San Antonio Community Outreach Projects Agency Contact Information Opportunities/Information

American Heart Association
8415 Wurzbach Rd, 78229
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
Contact Information
Tammi Collins
[email protected]
(210) 617-2600
Volunteers and donations are needed for scheduled events, such as the
Heart Walk, typically held in November. For upcoming events, please
call their office for information.
Laura Bordallo
[email protected]
(210) 810-3094
Lisa Ayres
Senior Representative Community
[email protected]
(210) 595-0219
Volunteers can also serve in their offices on an ongoing basis.
Animal Care Services
4710 Hwy. 151, 78227
Jesse Enriquez, Outreach Department
[email protected]
(210) 313-9807
Animal lovers can volunteer their time to bathe, groom, walk and
socialize with our furry companions; also clean and sanitize their
housing area.
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
7400 Meton Minter, 78229
Joyce Brown
Chief of Voluntary Services
(210) 617-5107
They do fundraisers, hospital tours and other activities with the veterans.
American Cancer Society
8115 Datapoint Drive, 78229
The Battered Women & Children’s Shelter
Rodney Risemas
[email protected]
(210) 617-5107
Kerville VA Hospital
Melissa Schulz
[email protected]
(210) 930-3669
Local office – income development
Administrative Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monetary contributions are most welcomed. The operating cost is $70
per person, per night to stay at the shelter.
For a hands-on project with short notice, weekday openings at the
donation center are available. Half-day shifts can be scheduled within
the hours of 10am-4pm.
With a one month advance notice, volunteers can be scheduled to work
with the children.
Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio
600 SW 19 St., 78207
Lauren Mandel
[email protected]
(210) 436-0686
Tutoring and mentoring after school are always available. Volunteers are
also needed at special events. Volunteers with specific skills (i.e.
Sewing, Photography) can work with and teach the children.
Background check is required prior to volunteer service.
Updated: 5/23/14
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
Boys Town Texas
503 Urban Loop, 78204
Joyce Horner
[email protected]
(210) 271-1010
(210) 271-3333 fax
Monetary contributions are always needed. We also welcome Eagle
Scout Projects, other major project commitments along with volunteer
Family Service Association
702 San Pedro, 78212
Mr. Montoya Graham
Volunteer Services Manager
[email protected]
(210) 299-2400
(210) 299-4498 fax
Over the past five years nearly 15,000 volunteer hours have been
contributed by groups from corporations, churches, and civic and social
organizations in support of Family Service. Volunteers have painted
murals for children’s counseling rooms, landscaped our facilities to
create a more inviting environment, distributed school uniforms to
children in need, wrapped gifts for our adopt a family program, sorted
and stocked our baby pantry, and many other tasks. They can work with
groups of 15 to over 400. Montoya handles the volunteer services.
Fisher House, Inc.
7323 W. Highway 90, Suite 107, 78227
Sara Richardson-Paniagua
Volunteer Manager
[email protected]
Lackland Fisher House
1445 Foster Ave, 78236
(210) 671-6029
Fisher House, Inc., a non-profit charitable corporation (IRS Code
501(c)(3) established in 1991) manages and operates the Fisher Houses
for the Air Force. Funding comes from corporate, group and individual
donors, as well as from the local San Antonio area Combined Federal
Campaign and the State Employee Charitable Campaign. Contributions
are fully tax deductible. Donations of cash, goods, services and
volunteer time are always needed to ensure that facilities and services
remain free of charge for guests.
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
311 Probandt, 78204
Stephanie C. Wiese
[email protected]
(210) 223-5203 x157
Monetary contributions as well as lunch donations are always needed. If
volunteering, call and schedule with volunteer services. For families or
groups more than 4 people, schedule in advance.
Volunteer Services
Clark Rachuig
[email protected]
(210) 223-5203 x161
Updated: 5/23/14
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
Haven for Hope
One Haven for Hope Way, 78207
Sonia Lopez
Director of Volunteer Services
(210) 220-2100 main
(210) 220-2188 direct
(210) 220-2125 fax
(210) 393-3363 cell
[email protected]
A variety of volunteering opportunities are available on our campus from
the mail room to security support. On-going supplies are needed.
Consider packing up a box of some or all of the following items and
dropping them off at Intake between the hours of 8 am-5 pm, MondayFriday. This could be a great project for a Scout troupe, faith group,
neighborhood association, etc
Disposable coffee cups
Coffee stirrers
Individual bottles of Gatorade
Individually wrapped snacks of cookies, cinnamon buns, granola
bars, etc.
Bags of assorted hard candies
Housing and Community Services, Inc.
8610 N New Braunfels, Suite 500, 78217
Jimmie Jones
Service Manager
[email protected]
(210) 821-4300 ext. 134
We are always looking for civic-minded individuals or groups willing to
help carry out our mission. As a concerned citizen or organization, you
may play an important role in advancing the local supply of affordable
housing and supportive services available to our residents by donating
time and resources, or through our volunteering opportunities.
Morgan’s Wonderland
5223 David Edwards Dr, 78223
Jasmine Malone
Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
(210) 495-5888
(877) 495-5888 toll free
To provide a safe, clean beautiful environment free of economic barriers
for special needs individuals of all ages.
Updated: 5/23/14
Donations are graciously accepted and insure that special needs guests
will always have free admission and not be excluded from visiting due to
financial constraints.
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
Parks & Recreation
Meredith Ruiz Tiley
[email protected]
(210) 207-8603
The Volunteer Program welcomes civic organizations, schools, clubs,
Boy and Girl Scout troops and interested citizens, who wish to help
clean, maintain and upgrade City parks. We also assist corporations and
businesses looking for employee service projects and have done
numerous projects with organizations bringing large conventions to San
You provide the volunteers and the elbow grease. We'll provide the
materials. Volunteer services works with each group to select an
appropriate work site, design the project to fit the number of volunteers,
furnish the tools and supplies and provide technical support during the
service project. The scope of work varies and any size or age group can
be accommodated. Tasks include anything that can be accomplished in
a park such as painting, trash pick up, tree/brush trimming, lake
shoreline cleaning, spreading bark mulch or a labor intensive task that
may be unique to a particular site.
The Red Cross
3642 E Houston 78219
Susie Walker-Atchison
(210) 224-5151 ext. 305
Volunteer Specialists
Mindy Escamilla
(210) 582-1925
Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives
3103 West Avenue, 78213
Jennifer Farias
Director of Volunteer Services
[email protected]
(830) 816-2425
The San Antonio Area Chapter helps people in emergencies every day.
Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission and
constitute 96 percent of our workforce! Our vital work is made possible
by people just like you who want to make a difference in the community.
As a volunteer at the San Antonio Area Chapter, you could:
• Provide a family displaced by a house fire in the middle of the night
with a safe place to sleep
• Set up a shelter and serve meals to disaster victims
• Staff our 24-hour emergency call center and deliver urgent
messages to military members around the world
• Support our Service to the Armed Forces at Wilford Hall Medical
Center or Brooke Army Medical Center
• Teach people how to save lives with first aid and CPR training,
babysitter’s training, and lifeguard training
• Help in our office to keep our daily business running smoothly
• And more!
Whether you want to volunteer a few hours a month, once a year, or on
an ongoing basis, the Red Cross needs your help!
We have up to 120 residents at any given time and are always in need
of a wide variety of donations. Just think of all the things you need in
your own family and add 120 children to the equation.
RMYA also accepts contributions of real estate, stock, and bonds. The
Thrift Shop accepts "gently used" furniture, clothing, and other items.
Updated: 5/23/14
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
Soldiers’ Angels
4408 N PanAM Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78218
Joshua Reyna
[email protected]
(210) 618-4153
Soldiers' Angels relies on donations of items (donations in kind) to
sustain three of our most important projects: Care packages, Vet Packs,
and First Response (for the wounded) Backpacks. Care packages are
directed to units who are deployed in more remote locations and soldiers
who are waiting to be adopted by individual Angels. Vet Packs are part
of the VA Support Team's activities, and the First Response Backpacks
go to American combat hospitals around the world.
Slippers/flipflops/shower shoes (men's large) *
Cards and Letters of Encouragement
T-Shirts, solid colors*
Lounge Pajamas/Sleep Pants*
Boxer Shorts*
Crew Socks*
Hooded-zippered Sweatshirts (hoodies)*
Sweat Pants*
Hand-held Games
*PLEASE, no used clothing
Snacks and Goodies
Personal hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, etc)
Bug Repellent
Lip Balm (Chapstick)
CD Players
CDs and DVDs
St. Jude's Ranch for Children\Bulverde
1400 Ridge Creek Lane, Bulverde, TX 78163
25 miles from downtown San Antonio
Erika Boyd
Director of Development
[email protected];
830-629-0659 Office
830-624-6169 cell
St. Jude's Ranch for Children serves all abused, abandoned and
neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and
new hope in a safe homelike environment.
Outreach Opportunities include:
Monetary donations, in-kind donations and can offer on-site volunteer
opportunities (ex: landscaping, painting, special projects as needed) as
well as opportunities that can be done at the convention center (ex:
assembling care packages and gifts for the children). We are open to
ideas and flexible! We want to work with you!
5254 Blanco Rd. 78216
Micaela Reznicek
[email protected]
(210) 340-0302
(210) 321-5646 direct
Monetary donations or volunteer opportunities.
Updated: 5/23/14
To volunteer, contact Nikki Nino, [email protected], (210) 321-5647.
She organizes events for volunteers who come from out of state. E-mail
or contact to see what they can do.
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
San Antonio Aids Foundation
818 E Grayson, 78208
Susan Bradley
[email protected]
(210) 225-4715 ext. 182
Monetary contributions are most welcomed.To volunteer, training and
orientation programs are required for the volunteers.
San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Old Hwy 90 W. 78227
Melissa Schultz
Volunteer Program Manager
[email protected]
(210) 431-8388
We rely on volunteers to inspect, sort, shelve, and distribute donated
food. When you donate your time to the San Antonio Food Bank, you
become a partner in the fight against hunger. Whether you are available
on weekdays, evenings, or weekends, you can ensure that a single mom
can feed her child, that a child can enjoy a nutritious meal, or that a
senior citizen is able to receive a box of nutritious groceries. Just one
morning or afternoon can make a difference to a family or individual in
need. We work with businesses, civic organizations and individuals to
design a fun and rewarding volunteer experience. Join other people who
are becoming hunger fighters in our community - corporate, church and
school groups, families, senior citizens, students, teenagers, parents - all
helping us touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each
month who truly need our help.
Kali Scheben
Food & Fun Drive Coordinator
(210) 431-8310 phone/fax
[email protected]
Seton Home
1115 Mission Rd. 78210
Kari Hudspeth
(210) 533-3504 x 245
We are looking for volunteers to tutor, mentor, provide childcare, sort the
donation shed and the pantry, complete maintenance tasks, run errands
and provide administrative support..
Group volunteers are not required to obtain a TB test, background
check, or attend a volunteer orientation. Volunteers are allowed to be
on-campus twice before they are required to receive the needed tests
and documentation. Group projects range from landscaping, sorting
donations, throwing a birthday party for our children, babysitting, crafts
with our residents and many more options. Groups interested in
volunteering at Seton Home either directly/indirectly with the residents
will contact the Community Relations Manager preferably at least three
weeks prior to the volunteer event.
Updated: 5/23/14
San Antonio Community Outreach Projects
The Salvation Army
521 W Elmira, 78212
Cathy Tompkins
[email protected]
(210) 352-2000
Opportunities for volunteering are as diverse as the programs we
provide. We have opportunities at four sites in the San Antonio area. We
work with children, adults, and seniors who all come from a variety of
backgrounds. We encourage you to contact us so that we can explore
opportunities with you and find something that fits best.
Below are a few opportunities that critically need volunteers today:
• Teach computer skills
• Food Pantry - food bags for the hungry
• Sports coaching at Boys & Girls Club
• Serving Food to the Homeless
• Homework Helpers (School year)
• Property and Maintenance – Lawn, Yard, and Buildings
• Office and Clerical
• Disaster Services (as needed)
• Seasonal Opportunities
Unicorn Centers, Inc
4630 Hamilton Wolfe Road
Updated: 5/23/14
Charles Thorschmidt
[email protected]
(210) 692-0342 Office
(210) 779-2403 Mobile
(210) 615-3989 Fax
Unicorn Center is a community-based, church sponsored agency with a
Call from God to minister to persons with intellectual developmental
disabilities through the facilitation of job and life skills and the integration
of individuals into supported employment by creating natural community
Type of work subcontracted to Unicorn Production Services:
• Shrink Wrapping (up to 12 x 18)
• Product packaging and labeling
• Light assembly – including collateral packages, gift packs, and
sample kits.
• Long-term contract services