As part of UTSA Homecoming Week, students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to volunteer for Roadrunners Give Back, the official UTSA Homecoming service project. This annual event engages UTSA students to participate in a range of projects to help beautify the UTSA Main Campus in the Fall semester.
Volunteer Services will recognize one outstanding student volunteer per year. The UTSA Student Volunteer of the Year Award was created to honor an outstanding student for their time, effort and personal
commitment to volunteerism and enhancing civic life in their community. Applicants should also embody the true spirit of civic
engagement and volunteerism.
Various San Antonio community partners come to UTSA at the beginning of each semester to inform the UTSA community of volunteer and engagement opportunities that support and provide awareness for their cause.
Every year VOICES partners up with the Family Service Association to participates in their annual Adopt-A-Family Program. The annual Adopt-A-Family Program requires small and large volunteer groups. Approximately 500 families are adopted annually, and all are overwhelmed with the support and commitment of the community to make sure their holidays were safe, cheerful and stress-free. Families receive basic, essential, household items, including pots and pans, bed sheets, kitchenware, and even beds and bed frames, as well as clothing, toys and food boxes from generous families, corporations, churches, schools, and individuals throughout the city of San Antonio.
The objective of the UTSA Alternative Break Program is to empower and challenge students to understand their relationship within the global community through education, reflection, and direct service while on weeklong service trips over a break.
Projects have included community gardens, painting youth centers, landscaping, and other arts and crafts projects.