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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

All Community Service Opportunities are in the process of being transferred to OrgSync.

 To view or volunteer for opportunities please go to: ORGSYNC


 Instructions to Join OrgSync:

- Click on the “OrgSync” link above 
- Then click on “Sign in with ACES ID” on top of the page
- Fill out the basic profile information
- Once you are in OrgSync, click on "Alamo Colleges" on the top left corner
- Click on "Service Opportunities"
- Click on “Partners”
- Then Click on “NVC Serves”
- Hit "Join Now"







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)



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:


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 Saturday 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

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



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

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

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


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

Kinetic Kids

Kinetic Kids

Kinetic Kids is a non-profit organization that provides sports & recreation programs for children with special needs. We utilize volunteers one-on-one with our participants to help them succeed. Programs include: Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Dance, Gymnastics, Crossfit, Musical Theatre, Karate, etc...

For more information, please visit: KINETIC KIDS

Volunteers partner with a child(ren) to assist them with the activity/sport they are doing to help them reach their highest potential. (Under the guidance and supervision of a physical or occupational therapist)

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed:
Programs are held at various locations around San Antonio 1x/week for 6-8 weeks. Volunteers may sign up for a program of their choice and plan to attend 1x/week for 6-8 weeks (* some opportunities are adjusted to allow sign ups for as little as 2x instead of the full season). Most programs are weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) and Sunday afternoons.

There are also some 1-day event opportunities throughout the season. See 1 time events HERE

To volunteer, please contact:
Natalie Weiblen Henry
Phone #: 210-621-3141

Oct. 8th-10th Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.

Today, HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Although our member institutions in the U.S. represent only 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

For more information, please

Volunteers are needed for our 30th Annual Conference which will be held in San Antonio, TX October 8-10 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
For every hour volunteered at the conference you are able to attend the conference free of charge. All volunteers receive free lunch, free parking and a certificate of completion.

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed: October 8-10, 2016
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio

To volunteer, please contact:
Veronica Aguilar
Phone #: 210-576-3216

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" It's not always something people think to do during their time off, but giving a little bit of your time and volunteering for the community gives you new experiences, friendships, and just the satisfaction that you have contributed to something that helps others around you."

- Akina Pricer 2016

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Nathalie Mai Kraft
Phone#: (210) 486-4080