Rockport has an incredible community with numerous opportunities to volunteer and contribute time. Local groups gather weekly throughout the year to setup events and work with veterans, medical groups and locals in need. The way people come together for each other in the area is exceptional and anyone living in the region for a month or a full season can find some valuable experiences and great new friends by volunteering on occasion.
Coastal Bend Troop Support
This amazing group meets at least one time each week and multiple times weekly in some cases. They can always use an extra hand as they are very busy and the group is 100-percent volunteer operated. They gather to assemble care packages for deployed troops and send out these packages with exceptional regularity while covering the postage costs with donated money. The non-profit has been operating for 9 years and is open to volunteers who want to help out and support troops stationed overseas.
Rockport Rotary Club
The Rotary Club is founded on the premise of community service and the Rockport chapter really takes up the cause. They focus heavily on helping needy children, the elderly, handicapped and generally folks in need throughout the entire community. They have weekly meetings and gatherings and work events like the Rockport Film Festival and Taste of Rockport-Fulton. They also manage the Charles A. Evans 15,000-dollar annual scholarship through the Taste of Rockport-Fulton. Adopt-A-Highway and supporting Boy Scout Troops and other local non-profit organizations are a big part of the club activities.
The holidays are bustling in Rockport and you can join a force of volunteers doing everything from hosting the Thanksgiving fun run to delivering food baskets and setting up decorations around town. You can easily take a look at the community calendar and find volunteer based events to stay busy through the entire holiday season. Joining forces with the Chamber of Commerce or one of the local clubs make it easy to stay in the loop.
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is flat out busy with events and organizations. Many of the major annual events have committees largely based on volunteers who help organize things like the HummerBird Celebration, Annual Banquet and more. They also have committees for Tourism Development, Economic Development, Small Business and dozens of other facets that help support every major avenue of the community. If you want to join a committee or just help out with a Chamber sponsored event, drop by the office or shoot them a quick call about current opportunities.
Women’s Club of Aransas County
Joining the Women’s Club comes with many benefits and chances to help out in the community. The primary basis for the club is volunteer work and they manage scholarships for local high school graduates, the public library and Project Graduation. Additionally, the club meets regularly for social events, to play bridge and to meet about upcoming events and projects. It’s a great group for women looking to volunteer and socialize in the Rockport area.
Volunteer for the Arts
The Rockport Center for the Arts is one of the busiest places in town and they always seem to have an event or local exhibit in the works. Volunteering at the center is a great way to join the art community while learning about many of the local and national artists displaying amazing work. The theatre is also a good place to inquire. They run some excellent plays and may need occasional help with ticket sales, stage building and other general tasks around the theatre.
Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans
With over 70-volunteers, the Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans is a major force of giving in the community. 100-percent volunteer run, they do food drives, donate clothing, provide shelter and do a number of other great things in the area. The group brings together full-time residents, snowbirds, church groups and visitors to help those in need. They stay busy all year and ramp up for the busy holiday season as well. Volunteer time or donate to help these great folks continue with their contributions to the community.
Rockport Church Groups
Churches are a major source of giving and volunteer based projects in the area. The Baptist church is a big one but visit your favorite church service and simply inquire after the service ends. Most organizations are well attended and highly involved in supporting their members and local community as a whole. If you attend church, finding volunteer events is very easy.