It is no surprise that an organization that aims to make such a profound impact on our community requires many dedicated volunteers. Trained, consistent volunteer pools are required to fulfill our mission of never saying no to someone in need. As a result, Interfaith began a program called Interfaith All-Star Volunteers in 2011. The Interfaith All- Star Program is a year-long volunteer program for high school students in which they complete at least 40 hours of volunteer service with Interfaith Programs and Services. To date, 386 young adults have served as All-Star Volunteers.

“Being part of the work Interfaith does has been the best volunteer opportunity I have found. There are so many different areas in which to volunteer. By working with Interfaith, you know you are impacting the community and reaching so many lives. I have developed interests I didn’t know I had because of the many different opportunities offered from gardening in the community garden to stocking the food pantry to working with seniors at Bingo. I am so thankful to be part of an organization that touches so many lives.” Mary Claire Corell, past Interfaith All-Star Volunteer

The Interfaith of the Woodlands All-Star program is exclusively for teens 14-18 years old in high school or entering their freshman year. The program runs June-May and gives teen volunteers access to all Interfaith volunteer opportunities but has requirements and prerequisites to participate. Potential candidates for our All-Star program must sign up to attend the annual orientation in June and then volunteer in at least four different areas of service with the aim of completing 40 hours within the service year to receive a certificate. This is a student-led program which means it is completely up to the student to sign up for shifts, communicate with the coordinators, keep track of volunteer hours, etc.

 

Missy Herndon, President and CEO shared, “the All-Star Program was created to share volunteer opportunities for high school students to serve together within all areas of Interfaith’s community programs. For 45 years, Interfaith has used service as the common bridge to build community and bring people together. Our All-Star program encourages our local teens to give back and establishes that everyone can make an impact on our neighbors and community. “

For more information about the Interfaith All-Star Program, please contact Sarah Mundy at 832-615-8220 or smundy@woodlandsinterfaith.org

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