Over the years Bob has gotten involved with many local charities, but devotes much of his time to Special Olympics and The Sunshine Kids. Bob has served on the Board of Directors of both organizations, and was recognized with the highest honor given to a volunteer of Special Olympics, the Spirit of Special Olympics Award.
Bob also takes the Sunshine Kids, children with cancer on trips to Colorado, the Hill Country, and New Orleans, and produces specials on the kids so the kids can tell their story.
Bob has won many awards and honors for his work, including several Best Sportscaster awards. In 1995 he was named Interfaith Charity's Mister Sportsman. In 2004 an independent poll published in the Houston Chronicle named Bob Houston's favorite sportscaster.