Current Works of Mercy Opportunities

Freshmen - Feed the Hungry, Tend to the needs of the Homeless
Sophomores - Care for the Elderly, the Sick, or the Disabled
Juniors - Teach the Disadvantaged
Seniors - Free to choose a focus area

Following are the current Works of Mercy opportunities.  Please see Mrs. DeMois in the Campus Ministry office for additional information.

Camp Ability is a summer day camp for children/teens with Down syndrome and their siblings ages 3-17 years at our Resource Center. We’ll have crafts, music, games, reading, writing, movement, a snack, and most of all-fun! The one-week sessions are for preschoolers (3-6 yrs), school aged (7-12 yrs), and teens (13-17 yrs).
Session II School-aged 7-12 years old – July 7, 2014 – July 11, 2014.

Sign up here.....

Session III Teens 13-17 years old – July 28, 2014 – Aug 1, 2014.
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ATTENTION Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors.....

The Down Syndrome Assoc of Houston is having a CLUB 21 GO HAWAIIAN DANCE and needs volunteers! 
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:00 pm- 9:30 pm
Where: West Grey Multi service Center
1475 W Gray St. Houston, TX 77019

Duties Include:

  • Set up before the dance
  • Serving food & drinks
  • Interaction with all the participants during dance - JUST HAVE FUN!!
  • Assisting with any duties during the dance (make ice tea, lemonade, etc.)
  • Taking down the setup after the dance finishes
If you would like to come and help out, please copy and paste the link below into your browser to sign up:

If you have any questions please call 713-682-7237 ext #201.

Remember that working with sports/cheer teams will not fulfill the Works of Mercy requirement unless the individuals are disabled.  Please see Campus Ministry if you have a question.


FRESHMEN:  Lunches of Love in Rosenberg. 
Prepare & distribute free sack lunches to children in need.  281-342-8321
SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIORS: A variety of summer camp experiences working with the disabled. See for a complete list of links.

SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIORS: Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp. to complete an application.

SOPHOMORES/SENIOR: Sundance at Woodcreek - A Premier Memory Care Community. 1802 Woodcreek Bend Lane, Katy, TX 77494. 281-347-4450. CONTACT: Heather Smith, Life Enrichment Coordinator

SOPHOMORES/SENIOR  Cinco Ranch Alzheimers Center    3206 S Fry Road Spend some time with the senior citizens while earning service hours.  BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.
Contact: Tiffany White  281-599-3334
SOPHOMORES/SENIOR  PTSD Foundation of America - CAMP HOPE located at 9724 Derrington Road, Houston, TX,  provides interim housing, counseling,  job placement, etc for our returning veterans.  This is a wonderful faith based organization.  Please contact them at

SOPHOMORES/SENIOR:  THE Abbey on Westminister  Visit this Alzheimer's facility and spend your time with seniors playing bingo & other games, reading, chatting, walking, & even singing!  Contact Judith at 281-556-6020 for weekend schedules or Veronica if you'd like to work on a weekday.

SOPHOMORES/SENIOR: St. Vincent dePaul - St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church. 281-391-1540.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR :  Star of Hope Randy and Kathy Tabor Transitional Living Center located one block west of Hwy. 288 between Old Spanish Trail and Yellowstone at 6801 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054.  This is a great place to go in a group, by yourself, or with your family to feed the homeless.  713-440-5380.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR:  Houston Food Bank.  This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the poor!  You will work on the assembly lines, sorting and checking donated food items for delivery to families.  These are 4 hour shifts (8-12 or 1-5).  Some evenings available.  Visit their website at  for information.  

JUNIORS/SENIOR:  Neighborhood Kidz is in need of after school tutors.  3:15PM-5:30PM Mon through Wed. Call Katie Popplewell at 281-467-1733 to learn more about tutoring or Peggy Norwood at 713-826-2881 to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

SOPHOMORE/SENIOR: Autumn Grove Cottage      21803 Oak Park Trails         Katy, TX                281-398-6845
An assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses.  Volunteers work one-on-one with the residents in a cozy, home like setting.
SOPHOMORE/SENIOR: Carriage Inn                         1400 Katy Flewellen Rd.  Katy, TX                     281-392-2800
An independent living center for senior citizens, volunteers visit and spend time with seniors.
SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIOR: Ronald McDonald House Charities    1907 Holcombe Blvd.                       713-795-3575 
Offers a home away from home for families with children being treated at a Texas Medical Center institution for cancer or other serious illnesses.   Individual opportunities are for students 18yrs. old.  Group opportunities in the Family Activity Center allow students aged 16 yrs old.  Must have an adult present. Please visit their website at   for information regarding specific opportunities and for the volunteer application.
SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIOR:  Down Syndrome Association of Houston  7015 W Tidwell, Bldg G., Ste 108,    
Many ongoing opportunities for babysitting are available.  See  for  the volunteer application and a list of opportunities.
FRESHMAN/SENIOR:  Beacon-at the John S. Dunn Outreach Center
1212 Prairie, Houston                   713-220-9740
Offers clothing, meals, and showers to homeless.  You can help with greeting and intake of clients, serving meals, distributing clothes, etc.  Be sure and let them know that you need to provide direct service to their clients – no administrative or clerical or sorting, etc.  Also see for additional information.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR: Katy Christian Ministries      281-391-5261
 Mason Road at 1st Street
FRESHMAN/SENIOR: Star of Hope                
Serve Food - Serves three meals a day, 365 days each year, at all three facilities. What an opportunity to encourage and uplift as you hand a meal tray to our clients. This can be scheduled for an individual volunteer on a regular basis or for a small group of 10 on a regular or one-time basis. Volunteers help set-up, serve and clean-up. Lunch and dinner shifts available throughout the week.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR: Loaves & Fishes    
Serve meals to the homeless.   Please note that hours for this service opportunity will be calculated as follows:  Saturdays 4 hours, Sundays 5 hours.  Unfortunately, there has been confusion regarding the number of hours actually worked & recorded.  

SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR/SENIOR: Special Olympics – variety of dates

ALL GRADES: Catholic Charities - see the diocesan website for details.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR: Habitat for Humanity - help to build houses for the poor.

JUNIOR/SENIOR:  Houston Coalition & 40 Days for Life- a local pro-life organization that organizes the March for Life in Houston and offers opportunities to "stand and pray" outside Planned Parenthood.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR:  St. Vincent de Paul Society - various churches in the area offer food pantries, thrift stores, warehouse. You will be serving the needy in the Archdiocese.

FRESHMAN/SENIOR:  CASA JUAN DIEGO - work with Spanish speaking immigrants and refugees to provide shelter, food, clothing, and medical services. 713-869-7376.

SOPHOMORE/SENIOR: Hospitals that allow you to work directly with the patients.

JUNIOR/SENIOR: Tutoring those experiencing poverty through an approved school or organization.

JUNIOR/SENIOR:  Vacation Bible School, Lifeteen Core Team, CCE teacher for your local parish.

ALL GRADE LEVELS:  Catholic Summer Immersion (CSI) sponsored by the Archdiocese. This 5 day camp is held every summer in June. 

SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR/SENIOR:  Any summer camp with the focus of caring for the disabled....Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism, etc.

SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR/SENIOR:  THE CENTER FOR HEARING AND SPEECH.  A full-service resource in Houston that teaches children with hearing loss to speak rather than use sign language.  Located at 3636 West Dallas. 713-523-3633.

ALL GRADE LEVELS: CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON.  Assist with the elderly and needy; home repair, yard work, grocery shopping, special projects. 2900 Louisiana Ave. 713-874-6727

FRESHMAN/SENIOR:  KEEGAN CENTER - Work in a soup kitchen tending to the needs of the homeless at one of two locations......535 Portwall, Houston 77029  
832-256-8224 or 2445 North Freeway  713-532-3663.

SOPHOMORE/SENIOR:  ST DOMINIC VILLAGE - This is the Archdiocesan Retirement Home located at 2401 Holcombe Blvd. 713-741-8700.

SOPHOMORE/JUNIOR/SENIOR:  THE CENTER (BEST BUDDIES). Serving persons with mental retardation. Located at 3550 west Dallas in Houston. 713-525-8424.

SENIOR:  MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER - Teen Volunteers 713-792-718-


SOPHOMORE/SENIOR:  THE METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM - Caring teens summer program. Contact Volunteer Services at 713-441-3352

SOPHOMORE/SENIOR: MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL - Teen volunteers aged 14-17. Contact Volunteer Services at 713-704-4141.

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