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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 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Income Tax Assistance program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming 2015 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.

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

You may volunteer any day of the week between 10:00am-8:00pm.

For more information visit:


To sign up to volunteer contact;

Eva Avitia





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

Friday, Feb. 5th - Feed the Hungry!

Feed the Hungry, Volunteer for Food Distribution!

Salvation Army

 The Salvation Army will be holding our next Food Distribution Event. 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. The Salvation Army serves from 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 Feb 05, 2016, 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM     

Where: 910 N. Flores San Antonio, TX 78212 


To volunteer, please visit/contact: 

Laura Montanez
Phone#: 2103522000



Tuesday, Feb. 2nd - Tower Climb & Run

Tower Climb & Run

The 30th Annual Tower Climb and Run is the most unique run in San Antonio! We expect up to 1,500 runners and we need as many volunteers as possible to make this a success. This opportunity is a great for team building of organizations as well as individuals!

In preparation for the big event, we are in need of volunteers to help distribute packets to our participant at Fleet Feet, Tower of the Americas, and Soler Sports in 2-3 hour shifts.


When: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:00 AM - Thu Feb 04, 2016 07:00 PM (different shifts available)  

Where: Fleet Feet, Tower of the America's, Soler Sports San Antonio, TX 78213  


To volunteer, please visit/contact: 

Sharissa Kretsinger
Phone#: 210-829-7267


Any Baby Can - Children in San San Antonio

Volunteer with Children in San Antonio

Any Baby Can believes that the child can be saved without losing the family. Any Baby Can of San Antonio is a non-profit agency and all services are provided free of charge - regardless of income - to families who have a child birth through 17 years of age with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk.

Come and volunteer with us while hanging out with some great kids while parents attend our Reaching Families Facing Autism Support Group. Any Baby Can offers child supervision for all the siblings so that they may attend at no cost.


 When: (Available dates)

                 Mon Jan 25, 2016, 05:15 PM - 07:15 PM

                Thu Jan 28, 2016, 06:15 PM - 08:15 PM    

                Mon Feb 01, 2016, 05:15 PM - 07:15 PM

                Thu Feb 04, 2016, 06:15 PM - 08:15 PM

Where: 217 Howard St. San Antonio, TX 78212


To volunteer or for more information, please visit/contact:

Kristina Jones
Phone#: 210-227-0170


Filing for Babies - Texas Diaper Bank

Filing for Babies  

Texas Diaper Bank  


Texas Diaper Bank aims to provide services and resources to respond to families in crisis in Bexar County and to improve the daily conditions of their lives."  

The Texas Diaper Bank is looking for volunteers who can help us file documents in preparation for our annual audits in April!  

This volunteer opportunity will be held in doors, every Friday in the months of January and February, and all volunteers will work with our Office Manager! 

Come help us file and learn about the Texas Diaper Bank. 


When: Friday, Jan. 8th – Jan. 29th (8am-12pm)

Where: 5415 Bandera Rd. #504 San Antonio, TX 78238


To volunteer or for more information, please contact:

Angelica Torija  
Phone #: 210-731-8118 


Fiesta Especial 2016 Coronation


 Fiesta Especial 2016 Coronation

The Fiesta Especial Royal Court Coronation is a formal celebration of the accomplishments of the royal court members.  Each court member is recognized for their campaign funds, contributions and activities in the community, crowned and then they present a check to their chosen charitable organization.  The ceremony is followed by a reception in their honor. 47 Volunteers are needed to make this event a great success and experience for the attendees. 

Volunteer areas include: 

                -backstage helper

                -dressing room attendants

                -photographer for the event

                -event set up

                -guest registration

                -traffic attendants

                -greeters/reception hosts

                -photo booth attendants


                -court member attendant

                -merchandise sales

                -clean up

Youth Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer without a supervising adult.  Children, 12 and up are welcome to volunteer, but must be accompanied (one-to-one) by an adult, 18 years of age or older.


When:   Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 11:30am – 2pm 
              Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 3pm – 9:30pm (different shifts available)      
 Where: Texas A&M University S.A.  
               One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224   


For more information or to sign up, please visit:


Feb. 26th & 27th - 2016 Texas Academic Decathlon State Finals

2016 Texas Academic Decathlon State Finals


San Antonio College (SAC) is a host site for the 2016 Texas Academic Decathlon State Finals.  

SAC will have 360 students (40 teams – 30 medium schools and 10 small schools) vying for $100,000 in scholarship monies. Students will take objective tests covering music, art, language/literature, economics, mathematics, science, and social science.  Additionally, students will give both prepared and impromptu speeches, write a 50-minute essay, and be interviewed regarding their high school activities and/or their plans following graduation. 

The overall theme for this year’s Texas Academic Decathlon State Finals is an in-depth study of India.

As the event host site, the Alamo Colleges is being asked to assemble volunteers who are committed to serving as judges and proctors, in addition to ambassadors of our organization.  This is an exciting opportunity to participate in this year’s State Decathlon and represent the Alamo Colleges. 

When: The event dates and times are as follows:  
         = February 26, 2016       11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  
         = February 27, 2016       12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.       


Where: San Antonio College 


For more information or to volunteer, please contact:  
Rick Hopkins  


Saturday, April 2nd - San Antonio Book Festival

San Antonio Book Festival

The 4th Annual San Antonio Book Festival, a program of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, is a free, daylong event that takes place Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. This year it will feature more than 80 acclaimed authors in engaging book readings, panel discussions, book sales and book signings. There will also be cooking demonstrations, children's activities, book readings for children and young adults, a young adults' technology area and much more. Volunteers are needed to make this event a great success and experience for the attendees.


When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 (different shifts available)

Where: Central Library

               600 Soledad St. San Antonio, TX78205


For more information, please visit: 

To sign up, please visit: . 


For questions, please contact:

Gabi Marcus
Phone#: 210-896-1317


Saturday, April 23rd - LUNG FORCE 5K Run/Walk


Our LUNG FORCE Walk is like no other charity event. Lung cancer is increasing among women, affecting our mothers, daughters, sisters and loved ones across all races and ethnicities. Yet, for most women, it’s not even on their radar as a potential risk. The LUNG FORCE Walk is raising awareness and funds to help those impacted by lung cancer and other lung diseases, including asthma and COPD. Our Walk features LUNG FORCE Heroes and their families, a LUNG FORCE Action Passport to interactive education areas, fun games and activities, and inspiring stories of hope.  Join with us as we share our voices and rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to join the fight against lung cancer—and for lung health.

Volunteer areas includes:

-Traffic Direction into back parking lot
-Event Manager Assistant
-T shirt & Goodie Bags Distribution.
-Health & Wellness Fair Booth Assistance.
-Water Stations
-Start & Finish Line snacks / drinks
-Encouragement for Participants
-Face Painters
-Set Up / Break Down


When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 6:30am – 11am (different shifts available)

Where: Sea World

              10500 Sea World Dr San Antonio, TX 78251


For more information, please visit:

To sign up: 


For questions, please contact:

Neale Parker
Phone#: 210-714-4891


Saturday, April 23rd - 2016 Royalty Run 5K & Parade


2016 Royalty Run 5K & Parade

The Fiesta Especial Royalty Run 5K & Parade takes place on Saturday, April 23rd in the beautiful City of Windcrest.  There is a little something for everyone at the Fiesta Especial Royalty Run 5k & Parade, whether participants choose to compete in the Royalty Run 5K, walk in the 1-mile fun run or ride on a float in the parade.  The route is lined in shade trees with pleasant views as the course wraps around the golf course.  Participants are encouraged to kick back and relax after the run as a parade winds through the city streets featuring a colorful display of the sights and sounds of Fiesta! The Parade that follows the run is comprised of disability service organizations and those they serve. These organizations are invited to participate at no cost with a float, walking group, cars or carts.

This is one of the few 5K’s in San Antonio, where the runners and walkers get personal interaction with individuals impacted by their participation on the day of the event.  Runners, walkers and all the floats are lined up in the street together creating a very visible impression of why everyone is there. 281 Volunteers are needed to make this event a great success and experience for the attendees.

Volunteer areas include:             

                -set up
                -runner registration
                -water station
                -snack station
                -parade registration
                -vehicle décor
                -course marshals
                -cheer team
                -games attendants
                -parking attendant
                -royal court escorts
                -parade banner carriers
                -clean up


When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:30am – 12pm (different shifts available)

Where: City of Windcrest, City Hall

               8601 Midcrown Dr. Windcrest, TX 78203 (Exit 550)


For more information or to sign up, please visit:


Tuesday, April 19th - 2016 Fiesta Especial Celebration Day


2016 Fiesta Especial Celebration Day

The Fiesta Especial Celebration Day program is an inclusive and educational experience that attracts special education classes, group homes, and day programs from San Antonio and surrounding communities. Attendees have access to unlimited rides, games, yummy food, live entertainment and a Shoebox parade. 245 Volunteers are needed to make this event a great success and experience for the attendees.

Volunteer areas include: 

                -set up     
                -ride assistants
                -game attendants
                -shoebox parade
                -classroom buddies
                -scavenger hunt
                -clean up


When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:30am – 5pm (different shifts available)

Where: Alamo Dome (Parking Lot C)

              100 Montana, San Antonio, TX 78203 (Exit 550)


For more information or to sign up, please visit: 


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(210) 486-4080