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Be a city volunteer, Help Make a Difference

The City of San Antonio is a great place to volunteer! There are opportunities for residents to get involved in activities that enhance our community.

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Animal Care Services

Volunteers allow us to give our animals the care and attention they require and deserve. Our volunteers assist in our kennels, with adoptions, in our vet clinic and with other administrative duties.  

Volunteer opportunities are available seven days a week at our main campus at 4710 Hwy 151, several cat adoption centers inside PetCo and PetSmart locations and at off-site adoption events. 

Visit the ACS website for more information.

Development Services

Our volunteers work year-round to help keep our city beautiful, please join us! There are various ways you can volunteer to help "Wipe out Graffiti", Adopt-a-Dumpster, Adopt-a-Spot, Adopt-a-Park, or Adopt-a-Bus Shelter, lot clean-up, alley clean-up, and litter pick-up. 

Grab your paint brush and get started today! Visit our Development Services site.

Historic Preservation

Help us preserve San Antonio’s history! You can volunteer to become a tour guide, help us with historic surveys and many fun community events. You also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in minor repairs and maintenance of historic property with our S.T.A.R. program. 

Visit our Historic Preservation website for more information.


Library lovers are welcome to join our team! Tasks include assisting new computer users, working with the Genealogy Department, sorting book returns, book repair or greeting patrons at the Central Library. 

Special opportunities exist for teen volunteers seeking leadership activities. Many branches have Teen Library Leadership Councils where you will help plan the direction of teen library activities. 

Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome - visit

Parks and Recreation

Join the growing team of volunteers beautifying our City parks!  Our volunteer opportunities include landscaping, tree planting, and conservation education activities to promote a sustainable environment and improve the quality of life for all.  

We welcome individuals, families, civic organizations, schools, clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and can also assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. 

Applications are available at our Parks and Recreation site.

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