Volunteer Opportunities

 

Here are some websites which will help you find ways to accrue volunteer hours.Volunteering and community service is very important when you begin to look for financial aid. Colleges and scholarships like to see that you have volunteered in your community.


Summer Reading for Refugee Kids

This summer, the Center for Refugee Services (CRS) is offering a summer “book club” to elementary-age refugee students in North East ISD and Northside ISD. We are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with refugee students to help them  improve their English language proficiency. Also, please share this opportunity with any high school or college students, or other people who may be interested in helping during the day.  Interested persons can email Mary Claire Munroe,  reading program coordinator : mcmhomes@yahoo.com, or call, 210-382-1650. If you correspond by email, please leave a phone number where you can be reached. 
 


 

Campfest 2011

CAMP is looking for volunteers to help at CAMPfest 2011. It is on March 26, 2011 from 10-3 at CAMP Center Point, Texas. You can volunteer for an hour or for the day!! For more information, contact Sarah Coulome at sarah.coulombe@campcamp.org or call her at 671-5229.


Big Brothers Big Sister

http://www.bigmentor.org

In the High School Bigs Program, high school students are matched as Big Brothers or Big Sisters with an elementary or middle school Little Brother or Little Sister during the duration of a school year. A BBBS staff member accompanies each High School Bigs group to visit their Littles in a group setting for one hour, once a week. The visits occur either before, during or after school. The Big serves as a role model for the younger child by spending individual time with him or her. Littles love their High School Bigs!


Camp C.A.M.P

http://www.campapps.org/volunteer/index.php

Camp C.A.M.P is a private, nonprofit agency that operates programs at a rustic camp setting in Centerpoint, Texas. It enables children with disabilities to thrive in a recreational environment where safety and nurturing are primary. Must be 14 years old to volunteer.


VolunteerMatch   

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

VolunteerMatch is a leader in the nonprofit world dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations. Read more in our latest annual report.


San Antonio Red Cross

www.saredcross.org/volunteer.asp

Volunteers young and old are at the heart of everything our chapter does. They serve in countless ways--from office support to roving first aid providers, from damage assessors to swim instructors; every facet of our work is carried about by volunteers.

 


United Way of San Antonio

http://www.unitedwaysatx.org

Building a strong community takes each one of us and The Volunteer Center at United Way is the place to start if you want to get involved. Search the hundreds of opportunities we have listed - there's something for every interest and ability.


Children's Shelter

http://www.chshel.org/Volunteer_Application.pdf

 

The Children's Shelter Volunteer Program is a community of people who share a common interest - a commitment to the protection and well being of children. Volunteers provide individualized attention to boost children's self esteem and brighten their lives.


 

San Antonio Zoo

http://www.sazoo-aq.org/general/volunteer.html

There is a place for every kind of person in our volunteer program whether your passion leads you here to help the staff that cares for your favorite animals or to serve time on the front lines of conservation education inspiring people to love and appreciate nature. The Zoo is open 365 days a year so our volunteer opportunities are flexible.


Habitat for Humanity

http://www.habitatsa.org

At Habitat for Humanity, volunteers are the heart of the organization. From board members to those directly involved in construction, volunteers make the difference. More than 10,000 volunteers assisted in various HFHSA activities during 2004. Our volunteers build the houses, raise funds, work in our administrative offices, provide lunch for volunteers at the work site, work at our Habitat Home Centers and do much, much more.


Baptist Health System

http://www.baptisthealth.org

When you volunteer with Baptist Health System, you help heal bodies and spirits. Your kind words and considerate gestures represent acts of faith and goodwill that have the power to renew hope in the hearts of our patients and their families. As a volunteer, you become part of a group of passionate people with a singular mission: providing compassionate care.


National Park Service

http://www.nps.gov/volunteer/

VIPs come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Volunteers of all ages give of their time and expertise to help achieve the National Park Service mission.


The Warren Counseling Staff hopes that you have found this hotlist to be a helpful timesaver.

Good luck in your search!