Service is one way in which Trinity University supports and challenges students in their development as individuals and as responsible global citizens. At Trinity, students can find service projects ranging from on campus to across the globe.
We acknowledge that service has three main components: education, volunteerism, and reflection. These three components can be seen and experienced in our service programs. At Trinity, students can find service projects ranging from on campus to across the globe. Community Service at Trinity has been recognized by being named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past five years.
Each year, over 1,600 students commit over 120,000 hours to community service. Some students do this a part of a student organization, as a individual, through a service-learning project in their classes, or by participating in an annual event. Several students also participate each year with TUVAC's S.A.V.E.
Our Volunteer Fair is an excellent way for students to learn about the San Antonio community and the many different ways in which they can go about getting engaged! The fair is held in conjunction with Super Nacho Hour in the Coates Lobby and Plaza. The event hosts approximately 20 of our non-profit Community Partners and allows them a chance to talk with students about their volunteer opportunities!
Are you a non-profit community partner that would like to recruit volunteers from Trinity University? Be sure to post your opportunities through TigerJobs!
"I found Days of Caring to be a rewarding way to serve the San Antonio community while getting to know people from the Trinity community better" - Josh, staff member
Days of Caring is an annual event at Trinity that occurs on the first Friday in October. Part of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County's Days of Caring, the event at Trinity gives staff and faculty a great way to come together with students and work on a large scale service project. Past projects have included mulching at a local park, and pruning trees.
"This was a great way to get away from campus, and participate with faculty and staff" - Molly, Junior
"This was a fun and rewarding way to learn about the city and the organization we volunteered with!" - Jennifer, First-Year Student
Welcome Week Service Excursions are a great way to see the city of San Antonio! Held during the second Saturday of Welcome Week, these service events occur in community gardens, after-school centers, and other locations. The excursions are peer-led with teams traveling on VIA, San Antonio's local bus system. Volunteers travel to different parts of the city and participate in a variety of different service projects from painting at an afterschool center, to planting in a community garden, to tutoring adults who are learning to read. After returning to campus that afternoon, students reflect on their experience in an interactive dessert extravaganza!
Registration occurs in the Bell Center on move-in day.
"I really liked the organization I volunteered with. I hope to go back every week!" - Jose, First-Year Student