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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 - Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Income Tax Assistance program


VITA

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: http://www.vitasa.org/ 

To sign up to volunteer contact;
Eva Avitia
Email: eavitia@ccaosa.org
Phone#: 210-222-2975 / 210-639-5344

 

 

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: www.mobileloavesandfishes.org


To sign up to volunteer contact:

Renee Hayes
rhayes45@outlook.com
210-254-4912

Saturday, Sept. 24th - ADOPT A BEACH

 

Adopt a Beach

Since the first cleanup in 1986, more than 488,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.

Due to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority.

The program strives to:
•raise public awareness; 
•educate citizens about the source of debris; and 
•generate public support for state, national and international action to clean up coastal waters. 
  

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program's success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteer county coordinators, coastal community leaders, sponsors and citizens. Strong support from the private sector helps carry our message to Texans all across the state.

Beach cleanups are a great way to engage in a team building exercise while doing something great for the environment.

 When/Where:   

                  Saturday, September 24, 2016 – Coast wide Fall Cleanup

 

For more information or to volunteer, please visit: texasadoptabeach.org/  

 

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: https://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

 

Americorps

 

Americorps

 

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. www.publicallies.org Share with students who may be interested.

For more information, please CLICK HERE!

Person of contact:
Steven Acton
Email: sacton@alamocolleges.edu
Phone#: 210.485.0822 (p)

 

 

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 tmetz@americanyouthworks.org

For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/saan

 

When: Every first Saturday of the month from 9AM-12PM

Where: Mission San Juan

 

To volunteer, please contact:
Torin Metz
Email: tmetz@americanyouthworks.org
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 rachel.esposito@svdpsa.org 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: http://thesaddlelightcenter.com/how-to-help/volunteer/

To volunteer, contact:

April or Kerstin

Phone#: 210-651-9574

 

June 1 - July 31:Computer Aide Cortez Branch Library

 

Computer Aide, Cortez Branch Library

San Antonio Public Library

Cortez Branch Library is seeking volunteers to assist the public with basic computer tasks such as signing on to the wait list, setting up email accounts, assisting with printing documents.

Skills:
  • Customer Service
  • Google Apps
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • STEM
  • Data Entry

 

Requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours per week for 3 months.

When: Wed Jun 01, 2016 - Sun Jul 31, 2016

Where: 2803 Hunter Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78227

More information, visit: http://www.mysapl.org

 

To volunteer, contact:

Veronica Anderson

Phone#: 210-207-2500

June 1 - July 31: ZUMBA Lead Zumbathon

In need of a ZUMBA enthusiast who would love to lead a zumbathon for ACS!

American Cancer Society High Plains Division

Our Kendall Co. group is in need of a ZUMBA loving person who will be willing to donate their time and zumba skills to hold a zumbathon. We will provide the location, time and people if you can provide the skills and music needed. Our goal is to have a zumbathon to raise money for our Relay For Life event. This event is held in Kendall county to help raise funds to fight back against cancer. Will you help us in the fight?

When: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:00 AM - Sun Jul 31, 2016 08:00 AM

Where: 8115 Datapoint Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229

Requirements/Commitment:

  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • enthusiastic personality , ability to work with large groups and give direction

      

To volunteer, contact:

Janie Lambaria

Phone#: 210-614-4212

June 17 - Dec. 17 = Flower and Card Delivery!

 

Flower and Card Delivery!!!

River City Hospice

Brighten someone's day with a flower or homemade card delivery! Flowers and cards are a great way to bring a smile to the faces of our patients and families in your community. Please send us an email with more information on how to become a volunteer today!

Requirements:
  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training


When: Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Sat Dec 17, 2016

Where: 4211 Gardendale, Suite A102 San Antonio, TX 78229

For more information, visit: http://www.rivercityhospice.com/

To volunteer, contact:

River City Hospice

210-858-9138

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: https://www.volunteeringsolutions.com/volunteer-abroad-programs

To volunteer, contact:
Matthew Wilson
matthew@volunteeringsolutions.com
1-888-790-3096

 

Saturday, July 30th - Green Spaces Alliance Trail Building

 

Green Spaces Alliance Trail Building

WORK OUT HELP OUT

We're going to join with Green Spaces Alliance to continue working on this trail.

Bring: A great attitude!

Age limit:
None! Bring the family :)

Forms: If you haven't done so, fill out a PAR-Q on our website workouthelpout.org under the "Forms" section. Bring the completed copy to the event or send it to Info@workouthelpout.org.

Expect: To exercise, volunteer, make friends, and a healthy snack following the event! Chef-prepared meals are provided courtesy of Your Sassy Chef Heather.

Visit: workouthelpout.org for more information.


When: Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: NW Corner of Judson and 1604 San Antonio, TX 78259
              There is no physical address, follow this link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/29°36'19.6%22N+9     
 
To Volunteer, contact:
Paul Rezaei
2102969702

Saturday, August 13 - Family Fit Challenge

 

Fit Family Challenge

San Antonio Sports

San Antonio Sports’ Fit Family Challenge, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas includes events and resources to help your family be more physically active and learn about good nutrition. There are free weekly workouts at seven sites and every three weeks, a family-friendly Big Event is held on a Saturday where we’ll give away a $1,000 cash prize. PLUS, we’ll be giving away prizes throughout the summer to participants who earn points on their tracking log! You can earn points by participating in weekly fitness classes, receiving a health screening, and coming to the Big Events. If you earn more than 400 points, you will be entered to win one of our 2016 Fit Family Challenge grand prizes.

Volunteers will assist with games for kids, handing out prizes, snacks and event production.
All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Service hours and refreshment provided.

When: Saturday, August 13 (7am-11am)

Where: The District 6 Fitness 5k Run at Wolfe Stadium

To Volunteer, sign up at: FITFAMILYCHALLENGE

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

Email: sheaden@brookdale.com
Phone #: 210-998-2966

Agust 8th-12th: Kinetic Kids TX

 

Kinetic Kids TX

Kinetic Kids is a non-profit that provides sports & recreation programs for children with special needs in San Antonio. We are hosting a 1-week/5-day bike camp August 8th-12th and have 75 minute shifts available for volunteers to walk/jog alongside a child as they learn to ride a bike. Join us for an unforgettable experience helping children with special needs learn to ride a 2 wheeled bike!

We have 1.25 hour shifts for 5 days straight and some openings for 'flex' volunteers that aren't able to commit to the full week, but want to help with a couple of shifts or more.

Volunteer Role:
Walk/jog/run alongside a rider as they are learning to ride a bike during a 75-minute session (with short breaks) for 5 days Monday through Friday. You will provide encouragement and physical support, as needed.

Volunteer Commitment:
Sign up to assist with 75-minute session(s) August 8th-12th, 2016. Please note that we ask you to commit to working all five days during the camp for the session(s) you select. (there are some 'FLEX' opportunities available for those that can't commit to the full week, be sure to sign up for those specific shifts if needed.

Shifts Available:
8:30 am - 9:45 am
10:05 am – 11:20 am
11:40 pm – 12:55 pm
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
3:35 pm - 4:50 pm

Volunteers will be asked to attend a Bike Camp specific training on Sunday, August 7th at 6:30pm.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your session start time for a daily strategy/training session with Shine Staff.
Volunteers must be 16 years old or older. **Some exceptions may apply. Contact the volunteer coordinator for details.

For more information or To SIGN UP,  visit:KineticKidsTX

Date(s) and times volunteers are needed:
Assist with 75-minute session(s) August 8th-12th, 2016.

 

For questions, contact:
Natalie Weiblen Henry
Email: volunteer@kinetickidstx.org
Phone #: 210-621-3141

Friday, Aug. 5th - Feed the Hungry

 

Feed the Hungry...Volunteer for Food Distribution!

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be holding our next Food Distribution Event from 8:30am-11:00am.
The event takes place every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday, in which it is rescheduled for the following week)

During our Food Distribution, the Salvation Army fights hunger by distributing bags of groceries to those that are in need of need of our services. During each event, The Salvation Army serves anywhere between 100 to 300 families. Come help our cause and truly make a difference in our community.

Volunteer's assist by:
• interacting with those waiting in line for our service
• transporting groceries to their vehicles
• packing groceries to serve to the community

When: Fri Aug 05, 2016, 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Where: 910 N. Flores St. San Antonio, TX 78212

To volunteer, please contact:
Roxana Hurtado
Phone#: 2103522000

Friday, Aug. 5th - Backpack Stuffing

 

Volunteers Needed for Backpack Stuffing!

The Ordinary

The Ordinary, Inc. puts on an annual Back to School Backpack & School Supply Drive and we are supporting under-resourced children in our community. We'll need volunteers to help with inventory of supplies received as well as stuff backpacks with the designated supplies. Helpers for organizing inventory, counting inventory and stuffing backpacks are needed!

When: Fri Aug 05, 2016, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where: Harlandale High School (114 E Gerald San Antonio, TX 78214)

To volunteer, please contact:
Delia Cavazos
Phone#:
210-834-4741

Saturday, Aug. 6th - Bus SA Youth School Supply Drive

 

Stuff the Bus SA Youth School Supply Drive

SA Youth

SA Youth is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) for their annual Stuff the Bus School Supplies drive. As a volunteer you will greet HEB customers and encourage them to "Help Stuff the Bus" by asking them to shop for school supplies to be donated to local public schools in San Antonio. There will be SA Youth staff volunteering along with you all. We have about 5 who are rotating in shifts between 10am-6pm.

When: Sat Aug 06, 2016, 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Where: 1955 Nacogdoches Rd . San Antonio, TX 78209

To volunteer, please contact:
Gladys Plasencia
Phone#:
210-223-3131

Saturday, Aug. 6th - Ford Canoe Challenge

 

Ford Canoe Challenge

Paseo del Rio Association

We need a group of people to come help Load and Unload Canoes into the River for our Ford Canoe Challenge in support of our Boy Scouts of America.

When: Sat Aug 06, 2016, 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Rio Plaza, 245 E Commerce St. San Antonio, TX 78205

To volunteer, please contact:
Alex Ramirez
Phone#:
210-683-1811
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Nathalie Mai Kraft
Phone#: (210) 486-4080
Email: ndiaz41@alamo.edu