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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 
mailto:nvc-library@alamo.edu
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Sun: CLOSED 
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Monday, August 17 - Morgan's Wonderland

Morgan's Wonderland is a 25 acres accessible amusement park for children and adults with special cognitive and physical needs. Volunteers are essential to the success of Morgan’s Wonderland. The generosity of volunteers helps keep the park an economical and safe place for everyone to play and learn. 

Northwest Vista College would like to invite incoming freshman to start their week out by participating in the beautification and landscaping of the park. Volunteering will be from 10:00 am  - 12:00 pm.

If you would like to ride in the van please email crojas25@alamo.edu
Limited space is available on the van so be sure to sign up ASAP. If you have an other questions feel free to contact Colleen Rojas at the email listed above.

Space is limited so be sure to sign up ASAP @ https://nvcmorganswonderland.eventbrite.com

If you have any other question please contact
Colleen Rojas
210.486.8040
crojas25@alamo.edu

Monday - Wednesday, September 21-23 - Valor Games Southwest

September 21-23 -  San Antonio will be hosting the Valor Games Southwest   The Valor Games Southwest is a multi-sport event with the goal to provide an adaptive sports competition to veterans and service members with a physical disability. San Antonio Sports is proud to host this event in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Paralympics a division of the United States Olympic Committee.

Qualifying athletes may be active duty or veterans from any era. Their disabilities may include: amputation, post-traumatic stress, spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, visual disabilities, or any disability rating from the VA.

The  Valor Games Southwest will be one of four events in the 2015 Valor Games series and includes five Paralympic sports: archery, cycling, kayaking, powerlifting and air guns.  

Volunteers are needed to serve as score keepers, game monitors and to help set up competition sites. Volunteers can sign up @ https://2015rocknroll.my-trs.com/

Saturday, September 26 - International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is an annual event hosted by the Ocean Conservancy on the third Saturday of every September. The Ocean Conservancy works with various organizations and agencies to coordinate volunteers to clean beaches and record their findings in different states.

The clean-up is Saturday, September 26 and begins at 9:00 a.m. We will be meeting at Northwest Vista College in front of HH and the parking garage. We will meet at 5:45 and leaving at 6:00 am.

Lunch will be provided by site coordinators but be sure to bring water and stay hydrated. A hat, sunblock, and sunglasses are good ideas. After the clean up, we will enjoy the beach for a couple of hours so be sure to bring swimming clothes, a towel, and a change of clothes. Also, be sure to bring extra money because we will be stopping for lunch on the way home.

If you would like to ride in the van be sure to send an email to Colleen Rojas @ crojas25@alamo.edu 

Space is limited so make sure to sign up ASAP @ www.iccnvc2015.eventbrite.com

Saturday. October 3 - Habitat for Humanity

 

Construction crews are the heart of Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will be doing physical work including and not limited to painting, lifting, nailing boards, sawing, drilling, working on the roof, and team building. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. Each house will have a leader to instruct volunteers and all the tools and safety equipment our volunteers will need

      Parking -Please follow parking signs to designated areas. 
      Plan to arrive by 7:45 am.  If you are late it will delay the safety briefing/start of construction that begins at 8am.        
     
Follow signs to “Sign in” area.   Look for a clipboard with your GROUP’S name on it.  It will go much faster if everyone 
      has their waiver signed ahead of time.  If you need us to verify your community service hours (for work, school, church) 
      please show us your form when you sign in.Court mandated community service cannot be done on site.  
      Everyone must wear closed-toed SHOES (no exceptions).  If someone from your group comes out in flip flops, backless 
      shoes, Crocs, Toms or any other type of shoe that doesn’t cover their entire foot and is too flimsy they will not be able to 
      stay on site.  
      Lunch is provided between 11am and 12:30pm.  If your group would like to provide their own lunch please let me know 
      Prior to your volunteer day. Special dietary needs cannot be accommodated
      Work will wrap up between 3 and 3:30 pm.  Plan to stay the entire day.  Leaving early will put the home you are working 
      on behind schedule.
      Age regulations - Youth under 14 years old are not allowed on site (no exceptions).  All minors (14-17) must have a  
      waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by the adult at all times!
      Don’t forget to dress for the weather.  Water is provided, but feel free to bring your own refillable bottle to cut down on 
      waste.

More information on location, safety, and waivers will be emailed out closer to the date of the event. In order to receive this email make sure to sign up and reserve your spot with the link below.

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE. SIGN UP ASAP @  https://nvc-habitat.eventbrite.com

If you have any other questions please contact Colleen Rojas @ 210.486.4080 or crojas25@alamo.edu

 

 

Saturday, October 10 - Saddle Light Center

Sadddle Light Center is a non-profit organization created in 1991 to help people reach their full potential. Since then, through the generosity of sponsors and volunteer work force, we currently provide equine therapy for riders of all ages each week. The Saddle Light Center is committed to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of the disabled population in the San Antonio area. O ur mission is to provide equestrian therapy for children, teenagers and adults with neurological, orthopedic, learning, emotional or other disabilities. Our goal is to inspire our riders to accomplishments previously considered beyond their capabilities.

Job Description
Arena Maintenance:  Stripping and painting the metal rails of the outdoor riding arena where our Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding sessions take place.  Duties may include scrubbing the fence with steel wool, washing, and painting.


Time & Location
Volunteering will be from 10:00am - 1:00pm
17530 Old Evans Rd, Selma TX 78154
If you would like to ride in the van please email Colleen Rojas @ crojas25@alamo.edu

MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP @ http://octslcnvc.eventbrite.com

If you have any other questions please contact Colleen Rojas @ 210.486.4080 or crojas25@alamo.edu

 

 

Friday, October 23 - Morgan's Wonderland

 Morgan's Wonderland is a 25 acres accessible amusement park for children and adults with special cognitive and physical needs. Volunteers are essential to the success of Morgan’s Wonderland. The generosity of volunteers helps keep the park an economical and safe place for everyone to play and learn. 

Northwest Vista College would like to invite students in the beautification and landscaping of the park. Volunteering will be from 10:00 am  - 2:00 pm.

Sign up @ http://octnvcmorganswonderland.eventbrite.com
If you have an other questions feel free to contact Colleen Rojas at crojas25@alamo.edu or 210.486.4080 

Friday - Sunday, December 4-6 - Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series has raised more than $310 million for participating charities.

The event weekend includes a world-class Health & Fitness Expo, Kids Rock race, 10K race, and the Rock 'n' Roll Half and Full Marathon.

Over 25,000 runners and walkers will take to the streets for music, fun and competition.

Volunteers receive a Race Crew t-shirt, drawstring backpack, refreshments and snacks, free parking and community service hours.

This is our biggest need for volunteers and a great event for families, organizations, companies and large groups to volunteer together.

Volunteers help with Expo registration, race start and finish line, water stations and more. There are thousands of opportunities for volunteers. You can be part of the race crew by registering @  https://2015rocknroll.my-trs.com/

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"You will be amazed how you can touch a person's life just by giving a few hours of your time. Service and leadership in your community go a long way and have helped me become the person I am today." 

- Patricia Bennett 2013 

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Contacts

Marie Morgan, Director
(210) 486-4009
mmorgan66@alamo.edu

Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010
kblanco@alamo.edu

Kim Pinder, Administrative Services Specialist
(210) 486-4004
kpinder@alamo.edu

Bianca Ramirez, Senior Specialist
(210) 486-4526
bramirez154@alamo.edu

Colleen Rojas, Specialist
(210) 486-4080
crojas25@alamo.edu