Thank you for your interest! There are two steps to becoming a Haven for Hope volunteer.

1. Take a Tour

Tour our campus, get to know us a little better, and find out about our volunteer opportunities on campus. We have tours open to individuals every first Saturday and second & fourth Thursday of the month, beginning at 10:00am October 1st – April 30th and 9:30am May 1st – September 30th. Everyone is welcome but space is limited. To sign up, email your RSVP and include your phone number, preferred dates/times, and the number in your party. We will send you an email confirmation with tour details.

Group tours are offered for 5 per availability. Please request group tours at least two weeks in advance by completing this form Haven for Hope Campus Tour Request Form and emailing it to

Volunteer Services will contact you within 2-3 business days to confirm your tour.

Tours are expected to last 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.

Please make sure to dress comfortably and in accordance with our dress code (no spaghetti strap shirts, tanks, shorts/skirts shorter than knee length, shirts shorter than waist length or pants below the waist). Walking shoes and bottled water are recommended.

Tours will be offered until Saturday, December 17th and will restart, Tuesday, January 3rd in observance of the holidays.

2. Complete an Application Packet

Upon tour completion, you may submit a completed Application Packet and a valid ID to One element of the application is an online background check at a minimal cost of $6. We will contact you within one week of receipt of your application. For volunteer groups, dates of service are based on availability, and we request at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to the requested date for planning purposes. Click on the buttons below to download the appropriate application packet.

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 amazing response, our ability to process new volunteer applications is limited.

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 We will get back with you as soon as possible.

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

Contact Info

The Volunteer Center is open Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please feel free to contact us at:

Individual Volunteers: (210) 220-2132
Volunteer Groups: (210) 220-2186

To volunteer at one of our kitchens, please contact directly:
San Antonio Food Bank: (210) 431-8388
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen: (210) 220-2452

We are looking forward to facilitating the best volunteer experience for you, our staff and our members. Thank you for your interest!

*The above steps are for those interested 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.

**The Application Packets and Volunteer Menu are PDF documents and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. To download it for free from the Adobe website, click here.

Individual Application Packet Group Application Packet Volunteer Opportunities Catalog

New shirts available!

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

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