Thank you for being here.

We couldn’t do what we do without our family of donors, partners, volunteers, and supporters of all kinds. Whether you are supporting us for the first time or a long-time partner – we deeply appreciate you.

Casa de Esparanza is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 100% of our operating budget comes from private donors just like you. Our tax EIN is 76-0105306.


A few ways you can support us financially:

Even More Ways to Give

Looking for even more creative ways to give? What about ways to support us without even spending any extra money?

Take a look at our blog post with creative ways to give like credit card rewards, shopping, jury donations, and more.


    Our volunteers are vital to our day-to-day operations and help us with…

    Volunteer With Us

  • Administrative Tasks

    Like working behind the scenes? Help us out with administrative tasks like data entry, mailings, or documentation. Or take a shift managing our front desk at lunch.

  • Caring For Children

    As a weekly neighborhood volunteer, you can join our community and participate in activities like reading, art projects, outdoor play, holding and feeding infants, preparing meals, and doing light household chores.
    Minimum 6-month commitment. Must be 21+.

  • Meal Delivery

    If food is your love language, you can prepare a home-cooked meal, purchase a meal, or pick up donated meals from area restaurants to deliver to our children and caregivers.

  • Sorting Donations

    We’re so grateful for all the basic needs donations we receive every day… but we need help sorting through them! Join us in our warehouse or pantry to help us get our donations to the children who need them.

  • Special Events

    Our annual Gala and Chili Cook-Off require a lot of help from our friends. Volunteers like your help with with planning, invitations, registration, decorations, entertainment, live and silent auctions, set-up, and clean-up.

  • Professional Services

    Volunteer your time and expertise to help us with medical care, finance, IT, and professional facilities maintenance.

We have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

  • Group

    Perfect for corporate, community, faith-based, or university groups! Your group can help with maintenance projects, meal prep, food drives, hosting a playdate with the children, or seasonal projects. Please contact our Volunteer Manager at for upcoming group volunteering opportunities. 

  • Individual

    Become part of our team by volunteering to help with day-to-day things like meal prep, administrative assistance, donation sorting, childcare, and so much more. Whatever your skills, we have a way for you to partner with us.

  • Young Professionals Group

    HOPE Leaders is a group of emerging leaders from various professions dedicated to strengthening the heart of philanthropy and community action throughout the Greater Houston area.

    “I look forward to coming to Casa de Esperanza each week. Working with kids in foster care can be challenging at times as they adjust to new surroundings. I enjoy making up new games to entertain the kids, playing dinosaurs, and doing art projects”

    Laura, Casa de Esperanza Volunteer

    "Memories are made every week. Reading to a toddler is my favorite activity and getting a hug is always awesome."

    Casa de Esperanza Volunteer

    "Casa de Esperanza has made a great difference in my life. The children have taught me so much and I think I am a better person for all of the experiences I have shared over the years."

    Casa de Esperanza Volunteer.

Your path to volunteering:

Submit an interest form.

Tell us about yourself, your availability, your interests and skills, and why you want to volunteer. We’ll review your interest form and invite you to attend an information session.


Submit an application.

After the information session, we will send you an application. References and background check are required for individual volunteers.


We’ll contact you with opportunities.

Once your application is approved, we’ll get back to you with some available volunteer opportunities that might be a good fit for you or your group.


Attend a volunteer orientation session.

Orientations for individual volunteers are held quarterly.


Choose a date and show up.

Choose which volunteer opportunities you want to do, let us know, and show up!


Annual Events

  • Building Hope for Children Gala

    May 5, 2024 

    The Revaire

    The Building Hope for Children gala promises to be a vibrant evening with delicious food, good friends, exciting auction items, a live band & dancing, and more! We look forward to honoring the special people who support Casa and open their hearts and their homes to voluntarily parent children in need.

  • Chili Cook-Off

    Oct 27, 2024 

    Powder Keg

    Houston comes together for tasty chili, friendly competition, and red-hot fun… not to mention free beer, games, and prizes! Put a chili-cooking team together, or just come enjoy good food and community.


Submit a volunteer interest form.

Whatever volunteer opportunities you’re interested in, start by submitting this form and we’ll get back to you with next steps.

Ways-to-support - Submit a volunteer interest form.