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830-372-8160

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  • Animal Advocacy

    Guadalupe County Humane Society

    Email Contact: 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)

    volunteer@sarasanctuary.org
    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

    Seguin Animal Services

    830-401-2335

    555 Fred Byrd Drive, Seguin, TX 78155

    • Seguin Animal Services provides public animal services for the City of Seguin.
    • The shelter is always in need of volunteers to help care for and interact with animals, and also help with facility cleaning and events.

    Contact Volunteer Coordinator Carlos Lamkin for more information.

  • 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

    Email Contact: Becky Pantermuehl, 830-401-0422
    TLU Chapter, Raquel Vasquez

    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)

    Email Contact: 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.

    Steve's Pantry

    830-625-7200

    2629 E. Common St. New Braunfels, TX

    Steve's Pantry provides emergency food, clothing, laundry, and showers to those in need. They are open Monday and Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact info@grueneumc.org to talk about training and available shifts.

  • Children and Youth

    Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Texas

    Elton D. Fite, Jr.
    512-749-9601
    elton.fite@bgcsct.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 161

    S Castell Ave New Braunfels, TX 78130

    lnicholas@cissouthcentraltexas.org or info@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 or 830-379-1108

    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

    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.

  • Education

    GED/ESL Adult Education

    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

    teatrodeartes@yahoo.com

    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

    dbarkhurst@bigmentor.org

    210-225-6322

    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
  • Farming/Agriculture and Sustainability

    My Father's Farm

    Email Contact: Pedro Schambon
    Northeast intersection of 123 Bypass and Kingsbury St.

    830-822-0200

    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.guerra1950@gmail.com

    830-379-9219 or 830-822-5820

    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
  • Parenting and Families

    South Texas Pregnancy Center

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

    janice.stpcc@gmail.com

    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

    rapps1@earthlink.net

    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

    volunteercoord@safeseguin.org

    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 Ave. Seguin, TX

    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

    1411 E Court St. Seguin, TX

    info@mosaicinfo.org

    Mosaic is a private, nonprofit 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, Email Contact: Nancy Doerr (activity directors)

    1215 Ashby St. Seguin, TX
    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

    830-303-4376
    1410 E. Court St, Seguin, TX

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

    Heart to Heart Hospice

    Heart To Heart Hospice

    1340 Wonder World Drive, Suite 4202 San Marcos, TX 78666-7598

    Heart to Heart Hospice is seeking volunteers to visit patients at their residence in the fast growing Seguin and surrounding areas. Our mission: Making a Difference by providing compassionate care from our heart to enhance the quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. Volunteers will:

    • Provide companionship and emotional support
    • Read aloud, play music, play games, or simply sit and listen as they share their life stories
    • Provide caregiver respite

    Email Amy Riojas (volunteer coordinator) or call (512) 667-6816 if you are interested in volunteering.

    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

    Jill's House

    703-639-5669

    Megan Carter, National Programs Coordinator

    Jill's House invites children with intellectual disabilities (ages 6-17) to have an unforgettable two-night camping experience. Since it can often be difficult for parents of these amazing kids to find activities built with the abilities of their children in mind, they provide an opportunity for kids to experience camp in a safe, exciting environment- their very own Weekend Adventure. Volunteers are needed to help with facilitating the camp, be buddies to the campers, lead activities, and help campers perform activities to the best of their abilities.

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