Looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Register today with the City of San Antonio’s Volunteer Program. The City is currently recruiting local volunteers to assist the Animal Care Services Department with a block-walking event on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. Individuals interested in volunteering can register by completing the online application available at sanantonio.gov.
Volunteers are needed for the block-walking event to distribute door hanger information cards in neighborhoods throughout City Council District 1 informing residents about free spay/neuter services for their pets and free vaccinations that are available. Volunteers will walk in groups with a trained group leader and an Animal Care Services Officer. Volunteers will be provided with water while they are walking throughout the neighborhoods and lunch. Volunteers will meet at the City Council District 1 Field Office, 1310 Vance Jackson Rd., at 1 p.m.
This event is part of the overall goal of the Animal Care Services Department to ensure pet-related resources are available for the community's highest risk neighborhoods. The Comprehensive Neighborhood Sweeps Initiative brings education, pet clinics and enhanced enforcement to target areas with the highest volume of calls for ACS service.
“We're reaching out to residents to let them know not only about the free vaccinations and licensing event this weekend, but also that after those procedures, they then have access to so many other services offered by the City of San Antonio and its partners, like spay and neuter,” said District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal.
The City’s Volunteer Program was established to encourage residents and City employees to become more actively engaged in the community. Once residents, age 14 and older, complete and submit the online form, they can search a variety of service projects and activities organized by community partners and various City departments.
More information on the City’s Volunteer Program is available at sanantonio.gov or by calling Melissa Escamilla, the City’s Volunteer Coordinator, at 210-207-8178.