San Antonio Public Library locations have resumed normal service every day of the week.
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!
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to volunteer in our kitchen or downtown resource HUB, please contact Chef Robbie.
We are always looking for volunteers and interns to assist at the Family Justice Center.
Volunteer and Intern Requirements:
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.
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.
We are still taking in veterans. Intake is currently being done at these locations and times:
All American GI Forum sites are using increased protective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Help us bring honor to our veterans by volunteering with NVOP.
Click here or call us for information on volunteering.
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:
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.
We need your help keeping supplies in stock for our programs! Below is a list of items you can shop for.
Girls Inc. partners with stores and restaurants across the community. Shop from the following retailers and a percentage of your purchase comes back to the organization!
Make a financial contribution to Girls Inc. of San Antonio today to help empower all girls to be strong, smart, and bold! Funds directly support programming that serves girls across Bexar County. Make a one-time gift, or give monthly!
Click here to make a donation.
The DreamTeam is always excited to welcome volunteers on board! There are many opportunities to contribute your time and talent as an organization or as an individual for the greater good.
SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY:
Join other civic-minded individuals working toward a common vision: to bring to life the dream of a tolerant, equal, and diverse world.
Everyone has something unique to bring to the table. Discover your talents and celebrate what makes you stand out from the crowd.
Meet a thousand new faces, find a hundred new spaces, and discover a few other sides of your community.
Other ways to volunteer:
Click here for volunteer form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our volunteers have diverse life experiences. Our clients need your time, enthusiasm and expertise!
Join us and help women start their journey on the road to self-sufficiency!
We depend on the support of the community to help deliver our programs and services in a fun and caring manner. Without our amazing volunteers, we would not be able to fulfill our mission. If you are looking to volunteer in an environment where you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have just made an impact in someone's success story, Dress for Success San Antonio is a perfect place for you.
We would greatly appreciate your help. Listed below are some ways you can contribute to the mission here at Dress for Success San Antonio. We hope to see you soon!
Click here for volunteer application.
Any Baby Can (ABC) is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by supporting families raising children and youth with special needs.
During this crisis, we need your support more than ever. Many of our families are not able to work at this time, and their needs continue to increase. Please consider giving to Any Baby Can as we help provide emergency relief.
Become a Volunteer:
Click here to fill out a volunteer application form. The process requires a criminal background check, please allow time for processing.
We are keeping regular hours during this emergency, but services are limited to simple grab-and-go meals outdoors.
In our attempt to build communal ties with various groups of people, our community building takes on a number of forms. These groups are the resident volunteers, outside volunteers, the support community, the families, and the wider San Antonio Community.
For those individuals who wish to experience the volunteer lifestyle for a year or two, there is the option of becoming a resident volunteer. Resident volunteers dedicate a minimum of 6 months to 2 years as a full-time volunteer. The resident volunteers are the ones who keep everything running and are in charge of all day-to-day operations.
Resident volunteers all share common living space at Faith House. They participate in and oversee the physical work at the Catholic Worker House. Because they live and work together as a team, it is important that they communicate with one another, share common recreational activities and meet regularly to discuss business and philosophy.
Many volunteers commit themselves to help out on on specific day each week which gives them a good opportunity to be a part of what goes on in the Catholic Worker Community without having to live the lifestyle of a resident volunteer.
The support community is a group of San Antonians who commit to using their individual gifts and talents to meeting the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the resident volunteers and House Coordinator. The support community meets monthly to find out about these needs and plays a big part in the welcoming and orienting of new volunteers, as well as hosting a celebration/congratulations at the end of their time of service. In addition, the support community members acquire donations for specific needs that arise and who serve as a think-tank to offer creative advice to the volunteers.
We need volunteer driver(s) for Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM to pick up donations at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Heavenly Gourmet, and churches. It is usually a 2 hour task. We are raising funds to repair the ministry's truck, so if you have a vehicle you can use temporarily that would help us very much. If you are interested, please click here and sign up.
If you are interested in becoming a resident volunteer, please give us a call at: (210) 224-7736 (you can leave a message if no one answers).
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/.