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
- American Red Cross of Central Texas - Hays County Branch - 800.928.4271
An emergency social services and community health education organization. Providing disaster relief, assistance 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. Their mission is to promote comprehensive management, using community resources
in an effort to meet the needs of their clients while maintaining their dignity.
- Boy Scouts of America - 800.444.1910
Fosters character development, citizenship, training and personal fitness for youth in Hays County.
- Boys & Girls Club of South Central Texas - 512.805.3000
World of Wisdom Works with nieghborhood seniors and youth for vairous activities.
- Camp Fire USA - 512.349.2111
outcome-based programs include youth leadership,
self-reliance, after school groups, camping and environmental education and child care.
- CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - 512.392.3578
Recruits and trains court-appointed special volunteers to advocate for services and a permanent home for abused and neglected children who are in foster care.
- CFPO Police Athletic League Youth Sports - 512.395-0418
Provides scholarships for extracurricular sports teams.
- Greater San Marcos Youth Council - 512.754.0500
Dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families through a variety of services such as emergency shelter, counseling, parenting classes, crisis intervention and child abuse prevention.
- Hays County Early Childhood Intervention/Homespun - 512.558.2024
Serves Hays County families who have babies and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays. Families and professional work as a team to plan appropriate services based on the unique needs of the child and family.
- Girl Scouts of Central Texas - 800.733.0011
Inspires girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service; that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.
- San Marcos Housing Authority Resident Services - 512.396.3364
An after-school and summertime drug prevention program for children.
- Youth Service Bureau - 512.396.KIDS
A free, safe haven for youth, offering educational programs, computer literacy, direct counseling, recreation, life-coping skills and socially acceptable behavior.
- www.southsidecommunitycenter.org/Southside Community Center - 512.392.6694
Multi-service community center providing youth enrichment and adult education programs, after-school and summer youth activities, information, referral, telephone counseling and direct social services.
- 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, ESL teachers and mentors 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.
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.
College Awareness Tours
Spend a few hours making a difference is an elementary school child’s life by exposing them to a college campus.
Mark your calendars, Saturday, April 4, 2009
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.
Always Wanted a Riding Experience
Volunteers help physically disabled adults and children ride horses.
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 computer.