Community Service

families make blankets during community service

Throughout the year, Post Oak families join together to do service work across the community. Events have included packaging boxes at the Food Bank, landscape work at Buffalo Bayou, gardening at local nature centers, along with our annual blanket-making activity in the gym on MLK Day to donate to area shelters. Watch The Post for announcements of upcoming family service activities. Questions or ideas for events? Contact the Development Office.

Upcoming Events

Galveston Beach Cleanup, Breakfast, and Fun in the Sun on Sun., Dec. 4, 2022

The Park Board of Trustees City of Galveston will co-host a private event for The Post Oak School to clean a section of the Galveston beaches. Ms. Elizabeth Schneider, Environmental Coordinator, will be present to talk to us about the Board’s efforts to keep the Galveston beaches clean.

  • Sunday, December 4
  • East End Lagoon Park and Preserve
  • 8:00–10:00 a.m.

A Post Oak School morning at the beach with a potluck breakfast, water play, and fun in the sun. Please bring beach toys.

Alex Richard and family will arrive early with coffee and doughnuts. Please bring a dish of your choice for the potluck buffet table.

Galveston Park Board provides:

  • Gloves
  • Bags
  • Grabbers
  • Water
  • Bug Spray

What YOU should bring:

  • Additional water
  • Sunscreen
  • A chair
  • Media/Liability release form

Where: located on Galveston Island at the east end of the Seawall Blvd along Boddecker Dr. adjacent to Apffel Park (East Beach). 100 Boddeker Rd. Galveston, TX 77550 (GPS will not take you to the parking lot. See photos for reference.)

The East End Lagoon sits on the far east end of the island:

Meeting location: Ms. Schneider will have a canopy and folding table in the parking lot.

Annual Service Project on Mon., Jan. 16, 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023 in the BC Gym from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (school not in session; service project only)

Post Oak will host our annual Blanket Making Community Service Project on MLK Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. Blankets made at this activity will be donated to an area non-profit that works with children.

All Post Oak families are welcome. Students from Primary level up have helped with this project in the past.

families gather for community service

List of Family Volunteer Opportunities

The following are some local nonprofit organizations whose missions are aligned with Post Oak’s values, and who offer family-friendly volunteer opportunities. —Post Oak Service Committee


Previous Events

Decorating Lunch Bags for Kids’ Meals

Saturday, October 9, 10-noon, Bissonnet Campus

Calling all scribblers, sketchers, tracers, stencilers, designers and sticker-placers! Kids' Meals Inc. provides nutritious meals to pre-school aged children throughout the Houston area. They use over 1.5 million paper lunch bags over the course of a year, and need our help to make them special! Please join other Post Oak families as we decorate bags with drawings, stickers, stencils, mazes, etc! 

Bags and art supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own, including packages of standard, 6-lb brown paper lunch bags. 

The event will be held on our outside basketball court at the Bissonnet Campus and moved to the gym in the case of inclement weather.

Houston Food Bank on Sat., Dec. 11

Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to noon

Join other Post Oak families as we volunteer to sort and repackage donated items at the Houston Food Bank warehouse! This will take place at the main warehouse at 535 Portwall St., Houston 77029. 

  • Please note that all volunteers must be aged 6 and over.
  • Masks and closed-toe shoes are required for everyone. 
    All staff, volunteers and visitors who can provide proof of vaccination will NOT be required to wear masks while inside our facilities. All others must continue to wear a mask (please bring your own.)
  • All volunteers must register in advance. After registering, parents should additionally click on the "Resources" tab to complete a Youth Volunteer Consent Form for their child(ren).

Please note that the Food Bank website does not offer a family registration option- Each participant, including children, must have their own volunteer account with the Food Bank and register individually. Parents may give their own email addresses for their children's registration.

Parking: If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.

Ocean Music Action, a non-profit that pairs chamber music concerts with ocean conservation activities, is presenting their first events over Earth Day weekend:

More details can be found at oceanmusicaction.org.

Book Fair Project

Families collected books to donate to BookCycle at the 2022 Big Bearkat Book Bash held in Post Oak's gym.

A Look at Previous Years’ Service Projects