Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas (Fraternity & Sorority Life trip)
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank
Fee: N/A
Mode of Transportation:
Rental van
Type of Lodging: Church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Not available for general registration. Participation is reserved for Fraternity and Sorority Life members by application. For more information, contact FSL Assistant Director, Daniel Hernandez.

Service Projects

Serve the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area. Participants will join forces with the San Antonio Food Bank to learn and serve through their urban garden, Kids Café, Haven for Hope and food warehouse programs. Hands-on service and educational sessions will provide participants with insight to the social issues impacting San Antonio.

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

2017 Experience

The boxes we made were described as “opportunities”, instead of just being called meals for the elderly; the San Antonio Food Bank, whose mission is Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope, provides opportunities to their community by providing those meals so that the people who receive them have opportunities to pursue other activities without worrying about when and what they will eat next.
-Emily Riddell, ASB 2017 Social Services participant

Read Emily's full experience here.

ASB 2017 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Garland County Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for low-income neighborhoods in the Garland County area.

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Animal Services

Location: San Angelo, Texas
Agency: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Assist in providing a safe and loving environment for abused, neglected or abandoned donkeys.

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Location: Tempe, Arizona
Agency: Junior Achievement

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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Disaster Relief

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist various agencies in helping the people of Louisiana recover in the wake of historic floods.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Salinas, Kansas
Agency: Ashby House

Aid the Ashby House in making a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Sequoyah State Park, Oklahoma State Parks

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

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Healthcare, Special Needs

Location: Paradise, Texas
Agency: Camp Summit

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children and adults with special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas (Fraternity & Sorority Life trip)
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

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

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

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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