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@TheIntersection is a weekly virtual gathering of civic and faith leaders. It was conceived in April 2020, early in the Covid pandemic, by the mayor. Its purpose is to strengthen leadership via sharing knowledge and the potential partnering of efforts toward a more compassionate San Antonio.

Click here for recordings of previous gatherings.

@TheIntersection is open to all community and faith leaders of all traditions and religions with an interest in civic engagement.

For the Zoom link, contact the City's Faith Liaison, Ann Helmke, at the email below.

Ann Helmke - Faith Liaison Send email
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San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.

  • Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available.
  • Click here for hours and other details.
  • Texana/Genealogy services are still available only by phone, email, or through Ask MySAPL

Live Homework Help by professional tutors is available online from 3:00pm to midnight for a variety of subjects in both English and Spanish.

Daily: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
0.12 miles away, PO Box 39331, San Antonio, TX, 78218 , D2

Forward Progress Arts and Entertainment Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Click here to help support us by making a donation today!

Deanna Brown - Founder
0.12 miles away, PO Box 17401, San Antonio, TX, 78217 , D10

Follow us as we mobilize our teams of volunteers to make a real difference. Join us and see what can be accomplished as you aid in our efforts. We strive to be the change that we want to see.

Click here to become a volunteer.

Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408
0.12 miles away, PO Box 12404, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

San Antonio Legal Services Association (SALSA) assists attornies who want to provide pro bono service, including meeting the State Bar of Texas' recommendation that every attorney perform 50 hours of pro bono service a year.

SALSA provides training resources, mentorship, and coverage under SALSA’s Professional Liability policy. Attornies can give back within their area of expertise or take on a limited-service matter in a new area of the law.

Volunteer for a clinic. Provide limited legal advice or assistance at an isolated pro bono event. (This requires limited or no follow-on assistance.)

Participate in a program. Provide limited scope representation in a subject matter area that has ample training resources and mentor oversight.

Take a case. Provide extended representation services in your area of expertise.

Click here to learn more and sign up.

0.12 miles away, PO Box 12404, San Antonio, TX, 78212 , D1

SALSA offers volunteer opportunities for non-attorney volunteers seeking to give their time to support legal efforts that benefit indigent, vulnerable, and at-risk members of our community.

SALSA works with other non-profits in San Antonio to identify gaps in coverage that are ideal for volunteers to fill. 

Click here to learn more and sign up.

0.12 miles away, PO Box 90355, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D10

Volunteer with The Chow Train!

We have a small staff of professional chefs and staff, but we cannot do this alone!

Click here for the registration form and list of volunteer duties needed.

Joan Cheever - Founder
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

We are delighted that you are exploring volunteer opportunities with CAMP!

Throughout the year, CAMP is successful because of the volunteer service of so many individuals and groups.

Click here to explore various ways to invest your time and talents.

If you would like to volunteer in our kitchen or downtown resource HUB, please contact Chef Robbie.

Robbie Rodgers - Chef and Kitchen Manager Send email

We are always looking for volunteers and interns to assist at the Family Justice Center.

Volunteer and Intern Requirements:

  • Completing a Family Justice Center Application
  • Completing a one-hour Orientation
  • Completing a Domestic Violence Training Class
  • Being 18 years of age or older
  • Passing a Criminal Background Check

Opportunities Include:

  • Mentorships
  • Assist with Group Therapy Sessions
  • Life Coaches
  • Special Events
  • Fundraising

If you are interested, please complete the application below or call 210-631-0100 and ask to speak to the Office Supervisor.

We provide a variety of opportunities and flexible hours are available.

Click here for volunteer application and email to Karen Hathaway at [email protected].

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Karen Hathaway - Office Supervisor Send email

Mentors make all the difference.

There is no substitute for experience-the ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields. ACE offers high school students the best opportunities because ACE offers the best industry mentors.

Who are ACE mentors?

In our experience, ACE mentors tend to be members of a local community in which an ACE affiliate is located. Clearly passionate about they do, they often make significant contributions to their communities as role models, trusted friends and career advisors.

What makes a great ACE mentor?

The right mix of knowledge, passion and rapport makes a great ACE mentor. Someone who connects with the students in a way that demonstrates a sincere desire to help, and a commitment to make a difference. ACE mentors are team players willing to dedicate up to 30 hours of their time during the school year.

How ACE mentors gain from the experience.

We hear again and again that ACE mentors experience a profound sense of altruistic "giving back" when involved with ACE and its young participants-the gratification that comes with sharing knowledge and wisdom with eager students. In addition, mentoring presents a variety of networking opportunities, as well as chances to sharpen individual presentation and other professional skills.

Mentors often come from organizations actively involved in some way with a local ACE affiliate. If you're part of such an organization and want to become a mentor, talk to your ACE coordinator. If your organization is not currently an ACE participant, and you'd like to become a mentor or volunteer, please fill out our online application.

For more information, click here.

Laura Elvia Hall, AIA, LEED AP
(210) 226-1246

Join SAAACAM as a volunteer!

A volunteer auxiliary committee, whose members generously give their time and resources to help preserve our cultural history.

Volunteers are an integral part of SAAACAM, a dynamic non-profit organization whose mission is to collect and preserve the shared history of African Americans in the San Antonio region. Working with SAAACAM to serve the local community and preserve our cultural history is a unique opportunity. We hope you will find your association a matter of both pride and satisfaction that will be mutually productive and enjoyable to all parties involved.

Click here to complete the SAAACAM Volunteer Application.

Deborah Omowale Jarmon - CEO/Director Send email
Heather Williams - Program Director Send email

Art Happens Here

As a non-profit artist residency, we rely on the support of individuals like you to help keep our doors open and our programs strong. In return, we offer free year-round programming and provide unparalleled access to the creative processes of regional, national, and international artists.

Our Need

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences. Our community of supporters make a critical impact in the lives of artists and keep us free and open to the public year-round.

We invite you to help us continue to Make Art Happen in San Antonio and across the globe by joining our family of supporters.

Click here to make a donation.

Prefer to join or renew as an Artpace Member? Head over to our membership page!

Click here to learn more about becoming a Pacesetter.

Development Team Send email

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever.

Every year, SCORE volunteers help hundreds of local entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success. Volunteering at SCORE San Antonio is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge.

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Join our team of 10,000+ volunteers, and share your talents and expertise with the small business community. You can help in four different volunteer roles:

  • Mentor: offer confidential business mentoring services, either in person or online
  • Subject matter expert: provide focused knowledge based on your professional skills or industry
  • Workshop presenter: lead local workshops, seminars and events to help entrepreneurs meet their goals and achieve success
  • Chapter support role: share your skills in marketing, tech, finance, fundraising and more to help expand the outreach of SCORE

At SCORE, we celebrate our mission through values such as Volunteers Matter and Lifelong Learning. All new members are trained to fulfill their roles effectively and are expected to reaffirm their commitment to SCORE's mentoring methodology and code of ethics annually.

Click here for volunteer application.

Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities.

0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Children's Chorus of San Antonio is made possible by donations and support from community members like you! To donate, simply click here.

Every amount you give provides music, rehearsal spaces, performance spaces, uniforms, and more to our singers. Without you, none of this would be possible. So, thank you!

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Our ensemble of professional-caliber singers, originating from San Antonio and the surrounding areas, is really what sets our choir apart from the several great musical groups the city has to offer. Many of our singers are professional performers or music educators right here in San Antonio!

Under the direction of Artistic Director, Rick Bjella, these singers apply their musicianship and diverse experiences to elevate the choir to new heights of musical excellence.

Click here to view the concert schedule.

Interested in singing with the San Antonio Chamber Choir?

We are always eager to discover choral talent and encourage you to audition! Click here for more information.

Rick Bjella - Artistic Director
(210) 223-8624
Roland Barrera - Executive Director Send email

Get Involved!

Help us bring honor to our veterans by volunteering with NVOP.

Click here or call us for information on volunteering.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
0.54 miles away, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX, 78205 , D1

Who Are We?

Senior Planet members are an extremely diverse group of people 60 and over but all of us have these things in common:

  • We have a burning desire to improve our lives in the years we have left - to make friends, to make money, to make a difference on the issues we care about, to discover new pathways for our creative selves, be as healthy as we can be and have a fun time while doing it!
  • We’re optimistic about the future and our rightful place in it.
  • We’re curious and eager to learn how to use technology and other powerful tools to help us live better and achieve our dreams.
  • We’re committed to each other and to making Senior Planet a strong, positive, and effective force for producing social change.

Why Should You Join?

While anyone over 60 is warmly welcomed to take classes, attend lectures, and use our space for FREE without becoming a member, joining our membership program is highly encouraged. Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into the Senior Planet community, gain access to special programs, receive quarterly impact reports and annual technology reviews and gain the opportunity support the work of Senior Planet to teach older adults around the nation how to use technology to improve their lives and help lead a growing social movement to transform how the world views aging.

Joining is Easy!

All we ask is that you…

  • Make an annual donation of any amount (every dollar helps!)
  • Volunteer at least once a year

Sign Up Now!

To become a member, fill out the form below and you’ll hear from us right away about the next steps. Need to know more first? Have questions?

Visit our website's Membership Details page.

Older adults 60+.

Volunteers are changing lives and transforming our community. The Volunteer Center at United Way provides a myriad of opportunities to enrich the future of those in need through volunteer service.

WHERE ACTION MEETS COMPASSION

Building a strong community takes each one of us. Whether you're interested in mentoring a young person, preparing food bags for clients in a food pantry, or spending an afternoon with a senior, you can join us in making a difference. Our impact is made possible by our volunteers working hard behind-the-scenes. Volunteering is a work of heart!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Read to Succeed
  • Write Start Project
  • Shoebox Project
  • Born Learning Trails
  • Literacy Kits
  • Stewardship Review

Click here for a full list of volunteer opportunities.

Brandyn Moore-Rodriguez - VP of Community Relations & Volunteer Initiatives Send email

City Year helps students build an ever-expanding sense of who they are, why they matter and who they want to become. You'll be responsible for supporting students by helping them learn about themselves, what they’re interested in and what they’re capable of doing.

You will work on:

  • Building positive relationships with students.
  • Fostering students' positive belief in themselves and their capabilities.
  • Creating experiences for the students that influence school culture.
  • Leading enriching after school programs

City Corps volunteers are paid a small bi-weekly stipend.

Click here for City Year application.

Click here to see how you can help support City Year.

Jag Vazirani - Regional Recruitment Manager Send email
(210) 247-4500
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2020 Fall Classes are available in four formats:

Option 1: Enhanced In-Person Plan - This is the traditional adult education class provided on site/in-person with enhanced SAISD safety precautions such as following CDC social distancing guidelines with a smaller teacher-student class ratio, increased hand sanitizer availability, increased frequency of sanitation of high touch areas etc.

Option 2: Enhanced In-Person & Remote Class Instruction Plan - This hybrid class combines in-person instruction with remote class instruction (join via Zoom) concurrently with increased safety and disinfecting measures as listed in Option 1.

Option 3: Scheduled remote Class Instruction Plan - Students don't come to any site to attend class. Instead, they join an online class via Zoom at a specified scheduled time to participate in remote/online learning. Enrollment, testing, and instruction would be offered 100% online. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

Option 4: Distance Learning Plan -Students use web-based program to access learning curriculum aligned to the Texas Workforce Commission Content Standards designed to fill-in learning gaps the students need to achieve educational goals. Students must meet technology requirements to participate in this plan. 

We have an open admissions policy for most classes that will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in today's technological and global economy. SAISD Adult and Community Education is proud to be a leader in innovation and student diversity.

Texas Residents click here to register for adult education classes.

Leadership SAISD is a FREE 9-month educational leadership development program that provides community members with the information and skills to become thought leaders around education. Participants develop a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing school communities with topics such as school finance, policy and advocacy, and educational equity.?Cohort members meet once a month to learn from experts in the fields of education, leadership, equity and public finance. Together, participants and experts explore the issues that shape public education today with an emphasis on real-world solutions and practical problem-solving. Seminars provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function. Cohort members explore the most relevant topics in education today including:
• School Finance?
• Education Policy
• Education Advocacy
• Mental Health in Schools
• Diversity and Equity?

Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in several leadership roles, including Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), site-based decision-making committees, Board of Trustee task forces, non-profit boards, and volunteer positions. Moreover, LSAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.

Classes are held one Friday each month from 9:00am-2:00pm from September-May.

Our Benevolent Sewing Group makes baby and toddler clothes for the Inman Christian Center. This group meets at the church on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 9:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to join.

2nd Tuesday of the Month: 9:00 AM

Volunteers typically work one shift each week but are welcome to work more or less often as available.

Positions:

  • Front Desk Intake
  • Phone Receptionist
  • Client Interviewer
  • Food Pantry Worker
  • Men’s Clothing Pantry Worker
  • Women’s and Children’s Pantry Worker
  • Clothing Sorter
  • Administration/Clerical

Click here for volunteer application form.

To find out how you can help from the safety of your own home. visit our website or contact Sarah Kory at [email protected].

Volunteer shifts: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Monday - Thursday: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Diane Trujillo - Director of Social Services
(210) 223-6648
Sarah Kory - Director of Development Send email

Volunteers:

SAHA’s Community Development Initiatives Department works hand-in-hand with residents by providing training, education and other supportive services to help them obtain self-sufficiency. The teams host a variety of food distributions, community events and other resident-focused events that rely on the generosity of community volunteers.

Inquire about future events by emailing [email protected].

Monetary Donations:

Many of our residents are living on a limited income and the generous support of donations helps fill in the gaps. It funds a computer for a single mom or purchases water for an elderly resident. Each donation brings relief to someone in one form or another. We want you to be a part of their story-and their success. Donate and make change happen today!

Click here to make a donation.

New/Used Clothing in Excellent Condition:

The San Antonio Housing Authority’s JobsPlus Program accepts new and used clothing in excellent condition to donate to residents to use for job interviews and other professional development opportunities that require business casual attire.

Contact [email protected] to make a donation.

Digital Devices:

The San Antonio Housing Authority accepts the donation of smart devices, laptops and desktops to support its ConnectHome Program. ConnectHome addresses the three pillars of digital inclusion: broadband access, computer access and digital skills training.

Following completion of digital literacy training, ConnectHome participants receive a device to own. ConnectHome has been able to provide 1,083 devices throughout SAHA communities.

Email [email protected] to drop off a device.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

We Have Volunteer Opportunities For Individuals, Families, Corporate Groups, Churches And More.

Here at The Salvation Army, we truly value our volunteers and realize they are a gift from God. Our volunteers enable us to function effectively and efficiently in everything we do from feeding the homeless a hot meal, tutoring students in our after-school program, attending to disasters as they strike, to manning an Angel Tree booth during Christmas.

We know that volunteers choose to donate their time and talents to us, and that does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We are here to encourage our volunteers and provide them with the tools and training they need and support them at all times.

Click here for volunteer form.

Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Be a Proud RIVER WARRIOR Volunteer! This program aims to build a volunteer community that supports and strives toward healthy waterways for the benefit of the flora, fauna, and people on the San Antonio River Watershed.

WHO ARE THE RIVER WARRIORS?

  • River Warrior volunteers are River Proud constituents of the San Antonio River Watershed, ages 15 years and above, who love rivers and believe in the San Antonio River Authority’s mission of safe, clean and enjoyable creeks and rivers.
  • Warriors are interested to learn more about watersheds, ecology and sustainable practices to help rivers, and they dream of a vibrant, thriving river and watershed for the future generations.
  • Warriors know that together we can make a difference and so they strive and donate their time and energies to achieve our shared vision.

HOW DO THE RIVER WARRIORS HELP THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER AND COMMUNITY?

  • River Warrior volunteers help the River Authority’s Watershed Park Operations team with ecosystem restoration activities like planting native grasses and trees, removing invasive species, pruning, mulching trees and helping maintain native habitats at Confluence Park on the Mission Reach.
  • River Warriors respond to post-storm volunteer requests from the River Authority Park team and they help with litter pickup on the river banks and in the river.
  • River Warriors supports our sustainability efforts at River Authority and River Foundation events and spearhead individual neighborhood clean-ups.
  • River Warriors help spread our ‘Safe, Clean and Enjoyable’ message through educational field trips support and social media engagement.
  • River Warriors attend trainings and take part in educational events to gain knowledge on Low Impact Development (LID) strategies like building rain gardens and become river protection ambassadors.

If any of the above resonates with you, come join our generous and passionate community of volunteers. We would love to meet you and welcome you to our volunteer team.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE A RIVER WARRIOR?

  • Sport a love for the San Antonio River and a passion for the outdoors
  • Be age 15 years or older
  • Sign up for the River Warrior program
  • Be required to sign a liability waiver for program activities
  • This program is free and open to anyone living in the San Antonio River Watershed.

Click here to join the River Warrior Volunteer Program.

Frates Seeligson - Executive Director Send email
Sara Ramirez - Park Program Coordinator Send email

join us as we deliver food, water, clothing, and the good news to San Antonio’s homeless population. We will strive to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of our brothers and sisters dealing with homelessness.

Must be over 18 unless supervised by an adult.

Every Third Friday: 5:30 PM Connect with The Bridge team at City Church Downtown, 1123 E Commerce St, before going to the distribution point.
Jacqueline Hausinger - Leader Send email

BEAT AIDS  volunteer program is a way for people to invest their skills, minds, and hearts in support of BEAT AIDS mission. Our volunteers have the power to increase public awareness about the health issues facing the hard to reach populations. The skills and time volunteers contribute allow BEAT AIDS to free up its resources to better meet the needs of the clients and families we serve. Make a difference in the community! BEAT AIDS has community service, internship, and volunteer opportunities.

Click here for volunteer information and application.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Children Need YOU.

Child abuse and neglect cases are rising, and more children need highly trained Advocates to ensure their voices are heard and help keep them safe. You can give children a chance for a brighter future by joining our mission through a financial gift and giving children a trusted and constant adult in their lives. If you would like more information about how you can help, you can reach Blair Ortmann at (210) 225-7070 or [email protected]

Click here to make a donation.

A Different Type of Donation.

In kind donations are gifts given from a business or individual in the form of a product instead of direct funds. This could be a donation of food, toys, tech supplies, or any other physical donation made to CASA. We also hold a few annual drives such as Easter Basket Donations, School Supplies, or Seasonal Toy Drive.

Click here to see other ways that you can help.

Blair Ortmann Send email
(210) 225-7070

Child Advocates is a volunteer position with Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA). CASA Advocates serve as an emotional support and a familiar face to children who face many traumatic changes in their life. By visiting the children monthly and gathering information from all the people involved in the case, CASA Advocates act as a fact-finder and report to the judge about the needs of the child during the life of the case.

Click here for volunteer application.

The Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a valid Texas drivers license
  • Have access to a vehicle and proof of insurance
  • Complete criminal and CPS background checks
  • No previous experience or education required. All training and support provided.

The Commitment:

  • Minimum 12 month commitment
  • Complete new volunteer training
  • Visit child(ren) once per month
  • Maintain confidentiality
Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED