3 Steps to Become a Volunteer:


Choose how you would like to volunteer for team, see the opportunities below.

  1. APPLY

Complete the Online Volunteer Application and DPS Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Verification (allow 2 weeks to process your application)


We will pair you with a student or activity based on your interest. Our Volunteer Manager will contact you to schedule your volunteer orientation so you can begin. Check out the list of schools we serve.

Volunteer Opportunities

1. ON-GOING COMMITMENTS: Interested in building a relationship with students who request a positive role model?  See the opportunities below.


Serve as a role model for our students by providing a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.  Mentors meet with students and do fun activities that are facilitated by CIS-SA staff.


Help struggling students achieve academic success through support and encouragement. Students and tutors will be matched by CIS-SA staff according to each person’s strengths and sessions will be guided by CIS and/or school site staff.


2. ONE-TIME ENGAGEMENTS: Want to make a big impact with little time? See the opportunities below.

Guest Speakers

Share your career experience and knowledge with our students so they understand the importance of an education. A presentation can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your schedule.


Job Shadows

Allow our students to experience a job by walking through the work day as a shadow. Job Shadows can range from 3-4 hours and can be done Tuesday-Thursday.


Holiday Help (Volunteer application not needed)

Provide gifts to students who would otherwise go without during the holidays. Get involved by getting your corporation or group to collect coats, food baskets or presents.


Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive (Volunteer application not needed)

Help provide new school supplies to children who would otherwise go without. Get involved by either hosting a school supply drive at your corporation or by helping solicit donations at a local H-E-B during our city-wide Stuff The Bus collection day. Volunteers needed June through August.


If you are interested in in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Ilsa Garcia, Volunteer Coordinator, IGarcia@cissa.org,
210.520.8440 Ext. 225.