Thank you for choosing Haven for Hope and for your thoughtful spirit of giving! You can find information below about volunteering and touring Haven for Hope. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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

1. Take a Tour

Haven for Hope is a big place with lots of amazing opportunities for you to 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 [email protected] 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.

Complete a Volunteer Application

Single-day Project

If you are interested in a simple day of service with Haven for Hope, please contact us at [email protected] or 210-220-2132.


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 or 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 through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the evenings by special arrangement. Dates of service are based on availability, and we request at least two weeks' notice prior to the requested date for planning purposes. Please submit a completed Volunteer Group Project Request Form to [email protected].

Volunteer Group Project Request Form

Group Tours

Tours are offered for groups of five or more per availability. Please request group tours at least two weeks in advance of the desired tour date by completing the Haven for Hope Educational Tour Request Form and emailing it to [email protected].

Group Tour Request Form

Educational Tours

Educational tours are offered for supervised groups of children and teens per availability. These tours include an interactive classroom session focused on understanding homelessness and a modified walking tour of our campus. Please request an educational tour at least two weeks in advance of the desired tour date by completing the Haven for Hope Educational Tour Request Form and emailing it to [email protected]

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 210-220-2132. Then complete the Donation Drive Registration Form and return it to [email protected].

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 [email protected].
Volunteer Main Line: (210) 220-2132

*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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