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Pastor Tony Gruben
(830) 278-5684
Pastor James Garza
(830) 900-7350
Updated within the last year

VA’s Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events provides Veterans with opportunities for health and healing through adaptive sports and therapeutic art programs. These specialized rehabilitation events aim to optimize Veterans’ independence, community engagement, well-being, and quality of life. The programs are built on clinical expertise within VA, with essential support from Veteran Service Organizations, corporate sponsors, individual donors and community partners.

  • Grant Program: The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans and service members with disabilities (ASG Program) provides grant funding to organizations to increase and expand the quantity and quality of sustainable adaptive sport activities that Veterans and service members with disabilities have to participate in physical activity including those for mental health issues within their home communities, as well as more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sport programs at the regional and national levels.
  • Training Allowance: Interested in becoming a Paralympic athlete? The VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office provides a monthly assistance allowance for Veterans with disabilities training in Paralympic sports, as well as certain Veterans with disabilities selected for or competing with the national Olympic Team, as authorized by 38 U.S.C. 322(d) and Section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.
  • National Event Calendar: View upcoming 2024 National Events.
Updated within the last 2 months.
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

We are delighted that you are exploring volunteer opportunities with CAMP!

Throughout the year, CAMP is successful because of the volunteer service of so many individuals and groups.

Click here to explore various ways to invest your time and talents.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 2 months.

Volunteering, at its heart, is the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in our community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward.

Lives are changed and communities are strengthened when we come together and bring our resources to serve those in need. We can't do this without you.

To learn of the different programs and how to volunteer for each one, please click the Apply Now and select the program of interest.

Have a donation or contribution?

  • Do you have contributions of clothing, non-perishable foods items and the like? Please click here to reach out to us for instructions on how to make your contribution.
  • If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Believers Community Development, P.O. Box 200775, San Antonio, TX 78220.
Updated within the last year

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

The Service & Leadership program identifies opportunities and provides training for individuals with disabilities who are interested in serving the San Antonio community by engaging in volunteerism, service on nonprofit boards, and participation in strategic conversations about the future of our community. While there are other opportunities for people with disabilities to learn to advocate for themselves, there are few programs that expect, encourage, and empower these citizens to advocate for and serve others.

This opportunity is for individuals with disabilities.

Office hours are irregular, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Melanie Cawthon Send email
(210) 704-7262
Updated within the last 1 month.

Volunteer for a disABILITYsa event or program:

There are a number of opportunities to engage with disABILITYsa through one-day events and program interactions. Click here for a list of events you can volunteer for.

Volunteer to support disABILITYsa outreach:

One of the best ways to learn about our organization and promote our mission within the San Antonio community is to serve as an outreach volunteer. This position requires a two hour training where we walk you through each of the disABILITYsa programs, show you how to set-up our information table, and prepare you to answer some basic questions about the organization regarding programs, volunteer opportunities, and ways others can get involved. You'll accompany us to various information fairs, and then once you're ready, you'll take off on your own. Outreach volunteers are a big part of fulfilling our mission to educate, advance, and engage.

Volunteer with a program:

Utilize your skills and expertise to help change a life or our community. These volunteer opportunities allow you to share your expertise and experiences with others in the community to help effect positive change.

Volunteer to serve on a Planning Team: 

disABILITYsa programs would not exist if it weren't for the long-term commitment of those who are serving on our planning teams. From budget to logistics, our planning team members work to plan and implement the mission of disABILITYsa into our programs that benefit our community.

disABILITYsa Volunteer Team: 

Join this team of individuals as we get together and volunteer in our local community. Volunteer service activities will be selected in areas of human services, arts, culture, animal services and more! disABILITYsa will work to provide the supports necessary for individuals of all abilities to participate.

Click here to sign up for the disABILITYsa Volunteer Team.

Click here to find out how to volunteer for all other programs and events.

Office hours are irregular, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Updated within the last 1 month.

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year

SA Life Academy offers a standard-based day program designed to meet the holistic needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Certified Special Education teachers design a stimulating curriculum that includes relationship building, art, recreational therapy, health and wellness, community outreach, and life and job-skills training. 

SA Life Academy also collaborates with volunteers and professionals throughout the community to offer specialized classes such as yoga, recreational therapy, and gardening. Through community integration which includes 5-6 hours of volunteerism per week, SA Life Academy students give back to the community in a meaningful way.

There are no more than 12 students per day in each class.

To be considered for admission to SA Life Academy, applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Must be diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD)
• Must be 18 or over
• Must not exhibit aggressive behavior or be a danger to themselves or others
• Must not be at high risk for elopement (running away)
• Must be able to handle reasonably crowded or stimulating environments in the community
• Independence with toileting and hygiene (does not require assistance)
• Must not be medically fragile or need extensive medical care (No onsite nurse or medical staff)

Call for information about fee coverage options.

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Cindy Boynton Send email
(210) 382-1247
Samantha Pety
(210) 382-1247
Updated within the last month

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Walk-ins are permitted, but appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, call 210-924-8581 or email [email protected].
Updated within the last year

Our Goodwill Good Careers Centers provide free career assistance to anyone seeking employment or a new career.

Our trained staff can help you answer the following questions:

  • How do I write my resume to highlight my experience and get the attention of recruiters?
  • How do I search for and apply for jobs that meet my needs?
  • What careers am I interested in and how do I get started?
  • What should I expect during an interview and how do I make a good first impression?
  • What workplace skills do I need to be successful at my new job?
  • What are the best ways to apply for government jobs?

Our staff provides one-on-one career coaching that focuses on:

  • Identifying your career interests
  • Developing or updating your resume
  • Connecting to employers
  • Completing online job applications
  • Practicing interview tactics

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

Click here for a downloadable informational flyer in English and Spanish.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last year
6.14 miles away, 8126 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D10

Deaf Young Life (DYL) is taking place in San Antonio, Texas, to reach deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers. DYL allows these teens to experience the Gospel and interact with others who share the same hearing loss story.

Click here to register for Deaf Young Life or to volunteer.

Click here to apply for the Camp Scholarship.

To book Emma Faye, call 830-249-1744 or email [email protected].

Emma Faye Rudkin Send email
(830) 249-1744
Updated within the last 3 months.

Adult Volunteer

Our adult volunteers are an essential part of our organization.  We have a great staff, but Special Reach won't be where it is today without the help of volunteers to carry out our mission. 

We are always looking for additional help and support to assist our organization in different areas, such as:

  • Office work
  • Events 
  • Programs
  • Raise funds
  • Spread the word about Special Reach

Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for volunteer opportunities ahead of time.  Upon completing and reviewing the adult volunteer form and subsequent training, an adult volunteer may assist children during program hours.  All adults working with children will work under the supervision of trained, state-certified professionals, and all adults who volunteer with children must pass a background check.  Click below to complete an application or sign up for a volunteer opportunity.

Teen Volunteers

Our teen volunteers are an essential part of our organization.  Teen volunteers must be at least 15 years old.  Teens younger than 15 years old must volunteer with a parent/caregiver who has passed our background check (if volunteering with our participants).  Teen volunteers are required to sign up for volunteer opportunities ahead of time.  Upon completing and reviewing the teen volunteer application and subsequent training, a teen volunteer may assist children during program hours.  All teens will work under the supervision of trained, state-certified professionals.  Special Reach offers volunteer credit hours to teen volunteers. 

Please click below to complete an application.  A completed teacher recommendation form is required for teen volunteers.

Your time and talent make a significant impact in the lives of our kids - thank you.

Click here for the Adult Volunteer Application.

Click here for Adult and Teen Volunteer Sign up.

Click here for the Teen Volunteer Form.

Click here for Teacher Recommendations for Teen Volunteers.

 

Cici Osonma Send email
Michael Ortega Send email
(210) 784-7478
Updated within the last 4 months.

You make the world a better place.

Volunteers of all kinds are important to us. As a volunteer, we want you to participate in a way that is meaningful to YOU. We are dedicated to working closely with you to identify your ideal project plan, specific experience and "take away" plus scheduling days, times and places that are most convenient for you.

There are several ways to volunteer at Mission Road:

  • You’re the Expert

What is your passion? Expertise? Joy? Volunteer your time to play your musical instrument; build a bird house; teach us about the sun and stars; bake a cake; care for animals; teach us dances from your ancestors and on and on. Volunteering is about YOU! We love it all!

  • On-Campus Group Volunteers

Large volunteer groups are welcome! Activities can include working directly with clients on craft projects, reading, singing, playing sports and games. Got rhythm? Volunteer to dance with clients at our frequent carnivals and parties.

Volunteers may also choose to help with the care and maintenance of Mission Road facilities - painting, gardening, light repairs, hanging Christmas lights, even harvesting olives in our 250-tree orchard.

  • Off-Campus Group Volunteers

We love to be out and about. Our clients love to visit museums, the theater, historic sites, see movies, go bowling, and even volunteer for others - visiting senior centers, the Food Bank and baking cookies at the Ronald McDonald House. Where can you take us?

  • Sponsors

We appreciate individual and corporate sponsors who may choose donate items such as tickets for community events, books, puzzles, crafts supplies, etc.. Monetary donations are appreciated to help cover transportation expenses, meals and other expenses for off campus experiences - including over-night vacations for our residents.

  • Individual Volunteer

An individual may assist in on-campus programming; such as arts and crafts classes, music lessons, tutoring, field trips, birthday parties, fundraisers, holiday parties and much more.

  • Shindig, Job Luncheon and Club Unicorn

Individuals can volunteer with Mission Road's client and fundraising events. Dance with our clients, serve popcorn or pizza or serve on our special fundraising committees including Underwriting and Table Sponsor recruitment, Auction Donation procurement, Decor, Guest Registration, etc.

Complete our online Volunteer Form found here.

Upon submission, a team member will contact you to help coordinate a volunteer activity that meets your expectations and provides your volunteers with a memorable and productive experience.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or call (210) 334-2455.

 

Mission Road Volunteer Protocol and Restrictions

  • Mission Road does not offer volunteer opportunities for Court Ordered Community Service.
  • As of 2022, staffing challenges prevent clinical internships and student internships at both our Southside and Unicorn Centers campuses. We are not accepting university, college, and/or nursing school intern partnerships.
  • High Access and/or Individual Volunteers must complete our application, undergo a full background check (FBI and DPS), they must pay the non-refundable application fee of $87, and participate in an in-person interview. Acceptance is subject to approval and clearance at all junctures.
  • All requests for both individual and group volunteer projects are reviewed by and subject to approval by the Mission Road Volunteer Council. Not all requests are granted.
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 5 months.

The Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program offers tutoring for adults with Down syndrome in the areas of reading, math, and writing.

Tutoring is available for those who are 18 years and older and is offered once a week for 90 minutes.

All lessons are individualized to the level of each student. Each student gets his/her own academic binder with lessons chosen specifically for his/her abilities. This is an ideal one-on-one tutoring situation where the student receives individualized attention.

The process is simple. If a student is interested in participating in this program, an application is completed followed by an informal assessment performed by the director. This information is used to develop the academic lessons.

Students and tutors are matched based on personalities and availability of tutoring times. All lessons are created by the director.

Reaction to this program is outstanding. Real friendships have developed with these tutoring sessions. The tutor learns from the student, as well as the student learning from the tutor. The academics are a plus for our students! The friendships are even better!

Volunteers are asked to complete an application and participate in an orientation.

Anyone interested in this program, please email Magaly Diaz at [email protected] or call us at 210-349-4372.

Free.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it to themselves" - James Matthew Barrie

Our current volunteer opportunities are listed here.

We are currently working on COVID safety protocols for in-person programming.

Call or email us for more information.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Brian Lopez Send email
Michelle Naeder Send email
Updated within the last 1 month.

Kinetic Kids’ programs succeed due to our tremendous volunteer support! We strive to provide one-on-one volunteer placement at programs so Kinetic Kids can safely and successfully participate in age-appropriate recreational and sports activities like their typically developing peers.

Volunteer with us and help a child experience the joys of childhood as they strive to achieve their highest potential in a challenging new sport or activity.

Click here to see current opportunities.

Click here to join our contact list.

Click here for all volunteer information.

Monday: 9?AM–8?PM Tuesday: 9?AM–8?PM Wednesday: 9?AM–8?PM Thursday: 9?AM–8?PM Friday: 9?AM–8?PM Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
Updated within the last 4 months.

Volunteers are the Lifeline of our Organization.

  • Program Volunteer: 16 and older. We are looking for energetic, fun, and compassionate people ages 16 and older to become volunteers for our participants. Their role is to model appropriate behavior and build friendships with the participants that we serve.
  • Fundraising Volunteer: 21 and older. Eva's Heroes hosts many fundraising events throughout the year. We can not do it alone. We are looking for hard-working, dedicated, punctual volunteers to help us.
  • Office Volunteer: 16 and older. Please help us stay organized. We need volunteers throughout the year in our office.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here.

Christiane Garcia Send email
Jennifer Stevenson Send email
Updated within the last 4 months.

The Prosthetic Foundation was established in 2010 as a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization to help uninsured and underinsured amputees throughout Texas. The Prosthetic Foundation is committed to ensuring amputees receive a prosthesis and the follow-up care essential to regaining mobility and independence.

The loss of a limb can create a severe challenge and prevent an amputee from being able to perform the activities of daily living that many of us take for granted. The physical and psychological independence that a prosthesis can provide not only affects the amputee but can make a world of difference for their family and everyone around them.

A prosthesis is also crucial in preventing additional health complications from being sedentary in a wheelchair.

If you are interested in volunteering with The Prosthetic Foundation, please contact us at (210) 237-4400.

Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 4 months.

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Volunteers are essential to the success of Morgan’s Wonderland. We depend on the generosity of our volunteer family to help keep the park an economical and safe place for everyone to play and learn. We would love to have you join our family of volunteers!

We have both individual and group volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to apply, either as an individual or a group, please complete the appropriate application here.

Hours
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 1 month.

Our special needs Axcess ministry is built on the belief that Jesus desires a personal relationship with all his children, regardless of their abilities. We have created a program to appropriately accommodate and differentiate student learning.

We have two models in Axcess:

  • Inclusion for all ministries
  • Sensory safe classrooms

Inclusion for all ministries is where members are given a buddy to partner with alongside their peers in various environments around campus. 

Sensory-safe classrooms are self-contained and allow for specialized and specific care for those with moderate to severe needs.

Registration is required. For any assistance or further information on our ministry, please feel free to email inquires to [email protected] or call (210) 496-5096, ext 1102.

Free.

On-campus Bible Studies and Small Groups: Weeknights, Monday - Thursday All worship services: Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:21 PM Axcess also holds a transition bible study (ages 14+) on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. This serves our older members who want to develop a better understanding and personal relationship with the body of Christ.
Erin Jacquez Send email
(210) 496-5096
Updated within the last 1 month.

We believe in learning from one another and sharing our unique gifts and talents.

At Southwind Fields, we encourage each of our Locals to have a mentor.

For our City Locals, it may look like checking in once a week, grabbing a burger or a cup of coffee, touching base, and doing life together.

At our Local Hub, mentors might lead a life group, teach a class, or join us for lunch.

Click here to learn more.

Call or email to find out how you can become a mentor.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Leslie Bellieu Send email
(210) 526-1567
Updated within the last 4 months.

Our mission is to reflect Christ’s love by serving cancer patients and others with life-threatening medical conditions, through tangible assistance and spiritual support. These individuals have family members and caregivers who are also affected, and they need to know they are not alone.

Please join us as we follow the Lord’s leading in the formation and growth of this new ministry at CrossBridge. Our focus is sharing the LOVE of Christ and the HOPE of the gospel!

Yoli Flores Send email
Updated within the last 2 months.

We are counting on you.

TBI Warrior® Foundation depends on community support to keep the programs that have impacted many lives ongoing.  We need your support to provide the tools to help people progress after the onset of a disability and give them hope.  We need YOU to be a cog to keep the wheels spinning.

TBI Warrior® Foundation believes in the value of selfless service to improve communities.  We are always looking for volunteers in different areas.  Please complete the Volunteer Inquiry form if you want to use your skills towards our mission, events, or community.  We will be glad to hear from you!

Donate.

It is all possible because of YOU. It is YOU who allows us to serve the community of people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). You provide us with the resources to continue developing innovative and effective support programs. Consider making a one-time donation or a monthly donation today! THIS COMMUNITY IS COUNTING ON YOUR SUPPORT. Donations can be made through this website, check-by-mail, or on our Facebook page.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 4 months.

Volunteer
Come by the clinic on 1781 E. Ammann Rd. and fill out an application or click here to fill out one online.

Volunteers report that they love volunteering for Acacia Medical Mission because it gives them an opportunity to give back to the community by helping their neighbors obtain needed medical care. We are also able to help our volunteers get community service and precept hours. If helping others brings you joy, you will enjoy your time at AMM!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reception Desk
  • Event Volunteers
  • Medically Trained Staff

Donate
Come by the clinic on 1781 E. Ammann Rd, or make an online donation.

Your Donation Will Provide

  • Prescription Refills
  • Medical Examinations
  • Diagnostic Exams

Make a donation to: [email protected] for Acacia Medical Mission

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Closed for lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Updated within the last month

Volunteers are the hands and feet of our organization. We could not provide the services to our participants without our volunteer team's care, dedication, and support. If you want to volunteer with Open T.R.A.I.L., please see the many ways you can volunteer with us below.

HELPING HAND
Provide assistance with projects (big or small) or daily chores to help maintain and improve the center—the perfect job for groups or volunteers under age 14, with parental supervision.

Requirements for a helping hand include:

  • Complete Helping Hands Training 
  • Attentive to instructions
  • Do not mind getting dirty
  • Physically capable of assigned task

SIDE WALKER
Helps engage the rider during the lesson and maintain the rider's safety by providing physical and emotional support. No previous experience is necessary; we will happily provide all training.

Requirements for sidewalkers include:

  • 14 years or older
  • Attended a Helping Hands Training
  • Complete Side Walker Training
  • Able to walk for 30-60 minutes
  • Enjoy interacting with the rider

HORSE HANDLER
Grooms, tacks, and leads the horse during the lesson to maintain its safety. Horse experience is a plus! We will provide all training for this position!

Requirements for horse handlers include:

  • 14 years or older
  • Complete Helping Hands Training
  • Complete Side Walker Training
  • Complete at least 10 hours as a Side Walker
  • Complete Horse Handler Training
  • Able to walk for 30-60 minutes
  • Attentive to surroundings

Click here for more information on volunteering.

To sign up for volunteer training, please email [email protected].

Hours
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kate Vasquez
(210) 367-8248
Amber Wodarz-O'Hara Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

In order to address the impacts of COVID-19 and to support Texas’ continued economic recovery, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is implementing a Service Industry Recovery (SIR) child care program to help low-wage workers in TWC-specified service industries who generally operate in close quarters with their customers and whose jobs cannot be accomplished remotely.

Highlights of the SIR program:

  • 12 months of eligibility
  • $0 parent share of cost
  • Less required eligibility documentation

(While TWC is targeting aspects of the service sector with SIR child care, all families continue to have access to TWC’s regular low-income child care subsidy program.)

Eligibility Requirements:

At least one parent must be currently employed or entering employment in one of the following TWC-specified service industries:

One-parent households must be working a minimum of 25 hours per week and a two-parent household must be working a total of 50 hours per week to qualify.

The family income is at or below 75 percent of State Median Income (SMI). To see if you meet this requirement, click here and scroll down to the family income table.

Click here to apply.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Updated within the last year