The Office of Community Relations works closely with the Student Volunteer Connection to match students, staff and faculty with community agencies and organizations.
There are many agencies, schools and organziations that need volunteers that are committed throughout a semester, not just for a one-time event.
Here is a list of local volunteer opportunities:
United Way of Hays County Partner Agencies:
- American Red Cross of Central Texas - Hays County Branch - 800.928.4271
An emergency social services and community health education organization. Providing disaster relief, assitance to military families and veterans, health and safety training and HIV/AIDS education.
- Central Texas Medical Center Hospice - 512.753.3584
Provides supportive, nurturing care to terminally ill patients and their families by addressing physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs. Through home care, pain control and symptom relief, the doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and support staff at CTMC Hospice are dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for our patients.
- Hays-Caldwell Women's Center - 512.396.4357 or 800.700.4292
Shelter and outreach services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
- Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - 512.396.7695
Provides individual, family and group counseling by certified and/or licensed counselors, as well as community education classes and positive alternative activities.
- Hays County Salvation Army Service Unit - 512.754.8541
Provides daily food, shelter, clothing, furniture, utility, rental, and disaster relief, transportation and counseling assistance to those in need.
- Boy Scouts of America - 800.444.1910
Fosters character development, citizenship, training and personal fitness for youth in Hays County.
- Combined Community Action Nutrition - 800.333.6325
Helping senior citizens live longer, quality lives through providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a volunteer.
- Community Action - 512.392-1161 x 328
Innovative prescription assistance program that provides medical prescriptions to low income uninsured Hays County residents.
- Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - 830.379.0300
Matches volunteers age 55 and older with non-profit, public and community organizations to help meet community needs; and to provide a high quality
experiencethat will enrich the lives of volunteers and those they serve.
Hays County Area Food Bank - 512.392.8300
Seeks to overcome hunger by collecting and redistributing food to emergency pantries and on-site feeding agencies throughout Hays County. Serves as a clearinghouse for surplus food.
San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District
- Campus Contacts - Many campuses need tutors, mentors and volunteers for their students. Contact the schools directly for more information.
- PTO Contacts - Many PTO/PTSA organizations partner with TxSt volunteers on a year-round basis.
OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT NEED YOUR HELP!
Always Wanted a Riding Experience
Volunteers help adults and children with disabilities to ride horses. Horse experience is not required.
Pack It Up and Pass It On
Assist with the end-of-the-year recycling program that puts unwanted items from students into hands of the needy and diverts more than seven tons of usuable items from area landfills.
College Awareness Tours
Spend a few hours making a difference in a local sixth grade child’s life by exposing them to the Texas State camus and helping them learn what they need to do NOW to be academically and financially prepared for post-secondary education
Applications for Bobcat BuIld 2014 will be available in September.
Student Volunteer Connection
Habitat for Humanity, San Marcos Chapter
San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance
Protects the quality of life for the people of San Marcos through the creation of interconnected parks and natural areas.
San Marcos Animal Shelter
750 River Road, 512.393.8340
San Marcos Public Library
Volunteers can repair books, tutor adults, read at childcare centers and teach basic computer courses.