Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank and various agencies
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Church Facility

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.

2015 Experience

Throughout the week, we had the opportunity to work with the San Antonio Food Bank, Resurrection United Methodist Church, and the Guadalupe Community Center. From our time working with the Food Bank, we were able to come together to collectively start forming the formidable rock of change as we helped prepare meals for 1,500 kids and 11,817 meals for hungry families. In unity, we assembled trays, chopped vegetables, and boxed pounds of food to be delivered to the community, joining hand in hand for this greater cause. What this trip taught us was that as we were feeding hunger, we were feeding hopeā€¦hope that all individuals can take action to make a little difference in the world!
-Rachel Herd, ASB 2015 Social Services participant

Read Rachel's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2015

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Immigration and Refugee Services

Location: McAllen, Texas
Agency: Proyecto Azteca

Help agencies that serve immigrant families and refugee children.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Agency: Rebuilding Together OKC

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

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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: Atlanta, Georgia
Agency: Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

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: Petaluma, California
Agency: Petaluma Bounty

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices and solutions to food system problems.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
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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