A community with a cause
In San Antonio, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking, inclusive, and socially responsible business practices. Learn more about what our destination offers meeting and event groups below.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
If your attendees are looking for opportunities to give back during their stay, look no further. Here, your attendees can serve our community in various capacities including, but not limited to, volunteering with animal care services, military outreach, homelessness, youth organizations, and more.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering by mobilizing volunteers. We provide disaster relief, services to military families and training services. For more information, please call our office or visit redcross.org/volunteer.
A background check is required prior to volunteer service. Volunteers are needed for the following activities:
· After school tutoring and mentoring
· Special events
· Teaching the children special skills such as sewing, photography, etc.
· The cost of background screenings must be covered by volunteer groups.
Help provide the little things that make the big difference to children in need by donating basic everyday items to Boysville. We have boys, girls, infants, and toddlers whose lives can be made easier with simple items like clothes, shoes, hairdryers, brushes, diapers, baby wipes, sippy cups, bibs, burp cloths, baby lotion, crib bedding, and toys for all ages.
ChildSafe offers a safe, child-friendly environment for youth ages 3-18 to begin their journey of healing after surviving abuse, neglect, or witnessing a crime. Our evidence-based, trauma-informed services include forensic interviews, counseling, adventure therapy, family support, and referrals for medical examinations.
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 FSA. Also, Ninety-three cents of every dollar will directly benefit Family Service clients, your generous contribution, no matter the size, will help achieve our mission to empower individuals and their families to transform their lives and strengthen our community. Be the difference today! Call for more information.
As of 2019, the shelter’s operating cost per person is $60 per night. Both monetary and non-monetary donations are greatly appreciated. For a hands-on project with short notice, the FVPS Donation Center welcomes volunteers Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers who wish to work with children will need to schedule a month in advance.
A Day of Purpose Team Build & On-site Service Projects. Available to participate as a vendor at your conference. Habitat is flexible and will work with your schedule to coordinate projects. All on-site service projects include a 20-minute presentation about Habitat’s work in San Antonio and personal stories about Habitat homeowners. Please call (210) 223-5203 x156 or email marketing@HabitatSA.org for more information
We are happy to host your volunteer group for a service project on campus! Typical projects can include washing sleeping mats, sorting donations in the donation center, landscaping, painting, and other campus beautification, hosting a Java & Jams in the Courtyard, playing Bingo in the Courtyard, hosting a game night on the Transformational campus. However, we would also love to work with you to create a unique volunteer opportunity according to your interest! Group Projects are facilitated Monday-Saturday 8 am-5 pm, or in the evenings by special arrangement. Dates of service are based on availability, and we request at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to the requested date for planning purposes. Please submit a completed Volunteer Group Project Request Form to email@example.com.
A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. Contributions are 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.
Mission Road Developmental Center is a living and training facility for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. They are a private, non-profit; church-sponsored agency and a member of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Large volunteer groups are welcome! Activities can include working directly with residents or helping with the maintenance of their facilities; for example, painting, gardening, repair work, hanging Christmas lights.
Morgan’s Wonderland is a non-profit, fully-accessible theme park designed especially for those with disabilities or special needs, but built for everyone’s enjoyment. Donations are graciously accepted to ensure that special needs guests will always have free admission.
Project Angel Fares, is a non-profit charitable foundation, IRS Code 501(c)(3). Funding comes from corporate donors, group,s and individuals as well as fundraising events. Donations are welcomed via their website. They provide funding for families with a special needs child to visit San Antonio so they may experience Morgan’s Wonderland. This four-day, three-night trip for a family of up to five includes all travel expenses and some incidentals. Volunteers are needed for three scheduled fundraising events.
Every day RMYA houses up to 150 youth residents from ages 5-22 in different programs. We are always in need of a wide variety of donations and accept cash to run programs, gift cards for activities, eating out and new clothing for our kids, and new clothing that our children can use, especially new shoes. Just think about all the things a family needs and add 150 children to the equation! We also accept gently used items which we allow our kids to choose from and what we can’t use, we resell at our Thrift Shop to generate operating funds. We also accept donated vehicles, real estate, and estate contents. Group and individual volunteers are always needed and welcomed for a variety of projects; background checks are required.
SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing, and services. SAMMinistries provides volunteer opportunities for groups to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve. Volunteer teams can deep clean the kitchen and help with other volunteer maintenance of TLLC. Cleaning, organizing, and taking inventory are vital to ensuring a safe, beautiful home for our residents.
SAFB relies on volunteers to inspect, sort, shelve, and distribute donated food. Volunteers can pack hot meals for preschoolers and after-school programs in the community kitchen. Whether one is available on weekdays, evenings, or weekends, one ensures a family can feed their child/children with a nutritious meal or a senior citizen receives a box of nutritious groceries. 25 acres of agricultural farmland where we grow and harvest produce. Haven For Hope Kitchen—serves meals for people who experience homelessness. Opportunities are at no charge but a minimum time is allotted and a minimum number of volunteers is required.
The Parks & Recreation Volunteer Program has provided numerous volunteer projects to clean, maintain, and upgrade City-owned parks with organizations bringing large conventions to San Antonio. Volunteer services will provide a customized project, location, tools, and on-site technical support to fit your volunteer group size. Any size or age group can be accommodated. Tasks include painting, trash pickup, tree/brush trimming, lake shoreline cleaning, and spreading mulch.
San Antonio Pets Alive is a life-saving organization founded on the tenet: Killing is not a solution! It is our obligation to find lifesaving solutions. San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) began its life-saving work as a reaction, a reaction to a devastating situation in our backyard where thousands (19,458 in 20ll to be exact) of dogs and cats were euthanized at the City’s shelter. In 2021 SAPA! launched its model of pulling animals at the city shelter who were kenneled, awaiting euthanasia, to save their lives. In our now six-year history, SAPA! has saved the lives of over 40,000 dogs and cats with no other hope. San Antonio now consistently realizes a save rate in the eightieth percentile, some months at ninety percent.
Soldiers’ Angels relies on donation items of any kind to sustain three of their most important projects which include care packages directed to units who are deployed in more remote locations and soldiers who are waiting to be adopted by individual Angels, vet packs issued to VA Support Teams, First Response Backpacks distributed to American combat hospitals around the world. They welcome the following donations:
New clothing including, slippers/flip-flops/shower shoes (men’s large), T-Shirts, solid colors, Lounge pajamas/sleep pants/sweat pants, Boxer shorts, underwear, and crew socks, Hooded-zippered sweatshirts (hoodies). Miscellaneous items including, Personal hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, etc.), Lotions, bug repellents, and lip balm, Backpacks, Greeting cards, letters of encouragement, and magazines, CD Players, CDs and DVDs, Mp3 players and hand-held games, Snacks and goodies.
Participate in fundraisers, hospital tours, and other activities with veterans. Administrative Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
SJRC Texas serves abused, abandoned, and neglected children by creating new chances, choices, and hope in a safe homelike environment. They welcome monetary and in-kind donations, as well as on-site volunteer opportunities to include landscaping, painting, and special projects in their New Braunfels and Bulverde locations. In addition, volunteers can assemble youth care packages and gifts that can be dropped off at any of their three locations.
There are diverse volunteer opportunities at four sites in the San Antonio area. Volunteers serve children, adults, and seniors from a variety of backgrounds. For groups with 10 or more people, advance scheduling is required.
Opportunities that critically need volunteers:
· Teaching computer skills
· Prepare food bags for the hungry
· Sports coaching at Boys & Girls Club
· Serving food to homeless people
· Homework helpers during the school year
· Property maintenance for lawn, yard, and buildings
· Clerical office work
· Disaster services (as needed)