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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
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3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000
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Ongoing - Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can’s Volunteer Program : We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with child supervision, this is supervision of children with autism and their siblings. Volunteers will need to fill out the attached application and a background check will be ran, at no cost to the volunteer. We also ask volunteers to take a TB Test, this can be done at any WellMed location on a Monday thru Wednesday. Please have the volunteer notify Rosie Arismendez, included in this email, of what WellMed location they will be visiting and when. Rosie will then contact WellMed on behalf of the volunteer so that the volunteer is not charged for the test.


To sign up to volunteer, contact Rosie via email or at (210) 547-3009.

Ongoing - Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas Program 


The Big Brothers Big Sisters is a one on one, professionally supported mentoring

program.  Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll

ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help

shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve.


Sign up today! – Please call the number below to be scheduled for an orientation.  The orientation lasts about two hours and will provide all of the information needed to determine whether the program will be a good fit for you. 


Contact info: 

  Katie Keenan
Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
210-225-6322 Ext. 119  


Ongoing - ChildSafe

ChildSafe is a Child Advocacy Center, the only one in Bexar County that provides specialized services to children that have been abused, neglected or sexually abused.

ChildSafe has many opportunities for those that like to give the most important gift of all, their time. Volunteers are the heart of non-profit agencies. Whether you volunteer in leadership and serve on the governing board, work a special event, or bring your talents each week, you can help ChildSafe carry out the mission of serving sexually abused children in our community.


For more information, please contact:

Carrie Prewitt, Development Associate




This allows you to set a day, date, and time to volunteer on a regular schedule.

Greeters and Friendly Faces: help in the agency waiting room working directly with clients, spending time with children, reading, playing board games, etc. Half days or full days.

Design and Decor: update a display case in the ChildSafe lobby. Work with ChildSafe staff person and be creative. Two hours twice a month.

Spread the Word: help keep local hospitals stocked with ChildSafe brochures (ex: Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio). Pickup and delivery of supplies once a month.

Donation Inventory: help inventory and restock donations of stuffed toys, clothing, food for our clients. Two hours twice a month.



Ongoing - Hospice Care

New Century Hospice is dedicated to completing life’s journey by embracing life.  Hospice is a program of care and support for a person diagnosed with a terminal illness and comfort care is desired. Helping people find meaning and peace is at the core of our mission.  At New Century Hospice, our program supports early involvement where a dramatic difference in the quality of life can be experienced. By enabling families and loved ones to participate in the care experience, we are able to make the remaining time more meaningful, dignified and comfortable.

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team. As a friend and companion to the patient, volunteers also support caregivers by allowing them some free time and relief from their daily responsibilities and stress.  Hospice volunteers also provide a number of services such as bereavement support and help in the office. 

Time spent volunteering depends on your flexibility and the needs of our patients.  Currently we are in need of volunteers a few hours, once a week in the following areas -

 Patient Support 

Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and simply offer an open heart for serving others in need.  Hospice volunteers help through visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, listening to or playing music, caring for pets, supervising visits with pets, and even massage therapy for volunteers with the necessary skills.

 Family Member and Caregiver Support 

Volunteers can assist with shopping or basic household chores.  They can also stay with the patient for short periods of time permitting family caregivers time to themselves.  Family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through.

 If you would like to make a difference – to give back – please contact us to learn more about hospice volunteering opportunities. 

  Contact us today!  Melissa. D. Maschke   

Ongoing – Meals on Wheels

At Meals on Wheels of San Antonio, we help seniors maintain their independence by delivering hot, nutritious meals every weekday. We offer a simple, yet impactful opportunity to get engaged in community service. Meals are prepared under the direction of a registered dietitian and are often the primary source of nutrition received by our clients. In addition, personal contact with our volunteers can combat loneliness and provide opportunities for early intervention in life-threatening situations.
Homebound elderly are waiting to open their doors to someone with a smile. Turn off technology for a couple of hours each week and make a difference for our homebound elderly and disabled. All you need is a car with some gas and we’ll send you in a direction that is convenient for you.

Contact Lauren Lewis to sign-up or for more information:

Ongoing - VITAS Musical and Visual Artist Volunteers

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of San Antonio  

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is looking for musical and visual artists to volunteer to help terminally ill patients and their families express themselves when words fail them. Artists go into nursing homes and assisted living communities to play a musical instrument, sing, help a patient paint a picture and share their talents in therapeutic ways.  

For more information, please email or call: 210-348-4354.  

Third Sat of Each Month -- Bring your love and share your time with children recovering from abuse and/or neglect

June 14th - Bring your love and share your time with children recovering from abuse and/or neglect with Chicktime 

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM  

We will be meeting on the third Saturday of each month at the St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Bulverde. We will have a different program each month that will include an activity and snacks for the kids. Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us!  


Questions? Contact Laura Sowell 361-244-0696  

July – Dec – SAMMinistries Tuesday Night Babysitting

Tue Jul 08, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014

In order to ensure that our residents attain self-sufficiency, all of the parents in our Transitional Living and Learning Center (TLLC) must attend life skills classes each Tuesday night. Classes include money management, parenting, conflict resolution, job readiness, and more. We need 10-15 volunteers to assist with childcare of over 60 children to enable the parents to attend these classes. This is an opportunity for individuals, churches, groups, or families. Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm-7:30pm. 

Requirements to volunteer -


    • Background Check
    • Must be at least 15
    • Orientation or Training
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult

To contact this SAMMinistries, please email or call: (210) 321-5646.

June - Aug 2014 - Help restore the Headwaters of the San Antonio River at Incarnate Word

Sat - June 21st, July 19th, Aug 16th - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Wed, June 11th, 25th, July 9th, 23rd, Aug 6th, 20th - 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 Help restore San Antonio's birthright, the Headwaters of the San Antonio River, which contains the historical source of the River, the famous Blue Hole spring. People have been drawn here for over 10,000 years. Ask us about the history. We make trails and replace invasive plants with native plants. Please wear long sleeves, long pants, close-toed shoes, gloves, and a hat. Volunteers are just the best people!

 We are happy to accept help from groups, including children.  You can bring your group on any scheduled Volunteer Day, and sometimes we arrange special unadvertised volunteer days or tours for groups 

. Contact Howard to sign up to volunteer..  




November 6-9, 2014 - Relationships in Perinatal Bereavement Conference

 The Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA,) is an organization which provides support to professionals who work in the field of perinatal loss and bereavement.  PLIDA is sponsoring a conference in the fall in San Antonio.  Please find more information here: 

We are looking for volunteers in preparation for the upcoming 19th Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC) Deep in the Heart of Texas…Relationships in Perinatal Bereavement. The conference is hosted by the Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA, and will be held in San Antonio, Texas at The Marriott Plaza November 6-9, 2014. Conference planners expect over 300 perinatal bereavement professionals and parent advocates from around the world.  

Benefits of Volunteerism at IPBC
• Opportunity to put your skills to practice
• Networking opportunities with international professionals
• Knowledge that you will truly be “making a difference” to a nonprofit organization and its mission
• Exposure to conference co-chairs and a “behind the scenes” look at conference planning
• Opportunity to attend one IPBC plenary session and open access to exhibit hall, including poster presentations
• Documentation of volunteer hours and recognition during the conference
• Involvement with a well-organized and appreciative volunteer coordination staff
• Access to reduced-rate parking on site and access to reduced meal tickets, if desired.


What are the volunteer opportunities?

We offer a wide range of opportunities from professional development skills to social activities. Participants can have the freedom to volunteer for as little as one hour or up to an entire day or longer. Here are just a few possibilities:

• Registration and information table assistance
• Audiovisual and IT support for conference speakers and participants
• Conference site set up and tear down assistance: exhibit hall, quiet/remembrance room, social activities
• Assistance with social and fund-raising activities such as the raffle, wine-pull and during meals

For more information or to sign up to  volunteer contact

Emilie Jones

Emilie Lamberg Jones, RN, BSW
IPBC Conference Co-Chair

Ongoing - Volunteer at The Witte

 No matter what your interest, you will find a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity at the Witte Museum. We have volunteers in their teens, college students, adults, and families who make a difference every day at the Witte! If you want to learn new things and share your talents with others, the Witte Museum wants you! 

ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS assist the staff with administrative projects such as scanning, filing, and answering phones. These volunteers should be detail oriented. Administrative Volunteers would need to be available weekday mornings or afternoons.  

GALLERY VOLUNTEERS assist the staff by greeting visitors to the museum, promoting membership and special exhibitions, answering general questions, and creating a welcoming and friendly environment for our visitors. These Volunteers focus on specific collections or exhibits and facilitate hands-on activities with visitors. Specific duties include being able to answer questions and provide information on the exhibits in question. Volunteers are trained in the content area of specific exhibits and may work on weekdays, weekends, Tuesday evenings or special events.  

SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS assist in a variety of ways, from passing out programs for a concert performance to helping with exhibit opening parties. These volunteers are called upon to help as events are scheduled which may occur on evenings and weekends. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS VOLUNTEERS assist in many different ways such as helping with scheduled teacher workshops, daily content-specific demonstrations, family days at the museum, and outreach programs in the community. Public Program Volunteers are called upon to help as events are scheduled which may occur on evenings and weekends. Training is provided 30 minutes prior to an event.  

SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS assist with facilitation of scheduled group programs for school children. School Group Programs are age-specific (K-12) and are complimentary to the museum's collection, exhibits and state education standards. The programs are held on weekday mornings. Volunteers for these programs complete extensive training to acquaint them with the exhibits and activities. This program requires dependable individuals who can make a substantial time commitment. The Witte presents programs in the following core initiatives: Science, Health and Wellness, South Texas Heritage and Natural History.  

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS may volunteer individually or as a group. We have several volunteer opportunities available for Employee Volunteer Programs. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. 

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS range in age from 13-17 and assist the Public Programs department with special activities. Junior Volunteers are needed occasionally for special events generally held on weekends or some evenings. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. 


  • Witte Museum Family Membership after giving 50 hours of service during a year 
  •  20% discount at the Witte Museum Store 
  •  Invitations to member events and exhibit openings 
  • Opportunities to make new friends 
  • New insights into the world of history and science 
  • Volunteer recognition events and awards 
  • Volunteer hours for schools, clubs, or organizations 

For more information, contact:  Liz Larsen, Volunteer Coordinator at 210-357-1891 or E-Mail at  

Ongoing - THRUproject Mentoring

 The mission of THRU Project is to see former foster youth to independent living by providing guidance, advocacy and real world solutions to the immediate obstacles preventing them from reaching their goals of education and career. We are dedicated to providing former foster youth an opportunity to elevate their lives with the support of a THRU Project Advisor.

Each year, approximately 1,500 foster youth in Texas leave the state’s care, many without a permanent home or family to provide them with support in their first years of adulthood.  More importantly, many leave without a trusted adult to lean on  for help.

Without support:

- Former foster youth are more than twice as likely to drop out of school

- Nearly half of all girls will be pregnant at least once by age 19

- 30% of boys will be incarcerated by age 19

- Only half will be employed four years after independence

One caring adult to be that connection between the youth and the services they  need can help them achieve a life of independence instead of becoming another statistic.  Becoming a mentor means telling a former foster youth they are not alone anymore.  

Contact the THRU Project to learn how just a few hours a month can make change the life of youth leaving foster care.  


Elaine Andries Hartle, Director 

THRU Project 

(210) 852-0220  


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"You will be amazed how you can touch a person's life just by giving a few hours of your time. Service and leadership in your community go a long way and have helped me become the person I am today." 

- Patricia Bennett 2013 

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Marie Morgan, Director of Student Life
(210) 486-4009 

Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010 

Monica Guerrero, Senior Specialist
(210) 486-4613 

Kim Pinder, Admin. Svcs. Specialist
(210) 486-4004