Get Involved with SBCHC

Everything You Need to Know about Volunteer Opportunities and Donating to SBCHC

Volunteering and In-Kind Donations

Please note: All Volunteers must undergo a background check and participate in volunteer orientation.

Spring Branch Community Health Center is proud to be a 501c3 designated health center. As an IRS designated non-profit organization, we are able to accept volunteers, donations of goods or services, and monetary donations from individuals. Your support, in any form, assists low-income, uninsured, medically vulnerable populations including youth, the chronically ill, and individuals experiencing homelessness. Please, consider making a gift of your time or resources to support SBCHC’s Vision “to champion community wellness by providing integrated services to all.”

Below is a list of our current programs which we offer to patients and community members at no cost. Each program has suggestions on how you can become more involved by becoming a Community Health Champion!

Make a monetary contribution

SBCHC serves those who often cannot pay for their medical care. A monetary donation allows us the flexibility to cover the costs of patient care, support staff, purchase single-use supplies, and ensure that our health center network, eight clinics and two mobile health units,

Work as a College Intern

Are you a college student whose school supports earning college credit through a paid internship? To request information about working as an college intern, click the button below to fill out an interest form.

Community Health Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

Our Community Health team travels into communities in Spring Branch, Katy, Cy-Fair and Northwest Houston to host education events, provide health information and work directly with partners to serve residents in need. Please follow this LINK to our Community Calendar. Volunteers will travel to sites, assist with set up, hosting, and ‘tear-down’ of SBCHC’s materials. This will put you in direct connection with community residents.

Help us in the office!

We are seeking volunteers to make follow-up phone calls, package SWAG bags, print flyers, and assist with event preparations in our office working closely with our team(s).

Prenatal Education Program

Once per month SBCHC hosts free prenatal education open to all community members who are expecting a child (currently pregnant) or are caregivers for a newborn. During the program, families learn about important topics to maintain a healthy pregnancy, what to expect during birthing, and how to care for a newborn. The classes assist mainly low-income moms by gifting them with essential baby items, safety supplies, and comfort items to welcome their new baby.

Donation Items
  • New Items Only: Playpen, cribs, swings, car seats, toys.
  • Used Items Accepted: Crib Mattress, strollers, baby clothing and baby blankets.
  • Baby Care Items: Diapers, wipes, changing pads, baby powder, diaper rash ointment.
  • Baby bathing supplies: Baby wash, lotion, towels.
  • New Baby dental care items
  • Unopened Baby Formula
  • Baby Outdoor Accessories: Sunblock, hats, socks, mittens.
  • Baby Organizing Supplies: Baskets, hampers, travel bags.
  • Snacks and drinks for the classes.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Present on a topic.
    Are you an expert? Be a guest speaker at one of our sessions. Topics include early pregnancy, exercise, nutrition, birth, early newborn care, the value of post-partum care, and breastfeeding.
  • Bilingual Event Assistants.
    Every class has practical stages in planning- Can you help us set-up, sign participants in, collect forms, distribute goods? Help us to plan and host!
  • Host a baby supply drive.
    Be a community organizer and host a baby supply drive. At work, church, with the kids at school or your favorite hangout, get everyone to donate baby items to support new moms!

Early Childhood Literacy-Reach Out and Read

SBCHC recognizes the value of developing pre school aged children into lifetime readers. We proudly participate in Reach Out and Read a program that empowers our medical staff to promote literacy during early childhood checkups by giving parents of children ages 0-5 years old new books to build their home libraries.

Donation Items
  • BOOKS!!
    • New baby “board” books
    • Bilingual books- all languages
    • Used books for all ages- We will find a way!
    • Education guides for pre-school aged children (handwriting, identifying shapes, early math).
    • Coloring books and art supplies.
  • Bookshelves for storage in our clinics.
  • Gift cards to books stores
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Read Aloud in Our Clinics: In each of our clinics we have a waiting area where you can host Storytime. Bonus points for reading in Spanish!
  • Build  a “Free Little Library”: Get your tools and your favorite group together and build a “free little library” for a clinic space. Great project for Eagle Scouts!
  • Host a Book Drive: Be a community advocate and host a book drive. Here is a great toolkit from our program {PDF}:
  • Event Support: Often at Events we have a “book table” Help kiddos fill their bags with Boks to take home at community events!

Housing Support Services and Supporting Homeless Youth

SBCHC offers Housing Support Services to those facing challenges gaining or sustain stable housing. The Housing Support Services Team undertakes enormous challenges to help people struggling against all odds to secure a safe home environment for themselves and their families. As part of our Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project, SBCHC works closely with local school districts, shelters, and government agencies to help children and teen parents secure a variety of resources.

Donation Items
  • Non-perishable food items.
  • Hygiene Supplies:
    • Baby wipes, Lotion, sunscreen, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush.
  • Underwear, Bras, and Socks of all sizes. (New Only).
  • Clothing (new or used).
  • Children's shoes (new or used).
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Home goods:
    • Bedsheets, towels, lamps, cookware, cooking utensils, plates, flatware and décor items.
    • Help someone build a new home!
  • Bus Passes with rides loaded.
  • Hotel room vouchers for emergency outreach.
  • New Toys for children.
  • Backpacks.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Collect and Pack donations.
    Are you available to help us pick up donations? Can you help us organize donations and pack up kits? We’d love a few extra hands!
  • Home Clean-out, Clean Ups
    Help our team help others build their life skills. We often enter a home that may be “stable” but it is not a safe or comfortable environment. Help us help others by volunteering to clean with us.
  • Shelter Event Outreach
    Double your impact by volunteering with SBCHC as we serve clients of local homeless shelters.
  • Street Outreach
    Join our team as they travel into the community to assist individuals experiencing homelessness on the street or in encampments.

Bad News Care Packages for Kids

Donation Items
  • Stuffed Animals.
  • Coloring Books, Art Supplies.
  • Comfy Blankets.
  • Fuzzy Socks.
  • Headphones.
  • Blank/Lined Journals.
  • Travel size hygiene items, lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste.
  • Baskets, Backpacks, Overnight bags for kids.
  • Binders, Folders, Organizational Supplies for keeping medical records safe.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Write notes of encouragement for children, parents and caregivers.
  • Pack care baskets.
  • Pack nonperishable, healthy snacks.
  • Collect Comfort Items:
    • Get your community involved!
    • Host a comfort item collection and donate the items to kids in need!

Support Our Events

SBCHC hosts four events each year: the Walk for Wellness, The Annual Back to School Vaccine Drive, the Annual Fall Harvest Luncheon, and The Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Please review the grid below for donation, volunteer, and sponsor opportunities.

Walk For Wellness (Jan.-May)

Each year, SBCHC partners with Hollibrook Elementary School to host a Walk for Wellness that doubles as a community health fair. Join us to promote the value of fitness!

  • Join the 2024 Committee!
  • Donate: Items for SWAG bags, sunscreen, hats, medals, prizes, noisemakers, non-perishable food. Breakfast for volunteers.
  • Volunteer: Help us prepare and run the event. Multiple positions available.
  • Sponsor: If you are a health or social service provider, please sponsor your participation. For-profit corporations may also participate by sponsoring a booth for themselves or covering the costs for a social service partner to attend.


Annual Fall Harvest Luncheon (Jan.-Oct.)
  • Join the 2024 Committee!
  • Donate: Raffle items including products or gift certificates. Flower arrangements, candy, SWAG. Breakfast for volunteers.
  • Volunteer: Help us gather sponsors and promote our event. Help with preparations such as making gift bags, nametags, and engaging potential donors.
  • Sponsor: Buy a ticket or a table to reserve your spot!
  • Can’t make it? Sponsor attendance for nonprofit staff attendees to be celebrated
Annual Back to School Vaccine Drive (June-August)
  • Join the 2024 Committee!
  • Donate: Backpacks and School Supplies. #2 pencils, map pencils, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, pink erasers, Crayola crayons, 2-pocket folders, index cards, pens, spiral notebooks, and composition books. Breakfast for volunteers.
  • Volunteer: Help us collect school supplies, stuff backpacks, and run the event on one big Saturday! Multiple event positions available.
  • Sponsor: Sponsor supplies, staff time or activities for the event.


Annual Holiday Toy Drive (Oct.-Dec.)
  • Join the 2024 Committee!
  • Donate: New Toys! Ages 0-18! Sports equipment, headphones, art supplies. Christmas cookies, juices, disposable plates, napkins.
  • Volunteer: Wrap gifts with us! Help us host distribution events.
  • Sponsor: Donate funds or gift certificates to sponsor gifts for a family in need. Your dollars will be tracked to your family!

Donate Supplies:

SBCHC is a nonprofit organization and office supplies represent a significant percentage of our overhead operating costs. If you have extra copy paper, pens, filing cabinets, or décor- please consider donating these items to us! Submit a photo of your donation HERE:

SBCHC can also accept donated medical supplies that are unopened and have a printed expiration date. SBCHC will gladly accept donations of supplies that enable us to treat patients such as latex gloves, face masks, patient gowns, bandages, gauze, and more. Please submit photos including pictures of product expiration dates (if applicable) HERE.

SBCHC promotes proper dental health to all of our patients. Please consider donating travel size mouth wash, toothpaste, floss, and pencil bags for our “Healthy Smiles Kits”.

For all other inquiries, including clarification
on what we can accept or to arrange a drop-off,
please email Gerard Peperone, Chief Development Officer

We value your support

We appreciate the invaluable support from our donors and volunteers. With your help, we are able to continue providing the best possible healthcare to our patients.

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