Join the Family!
Volunteers are a vital part of Covenant Christian Children’s Homes of Texas family, working to ensure children are safe, secure and loved. Volunteers provide individualized attention to boost children's self esteem and brighten their lives. Our volunteer program is a community of people with a common interest- a commitment to the protection of children.
Our Volunteer Council is a group of dedicated volunteers representing agency programs who work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the volunteer experience is as meaningful to you as it is valuable to us.
Volunteer Voices is a monthly volunteer newsletter that provides volunteers the opportunity to get to know one another. The newsletter lists monthly volunteer opportunities and keeps volunteers informed of agency issues.
Volunteers are among the lucky individuals who witness the tremendous improvement of the children during their stay at the Shelter. Volunteers often witness many "firsts;" first words, first walks, first crawls, first day of school, first time riding a bike…
We hope you will consider joining our family for the kids.
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer for Covenant Christian Children’s Homes of Texas
1. Because the kids need you.
2. Because you want to be somebody's hero.
3. Because a sunny day is too nice not to share with someone.
4. Because you have been blessed and feel that you should share your blessings with others.
5. Because your children have left you with an 'empty nest' and you still have love to give.
6. Because you are a college student eager to make a difference.
7. Because you are retired and find yourself watching too many reruns of Matlock
8. Because there's no one to answer your knock-knock jokes.
9. Because a new box of crayons still gets you excited.
10. Because you're not yet ready to let go of your passion for kickball.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
There are many opportunities available to individual volunteers. Each opportunity allows for a unique life-changing experience interacting with children served by the agency.
Residential Living Center
Volunteers can visit with the children any day of the week between 9am and 9pm. Volunteers help the staff with meal times and art therapy; play on the playground, read with the kids, rock and feed the babies and chaperone during off-site children's activities. Most importantly, volunteers provide a positive adult experience for the children.
Volunteers provide childcare for foster children while their foster parents attend foster parent training. Many of these children were once residing in the Residential Living Center. You could visit some old friends!
Foster & Adopted Children Engaged (F.A.C.E.)
Volunteers are needed for administrative duties to help spread the word about Foster & Adopted Children Engaged (F.A.C.E.). Young volunteers are needed to help administer the F.A.C.E. curriculum to foster and adopted youth ages 6-18 attending public schools in the Northeast, Eastside and SCU ISD school districts. Classes cover issues such as teen pregnancy prevention, gay awareness, substance abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy and self-defense. Additional training is required.
F.A.C.T.S (Fostering Adoptive Children through Total Support)
Volunteers are needed to for this exciting support group. Volunteers are needed to provide respite services during FACTS support meetings as well as presenters at local churches.
Volunteers are needed throughout the year for help with agency special events. Volunteers are also needed for administrative and data-entry duties.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Groups are invited to schedule children's activities for the children residing in the Residential Living Center. Churches, organizations, professional and civic groups are welcome to plan activities for the children. Activities include: game nights, arts and crafts, birthday parties and off-site field trips. To schedule a children's activity, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (210) 598-9863 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensing standards require all volunteers to be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. Volunteers are also required to submit a volunteer application and questionnaire, three letters of recommendation, $2 for a criminal background check, $35 for a state-mandated drug test, TB test results within the last year and are required to attend volunteer training. For orientation dates, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (210) 212-2512 or email@example.com.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Younger volunteers are still encouraged to get involved with Covenant Christian Children’s Homes of Texas. Youth are encouraged to have a staff member from Covenant Christian Children’s Homes of Texas speak to your group, sponsor a donation drive, make an in-kind donation, donate to Covenant Christian Children’s Homes of Texas thrift store or host a special event. For information about youth volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (210) 232-1084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Offices: 2646 Ashley Oak Drive Schertz, TX 78154
Therapeutic Foster Care: 2646 Ashley Oak Drive Schertz, TX 78154
Girls In Need: 2646 Ashley Oak Drive Schertz, TX 78154
All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
For more information, contact:
Phone: (210) 232-1084
To download a volunteer application, select PDF.