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Volunteer Opportunities compiled by Pilot Club

  • West Texas Food Bank
    2101 FM 1703 Alpine, TX 79830 www.WTXfoodbank.org/ Mission: to address the critical issue of hunger in the West Texas area by securing donations of surplus foods and grocery products for distribution through a network of charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry covering 45,000 square miles in 22 West Texas counties. Contact: Lulu López, 432-837-1580; mlopez@feedingamerica.org
  • Tierra Grande Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists
    PO Box 133 Alpine, TX, 79831 Contact: Ellen Weinacht, 432-294-2421; ellen@rionet.coop
  • Sunshine House
    205 E. Sul Ross Alpine, TX 79830 Mission: to provide fellowship and meals for senior citizens of the Alpine area. Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels Contact: Laurel Schuelke, 432-837-5402; laurel.sunshine@att.net; sunshinehouse@sbcglobal.net
  • San Vicente Independent School District
    Mission: to educate the whole child while providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes a passion for lifelong learning, respect for self and others, and an appreciation for individual differences. PO Box 195 Big Bend National Park, TX 79843 http://svisd.com/ Contact: (432) 477-2220
  • Saluvida
    PO Box 819 Marfa, TX 79843 Contact: Genevieve Basham, 432-729-4572
  • Salvation Army
    Volunteer opportunities during Red Kettle Days, every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please contact for other times. Contact: Liz Hightower, 432-294-4321; office@fbcalpine.com
  • Rotary Club of Marfa
    301 S. Highland Marfa, TX 79843 http://marfarotary.blogspot.com/; www.rotary.org Mission: to serve the Marfa community. Contact: Jon Johnson, 432-729-4344
  • Rotary Club of Alpine
    www.rotary.org Mission: to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards and advance understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. 801 N. Bird
 Alpine, TX 79830 Contact: Lou Pauls, 432-837-3356; lucasawtx@sbcglobal.net
  • Relay for Life
    PO Box 1666 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Dot Leavitt, 837-2472; Shirley Eoff, 837-51890
  • Presidio Public Library
    1200 E. O'Rielly St.; P.O Box 2440 Presidio, TX 79845-2440 Contact: Carmen Elguezábal, 432- 229-3317; Carmen_el@yahoo.com
  • Permian Basin Community Centers
    401 E. Illinois Midland, TX 79701 www.pbmhmr.com/Index.htm Mission: to provide supports, resources, and opportunities to enable people with mental illness, mental retardation, or chemical dependency to live satisfying, responsible, and productive lives to the fullest extent of their abilities. Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio counties Contact: 800-542-4005; webmaster@pbmhmr.com
  • Overland Trail Museum
    Fort St. and 3rd St. Fort Davis, TX 79734 Mission: to provide historical records, pictures items of historical interest relating to Jeff Davis County, culture and physical history of Fort Davis and the Big Bend area. Contact: Bob Miles, 432-426-2467; Daisy McCutcheon, 432-426-2011
  • The Nature Conservancy (Davis Mountains Preserve)
    PO Box 2092 Fort Davis, TX 79734 http://www.nature.org/ Mission: to protect vital habitats in Texas and around the world. Contact: Chris Pipes, 432-426-2390; cpipes@tnc.org
  • Native Plant Society of Texas, Big Bend chapter
    HC65 Box 28-G Alpine, TX 79830 http://npsot.org/ Mission: to preserve our state's rich heritage for future generations. NPSOT is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who work to promote native plant appreciation, research, and conservation Contact: Pollyanne Melton, 432-364-2577; melton@bigbend.net
  • Museum of the Big Bend
    Box C-101 Sul Ross State University Campus Alpine, TX 79832 http://www.sulross.edu/museum/index.html Mission: to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the materials that relate to the prehistory and history of the Big Bend of Texas and northern Mexico, with an awareness of the region’s cultural
diversity. Contact: Liz Jackson, 432-837-8143, ejackson@sulross.edu
  • McDonald Observatory
    82 Mt. Locke Rd. McDonald Observatory, TX 79734 http://nexus.as.utexas.edu/ Contact: 432-426-4263
  • Marfa Public Radio
    111 S. Highland Ave.; PO Box 867 Marfa TX 79843 info@marfapublicradio.org; www.marfapublicradio.org Mission: to provide radio that unites the community and promotes cultural enrichment through presentation and focus on the importance of art, education, quality of life and the local economy. Volunteer Opportunities: Music filing, loading, audio editing, clerical duties, and potential on-air hosting of news programs. Station Director: Tom Michael, 432-386-0601; tom@marfapublicradio.org Programming & Production Manager: Rachel Lindley, 432-729-4578; rachel@marfapublicradio.org
  • Marfa Public Library
    PO Box U Marfa, TX 79843 http://www.marfapubliclibrary.org/cgi-bin/index.pl?action=main Contact: Gloria Applegate,;432-729-4631; gloria@marfapubliclibrary.org
  • Marfa Lions Club
    PO Box 296 Marfa, TX 79842
  • Marfa Chamber of Commerce
    207 N. Highland Ave.; PO Box 635 Marfa, TX 79843 www.marfacc.com/; info@marfacc.com Contact: 432-729-4942; 800-650-9696
  • Marathon Rural Health Clinic
    PO Box 145 Marathon, TX 79842
  • Marathon Public Library
    106 N. 3rd St.; PO Box 177 Marathon, TX 79842 Contact: Carol Townsend, 432-386-4136; marathonlib@yahoo.com
  • Marathon Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 431 Marathon, TX 79842 www.marathontexas.com/index.htm Mission: to provide creative leadership for appropriate economic development in Marathon and the Big Bend area. Contact: tel. 432-386-4516; sconemaker@hotmail.com
  • Lions Club of Fort Davis
    PO Box 114 Fort Davis, TX 79734 Mission: to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. (Local focus is to provide financial assistance for eyeglass exams and glasses to our community and scholarships to local high school graduates). Contact: Don Sheffield, 432-426-3759; dw_sheffield@mztv.net
  • Lions Club of Alpine
    PO Box 274 Alpine, TX 79831 http://lionwap.org/eclub/sites/alpinetx/ Mission: empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. Contact: Dave Rogers, 432-837-3375; drogers@wtnb.com
  • Kiwanis Club of Alpine
    PO Box 982 Alpine, TX 79830 Mission: to focus on the needs of ordinary people and children to create extraordinary life-changing moments. Contact: David Martin, dmartin@sulross.edu.
  • Jeff Davis County Library
    100 Jefferson Sq.; PO Box 1054 Fort Davis, TX 79734 Contact: 432-426-3802
  • Jeff Davis County Child Welfare Board
    Fort Davis, TX 79734 Contact: Barbara Medley, 432-426-3561, barbarajmedley@att.net
  • Helping Hand Thrift & Gift Shop
    510 State St. Fort Davis, TX 79734 Mission: a retail store representing Grand Companions Humane Society, which receives 100% of its proceeds Contact: Carrie Branum, 432-426-3724
  • Grand Companions Humane Society
    PO Box 1156 Ft. Davis, TX 79734 www.grandcompanions.org Mission: always reaching for the best journey home for homeless pets Contact: Laura Langham, 432-426-3724; laura@grandcompanions.org
  • Girl Scouts of the Permian Basin
    Camp Mitre Peak
 PO Box 2098
 Fort Davis, TX 79734 Contact: 432-364-2201; campmitrepeak@gspb.org
  • Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
    5217 N. Dixie Odessa, TX 79762 www.zia.org/ Contact: 432-550-2688 ext. 320
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs
    509 E. Harriet Alpine, TX 79830 Contact: Amanda Smith, 432-837-9890; once_and_again@sbcglobal.net
  • Frontier CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
    PO Box 1232 Alpine, TX 79831 www.texascasa.org; www.frontiercasa.org Mission: to provide assistance for an abused or neglected child by providing factual information to the court on behalf of a child in the CPS legal process. Director: Ronnie Harris, 432-837-7448; frontiercasa@hotmail.com Volunteer Coordinator: Suzanne Bailey, 432-837-7448; frontiercasa@hotmail.com
  • Friends of the Marfa Public Library
    PO Drawer U Marfa, TX 79843 www.friendsofmarfalibrary.org/cgi-bin/index.pl?action=main Mission: to serve Marfa through the continuous support and contributions of the entire community. Contact: Evelyn Luciani, 432-729-4631; eluciani@sbcglobal.net
  • Friends of the Marathon Public Library
    106 N. 3rd St.; PO Box 177 Marathon, TX 79842 Contact: Carol Townsend, 432-386-4136; marathonlib@yahoo.com
  • Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library
    PO Box 425 Fort Davis, TX 79734 http://www.friendsjdcl.org Mission: to make Jeff Davis County Library an increasingly important asset by encouraging greater public awareness, use, and support of the library and by assisting the librarian and staff in improving services and facilities. Contact: Cyndee Barnes, 432-426-3671; cyndeebarnes@yahoo.com
  • Friends of the Alpine Public Library
    203 N. 7th St Alpine, TX 79830 Mission: to work to provide and strengthen library services and support a varied menu of programs for the citizens of our area, consistent with the goals and objectives of the Alpine Public Library and its Board of Directors. Contact: Don Wetterauer, suelos@sbcglobal.net; 432-837-3272
  • Friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site
    PO Box 1023 Fort Davis, TX 79734 http://www.ffdnhs.org/ Mission: to support the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve, restore, interpret and publicize Fort Davis National Historic Site. Contact: 432-426-3224 x 20; info@ffdnhs.org
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
    PO Box 1379 Fort Davis, TX 79734 Contact: John Morlock, 432-426-3224
  • Fort Davis Independent School District
    400 Buckeye; PO Box 1339 Fort Davis, TX 79734 www.fdisd.com/ Contact: Sup. Larry Butler, 432-426-4440; www.fdisd.com
  • Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce
    4 Memorial Square; PO Box 378 Ft. Davis, TX 79734 www.fortdavis.com/; info@fortdavis.com Contact: 432-426-3978; 800-524-3015
  • Food Pantry of Marfa
    PO Box 819 Marfa, TX 79843 Contact: Genevieve Basham, 432-729-4572
  • Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County
    PO Box 244 Ft. Davis, TX 79734 Mission: to provide supplemental food distributed for qualified clients of Jeff Davis County and emergency food and school supplies Contact: Tex Harrison, 432-249-1820; tex@mztv.net
  • Food Pantry of Alpine, Inc.
    PO Box 1366 Alpine, TX 79831 info@foodpantryofalpine.org Mission: to establish a community-supported food pantry which coordinates a monthly distribution of food at no cost to those in need regardless of race or creed. President: Greg Schwab, 432-386-3400; gschwab@sulross.edu
  • Déjà Vu Thrift Store Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend Friends of the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
    PO Box 1470 Alpine, TX 79831 Mission: to strengthen communities by empowering individuals. Volunteer Opportunities: Déjà Vu Thrift Store (proceeds benefit Family Crisis Center) Contact: Executive Director: Lovika De Koninck, 432-837-7254; lovika@msn.com Business Administrator: Webbie Carvajal, 432-837-7254; webbie@sbcglobal.net Friends president: Dona Ward, 837-2225, dblevins@farmersagent.com
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of the Big Bend
    1002 E. Nations Alpine, TX 79830 www.cactx.org/local/display/28 Mission: to reduce the trauma of children who are victims of sexual abuse and/or serious physical abuse in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, and Terrell Counties and to increase the likelihood of convicting the perpetrator through the cooperation of law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, and medical personnel. Contact: Shanna Sullivan, 432-837-1515; cacbb@sbcglobal.net
  • Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens (formerly CDRI)
    Box 905 Ft. Davis, TX 79734 https://cdri.org/index.html Mission: to promote public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region through research and education. Director: Cathy Hoyt, 432-364-2499; choyt@cdri.org Contact: Cynthia Mcalister, cmcalister@cdri.org
  • Busy Bee Quilters
    205 E. Sul Ross Alpine, TX 79830 Contact: Laurel Schuelke, 432-837-5402
  • Buffalo Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America
    1101 W. Texas Ave. Midland, TX 79701 www.BuffalotrailBSA.org/; info@buffalotrailbsa.org Mission: to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Alpine contact: Don Wetterauer, suelos@sbcglobal.net; 432-837-3272
  • Brewster County Tourism Council
    PO Box 479 Alpine, TX 79831 www.visitbigbend.com Mission: to promote visitation to Brewster County. Primary volunteer opportunity is for people to staff an area information booth at Texas State Fair each year beginning the last Friday in September and running for 24 days straight. Volunteers usually work 4–5 days, and the Council pays their travel expenses, lodging, and meals. Contact: 432-837-3915; info@visitbigbend.com
  • Brewster County
    PO Box 1630 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Judge Val Beard, 432-837-2412; val.beard@county.brewster.tx.us
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fort Davis
    Mission: to provide after-school and summer youth programs. PO Box 1054; 100 Memorial Square Fort Davis, TX 79734 Contact: 432-426-3802; director_bgcfd@yahoo.com
  • Big Bend Regional Medical Center
    2600 N. Highway 118 Alpine, TX 79830 www.bigbendhealthcare.com/Pages/home.aspx Contact: Mary Clare Spear, 432-837-3447; Mary_Clare_Spear@chs.net
  • Big Bend National Park
    PO Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 Contact: Natasha Moore, 432-477-2251; Natasha_Moore@nps.gov
  • Big Bend Arts Council
    106 W. Sul Ross Ave., Suite D Alpine, TX 79830 www.bigbendartscouncil.net/; www.bbacgallery.com/index.html Mission: to provide a forum for supporting and promoting the arts in the Big Bend region. Contact: admin@bigbendartscouncil.net
  • Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
    1402 N. 5th St Alpine, TX 79830 Purpose: to establish a benevolent, eleemosynary, nonprofit organization of members, and to render public service through amateur radio, and to gather and disseminate information concerning amateur radio operation. Meetings 2nd Tuesday 7:00 pm, West Texas National Bank Contact: Jim Fowler, 432-386-3041; wa5roe@juno.com
  • American Cancer Society
    PO Box 1666 Alpine, TX 79830 Volunteer Opportunities: Relay for Life yearly fund-raiser. Contact: Shirley Eoff, 432-837-5190; sleoff@gmail.com
  • Alpine Valley Care Center
    1003 Loop Rd. Alpine, TX 79830 Contact: 432-837-3343
  • Alpine Recycles/Keep Alpine Beautiful
    100 N. 13th St. Alpine, TX 79830 Mission: to educate and engage citizens to take responsibility for improving their community environment. Contact: Martha Latta, 432-294-3183; info@alpinerecycles.org
  • Alpine Public Library
    203 N. 7th Alpine, TX 79830 www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/; alpinepl@sbcglobal.net Mission: to connect our diverse community with information resources to promote reading and lifelong learning. Contact: Paige Delaney, 432-837-2621; alpinepl@sbcglobal.net
  • Alpine Independent School District
    704 Sul Ross Ave. Alpine, TX 79830 www.alpine.esc18.net/ Mission: to provide our children with learning experiences to be responsible, productive and successful citizens of an ever changing world. Contact: Marsha Roach, 432-837-7700
  • Alpine Humane Society
    PO Box 1464 Alpine, TX 79831 www.ci.alpine.tx.us/humanesociety.html Mission: to shelter homeless and abused animals, operate a progressive adoption program, investigate abuse cases, and encourage the spay/neutering of animals in order to control overpopulation. Contact: George Bradley, gbradley1938@gmail.com
  • Alpine Chamber of Commerce
    106 N. 3rd St Alpine TX, 79830 www.vistorcenter.alpinetexas.com Mission: to promote, develop, and unite the business community in and around the Alpine area to accomplish economic growth. Contact: Abby Garza, 432-837-2326; visitalpine@alpinetx.com
  • Alpine Ambassadors
    PO Box 1341 Alpine, TX 79831 Purpose: to support and promote the Alpine community and its businesses, provide ribbon cuttings for new and existing businesses, support business activities as called upon, act as hosts for various community activities and act as good will ambassadors for the Big Bend Region of West Texas Contact: Mary Jane Morgan, 837-5739; mjmorgan@mztv.net
  • Aliviane, Inc.
    500 W. Avenue H, Ste. 115 Alpine TX 79830 Mission: to provide a comprehensive and integrated continuum of high quality behavioral health interventions, treatment, and education services Contact: Nadine Mata, 432-837-3215; nmata@aliviane.org
  • Pilot Club of Alpine
    PO Box 1404 Alpine, TX 79831 Mission: to provide volunteer community service that contributes to the quality of life in the Big Bend Region Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels, Family Crisis Center, Alpine Public Library, Sunshine House, Lifeline Contact: Liz Jackson; 837-8143; ejackson@sulross.edu
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Information sources in Alpine and the Big Bend

Alpine Churches

  • Unitarian Universalists
    North 5th St. and Marfa St., Alpine, TX 79830; 432-837-5067
  • University Baptist Church
    Box 778 Alpine, TX 79831
  • St. Luke Episcopal Church
    Box 103 Alpine, TX 79831; 432-837-1653
  • St. James Episcopal Church
    PO Box 1319, Alpine, TX 79831; N. 6th and Ave. A; 432-386-3772
  • St. Jonah Orthodox Church
    Box 1971 Alpine, TX 79831; 832-969-1719; 364-2240; Contact: johnf@bigbend.net
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
    511 John W Rd. Alpine, TX 79830; 432-837-7213; Contact: cefrye@sbcglobal.net; mike.junef@gmail.com; tmulhern_98@yahoo.com
  • Pure Word Baptist Church
    Contact: Dean Rutledge
  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
    406 S. 6th Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Paul Lister; 432-837-3304; 386-3075; paul_lister@sbcglobal.net
  • Jail Ministry
    Box 121 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Oscar Cobos; 432-837-3985
  • Holy Cross Anglican Church
    Box 136 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: John Medvick; 432-837-7170/5718; medvick@hotmail.com
  • Hillside Baptist Church
    Box 226 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Brad McGuire; 432-837-3075; 386-2609; paisanomcguire@yahoo.com
  • Grace Christian Fellowship
    801 E. Brown St. Alpine, TX 79830; 432-837-9117
  • First United Methodist Church
    Box 328 Alpine, TX 79831; 432-837-2280
  • First Presbyterian Church
    Box 1013 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Jobeth McLeod; 432-837-2449/9000; jetmcleod@sbcglobal.net
  • First Christian Church
    Box 607 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Lana Covington; 432-837-3371/2443; shepherdess@sbcglobal.net
  • First Baptist Church
    Box 179 Alpine, TX 79831; 432-837-2487
  • First Assembly of God
    1802 Fort Davis Hwy., Alpine, TX 79830; 432-837-2264; Contact: Suzano Carillo; pastorsuzannocarrillojr@yahoo.com
  • Church of Christ
    Box 325 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Darroll Wright; 325-232-1035; darroll.wright@gmail.com
  • Church in the Mountains
    1006 N. 9th Alpine, TX 79830 Contact: Clark Nussbaum; 432-837-1319; 386-0722; nuttree4@sbcglobal.net
  • Calvary Apostolic Church
    HC65 Box 1 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Mickey Hager; 432-386-8343; 837-1720
  • Border Patrol Chaplaincy
    Contact: Bill Brooks, 432-729-5200
  • Big Bend Cowboy Church
    Box 1266 Alpine, TX 79831 Contact: Elliot Wendel; 432-364-2822; info@bigbendcowboychurch.com
  • Baptist Student Ministry
    Box 935 SRSU Alpine, TX 79832 Contact: Dan Dunagan; 432-837-2675/2305; danbdunagan@yahoo.com