Community Service

Shell deer park employees posing for photos
(L-R) Pam Manley, Katie Trongo, Sylvia Miehle, Joaquin Martinez (La Porte Neighborhood Center Program Coordinator), Lydia Flanagan, Ada Cuadrado, Hector Cuadrado, and Margaret (Neighborhood Center Volunteer)

As a fixture in the local community since 1929, Shell Deer Park wants to continue its role as a good corporate neighbor and contribute to the well being of the community.

At all levels of the Shell Deer Park organization, you will find our employees actively involved in making this part of this region a great place to live and work. 

Not only do we provide community grants to qualified non-profits in this area, but we also encourage our employees to get involved in the community through the Shell Employees and Retirees Volunteer Effort program (SERVE).

The distinctive yellow SERVE t-shirts have become a proud symbol of public service throughout the Houston/Deer Park area.

Deer Park volunteers help prepare for Blue Santa by sorting and wrapping more than 500 toys for needy children. 

Examples of community support

Our employees, retirees and their family members have participated in a variety of service projects supporting themes of education, the environment, social services, and culture/arts.

They have collected food for the hungry, provided gifts and holiday meals for at-risk children and their families, planted trees to enhance parks, held school supply drives, helped deliver meals to the elderly and homebound and helped former addicts, the homeless and victims of family violence get back on their feet. 

Shell Deer Park employees helped establish the Deer Park Community Advisory Council.

They also have held and continue to hold leadership positions in many community organizations, such as Local Emergency Planning Committees, Channel Industries Mutual Aid, volunteer fire departments, Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, East Harris County Manufacturers Association, Houston Regional Monitoring, Economic Alliance, Texas Chemical Council, and the Deer Park Educational Foundation.


Additionally, through the HERO (Helping Employees Reach Out) program, Shell supports employee and pensioner gifts to select nonprofit agencies and schools throughout the U.S., extending the reach of personal and corporate giving.

By matching employee and pensioner gifts, the donor and company resources are leveraged for maximum community benefit. Shell Deer Park employees and retirees support many local community organizations through this program including Deer Park ISD, Boys & Girls Harbor, A New Dawn Adoption, and the Deer Park Prairie.

In the fall 2015 campaign, the site logged $1.6 million in matching gifts toward organizations our Shell Deer Park employees are passionate about.


Focus on education

At Shell Deer Park, we are focused on addressing the workforce needs of our industry and supporting students to consider science, technology and engineering careers. 

With the massive growth expected in our sector and the potential impact on economic health of the Gulf Coast region, this is a critical goal.  With this in mind, we provide educational opportunities such as energy summer camps and internships for students pursuing in science, math, engineering and technology.

  • Enabling the discovery of STEM education through robotics
  • Deer Park breaks ground on Shell-sponsored Gateway Project
  • Shell Deer Park participates in Wreaths Across America
  • Shell Deer Park donates $200,000 toward the Deer Park Gateway

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About Shell Deer Park

In 1929, just before the Great Depression, Shell Oil Company became the first manufacturer to call Deer Park home.  

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