Volunteers are instrumental to the success of this collection. This past year, over 3.2 million meals were collected for Houstonians in need. It is because of volunteers like you that help make this happen. Volunteers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The minimum age for volunteers is 12 years old. If you need to have your volunteer time validated, please provide your own form and ask the store manager to sign it for you.