Venerating Conroe Volunteers

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18 Apr 2024


A volunteer is “a person who does something, especially helping other people, willingly and without being forced or paid to do it.” Volunteering often starts and is taught at a young age when children are tasked with visiting senior centers, assisting with religious organizational events, and attending school field trips. From there, in many cases, volunteering becomes part of a personal fulfillment goal.

Since 1974, America has celebrated the fourth week of April as National Volunteer Week (April 21 - 27, 2024). It wasn’t until 1990, when then-President Bush created the Points of Light, which expanded the celebration to National Volunteer Month. In 2024, both are heavily celebrated, and the Conroe Economic Development Council (EDC) also recognizes both.  

Conroe’s Local Volunteer Heroes

Conroe is home to a community that shares a vision of leaving a legacy of service. Many residents volunteer their time and efforts, fulfilling their empathetic hearts by helping others through such programs:

  • Shelters
  • Family crisis centers
  • Foster care
  • Disabled facilities
  • Counseling

.. and so much more. We can’t thank these local heroes enough for opening their hearts and donating their physical abilities and time to put a smile on others and be the bright light in many lives. 

Conroe’s Organizational Heroes

From schools to churches to non-profits to the private sector, Conroe’s organizations carry the same vision of leaving a legacy of service. We’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge some of the great work done for those in need and those wanting a brighter future.

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

“When you volunteer for Child Advocates of Montgomery County, you give hope to a child in need. … Child Advocate volunteers are everyday people … who are committed to making a difference for children and families. We invite you to join and make a difference in a child’s life - and your own.”

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County 

“Through the efforts of Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers, over 850 homebound seniors in Montgomery County are able to remain in their homes where they want to be! … Our service provides a hot, nutritious meal, a safety check, and a friendly smile from one of our volunteers. … [We have] many flexible volunteer opportunities. Take the next step and fill out the Volunteer Application.”

Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County

“Since 1989, we have relied on the loving hands of volunteers to build strong homes and strong communities. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. By partnering with caring people around the world … we empower homeowners to gain the independence they need for a better life. Join us to make a difference in the lives of your Montgomery County neighbors!”

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Montgomery County

“We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is where it is today because of the passionate volunteers who believe in the mission of getting kids off the floor and into beds.

To volunteer, click this link and select the “TX-Montgomery Co” chapter. For more information on this chapter, view the Facebook page.

Montgomery County Animal Shelter  

“At MCAS, we are dedicated to engaging the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals in Montgomery County. MCAS relies heavily on volunteers and welcomes volunteers of all kinds. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers!”

The above is a small portion of the many volunteer organizations in Conroe. For more volunteer organizations directly connected to Conroe EDC, visit our Community Service page

Thank you, Volunteers!

There is an overwhelming feeling of joy and satisfaction after volunteering, whether it’s for an hour, a day, a week, a month, or a year.

Support comes in many forms. If you can’t volunteer, thank the volunteers in person and on social media who are donating their efforts. Share social media posts about volunteering. Tell stories about your favorite volunteer person or organization. Join Conroe EDC in celebrating and acknowledging Conroe’s volunteers.