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Becky Hruza
Administrative Assistant
830-372-8160

Jessica Anderson
Civic Engagement Coordinator
830-372-6420

Tim Barr
Director
830-372-8162

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Animal Advocacy | Basic Necessities (Housing, Food, Etc.) | Children and Youth | Education | Farming/Agriculture and Sustainability | Parenting and Families | Special Needs and Seniors

Animal Advocacy

Guadalupe County Humane Society

Margaret Svatek
830-372-2055
2484 N. State Hwy 46, Seguin, TX 78155

A no-kill animal shelter. The shelter is almost entirely volunteer run and could use all the help they can get.

  • help care for the animals (usually in the AM)
  • help with Santa Claus is coming to town event for pets/pet owners

SARA (Southern Animal Rescue Association)

Tracy
830-401-0280

A nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter.

  • There are no paid staff, SARA is in need of volunteers to assist with various shelter-related activities
  • Coordinate an end of semester drive to collect unwanted items for resale in support of the shelter

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Basic Necessities (Housing, Food, Etc.)

Goodwill of Seguin

210-924-8581 or visit the Job Help Center within the store location: 1431 E Court St, Seguin, TX

Goodwill Industries is a international nonprofit organization concerned with strengthening families and communities by providing training and job opportunities.

Casa Wesley (Sponsored by Methodist Church, La Trinidad)

830-379-1991
306 E. Gonzalez St., Seguin, TX

Casa Wesley provides free clothes to those in need. Open every other Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Sorting and folding clothes
  • Finding clothing donations
  • Overseeing operations to extend hours
  • Help with marketing materials

Habitat for Humanity

Becky Pantermuehl, 830-401-0422
TLU Chapter, Allison Coppock

Habitat for Humanity raises funds and builds houses for local families. Builds about one house a year. Work days generally occur on Saturday, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mosaic Community Garden (Mosaic Church)

Pastor Jim Taylor or Lynda Taylor
1201 W. Court St., Seguin, TX

The Mosaic Church has a thriving community garden across the street from campus, as well as a huge labyrinth.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry

830-379-4338
409 W. Krezdorn St., Seguin, TX

Our Lady Food Bank receives donated food for distribution to the community. Volunteers usually sort food items into bags at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Children and Youth

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Texas

Jeremy Johnson
512-749-9601
Jeremy.johnson@bgcst.org
www.bgcst.org

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

  • High school mentoring
  • Afterschool and Saturday programs

Seguin Youth Services

830-401-0717
919 N Guadalupe St. Seguin, TX

Provides education and recreational programs for at risk youth

Communities in Schools

Liberty Nicholas
830-620-4247 x19
lnicholas@cissouthcentraltexas.org

This is a nonprofit organization that runs stay-in-school services and programming for at-risk youth.

  • Weekly one-on-one mentoring
  • After school program
  • Thrift Store volunteer
  • (car is needed)

Burges Alternative School

830-401-1261
225 N Saunders St. Seguin, TX

Burges is an Alternative School for Seguin students who have struggled with disciplinary issues. The students attend Burges anywhere from 10 to 35 days. Volunteers help with group mentoring during school days.

DARE

Hope Vasquez
830-401-2386
dare@seguintexas.gov

DARE stands for Drug Awareness Resistance and Education. The DARE officers go into elementary schools and works with students to educate them about drugs, violence, and alcohol. Besides teaching the awareness of drugs abuse to school students. The program also hosts several events such as Halloween Safe House, National Night Out, 5K Moonlight Run,Blue Santa, Dare Graduations, Cops & Kids Picnic and the Cinderella Ball.

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church

*TLU students: click here to join other students serving at this site
Pastor Leon Morris
830-534-6202 or 210-844-1305
926 8th St, Seguin, TX

Every other Wednesday there is a youth gathering in which there is a meal, a Bible study, and fun activities for school aged kids.

  • Assist with youth gathering
  • Assist with youth ministries activities
  • Serve meals

Seguin Manor Apartments

Mary Rodriguez
830-372-5381

Seguin Manor is a low-income housing complex. Seguin Manor has an after school program for elementary aged children from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers help with games and activities in the after school program.

America Reads

Rhonda Westerfield
830-379-0300
rwesterfield@gvec.net

America Reads connects volunteers with students in the Seguin area elementary schools for one-on-one mentoring to increase student's reading skills and self-confidence.

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Education

GED/ESL Adult Education

*TLU students: click here to serve with other students at this site
Melissa Nitu
830-379-1220
Seguin ISD Central Office
1221 E. Kingsbury St.

Center offers morning and evening GED and ESL courses.

  • assist students during class times
  • GED M-TH 9 a.m.-12 p.m., M & W 6-9 p.m.
  • ESL M-TH 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.

Everything Jesus Ranch

Gina Tillman-Young
830-491-8557 / 1024
12061 FM 466, Seguin, TX

Christian community, school, and farm/dairy ranch focused on holistic well-being. Raw food restaurant open on weekends

  • Milking cows in the morning
  • Restaurant help on weekends
  • Farming help (planting, etc)
  • Assisting with the school

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin

921 W New Braunfels St, Seguin, TX
830-401-0232

To promote a better understanding of the Mexican-American culture by the teaching, study, practice, and performance of the arts

  • Community computer lab assistants
  • Afterschool program assistants
  • Assistants for Spanish study group

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Shannon Dixon
Apply to be a Big

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring.

  • Provide one-to-one mentoring either in the school or community setting
  • Assist with events

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Farming/Agriculture and Sustainability

My Father's Farm

*TLU Students: click here to serve with other students at this site
Pedro Schambon
Northeast intersection of 123 Bypass and Kingsbury St.

100% organic farm a few miles from TLU. The proceeds support an orphanage in rural Columbia.

  • Building and upkeep
  • Farming/gardening tasks (planting, harvesting, etc)
  • Help with ongoing projects

LULAC Community Garden

Ricardo Guerra
830-379-9219

Several community members and organizations have been working to create and increase the use of community gardens in Seguin. Volunteers will help with gardening-related tasks (planting, maintenance, watering, harvesting).

Siempre Sustainable (meets at Mosaic Church)

Marvel Maddox
marbobi@juno.com
Meeting 1st Monday of the month at Mosaic Church. Potluck at 6 p.m., Meeting at 7 p.m.
Walking distance from TLU

Siempre is focused on sustainability and educating the community about healthy living and eating. Siempre is involved in several ongoing projects in the community.

  • Gardening related tasks at several community gardens in Seguin
  • Other sustainability related activities

Blumberg Park Community Garden

*TLU students: click here to serve with other students at this site
CSL Service Coordinator
830-372-6420
Volunteer@tlu.edu

The Partnership for a Better Seguin at TLU began a revitalization project on Blumberg park, located in the neighborhood east of TLU, to strengthen the sense of community and provide a safe family friendly area for residents in the neighborhood. Volunteers tend to the garden by assisting with watering, weeding and harvesting.

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Parenting and Families

South Texas Pregnancy Center

830-303-2151
975 W Court St, Seguin, TX

A nonprofit Christian organization that provides pregnancy counseling and peer counseling services.

  • Peer life counseling
  • Sorting donations

RAPPS (Rural Area Parenting Program Services)

Bambi Ybarra
830-303-9225
S. Austin St, Seguin, TX

Offers classes on parent education (building family togetherness, stress-free parenting, communicating with children, etc), anger management, alcohol & tobacco awareness, and co-parenting. Volunteers assist with clerical duties, fundraising and grant writing.

Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc.

Volunteer Coordinator
830-372-2780

This is a refuge center for woman and their children who have been victims to domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. They provide a safe place, clothing, food, counseling, advocacy and a network of support.

  • Odd jobs
  • Children's activities
  • Planning events
  • Assisting at awareness promotions

Special Needs and Seniors

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

830-379-3299
425 North Vaughan Avenue,

DAV helps veterans get the health care and governmental benefits that they are entitled to. They hold fundraisers, dances, picnics and other events throughout the year.

  • Odd jobs (paint, clean, etc)
  • Gardening
  • Help with annual fundraiser

Mosaic of South Central Texas

210-967-0566
1005 W Court St, Seguin, TX

Mosaic is a private, not for profit Christian agency providing long term residential care for individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Transportation
  • Handiwork/li>
  • Assist w/ workshops for residents

Nesbit Living and Recovery Center

Martha Waffle, Nancy Doerr (activity directors)
830-379-1606

Nesbit Living and Recovery Center is a privately owned and operated facility that provides nursing care, recovery resources, and rehab services.

  • Play games with residents
  • Companionship for residents
  • Ongoing special events

Community Council of South Central TX

830-379-3022
205A E Court St, Seguin, TX

A not for profit agency that coordinates a congregate meal program, head start, and assists with utility assistance.

Eden Cross

*TLU students: click here to serve with other students at this site
Ray Stahl

830-303-4445
1240 Jefferson Ave, Seguin, TX

Income based senior living facilities. There are meal programs, training programs, events, and there is a community garden program.

  • Assist with on-going activities
  • Community garden and flowerbeds work
  • Emerging recycling program

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