San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service. Contact-Free Pickup and free outdoor WiFi remain available. Click here for hours and other details.
Live Homework Help by professional tutors is available online from 3:00pm to midnight for a variety of subjects in both English and Spanish.
Improving the lives of families and communities most in need through collaborations based on relationship, partnerships that are engaged, and services activated across networks between the San Antonio faith community, government agencies, non-profit organizations and community groups.
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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.
Visit our website (https://thejsmithfoundation.org/) and click on the volunteer tab to register to become a volunteer!
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.
Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:
If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.
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.
CAM has decided to keep its doors open to serve those less fortunate in the San Antonio community, and are prioritizing the following services: groceries for those in homes, daily sack lunches for our homeless friends, financial assistance for prescriptions.
We’re also still very much in need of certain items. The biggest need is funding to buy groceries, hygiene items, baby items, etc. for our clients.
To find out how you can help from the safety of your own home. visit our website or contact Sarah Kory at [email protected]
Volunteers typically work one shift each week but are welcome to work more or less often as available.
• Front Desk Intake
• Phone Receptionist
• Client Interviewer
• Food Pantry Worker
• Men’s Clothing Pantry Worker
• Women’s and Children’s Pantry Worker
• Clothing Sorter
Find volunteer application forms here: http://christianassistanceministry.org/volunteer/
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.
Our in-person programs have been suspended, but we are increasing online resources to help our members stay connected.
Click here for our calendar of upcoming events.
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: https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/membership/details/
Older adults 60+
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.
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.
Please email or phone for updates in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Bridge Sort happens at City Tribe Church. We sort through clothing, prepare the hygiene kits, and organize all donations for Bridge Serve outreach to San Antonio's homeless and hurting community.
You can also set up clothing or water donation collections at your local school, church, or workplace. We're happy to come pick up donations!
just show up.
The Office Volunteer serves minimum one day per week (M, T, W, T, & F) for eight hours (10-2 pm and 2-6 pm), for a minimum of one month.
Training for this position will be provided. Also, the Program Manager will be available for questions and assistance
Requirements: Basic knowledge of computer and data entry. Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability.
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?
HOW DO THE RIVER WARRIORS HELP THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER AND COMMUNITY?
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?
Click here to join the River Warrior Volunteer Program.
Musicians and singers from both CUB members and our partner churches bring contemporary Christian music on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. If you have been blessed with a gift to sing or play an instrument, consider offering it back to God through us.
Churches and community groups purchase, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal three days a week. Smaller groups and individuals partner with them to help serve these meals after evening service.
Our Hospitality Ministry consists of many “helping” positions in which members from our partner churches and the homeless community can serve.
Ushers help to guide attendees through our church services and into our feeding/clothing ministries after dinner. They assist the staff by providing information about our program and oversight for the facilities, parking, and peaceful evening operations.
Greeters help to minister the love of God by welcoming attendees at the front door, offering them water to hydrate, and directing them to the bag checking area and sanctuary. Many days, the smile or word of kindness given by our Greeters may be the first act of love they’ve seen.
After a balanced meal, individuals can receive a change of clothes, hygiene products, or special items we may have in stock (like blankets, hats, and gloves in winter months). This ministry depends on community donations year-round to operate.
Developing and providing Christ-centered education is one of our current goals. If you are interested in helping with Christian education, contact us.
For more information or to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities, please connect with us via our website using this link: http://cub-sa.org/contact-us/
Cook a meal in the morning and serve it that evening to approximately 250 men, women and children in San Antonio to feed the homeless. This ministry also offers a time to create relationships and give those in need some much needed love.
Homeless men, women, & children.
Free for all.
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.
Our programs are still virtual for now, and we are committed to being a community of support for those young artists part of our year-round long-term programs.
While we are hoping to be able to start recruitment by summer we would like to direct any interested young artists to our ABC Art Studio Anywhere Online Maker Studio. There you’ll find creative videos to help build and expand your creative portfolio.
In addition, we urge you to follow us on social media for any public offerings like upcoming workshops.
Beyond SAY Sí’s on-site year-round, long-term youth programs, we extend our reach through community-based programming. Working with our network of alumni and contracted teaching artists, SAY Sí aims to reach different populations with creative development work, arts and cultural experiences and training opportunities.
SAY Sí’s Artists Building Communities [ABC] means to broaden the idea of what art is, what art can be and how we engage with art in our everyday lives. By creating accessible positive arts and cultural experiences for all populations of students, their families, and the adults who serve them SAY Sí builds a broader and stronger community for the arts.
There are several ways SAY Sí works with community partners, professional, youth groups and the public:
• Creative Youth Development Programs & Partnership – Arts education via workshops and youth-focused events
• SAY Sí Field Trips – Tours & Workshops – Free and fee-based experiences available for groups of all ages
• pARTicipate – Tuition Based Camps & Events – Summer camps for elementary and middle school ages; fun adult art events
• Company & Org. Team Building/Retreats/Staff Activities – Let us help you get creative with your staff experiences
• Professional Development – Teacher, Youth Practitioners – Training in CYD, Youth Voice, Social Justice, Medium-based etc.
To request a partnership with our ABC [Artists Building Communities] Program, fill out our partnership form at saysi.org/partner-with-saysi/.
Since late 2011, Pride Center San Antonio has provided LGBT awareness and diversity training for new cadets at the San Antonio Police Academy.Naomi Brown, a masters level social worker, chairs the committee.
The Peace Officers Training Committee is entirely volunteer-driven.
If you have experience in the field of LGBT diversity and sensitivity training and would like to help, please contact us at [email protected]
KidzTime is an opportunity for volunteers and their children to engage with the children at Strong Foundation in activities while their parents attend life skill classes. It is much more than childcare, it is relational-spending quality time with the children to encourage them and to show them the love of Christ. The kids love it, and so will you!
What you will do:
Strong Foundation operates as a "Mission Center" where people can serve while they stay faithful to their home church. You don’t have to leave the country to be used by God and be involved in missionary work.
Volunteer serving opportunities are unlimited. You, your family, or people from your church or organization can serve here. You are encouraged to remain faithful to your home church while serving with us. We also request that you make your Pastor aware of the serving opportunities that God has made available here in San Antonio. He/she may want to get the whole church involved. You are all welcome!
Many people go into the mission field and serve in other countries. Our missionaries work locally, in and around San Antonio, serving the needs of people in the Bexar county area. If you believe God has called you to work in the mission field but thought you would have to leave the USA, think again. God can use the gifts and talents He has given you right here! Once again you should remain faithful to your home church.
Areas of Need:
We need Superhero Realtors!
When you're available, MCMC will connect you with homeowners that need help protesting their property taxes, low income renters that need help finding a home.
We will teach you about property tax protest procedures and the different affordable housing programs available to help those in need.
Help those in need and get an opportunity to make new relationships to help grow your business!
We are providing even more content on the radio due to social distancing practices. Some of our topics provide support during the COVID crisis, such as meditation for parents, family violence prevention, and more.
You can now tune in digitally via an app for a variety of empowering talks, meditation thoughts, and programs on education, family violence prevention and more.
Download our Apps on Google Play and at the App Store on iPhone.
Through our unique conjunto programs, we provide music instruction to a diverse, multi-generational student body and opportunities for our students to showcase their talents, educating and exposing audiences to traditional conjunto music. The Conjunto Heritage Taller programming includes studio classes in accordion and bajo sexto, performances, open community jams, and free senior programs.
Weekly Runs: Join our weekly training sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 AM at Garcia Park. Come walk, jog or run alongside our athletes. ?This opportunity is open to individuals, corporate groups and organizations.
2019 STREET2FEET 5K
Race volunteers and cheer groups are needed for our upcoming 5K! Groups and individuals welcomed.
Street2Feet trains weekly at Garcia Park, located directly across the street from Haven for Hope. Garcia Park has been officially adopted by the Street2Feet organization. Volunteer alongside us with park clean-up, park maintenance and repainting of our motivational messages along our running trail. Group volunteers welcomed.
ORGANIZING "THE CAGE"
Great organizational skills? We need helping hands to manage and sort our in-kind donations of running shoes and gear. Group volunteers and organizations are welcome.??
S2F MONTHLY CLINIC - GUEST SPEAKERS
Share your knowledge or love of exercise. We invite professionals in the community to share their knowledge and expertise in a range of health oriented topics like hydration, nutrition and injury prevention. Individual or small group welcome.
STREET2FEET 5K RACE COMMITTEE MEMBER
Seeking creative, organized individuals who enjoy networking and event planning for the S2F 5K annual fundraiser in February 2019. 16-20 hours of commitment.
We are always in need of individual volunteers wanting to assist in data entry, creating thank you cards for donors and other administrative duties.
If you or someone you know is looking for support for basic needs like food, utilities, assistance with technology, academic resources to support at-home-learning, or resources to support students on a social-emotional level, we have provided links to community and online resources on our website.
The links are in three categories: Basic Needs (including internet service), Academic Resources, and Social-Emotional Resources. Please visit our website for more information.
Communities In Schools of San Antonio partners with companies across San Antonio to offer the Inspire U program.
This program connects 10-20 corporate mentors with high school students, providing them workplace exposure while developing skills that prepare them for a future career. Businesses are matched with a local high school where students visit their workplace monthly during their four-year high school journey.
There are 8 sessions each year in which students travel once a month as a group to the partnering business during lunchtime. Our CIS-SA Site Coordinator will guide each 1.5-hour session with activities that include a lunch/social etiquette piece, planning for post-graduation, as well as time to develop the mentor and mentee relationship. Mentors serve as the positive role models our students need to help them plan their futures, showing them the value of an education. In a recent survey, our mentors reported they found it easy to engage with our students, they felt more motivated and productive at work as well as had a better understanding of the education system and the obstacles that affect at-risk youth.
Corporate partners typically cover a minimal investment to fund bus transportation and lunch for students. Due to the structure of the program, companies are asked to commit to support a class through their four years of high school.
We are grateful to the San Antonio Area Foundation and Bexar County for their additional support of this program.
Our 2nd Grade Reading Buddy program is an early intervention program focused on promoting the literacy skills of elementary school-aged children who are at-risk of school failure due to poor reading skills.
We train adult volunteers to become SAYL Reading Buddies. Our volunteers tutor students in over 65 elementary schools and program sites throughout San Antonio. Our curriculum focuses on strengthening and improving the literacy skills of students who are reading below their appropriate grade level.
Want to Become a SAYL Reading Buddy? Follow the above link to our Volunteer With SAYL page for all the details about becoming a Reading Buddy, and sign-up for a training today!
This volunteer opportunity is for adults.
One of the ways that we can help meet the need of the San Antonio community is by partnering with civic-minded businesses and corporations. In 2011, SAYL started our Corporate Reading Buddy Program in which employers allow their employees to volunteer one hour a week at an elementary school near the office. Through this partnership, SAYL is able to provide Reading Buddies at harder to reach elementary schools, thus helping to ensure that every 2nd-grade student in San Antonio who needs a Reading Buddy is matched with one!
Why partner with SAYL:
- Provides corporate volunteers the opportunity to engage in a one-on-one tutoring program
- Reading Buddies are required to give just one hour per week during the school day for the school year
- Multiple school locations to choose from – currently we serve over 65 schools in 5 school districts
- Make a difference in a child’s life!
What SAYL provides:
- In-office training
- Management of the reading curriculum and all Reading Buddy sites
- All books and materials
- Pre- and post-assessments for program students
- Monthly site visits to maintain program quality
- Sharing of data that shows your time and commitment yield success!
Join us for one of our on-site Sunday Services (no rsvp required) or click here to watch online.
Our Community Team fully encompass Pearl Street Church’s mission and initiatives for the local communities. While we believe that everyone has a personal responsibility to help others, we also provide and organize opportunities where we can make a positive difference in the area God has placed us by serving people outside of the church walls. Our Community Team provides many options for serving, some include: Day of Difference, various projects with our adopted school Pershing Elementary, San Antonio Housing Authority Initiatives, Bags of Blessings, Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF), as well as our annual Backpack Giveaway and Christmas Outreach for nearby San Antonio Housing Authority Locations.
The UTSA Community Center serves as a hub for university services and programs within the community. Through the Center, we want to partner with community-based organizations to host area experts and engage in conversations on topics relevant to the Westside community.