At this time, Haven for Hope has made the decision to close the Volunteer Center. Scheduled meetings have been moved to alternate locations or rescheduled. All visitors will need to check in at the East Gate.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Haven for Hope has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. After thoughtful and careful consideration for what is in the best interest of our clients, volunteers and staff, effective immediately Haven for Hope will suspend all volunteer activities throughout the Haven for Hope campus until further notice. This suspension of volunteers includes all individual volunteers, group volunteers, Soul Friends, church congregations, as well as most tour groups. Some exceptions may be made based upon the daily needs of the campus. While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing and fluid situation, we are committed to keeping our volunteers, clients and staff safe.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Haven for Hope. Below is information about volunteering with Haven for Hope.
Please note volunteers must show a valid form of identification upon arrival.
Individual volunteers are critical in helping with the daily operations of Haven for Hope. To volunteer, please follow the steps below.
Take a Tour
Haven for Hope offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. We ask any potential volunteers to take a tour of our campus prior to volunteering.
Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include a walking tour of our campus (wheelchair accessible). Tours begin at the Carlos Alvarez Volunteer Center located at 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, TX. 78207. Space for tours is limited. Click Register For A Tour or email us for more information.
Please email or call the Volunteer Office to register for a tour-
#210-220-2132 or [email protected]
Complete an Application
Upon completion of a tour, you will be invited to complete our online volunteer application. After your application is submitted, you will receive email instructions to complete an on-line background check for a cost of $6. After receiving your application and background check, a staff member of Haven for Hope will call you to discuss your schedule and volunteer opportunities.
Single Day Project Volunteers
Haven for Hope welcomes groups of any size to serve on our campus. Projects can include washing sleeping mats, sorting donations, landscaping, painting, playing Bingo, and more. We are also open to hearing any group volunteer ideas you may have.
Groups projects are facilitated Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm or weekdays in the evening by special arrangement. Dates of services are based on availability and we request at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to the requested date. Please submit a completed Volunteer Group Project Request Form to [email protected]
The aforementioned volunteer opportunities are for Haven for Hope. We work with many wonderful
partner organizations who have their own volunteer protocols. If you are interested in volunteering with a partner agency, please let us know and we are happy to connect you to the agency that best fits your needs.
Meals on the Haven for Hope campus are provided by our two wonderful partner organizations, the St. Vincent de Paul Society (St. Vinny’s Bistro) and the San Antonio Food Bank. If you are interested in volunteering with either organization, please use the contact information below to schedule a time to serve.
To volunteer at one of our partner kitchens, please contact directly:
St. Vinny’s Bistro serving the Courtyard: (210) 220-2452
San Antonio Food Bank serving the Transformational Campus: (210) 431-8388