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. Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for SAAGH members, family and guests via Shell and the Shell Alumni Association of Greater Houston. Retirees are encouraged to support and participate in Shell sponsored volunteer projects throughout the year.  We are continuously working to support and enhance Shell sponsored volunteer events.

For 2018 we will strive to increase that support and participation by continuing the progress made and providing opportunities for Shell retirees and SAAGH members to contribute to the community, education and environment. 

Projects are identified early in the year and added as the year progresses. So check this page, as well as the SAAGH Facebook Group, for periodic updates as more projects and details are added. Registration links will also be provided on this page as details become available.

- John Bowser, SAAGH Vice President

UP AND COMING OPPORTUNITIES

Details and registration information for the opportunities listed in the table below will be posted here as they become available.

Earth Day’s E-cycling Drive with ABC 13 KTRK
On Friday, April 20, Shell will join KTRK and other community partners to celebrate Earth Day, E-Cycling at the ABC-Channel 13 studios. Channel 13 will broadcast live to increase awareness on how simple and easy it can be to take action to improve the environment. During the broadcast, we will encourage Houstonians to drop off their e-waste materials. In addition, we will have Shell volunteers on site to assist with the collection of recycled old computers, monitors, printers, electronics, cell phones, etc.  

·       ​​​Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

·       Shifts: 8:00 am – 11:30 am ; 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

·       Location: KTRK – Channel 13 Studio Parking Lot

·       Registration:  Please contact Victoria.Moreno@shell.com to register for a shift.

·       Project Details: Volunteers will help sort, arrange, and unload items for recycling.  Additional tasks will be assigned on site.  ABC Channel 13 will broadcast live from the project site. 

·       Additional: Volunteers must be 15+.  The project will take place outdoors. (Rain or Shine)  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 2018 MS150 Bike Ride & Volunteer Opportunities
Team Shell’s 2018 cycling season has begun! If you plan to join Team Shell for the new season, please email Molly Mihovil for full rules, instructions, fees and registration steps.

  • Date: April 28 – 29, 2018
  • Location:  Arrival at Woodcreek on Saturday, April 28. Riders will finish Day 1 at LaGrange, TX. Day 2 - Riders will begin at LaGrange, TX and end in Austin, TX.
  • Registration: If you are interested in participating in the event or volunteering for MS150, please email Molly.Mihovil@shell.com or Mark Poindexter, Team Captain, Mark.Poindexter@shell.com
  • Additional: All individuals wishing to train and/or ride the 2018 MS150 with Team Shell must comply with the team’s safety requirements. These requirements apply to all Team Shell riders regardless of experience level. Please email for more information on what to expect and day of instructions.

2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
By participating in the volunteer program you will not only get to be part of the festival, but also be rewarded by participating in an event that gives back to the New Orleans community. Profits generated from the festival are used throughout the community to implement many programs and service initiatives underwritten by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. Volunteering with Jazz Fest helps to support the continuation of these valuable programs within the community.

  •  Date: April 27 – April 30 & May 1 – May 6

  •  Shift: Multiple shifts are available (Morning, Afternoon & Evening)

  • Location: New Orleans Festival Fair Grounds

  • Registration: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/nojazzfest/voluntee

  • Additional: All volunteer applications are due by February 28, 2018. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel related expenses. For additional information on volunteering, please contact: Shelley.Piehet@shell.com

Volunteer opportunities are in partnership with local non-profits led by Shell Workforce and Community Strategic Initiatives (WCSI) to address local needs and support STEM programs that build a future workforce. CLICK HERE for more information on these efforts.

2018 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES 

MLK Day of Service January 15
Race for the Cure January 27
Houston Hispanic Forum February 10
Science and Engineering Fair of Houston February 24
Houston Area Woman’s Center Race Against Violence March 3
AIDS Walk March 4
Random Acts of Kindness March 11
ABC E-Cycle (Earth Day) April 20
Shell Eco-Marathon Americas April 19-22
2018 MS150 Bike and Volunteer Activities April 28-29
2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 27-30
May 1-6
Independent Petroleum Association of American Externship Program June - TBD
Houston Back to School Fest August - TBD
New Orleans Back to School Fest August - TBD
UNCF Walk-a-thon September - TBD
Bike Around the Bay October 20-21
    Note: Some dates are subject to change

Past 2018 Volunteer Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service - January 15

The MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through volunteering. The day empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a stronger community. Shell employees, retirees and family members volunteered at the Houston Food Bank.