One of the most rewarding things you can do is volunteer at your church. In your membership vows, you pledged to support the church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. The Volunteer Ministry at First Methodist Houston provides an avenue for you to serve in love and help others while receiving a blessing to yourself and growing in your relationship with God.

Be a part! We want everyone to join us in serving God in the church and in the community. There’s a place for everyone!

If you have any questions about different opportunities, or want to see where you might fit in, contact Bonnie Jones at [email protected].

Volunteer Accelerator

Check out our new Volunteer Accelerator! Click the button below and take a quiz to see where your skills and enthusiasms might be put to use. It’ll give you a snapshot of your volunteer personality, and list several opportunities the church offers that best match your passions.

Tuesday Shepherd’s Staff

Tuesday Shepherd’s Staff

Join our Tuesday Shepherd Staff. We do various office-type tasks and database work.

For more information contact: Karen Kent, [email protected]



Serve on Sundays by interacting with the congregation by providing bulletins, assisting with seating, parking walkers and passing collection plates.
Time commitment: Anywhere between one and all Sundays of the month

Church Greeter


Time commitment: Varies from Special Occasions or 5th Sundays or one Sunday a month. Shifts run 30 minutes.

First Kids Greeter

Greet children and families as they arrive in the Children’s areas on Sundays. Need two volunteers on first floor and two on second floor. Welcome new families and walk them through the first time visitor process. Assist children and parents in check-in using the REALM system. Must pass a background check and complete Safe Sanctuary training.
Time commitment: Minimum of two Sundays a month commitment. 9:30 am to 11:15 am.

Wedding Guild Volunteer

Time commitment: 1-hour commitment on the day of rehearsal (typically Friday) and 4-hour commitment the day of the wedding (typically Saturday). Need 2 volunteers per wedding.

Hospital List Volunteer

Hospital List Volunteer

Volunteers take one day per week sending out the Healing and Caring Report about members who are in the hospital, in rehab or hospice.  Orientation, training, and standby help are available. Depending on how many people are in the hospital and whether missing information must be tracked down, as well as your own work speed, the task takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Volunteer will be able to work from home and choose the day.
Time commitment: Choose from Monday, Tuesday, or Friday

School Supply Drive

During the month of July, we will be collecting school supplies for families in need of the support. Families from our church, Neighbors in Action, Quillian, and our school partners will be the recipients. Drop off these specific items in any of our “School Bus” donation bins located in the lobbies at both campuses. For […]

1st Sunday Food and Supply Drive

Participate in our 1st Sunday Food and Supply Drive each month. Drop items at any of our donation bins at either campus. For more information, contact Paula Niz at [email protected]. Items will benefit our Lifeline to the Homeless and International Friends ministries: FOOD:  Hearty Soups Chili Mac & Cheese Rice Pasta Peanut Butter (8 oz) Jelly […]

Main Street Indoor Park Volunteer

Main Street Indoor Park is in need of volunteers. Currently we are looking for Park Greeter and Park Monitor. Park Greeter – Welcome children and adults as they arrive. Assist with the check-in process and orient new visitors. | Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 am-12:15 pm Park Monitor – Visit with children and adults as they […]

Connect with Women’s Ministry

First Methodist Houston Women’s Ministry is a group that helps women stay connected to God, build relationships, and grow in faith. If you are interested in joining our ministry please do not hesitate to email us on how you can join and be apart of our church family.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Do you knit or crochet or are you interested in learning? We welcome you to join our Prayer Shawl Ministry team. We will offer classes for those who don’t know how to knit or crochet. However, those who are already experienced can make the shawls from the comfort of their home. Once the shawls are […]

Join the Media Team

Our media team is asking for volunteers on both campuses to help with cameras, lyrics, and audio. Downtown, we are looking for anyone interested in operating a camera, running graphics and lyrics, and helping with the audio feed for the live stream and television program. Out West, The Source is looking for people interested in […]

Join the Choir

First Methodist Houston are requesting volunteers at both campus for our choir. Our Bishop and lay leaders has challenged the congregation to become a lay lead model. In keeping with this idea, the traditional music ministries are inviting volunteers at each campus to become involved in the worship ministry.

Volunteer – Sewing Classes

Join us and volunteer to help with our sewing classes. Sewing classes began Tuesday, January – March from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for 6 weeks. For more information, contact Paula Niz at [email protected].

Golf Cart Drivers

We are looking for volunteers for our Golf Cart Ministry.  Drivers are the first to welcome guests and members to our church with a warm and friendly greeting and a ride to the door. If are interested in being a part of our team, please contact Ruthie Estes [email protected] for more information.

NIA Weekly Volunteer Ministries

Neighbors in Action is looking for volunteers for our weekly volunteer ministries. Please contact Kathrin Meier for more information: [email protected]

Other volunteer opportunities

Pew guild, communion stewards, registration pad collectors, sewing ministry, prayer shawl ministry and letter writing team.

If you have any questions or concerns about other opportunities to volunteer for the church, please email Ruthie Estes [email protected]