NAM Loves Its Volunteers! 

NAM could not do what it does without volunteers. It’s as simple as that.

More than 2,000 people serve NAM on a regular basis. They are young and old, Girl Scouts and engineers, young moms and great-grandfathers. They bring experiences and expertise as varied as the world around us, and put those skills to work in hundreds of roles.

There’s a place for you at NAM as well. You have a unique contribution to make, because no one else has your same blend of experiences, skills, and personality. No one else is you.

If you feel the tug and would like to get involved, please give us a call. We would love to explore the unique ways you can extend help to a neighbor in a way they will remember forever.

NAM Clients/Volunteer Eligibility

If you have been a client in the following NAM programs, you may volunteer 12 months after your last assistance is received. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: Assistance, Food Pantry, Shelter/Emergency Basic Needs Assistance, Family Violence Center, Fifty-Plus Senior Center, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Meals on Wheels, Pediatric Health Center and the Training and Learning Center.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to work independently on NAM property. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or appointed guardian if working on NAM property.

Court-Ordered Community Service

Those who need to perform court ordered community service are not required to attend a NAM volunteer orientation.  Instead, they should contact NAM’s Resale Shop and Donation Center at (281) 880-9000.  Certain restrictions apply and you must be at least 18 years or older to participate in the program.

Corporate Partners

Many businesses and corporations have partnered with NAM in providing volunteers for our organization. If your business or corporation would like more information on how you can Be The Change the community needs to see through partnering with NAM’s Volunteer Coordinator at (281) 885-4604 or volunteer@namonline.org.


Download a Volunteer Application and list of Volunteer Opportunities

How do you volunteer at NAM?

NAM requires all volunteers attend a Volunteer Orientation. New Volunteer Orientations are held the first Wednesday of the month and the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. The class meets in the second floor conference room at NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl Road in North Houston. To volunteer for any program at NAM, please contact Courtney Frost-Tadlock, NAM’s Community Relations Coordinator at (281) 885-4604 or via email at
volunteer@ namonline.org.

Parental/Guardian Permission forms for our young volunteers can be found here.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates:

December 20, 2018
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

January 2, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

January 17, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

February 6, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

February 21, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

March 6, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

March 21, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

April 3, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

April 18, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

May 1, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

May 16, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

June 5, 2019
(Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

June 20, 2019
(Thursday, 10 a.m.)

Select a month to register for orientation:

December Orientation

January Orientation

February Orientation

March Orientation

April Orientation

May Orientation

June Orientation

Youth Advisory Council

NAM's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of high school juniors and seniors who make a commitment to meet regularly and complete a group volunteer project for NAM. YAC members come from both public and private high schools in the area.

Youth Volunteer Scholarship

Each year, the NAM Endowment Fund offers a maximum of two $500 scholarships to outstanding youth volunteers under the age of twenty-five who are in college or will be starting college in the same year of application.These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of a one-page essay not to exceed 250 words on the importance of volunteerism. All applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 100 volunteer hours at NAM prior to the date of application and provide proof of hours served. Applications must be submitted by June 30. Download the application.

For more information, please contact Courtney Frost-Tadlock, NAM’s Community Relations Coordinator at (281) 885-4604 or volunteer@namonline.org.