our service members by connecting them to family, home and country. Whether it is welcoming visitors to one of our Centers with a cup of coffee or providing a free phone call to a loved one, volunteers lead with their hearts and serve with integrity. In Houston, over 250 volunteers annually contribute more than 28,000 cumulative hours in service to our troops and military families through the USO.
To apply to be a volunteer with the USO, please visit www.volunteers.uso.org and choose one of the four Houston locations to start.
After applying, applicants will be contacted about attending an orientation session to learn more about the available volunteer opportunities with USO Houston. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check. The following are volunteer opportunities at USO Houston:
Center Volunteer Provide a touch of home for troops and military family members who visit our USO Centers in Greater Houston. Each year, nearly 200,000 troops and military family members visit our USO Centers in Houston. Center representatives have great responsibility and are required to serve at least one four hour shift each month. USO Centers in Houston include:
- Bush InterContinental Airport (IAH) USO Center. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Hobby Airport (HOU) USO Center. Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (EFJRB) USO Center. Drill weekends, 6am-5pm and Monday-Friday 11am-2pm.
- Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) USO Center. Open five days a week (closed on government holidays), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Programs & Outreach Volunteer USO Houston serves over 10,500 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen and their families who are based in Greater Houston, as well as to those Houston-based families geographically separated from a loved one who is deployed or stationed overseas. USO Houston routinely hosts activities and programs to serve these troops and military families. This is a good volunteer opportunity for those with busy or unpredictable schedules.
USO Woodlands Classic Committee This annual charity golf tournament takes place at the Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas, each November. Volunteers assist in securing sponsors ($250 -$35,000) and silent auction items, as well as helping with activities on event day. More event information HERE
Professional Services Volunteer Volunteers with special skills in fundraising, public speaking, marketing & communications support, graphics design, printing, press release support, video-editing skills, photography, resume writing/review, interview preparation, etc. If you think your professional skills would benefit the USO, contact Espiridion “Speedy” Zuniga, USO Houston Operations and Programs manager at Ezuniga@uso.org.Continue on volunteers.uso.org