West Side San Antonio


Good Samaritan Community Services would not function to its full capacity without the men, women and groups that volunteer at our agency. Focusing on your passions, our Volunteer Services Program offers opportunities for individuals and groups, and tailors the volunteer experience to your gifts, talents, and availability. When you volunteer with Good Samaritan, you bring joy to someone's life, you provide assistance to a family in need, you further a child's educational growth, and you set an example for the youth of your community.

  • Volunteers MUST be Adults (Exception of Rising Juniors or Seniors in High School for Youth Development Services Department)
  • Volunteers MUST receive background check clearance prior to participation (Exception of Classroom Decorator during Camp Good Sam)
  • Volunteers MUST serve a minimum of three hours a day and one day per week. (Summer Only)
  • We do NOT require volunteers to attend the full volunteer shift.
  • We do NOT accept court ordered service hours.

VOLUNTEER AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP


Child Development Services
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Childcare Assistant - (Year Round) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our CDS Department caters to ages 6 weeks old to 5 years of age. Our trained, professional staff focus on providing our children with a fun curriculum in a safe classroom setting. Volunteers will serve as an extra set of hands and eyes in the classrooms. Activities include helping serve meals and snacks, sleeping schedules, changing diapers, sanitizing toys, etc. In addition, volunteers are expected to participate and engage in programming to ensure that clients have an enjoyable experience.


Family Development Services
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Senior Center Assistant - (Year Round) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

With the only Nationally Accredited Senior Center in South Texas, we strive to provide a safe, enjoyable and active environment for our clients. Volunteers help in all aspects of our daily program. Activities include, but are not limited to, morning walks, bingo, serving meals, arts and crafts, and activity monitors. Each of these activities are in place to stimulate the mind, body and spirit of our clients. In addition, volunteers are expected to participate and engage in programming to ensure that clients have an enjoyable experience.

Food Pantry & Commodities Day Assistant - (Tuesdays) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Each week, our Family Development Services Department provides food assistance to families and individuals in need. This project includes bagging and organizing the food as it arrives from our partners at The Food Bank. Once this food is bagged and ready to be distributed, our volunteers called "Runners" help our clients carry this food to their vehicles. The Runners that assist during these busy days are a huge help to the entire agency!


Youth Development Services
Afterschool Program
Begins August 20, 2018 (Follows School Schedule)
Monday - Friday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our Youth Development Services Department is our most active area of Good Sam. Our volunteers are equipped with the tools to aide our professional staff in creating the ideal environment for educational, mental, physical and intellectual growth. With a strategic schedule in place to maximize this growth, activities include the following:
  • Afterschool Assistant
  • Mentor
  • Career Guest Speaker
  • Field Trip Chaperone

Camp Good Sam
Dates TBD
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Camp Good Sam is an initiative that is designed to address summer learning loss by utilizing a literary theme (book series) to guide program culture and learning goals. Basing all curriculum on the chosen book series, our campus transports our youth into the book they're reading. Volunteers are essential in making this program a success by helping with daily activities.

Mentor - (Year Round)

At Good Samaritan, we want to set the best example for our students. Through a program that focuses on the 40 Developmental Assets set by the Search Institute, we target areas where our students might need some extra attention. Students that show signs of risk are paired with a mentor. Mentoring provides our clients with a positive adult role model in their life. By engaging with our students, our mentors will provide a demonstration of these assets, like integrity and goal setting.

Mentors must be at least 18 years of age and obtain a GED or high school diploma. They must also commit to at least four (4) consecutive monthly visits at an hour each time. 

School Year:
Mentoring is available during our Afterschool Program from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Summer:
Mentoring is available during our Camp Good Sam Program from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Field Trip Chaperone - (Year Round) As Needed

Volunteers assist staff with educational field trips that occur through out the school year and summer. Field trips are never on a consistent day. With that being said, volunteers must be flexible with scheduling during Monday-Thursday. In addition, volunteers are expected to participate and engage in programming to ensure that clients have an enjoyable experience.

Career Guest Speaker - (Year Round) As Needed

Volunteers present their current career, career goals and what got them where they are today. We ask that you use this time to inspire youth to think about and set goals for their future by engaging them in robust conversations and/or activities. (I.E. Think Career Day at School)


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There are no fees associated with the volunteer membership, there is a suggested donation of $25.00 to cover the cost of the background check and volunteer t-shirt.


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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Lukas Sehlke at volunteer.coordinator@goodsamtx.org, or 210-434-5531 Ext. 2019.