The Volunteer Services Department is a multifaceted department as it serves the agency, its staff, community partners, valued stakeholders, local universities and high schools, and clients. The department aims to serve the agency and community partners and encourage everyone who wants to serve. Individuals, groups, community and corporate partners and families are constantly engaged to participate in fulfilling Family Service’s mission. Needs are identified at many different levels as the Volunteer Services Department collaborates with corporate groups—a large base of our donors and potential donors—to plan and carry out many different kinds of projects that allow them to see their charitable investments at work.
The Volunteer Services Department provides Family Service, its clients, staff and stakeholders professional consultation, project development, and project management in response to the needs and wishes of the agency programs and services. At the same time, the Volunteer Services Department matches and engages community volunteers with excellent, well-managed volunteer projects that will cause lasting and meaningful changes for the agency. The Volunteer Services Department provides all members of the community the opportunity to "Empower individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.” Each project, whether individual or group, interns or corporations, is carefully coordinated to serve the agency and community at hand. The department is able to connect individuals and family to other community resources through programs like Khakis 4 Kids, the Argo Group Turkey Dinner Give-Away, and the Adopt-A-Family program.
Giving back to your community can be just as valuable as giving money. When you volunteer at Family Service Association, you’re helping families and individuals improve their lives and strengthen their communities. You make a difference in your community. Our volunteers range in age, occupation, skill-sets, talents and diverse ethnicities. They are business executives and stay-at-home moms, working individuals and retirees. As a result of the generosity, time and talents of our volunteers, Family Service Association received the “Volunteer Program of the Year” award, the highest award in San Antonio for volunteerism in nonprofit work.
There are so manuy ways you can help:
We have flexible evening and weekend hours available, and opportunities for families to volunteer together. We hope you will choose to partner with Family Service Association and make a difference in your community.
To get started, please complete the Online Volunteer Application Form. For more information, call (210) 299-2438 and discover the many ways you can become involved!
Volunteer Services cultivates and engages year round local colleges and universities in vibrant and well-managed undergraduate and graduate-level internship programs that can expand our professional services to more clients and offer significant professional experience to fulfill graduation requirements. Undergraduate applications are accepted year-round. Graduate counseling interns typically support agency services anywhere from four months to well over a year.
Family Service can offer undergraduate internships in a variety of areas in the Social Sciences fields that will help you learn about case management, counseling intake, family dynamics, youth empowerment, early childhood development, or the aging process. We can also offer internships in Education, Business, English, Marketing, Information Technology, Public Administration, and more! Please submit the following documents to Sarah Osborn Miller at email@example.com to explore the opportunities that await!
Graduate and Post-Graduate Internships:
Family Service Association has been providing counseling services in the community since the 1950’s. We hope you will learn from our expertise by conducting a graduate or post-graduate placement in the counseling field. We have worked to establish a strong and competitive placement site and we have a team of experienced and dedicated clinicians willing to offer you guidance and support as you practice your skills so that you leave well prepared to continue your journey. Graduate internships in other fields may also be available. Please submit the following documents to Sarah Osborn Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information!
Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for an interview.
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|Applications Due - October 31st||Applications Due - March 31st||Applications Due - June 30th|
|Interveiws - 3rd week in November||Interviews - 3rd week in April||Interview - 3rd week in July|
Many corporations and groups volunteer at Family Service sites. For the majority of the groups, it is because they value and respect our mission, and the scope of the projects we have proposed meets their availability, and their capabilities. These projects can take months of preparation and logistics planning to ensure the maximum value is added and to ensure that volunteers have unforgettably meaningful experiences. Time equals money to many volunteers, and we take that very seriously. If your group is interested in volunteering, please complete the group volunteer application and submit it to email@example.com.
Family Service partners with various local universities, including Our Lady of the Lake University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, to provide wholesome, impactful service-learning projects that foster civic responsibility all while creating opportunities to benefit and improve the services Family Service offers to the community. Focus areas involve programs that concentrate on Health and Wellness, Parent Education, Non-Profit Management, Early Education, and Youth Education.
Projects can include:
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a volunteer at the Family Service Association, I was able to witness the ways in which constant empowerment and support have a positive impact on families and communities across the city. Through the various services, community outreach events and initiatives, Family Service truly displayed that empowerment and support to families is the ultimate way to make a lasting impact on the lives of the families they serve. Each department makes continuous and impressionable efforts that go above and beyond my expectations. Family Service has the ability to be successful at uniting communities. I enjoyed working at Family Service Association because the agency as a whole has truly taught me a new outlook on charity and the impact empowerment alone has on the reconstruction of lives.
~ Mikaela Romo, Ambassador, Undergraduate intern, St. Louis University
During my time at Family Service I have been able to see a wide range of clients—everything from individuals with Major Depression, to substance use problems. The variation in different client populations has given me a fuller, richer practicum and internship experience. While the opportunity for personal and profession growth has been a great opportunity, the impact Family Service had on the community is obvious. Family Service Association does everything in its power to make sure that those who need help get help. Family Service’s drive to help improve the lives of those who come to them for help has helped shape who I want to be as a counselor—someone who is compassionate, empathic, and will do everything in my power to help a client. I am proud to call myself a part of this organization.
~ Krystal Shillind, Graduate-level Counseling Intern, University of Texas at San Antnonio