Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for dependents looking for a way to pass time and make meaningful relationships in their new home. The Aggie Community and broader Bryan- College Station area have a great number of volunteer opportunities, ranging from visiting with the sick to helping build homes. Dependents with degrees, work experience, and unique skillsets will find a wide range of positions where they can be an asset. Volunteering is also an excellent way to get connected with other spouses and families in the area, both local and international.
Volunteering opportunities can be found through searches on Texas A&M’s website for service https://aggieserve.tamu.edu/,
or by searches on volunteermatch.org
after searching “College Station, TX” or “Bryan, TX”. Both sites utilize filter searches to help you find causes you are familiar with or interested in.
However, if you decide to volunteer, it is important to comply with the Department of Homeland Security rules and regulations for F2 and J2 dependents. You may not receive any form of taxable outcome for your volunteer activities and may not work in a position for which an employer would otherwise officially hire someone. To put it more simply: you cannot be paid for volunteering and you cannot volunteer in a position for which you normally would be paid. If you are unsure if your volunteering meets federal regulations, please contact ISSS.
Resources to Learn English
Texas A&M University and Bryan/College Station have various resources available for the international community to learn English or improve it. Here is a link
to the list.
Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Resources
The following resources are available in the Bryan / College Station community and are not directly affiliated with Texas A&M University. As such, they are available to students and non-students. We encourage individuals to be aware of the resources available to them and seek the resources that they need.
Sexual Assault Resource Center
The key services or programs offered by the Sexual Assault Resource Center include crisis services, individual counseling, group counseling, education & outreach. More information about their services can be found at - https://www.sarcbv.org/
Twin City Mission Phoebe's HomeLocation:
2505 South College Avenue Bryan, Texas 77801Key Services or Programs:
- The Doug Weedon Shelter for Hope
- The Community Closet
- The Community Cafe
- Rapid Re-Housing Program
- Domestic Violence Services
- Universal Child Abuse Prevention (U.C.A.P)
- Donation & Resale Services