Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various agencies
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Church Facility
Fee: $100.00

Service Projects

Work with various nonprofit agencies in serving the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

Tasks may include sorting donations, basic renovation and facilities maintenance, serving meals, and other outreach projects.

2014 Experience

While many Alternative Spring Break teams had one main volunteer project such as building a house through Habitat for Humanity or learning about sustainability in a farm setting, our team, on the other hand, had a variety of service projects lined up. We helped feed the homeless at a community kitchen, we sorted clothes and cleaned up a clothes closet at the Guadalupe community center, played and talked to refugee kids from Burma and gardened at the San Antonio Food Bank. I realized that social service was to not pity those who have less than you, or the less fortunate. It is to give what you can whether it is in the form of time, money, etc. Social service is giving people hope.
- Vakula Tummala, ASB 2014 Social Services participant

Read Vakula's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2014

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Rescue

Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services

Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.

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Cultural Preservation

Location: Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma
Agency: Cherokee Nation

Work with community members and help revitalize Cherokee Nation's neighborhoods.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Denver, Colorado
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist in disaster recovery efforts and provide support to those affected by floods.

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Education

Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: West Coast Bay Area, California
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Sustainability

Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices taught to farmers in developing countries.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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