Community Serivce


Rotarians are people of action.  Rotarians are neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.  If you are looking for a local project to donate your time and effort to, please consider one of our the following service opportunities in Galveston:

  • Ronald McDonald House 

    • The Ronald McDonald House Galveston is a “home-away-from- home”® for families of children who are seeking medical treatment at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Transitional Learning Center. Volunteers play a vital role in making the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston a home for our visiting families. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including giving tours; interacting with families, answering the telephone, prepping bedrooms after guest’s checkout, and housekeeping chores as needed. Volunteers are asked to work a 3-hour shift per week.  Email for volunteer opportunities.

  • The Salvation Army

    • The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Volunteer activities include serving food at dinner, making food boxes, hanging clothes for our clothing closet, working with the Christmas Angel tree and bell ringing.  Call 409-763-1691 to sign up to volunteer. 

  • Meals on Wheels

    • Galveston Island Meals On Wheels (GIMOW) is a non-profit organization. It receives no funding from any governmental entity. Because the majority of its clients are unable to contribute to the cost of their meals, Galveston Island Meals on Wheels cannot operate without contributions and gifts from individuals, corporations, businesses, and foundations.
      The heart of our organization is the dedicated volunteers who deliver meals, rain or shine, to our clients. Volunteers vary widely in age and occupation (students, homemakers, professionals, retirees) and include groups (civic, social, and/or church-related). Send an email to or call 409-744-2668 to volunteer.

  • Galveston County Food Bank

    • The Galveston County Food Bank's mission is leading the fight to end hunger in Galveston County. The Galveston County Food Bank provides easy access to nutritional food for the economically disadvantaged, under served populations of Galveston County through a network of participating charitable organizations, schools and food bank-managed programs focused on serving vulnerable populations. Volunteer opportunities include homebound delivery, food distribution and food sorting.  Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 409-945-4232 or

  • Bay Area Council Boy Scout of America

    • Dated March 28, 1919, The Council has a report from the Galveston Rotary Club to its officers and members with a recommendation to form a Boy Scout movement in Galveston. The three-page document still survives to this day and is now commonly referred to as the Bay Area Council Charter. As early as 1920, the Daily News, the oldest newspaper in Texas, carried a regular column called "The Scout Roundup." For more information about volunteer opportunities, please email