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It’s one of the questions we receive most often here at San Antonio Things to Do: “Where can I take my kids and teens to volunteer in San Antonio?”

We’ve done our research to bring you this special list of holiday volunteer opportunities for adults as well as families with kids. 

Note, things continue to be a bit different this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Some opportunities are no longer here this year, and some have changed – but the needs are still the same, if not more so. 

Christmas Volunteering Opportunities in San Antonio

We offer 10 San Antonio organizations where you may volunteer, whether you like giving back all year or especially during the Christmas season.

1. Spare Parts


Image Credit: Spare Parts Facebook Page

A nonprofit organization in San Antonio urges you to think again before throwing away anything that is still useable. Their name is Spare Parts, and their mission is multi-faceted and even artistic. One of the Spare Parts’ main goals is to promote a shift away from our throwaway culture mentality. The Center for Creative Reuse is looking for volunteers to assist with sorting, arranging, and pricing material contributions. Volunteer shifts are usually 3 hours long, and volunteer days are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. OR 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

If you are willing to volunteer for Spare Parts, please send an email to vo*******@sp**********.org.

You can visit Spare Parts San Antonio Website for more information.

Location: 13491 Wetmore Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247, United States


2. Fiesta Youth

Fiesty You

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Since 2013, Fiesta Youth has been offering support groups and many other services to young LGBTQ+ individuals and their parents in order to enhance their quality of living. Fiesta Youth also organizes events to collect funds for future initiatives and to promote awareness about problems that impact LGBTQ+ persons. Volunteers are needed to assist in the facilitation and supervision of youth gatherings. Interactions with compassionate adults may be beneficial to children. 

All volunteers must be at least 21 years old and prepared to commit for at least 6 months. Volunteering opportunities include Youth Meeting Volunteer, Youth Events Volunteer, Special Events Volunteer, and Administrative Volunteer.

You can volunteer by filling out their application.

Visit Fiesta Youth Website for more information.

Location: 702 Donaldson Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201, United States


3. Habitat for Humanity San Antonio

Habitat for Humanity

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The objective of Habitats for Humanity is a world where everybody has a good place to live. Habitat for Humanity works toward this objective by partnering with people and families in need of a safe and reliable place to live. Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity assist in the building houses, fundraising, administrative work, feeding hungry volunteers, working at their Home Centers, and much more.

Location: 311 Probandt St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States

You may coordinate with them at 210-223-5203 x161 or Vo*******@Ha*******.org.

Check out Habitat For Humanity Website for more information.

4. San Antonio Threads

San Antonio Threads

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San Antonio Threads provides free clothing to children in need, and this year it has provided approximately 3,300 children. Teens who meet the criteria may choose full clothes, fresh socks, undergarments, bras, seasonal goods, etc when they are available.   Adolescents in foster care, teens who have grown out of foster homes, homeless teens, and other teens in need of help are all part of their target age group, which ranges from 12 to 21 years old. Volunteers are always needed, whether you’re part of a larger group, a church, or just want to work alone or with a handful of pals.

You can apply to volunteer with them by filling out their form.

Check out San Antonio Threads Website for more information.

Location: 10446 Sentinel St, San Antonio, TX 78217, United States

5. Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

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Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation focuses on wounded, ill, and orphaned animals. WRR has evacuated over 10,000 animals this year and expects to save another 2,000 before the end of the year. These figures reflect the lives of each and every single animal that has been saved from a life-threatening situation. Helping Hands Volunteer shifts are generally project or event-oriented and are flexible. Their Helping Hands help with everyday work such as addressing mails, event set-up, and laundry responsibilities such as cleaning and folding clean beddings. For families with young children above the age of 12, there is a specific Helping Hands module.

You can apply by filling out their application.

Location: 1354 Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

Check out Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Website for more information.

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6. Family Service Association

Family Services

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Family Service has supported, strengthened, and served San Antonio and its neighboring areas since 1903. Addressing the socioeconomic determinants of health via a trauma-informed care perspective is central to their goal. Where individuals live, study, work, play, and age are all social determinants of health. 

You can volunteer for a variety of projects, including “adopting” one of their early childhood education facilities and going to visit once a month, projects focused on national days and donation drives.
Here you may choose your volunteer choice.
You can visit Family Service Website for more information.
Location: 702 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

7. San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank

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The San Antonio Food Bank, which was founded in 1980, has swiftly expanded to assist 120,000 people every week in one of Texas’ biggest coverage regions. Their goal is for people to not only have enough food to eat today, but also to have the means to become self-sufficient tomorrow. Volunteers may choose the sort of work they want to do as well as the area where they want to volunteer as the San Antonio Food Bank continues to deliver vital services to the public.

You may select the volunteering options here.

Check out San Antonio Food Bank Website for more information.
Location: 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227, United States

8. SAMMinistries

S.A.M Ministries Inc.

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SAMMinistries works to avoid homelessness in San Antonio by providing a humane, comprehensive approach that gives struggling families a sense of self-sufficiency, pride, and dignity. SAMMinistries has several volunteer opportunities throughout the holidays and throughout the year for unique Christmas activities. You can volunteer alone or as part of a group.
You may check out their forms by clicking here.
Visit SAMMinistries Website for more information.
Location: 1919 NW Loop 410, Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78213

9. Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries

Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries

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Over the past 18 years, HCBDM has helped to change the lives of our neighbors in poverty.  Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries volunteers work as Christ’s hands and feet, sharing the gospel and growing the body. Family Mentor, Student/Youth Mentor, Operational Support, Friday Night Distribution, Administrative Support, Development Support, and Special Project Support are all areas where volunteers may help.
You may register here.
Check out Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries Website for more information.
Location: 38 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, TX 78006, United States

10. Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities

Morningside Ministries Senior Living Communities

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Morningside Ministries is San Antonio’s oldest and biggest faith-based elder living organization, with two communities offering a complete continuum of care. Morningside presently provides three different volunteer programs in which you may participate. Morningside Ministries General Volunteer, Morningside Ministries Auxiliary, and Person-to-Person are the three categories.

You may register here.

Check out Morningside Ministries website for more information.

Location: 7550 W Interstate 10 Ste 210, San Antonio, TX 78229


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