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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Income Tax Assistance program


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming tax filing season. They provide free tax law training to volunteers who will become IRS certified to prepare tax returns. VITA program requires no experience, offers training during the week and on weekends and offers incentives such as referral bonuses and an Appreciation Dinner at the end of the tax season.

VITA volunteers provide free income tax assistance to taxpayers, and help them claim important tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Free tax training will be offered starting in December.

Once volunteers attend the 16 hour free tax law training they will volunteer at a site of their choice as a tax preparer.

For more information visit: 

To sign up to volunteer contact;
Eva Avitia
Phone#: 210-222-2975 / 210-639-5344



Loaves and Fishes

Mobile Loaves and Fishes is a ministry that makes and delivers meals to the homeless in San Antonio. It is sponsored by St. Mark's Evangelical Catholic Church on Thousand Oaks. They feel about 900 people a week!!

Volunteers will make cold sandwiches (50-60) per run, help clean the kitchen and adjacent room, and help load the truck. There might be an opportunity for a few people to help deliver and serve the meal if the regular team cancels (3 max).

Times that you could sign up for are the third Fridays from 9-11 a.m.approx.,fourth Sundays from 9:30 - 11 a.m. approx., and for Tuesday and Wednesday nights contact Renee Hayes for availability.

For more information visit their website:

To sign up to volunteer contact:

Renee Hayes

Saturday, Sept. 24th - ADOPT A BEACH


Adopt a Beach

Since the first cleanup in 1986, more than 488,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.

Due to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority.

The program strives to:
•raise public awareness; 
•educate citizens about the source of debris; and 
•generate public support for state, national and international action to clean up coastal waters. 

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program's success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteer county coordinators, coastal community leaders, sponsors and citizens. Strong support from the private sector helps carry our message to Texans all across the state.

Beach cleanups are a great way to engage in a team building exercise while doing something great for the environment.


                  Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Coast wide Fall Cleanup


For more information or to volunteer, please visit:  


Cross-Cultural Solutions


Cross-Cultural Solutions

This speaks volumes about Cross-Cultural Solutions’ passion for sustainable international volunteering. We believe that through meaningful volunteer service we can build relationships and connections that are essential components to increased tolerance and global awareness.

Our Mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.

As a leader in the field of international volunteering for 20 years, we know that the best approach to international volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community. We believe that the local people are the experts. In every community in which we work, we have long-standing relationships with local organizations who communicate real-time needs and objectives to the CCS team. Our in-country team is made up entirely of local nationals and volunteers work alongside local people. This community approach was specifically designed to make sure our programs generate sustainable impact.


Cross-Cultural Solutions offers:

        -   Volunteer Abroad

        -   International Internship

        -   GAP year program

        -   High school volunteers

        -   Group experiences


For more information, please visit:






Public Allies is a national movement grounded in the conviction that everyone leads. We believe that everyone can make a difference and can work to inspire more citizens to believe in themselves, step up, and act. Throughout our nation’s history, lasting social change has always resulted from the courageous acts of many, not just the inspiration of the few.

Each year we partner with AmeriCorps to give over 600 diverse individuals in 23 communities an opportunity to join our intensive 10-month program that starts in the fall and runs through summer. Since 1992, more than 5,400 amazing, talented, and committed leaders have changed their lives through our program. You could be next.

When you join Public Allies, you join a national network dedicated to practicing Public Allies’ five core values*. What we seek in all successful applicants is a readiness to take the next step in your professional life, a willingness to learn and grow, and a commitment to stepping up as a leader in your community. We seek applicants who have college degrees, as well as those who don’t. We welcome applicants with extensive work histories, and those who are still exploring a career path. We consider applicants who have no criminal history, as well as those who do.

Americorps Opportunity: Fifteen Americorps spots available to students. Apply in June. Begin in October. No school during 10 month commitment with a stipend of $1,500/month with $5,700 final check. Share with students who may be interested.

For more information, please CLICK HERE!

Person of contact:
Steven Acton
Phone#: 210.485.0822 (p)



National Park Service


National Park Service

Volunteers are needed to maintain a working 5 acre Spanish colonial farm at Mission San Juan to convey Spanish colonial life to visitors and to preserve and protect the critical cultural landscapes of the lands surrounding the mission.

Volunteers will assist the farmer in planting and seeding, and crop care. Please bring water and wear closed-toe shoes. Long pants and long-sleeved shirt are recommended, gloves provided. Children are welcome, as long as they are supervised by their parent/guardian. For more information, contact Torin Metz at

For more information, please visit:


When: Every first Saturday of the month from 9AM-12PM

Where: Mission San Juan


To volunteer, please contact:
Torin Metz
Phone#: 210-364-4642


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

following Volunteer Filing Opportunities:

1. Set up files with labels and pend flex holders for receiving documents. File all new documents and review the past 4 months to be sure they are in the correct files.  (Inventory Control Coordinator) approximately 4 hours

2. Set up files with labels and pend flex holders for donor documentation. File all documents for the past month. (Resource Development Coordinator) approximately 4 hours

3. Set up files with labels and pend flex holders for kitchen documentation. File all documents for the past month. (Food Service Manager) approximately 4 hours

4. Create folders for the past 5 months of kitchen documentation. (Executive Director) approximately 8 hours


We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  If you are able to assist, please contact Rachel Esposito at to schedule a time to come in. 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
1 Haven for Hope Way
San Antonio, TX 78207


Ongoing - Saddle Light Center


Saddle Light Center

The Saddle Light Center is always looking for volunteers to help with both our weekday therapy sessions and horse care on the weekends.

Therapy sessions start every Monday-Friday at 4 pm and finish at 8 pm.  All of our riders require a horse handler (a person who leads the horse during the session) and between one and two side walkers (people who walk next to and support the rider during the session).  We serve 60+ riders a week, and plan on expanding our number to 80 within the next year, which means that with each rider requiring at least two volunteers to assist them during our sessions we MUST have a minimum of 100 volunteers to keep our program running.  Without our valuable volunteers The Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship cannot function.

Volunteer shifts:
  • There are 3-6 pm and 6-9 pm shifts available every Monday-Friday to help with our therapy sessions.
  • There are both AM (8am-12pm Saturday and 7:30am-10am Sunday) and PM shifts available(4pm-6pm every Saturday and 3:30pm-6pm Sunday) to take care of the horses on our barn manager’s days off.

For more information, please visit:

To volunteer, contact:

April or Kerstin

Phone#: 210-651-9574


June 17 - Dec. 17 = Flower and Card Delivery!


Flower and Card Delivery!!!

River City Hospice

Brighten someone's day with a flower or homemade card delivery! Flowers and cards are a great way to bring a smile to the faces of our patients and families in your community. Please send us an email with more information on how to become a volunteer today!

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

When: Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Sat Dec 17, 2016

Where: 4211 Gardendale, Suite A102 San Antonio, TX 78229

For more information, visit:

To volunteer, contact:

River City Hospice


Ongoing - Volunteering Solutions


Ongoing - Volunteering Solutions

 Volunteering Solutions is an international volunteer placement organization that offers professional and affordable volunteer and internship opportunities in over 21 destinations across the world in the field of childcare, women empowerment, wildlife conservation, medical and healthcare.

Volunteers will work at an orphanage, teaching English, provide medical help, childcare, animal care, women empowerment, and community development

For more information, Visit:

To volunteer, contact:
Matthew Wilson


Ongoing - SA Brookdale Hospice

San Antonio Brookdale Hospice

We are looking for compassionate volunteers who desire to serve hospice patients in assisted living communities, private homes or provide admin support in our local office. 

A variety of volunteer opportunities, caring for hospice patients, i.e. Art Therapy, Music Therapy, journaling for patients, reading to patients, scrap booking, light housekeeping, companionship, crafts, playing games with patients, cooking/baking, pet therapy, volunteers for military veterans, clerical work, errands, computer projects, etc. The aforementioned are ideas. Other volunteer projects will be considered.
We invite students who may need and/or desire to complete volunteer hours.

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed:
Various days and times.

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Sherri Headen

Phone #: 210-998-2966

Friday, Aug. 19th - Feed the Hungry!

Feed the Hungry...Volunteer for Food Distribution!

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be holding our next Food Distribution Event from 8:30am-11:00am.

The event takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, in which it is rescheduled for the following week)

During our Food Distribution, the Salvation Army fights hunger by distributing bags of groceries to those that are in need of need of our services. During each event, The Salvation Army serves anywhere between 100 to 300 families. Come help our cause and truly make a difference in our community.

Volunteer's assist by:

• interacting with those waiting in line for our service
• transporting groceries to their vehicles
• packing groceries to serve to the community

When: Fri Aug 19, 2016, 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where: 910 N. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78212

To volunteer, please contact:
Roxana Hurtado
Phone#: 2103522000


Fri, Aug. 19th & Sat, Aug. 20th - Puppy and Dog adoption Event!


Volunteers Wanted: Puppy and Dog adoption Events

Paws Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary

Please Note: Hours for Friday are 11am-2pm for washing dogs at the Shelter. And Saturday 11AM-10PM at we will have a table/adoptions at Bang Bang Bar 119 El Mio Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216

Friday at the shelter 11am-2pm we need volunteers to help wash dogs and get the adoption van ready for Saturday's adoption event. Shelter is located at 865 s. Loop 1604 E San Antonio, TX 78264

We need volunteers Saturday to man a table and to help walk dogs and give water to dogs and puppies waiting to be adopted. We will be set up in the Parking lot of Bang Bang bar at San Pedro and El Mio. Please, email us if you or your group is interested in helping out. Please, let volunteers know to wear closed toed shoes. You must be at least 15 to volunteer and if you are between 15 and 17 you will need someone 18 or older to volunteer with you. Thanks

Note: You are not required to be present the entire time. Please, respond with the days/hours you would like to help.

When: Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:00 AM - Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:00 PM

Where: 119 El Mio Dr . San Antonio, TX 78216

To volunteer, please contact:
Ashlea Baehr


Saturday, Aug. 27th - Help River Road Community Garden

Help River Road Community Garden


WOHO volunteers will join Community Garden members and Greenspaces Alliance staff to help prepare a community garden for fall planting!
As always, be prepared to Work Out AND Help Out!
Expect: To exercise, volunteer, make friends, and a healthy snack following the event! Chef-prepared meals are provided courtesy of Your Sassy Chef Heather.
Bring: A great attitude!
Forms: If you haven't done so, fill out a PAR-Q on our website workouthelpout.orgunder the "Forms" section and email to

To volunteer, please contact:
Paul Rezaei

Friday, Oct. 7th - CFF Gala Volunteers!

CFF Gala Volunteers Needed

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Lone Star Chapter

Volunteers needed for our Annual 65 Roses Gala at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel.

Duties include:
Event set-up and transportation
Auction support
Auction running
Event tear down and transportation

Parking is extremely limited. We recommend that volunteers carpool if possible. Some lots may require a fee, please arrive early enough to ensure you get the best parking. Volunteers are not allowed to drink at the event.

When: Fri Oct 07, 2016, 05:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Where: 205 E Houston St . San Antonio, TX 78205

To volunteer, please contact:
Sharissa Kretsinger

Fri. & Sat. - Habitat For Humanity


Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is a nonprofit that builds homes for low income families.
Volunteers assist on all aspects of the build: framing, siding, insulation, painting, landscaping, flooring, and installing cabinets. Each time you volunteer with Habitat for Humanity you will meet new people and gain new skills.

For more information, please visit:

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed:
Fridays and Saturdays from 7am - 2:30 pm. We are currently building off Highway 151 around 15 minutes from the Northwest Vista Campus. Near the San Antonio Food Bank and Nelson Wolff Stadium. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nina Guerrero for exact address.

To volunteer, please contact:
Nina Guerrero
Phone #: 210-223-5203

Saturday, Aug. 20th - Spike MS

Spike MS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - South Central Region

Join us for Spike at Night! We are excited to have you join us for this amazing event. Spike MS is a BBQ plate, silent auction, and volleyball tournament fundraiser for Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to the River. Join us as teams of friends, loved ones, and co-workers come together for friendly competition and the common goal of ending MS forever.

We are in need of volunteers to assist us with site tear down from 09:00pm-11:00pm. Feel free to come early for the event, eat some BBQ (on us), and play a little volleyball.

When: Sat Aug 20, 2016, 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Sideliners Grill 15630 Henderson Pass San Antonio, TX 78232

To volunteer, please contact:
Melanie Zumdieck

Aug. 23rd, 24th, & 25th - School Supply Distribution

School Supply Distribution

SA YES Foundation

Each year the SA YES Foundation selects elementary schools in low income areas of San Antonio and South Texas and supplies students in those schools with a free package of school supplies. SA YES staff, its Board of Life Changers and Volunteers personally hand each child their own package of supplies to show that their community and SA YES are supportive of their educational efforts. Volunteer shifts will be set between 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

When: Tue Aug 23, 2016 08:00 AM - Thu Aug 25, 2016 02:30 PM

Where: San Antonio Elementary Schools San Antonio, TX 78229

To volunteer, please contact:
Manny Godinez
Phone#: 2102988800

Saturday, Sept. 3 - Help Horacio Move

Help Horacio Move


WOHO volunteers will join together by moving mostly boxes, a recliner, two dressers, and a few book cases for our friend Horacio. Horacio recently underwent hip surgery and can use our help moving to his new home!

Expect: To exercise, volunteer, make friends, and a healthy snack following the event! Chef-prepared meals are provided courtesy of Your Sassy Chef Heather.
Bring: A great attitude!
Forms: If you haven't done so, fill out a PAR-Q on our website under the "Forms" section and email to

When: Sat Sep 03, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: 1919 N Flores St . San Antonio, TX 78212

To volunteer, please contact:
Paul Rezaei

Friday, Sept. 9th - SA Black Light Foam Glo Event


PHA Needs San Antonio Volunteers for Black Light - Foam Glo Event

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

PHA is a charity partner with Foam Glo. We need approximately 50 volunteers to work the foam glo event. There will be numerous stations to work. It is alot of fun and volunteers get to participate in the before and after party and get a free T-shirt.

o Registration
o Merchandise
o Starting Line
o Finish Line
o Water Stations
o Powder Stations
o Race Marshalls
o Volunteer Tent
o Powder Tents

When: Fri Sep 09, 2016, 04:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH-10 West San Antonio, TX 78257

To volunteer, please contact:
Teresa Meyers

Saturday, Sept. 10th - Beautify Aja's Home


Help Aja Beautify Her Home


WOHO volunteers will join together to help Aja beautify her home! Some tasks include: revoking rocks from a shrub bed and replacing with mulch, remulching and planting trees, and laying some edging.

Expect: To exercise, volunteer, make friends, and a healthy snack following the event! Chef-prepared meals are provided courtesy of Your Sassy Chef Heather.

Bring: A great attitude!

Forms: If you haven't done so, fill out a PAR-Q on our website under the "Forms" section and email to

When:Sat Sep 10, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 7659 Mission Haven Boerne, TX 78015

To volunteer, please contact:
Paul Rezaei

Family Assistance Crisis Team


F.A.C.T. (Family Assistance Crisis Team)

Domestic Violence is an issue that affects all of us. It is important to focus attention on how it affects the lives of individuals and the community, so we can help break the cycle. People need to know the dynamics of domestic violence, red flags and the community resources available to assist victims.


What volunteers will be doing:
The F.A.C.T. (Family Assistance Crisis Team) Volunteer and Internship Program is a part of the Victims Advocacy Office of the San Antonio Police Department. Volunteers and Interns are needed to work one Friday or Saturday night a month from 6pm-1am or 7PM - 2AM at one of the police substations. Volunteers offer crisis intervention services: a listening ear, assisting in planning for his/her safety, providing information and referral resources, explaining victims’ rights and how the legal system works.
Anyone interested must attend training classes, they are scheduled for Saturday, September 24th & Saturday, October 1st from 9A-4P & Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 6P-9PM. All three sessions must be attended. Volunteers within the Police Department must also attend an Orientation class on Saturday, October 15th from 9AM until 12 noon. All those interested must fill out an application and there is no charge for the training and parking is free.

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed:
Friday and Satruday Nights from 6PM until 1AM or 7PM until 2PM at a substation of their choice and there are 6 locations to choose from.


To volunteer, please contact:
Ivie C. DeHoyos-Tovar
Email: Ivie.Tovar@sanantonio.go
Phone #: 210-207-2305
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Phone#: (210) 486-4080