Volunteer

Thank you for choosing Haven for Hope and for your thoughtful spirit of giving! We are grateful for the generosity we have received this holiday season and to the thousands of volunteers who help support our programs.
Due to this overwhelming response:

To learn more about other ways that you can help support Haven for Hope this holiday season, please email our Volunteer Services Team for more information at volunteer@havenforhope.org. We will get back with you as soon as possible.

Thank you once again for keeping us in mind!! Your compassion is greatly appreciated!!!


Individuals

The support of regular individual volunteers makes Haven for Hope tick! If you would like to learn more about volunteering with us, we invite you to:

1. Take a Tour

Haven for Hope is a big place with lots of amazing opportunities to join us as we offer hope and new beginnings to people experiencing homelessness. We’d like you to get to know us a bit better so you can find your best fit for volunteering! Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include a walking tour of our campus (wheelchair accessible). They begin at the Carlos Alvarez Volunteer Center located at 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio TX 78207. Everyone is welcome but space is limited!

Click the link below to register for a tour or email tours@havenforhope.org for more information.

Register for a Tour

2. Complete an Application

Upon tour completion, we invite you to complete our online volunteer application. After it is submitted, you will receive email instructions to complete an online background check at a minimal cost of $6. After our staff reviews your application and background check, someone will contact you to discuss and schedule volunteer opportunities.

**Individual volunteer application processing is on an extended timeline.

Complete a Volunteer Application

Single Day Project and Community Service Volunteers

If your are interested in a simple day of service or fulfilling your court ordered community service hours with Haven for Hope, please contact us at volunteer@havenforhope.org or 210-220-2549.

Groups

Volunteer Groups

We are happy to host your volunteer group for a service project on campus! Typical projects can include washing sleeping mats, sorting donations in the donation center, landscaping, painting, and other campus beautification, hosting a Java & Jams in the Courtyard, playing Bingo in the Courtyard, hosting a game night on the Transformational campus. However, we would also love to work with you to create a unique volunteer opportunity according to your interest!

Group Projects are facilitated Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm, or in the evenings by special arrangement. Dates of service are based on availability, and we request at least 2 weeks' notice prior to the requested date for planning purposes. Please submit a completed Group Application Packet to volunteer@havenforhope.org.

**Through the end of the year, volunteer group scheduling is subject to availability on weekdays. We have reached our capacity for volunteer groups on Saturdays through the end of the year.

Group Application Packet

Group Tours

Tours are offered for groups of 5 or more per availability. Please request group tours at least 2 weeks in advance by completing the Haven for Hope Campus Tour Request Form and emailing it to tours@havenforhope.org.

Group Tour Request Form

Educational Tours

Tours are offered for supervised groups of children and teens per availability. These tours include an interactive classroom session focused on understanding homelessness and modified walking tour of our campus. Please request an educational tour at least 2 weeks in advance by completing the Haven for Hope Educational Tour Request Form and emailing it to tours@havenforhope.org

Educational Tour Request Form



Donation Drives

If you are interested in hosting a donation drive, please let us know! For information on urgently needed items and instructions on how to conduct a drive, call 210-220-2549. Then complete the Donation Drive Registration Form and return it to give@havenforhope.org.

Donation Drive Registration Form

Contact Info

The Volunteer Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please feel free to contact us at volunteer@havenforhope.org.
Volunteer Main Line: (210) 220-2549
Individual Volunteers: (210) 220-2132
Volunteer Groups: (210) 220-2186


*The above steps are for those interest in becoming Haven for Hope volunteers. Some of our Partner Agencies have their own volunteer protocols. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity with one of these Partner Agencies, we are happy to refer you to the best point of contact for that agency.



To volunteer at one of our kitchens, please contact directly:
St. Vinny's Bistro serving the Courtyard: (210) 220-2452 https://www.svdpsa.org/bistro-volunteer-application
San Antonio Food Bank serving the Transformation Campus: (210) 431-8388 https://safoodbank.org/ways-to-help/give-time/

Volunteer T-shirts

Volunteer T-Shirts are available for a suggested donation of $15 each or $12 each for five or more.

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