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United to Serve

United to Serve is a System-wide volunteer initiative involving UT System students, administrators, faculty and staff. It is held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week each year and was created in 2004 by students who believed a System-wide initiative linking our institutions to each other and to our communities would be a visible demonstration of how the UT System serves our state.

UTSA community members who sign up to participate in United to Serve will be volunteering with 20 different agencies across the city. Themes selected by the United to Service Committee include: Hunger, Homelessness, Clothing Drives, Children, Restoration, Sustainability, and Disability Services.

Register to participate via RowdyLink at:

Join us at the United to Serve Kick-Off on
Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 – 8:30 am, University Center Lawn

Volunteer FairVolunteer Opportunities Fair

Non-Profit social service agencies come to UTSA to inform our students, faculty, and staff about opportunities to get involved with volunteer work.

Extreme MakeoverExtreme Makeover

This annual event engages UTSA students to participate in a range of projects to help beautify the UTSA Main Campus in the Fall semester.

Roadrunners give backRoadrunners Give Back

As part of UTSA Homecoming Week, students and alumni are invited to volunteer for Roadrunners Give Back, the official UTSA Homecoming service project. The event is a chance for UTSA students and alumni to come together in the spirit of community service.

Oxfam Hunger BanquetOXFAM Hunger Banquet

The OXFAM Hunger Banquet is an experiential dinner, where participants eat a meal based on the class/status that they draw on their way in the door. Participants have the opportunity to learn about global hunger issues, and participate in group discussion about the causes and realities of hunger.

Adopt a FamilyFamily Service Association - Adopt A Family

Every holiday season San Antonio families are "adopted" by UTSA student organizations! Families are referred to San Antonio's Family Service Association (FSA) for a variety of reasons including poverty, job loss, death of a family member and other critical circumstances. To provide some support for the families, student organizations "adopted" these families and purchased gifts from the families wish-list.

Alternative BreakAlternative Breaks

An alternative break program places teams of college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning during their spring breaks. UTSA VOICES has sponsored Alternative Spring Break trips since 2004. Alternative Breaks empowers and challenges students to understand their relationship within the global community through education, reflection, and direct service while on weeklong service trips over a break. Past Spring Break trips included Atlanta, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Big Bend, and Piedras Negras, Mexico. As of 2014 we are now offering Alternative Winter Break trips to take place in January.

United to ServeUnited to Serve

United to Serve is an all-day event in which UTSA students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to go out into the community and volunteer. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of projects. It is a day for UTSA to make a difference!

Student Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Services will recognize one outstanding student volunteer per year.

Better World Books Campaign

At the end of each semester, we collect unwanted textbooks and give them to non-profit literacy organizations (Books for Africa, Room to Read, or National Center for Family Literacy.)