Lend a hand. Get a smile.

If you have time to spare, we can use your help. Whether it’s working with children in our care through tutoring or mentoring, or behind the scenes work assisting with special events or sorting donations, you can be a part of making a child’s life brighter.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Form
COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19, our volunteer opportunities have been drastically reduced. Please check back with us for future volunteer engagements, as volunteers provide emotional and social connections that contribute to the healing of our children and youth in care.

Your impact starts here.

It’s not about how much time you put in, but the impact you can make with your skills and passions. We will provide information about orientation, training, and background checks.

Volunteer Form
Have Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I become a volunteer?

    Potential individual and group volunteers are encouraged to fill out the form below or contact the Volunteer Manager at 210.212.2508 for more information. The Children’s Shelter is always in need of compassionate and committed volunteers.

  • Can I bring a group to volunteer?

    The Children’s Shelter offers a variety of service projects that can be achieved by an individual or group in all areas of The Children’s Shelter. Contact our Volunteer Manager at 210.212.2508 for more information.

  • Who can volunteer at The Children’s Shelter?

    All adults who pass a background check. The Children’s Shelter policy states volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Do I need a background check?

    Yes, once you start the process, this is the first thing that is done before you can get approved. We need a valid ID & social security card for this.


Please complete the form to indicate your interest in volunteering.
Following evaluation, the completion of a more detailed volunteer application may be required.