Catholic Charities of San Antonio



We are a Nonprofit charitable organization located in San Antonio with over 40 programs that meet the various needs of the community, from basic safety net programs like food and clothing needs to more complex issues such as counseling and immigration. Join thousands of volunteers from around the city who are serving with us to strengthen the most vulnerable.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer or intern must complete the steps below to be cleared as Catholic Charities Volunteer. Please allow up to five (5) business days for processing your volunteer application.

MINORS: Anyone under the age of 18 years old, please click here:  Catholic Charities Minor Application 

All volunteer 18 years and older must follow the steps below to complete the volunteer requirements.

STEP ONE: Registration
  • Click the "Become Member" button above to get started!! *Note: you click on same button on any program you want to join at any given time*
  • All volunteers 14 and older must create an account on GivePulse. Guardians must be able to accompany to any volunteer event or opportunity.
  • All volunteers 18 year and older must complete a Criminal Background Check according to the Volunteer Policy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
  • Please note that some programs have additional requirements to volunteer at their sites such as Seton Home and St. PJ's Children Shelter.
STEP TWO: Online Training Modules
  • All volunteers 18 years and older must complete three (3) online training modules as mandated by the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
  • To access the site, please visit
    • Create a user profile and password
    • Enter all the required information. There will be two questions and the answer to both is "YES". This will ensure you get all 3 training modules
    • If you have issues, please contact us at 
STEP THREE: Volunteer Confirmation
  • Once you have completed all the requirements, you will receive confirmation that you are approved to volunteer and register for volunteer opportunities posted on the GivePulse site
  • If you have any questions on where you are in the process, you can contact us at 
If you have a group of volunteers to register or you want to do special projects with programs in our agency, please contact us to coordinate project details.

                                                        THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES!
                                                                              SEE YOU AT ONE OF OUR EVENTS
11,048 People | 21,050 Impacts | 117,438 Hours | 465 Dollars | 3,194,318 Total Economic Impact




Where can I find instructions for the training, please?
If you go to the following link, it will give you instructions: — Ashley Garcia Ashley Garcia on January 2, 2020
Thank you! God bless. — Ally Gallogly Ally Gallogly on January 2, 2020
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Let me know when orientations are please. Randi Cantu
I put down for Tues and Thur afternoon
I'm interested in an internship starting in Jan. I am a social work student through the Catholic University of America. I am getting ready to relocate to San Antonio and would love a chance to work with the city's homeless. I can be contacted at
I am interested in becoming a volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program at University Hospital. Thank you.
very good night I send the message because I need help to get my ID I'm homeless Mi nombre es Macario ríos JR febrero 222 Langford pl San Antonio TX 78221
Hello Macario, We have an ID recovery event every Wednesday at 9am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. The address is 617 S Santa Rosa. Contact Tom Hoog at for more information. Thank you! — Amaris Estep Amaris Estep on May 9, 2019
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Can't wait to be able to help when I can. Thank you