Every year hundreds of volunteers make the mission of Magdalena House possible.  Through our volunteers, Magdalena House families understand the power of love!

Opportunities range from childcare to lawn care, repair work to event work, play days to paint days.  We also treasure volunteers with professional skills who provide work such as accounting and legal services, medical and dental care, graphic design, architectural and engineering services.


All on-site volunteers and volunteers with client interaction must complete a Volunteer Application and permit us to run a background check. Before volunteering, volunteers must attend training. Group work teams need not complete individual volunteer applications, but can complete the group volunteer application instead. Please visit the bottom of this page for an application. If you would like to discuss opportunities described below in more detail, please call us at 210-561-0505 or email info@maghouse.org.

Please complete the Volunteer form below.  You may either complete online or print out to complete and return to Magdalena House at P.O. Box 692041, San Antonio, TX 78269 or at info@maghouse.org

Ongoing Volunteer Needs

Tuesday Evening

Every Tuesday, the families of Magdalena House participate in peer Enrichment groups from 6:15 to 7:45 PM.


Volunteers work as a team and have the opportunity to rock babies, lead story time and crafts, or play outdoors. Volunteer one time a month or as needed.

Children 5 or older participate in the Kids Connection Too, a curriculum for children living in shelters. Volunteers must attend a one-day training to become leaders. Volunteer one time a month or as needed.

Volunteers with specialized skills and training lead peer enrichment programs for the mothers. Enrichment and wellness topics are approved by our Program Director and vary from 1-4 sessions. We also have a need for classes which support physical wellness.



Wednesday Evening

Once a month, we have a Family Meal where we come together to enjoy a meal and celebrate all of the birthdays for that month. Deliveries are made at 4PM on Wednesdays or other days.


Deliver a meal for families to share. We ask that the meal be child friendly and healthy. Volunteer one time a month or as needed. (GREAT OPTION FOR A SMALL GROUP!)


Other Volunteer Opportunities

Work Teams

Work with a team to spruce up the neighborhood and get your workout in through yard work, repairs and maintenance, paint days, holiday decorations and special projects typically in the beautiful outdoors. 

Watch children during the evening, on a weekday, or weekend day when one-time events arise - times and frequencies vary. Babysitters would not be alone; Magdalena House staff are always on-site.

Help sort, organize and fold clothes into appropriate bins in our storage closet, as well as look through and ensure the clothes are in good 
condition, in season, and meet our current needs.

Our biggest fundraiser takes place September 2024. Volunteer(s) to assist the day and evening of the gala, or, if you want to commit to more, join one of our gala committees!Learn More

Assemble, maintain and repair bikes for our residents. Volunteer leaders to build confidence, and teach to work as a team as we ride in the community or on a bike trail. 

Periodically, our residents can benefit from extra support, either with an academic subject or with developing English language skills.

Host a drive or collection of items on behalf of our families. Please check with us at info@maghouse.org or visit our wish list for current needs. Gift cards for Walmart, HEB, or Target in small denominations ($10, $25) ALWAYS welcome.

Work teams are needed to perform house repairs, tree trimming, painting, gardening, hauling heavy items and yard work. Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award projects also welcome.

We offer "dwell being" classes twice a year to help prepare mothers for independent living. Topics can range from understanding insurance to basic car mechanics to CPR. Let us know your skills!

Prepare the garden beds for the residents to plant their plants, and volunteer leaders to advise and/or give instructions to help them with their garden beds to be a symbol of rejuvenation and healing for our community year round. 

We may not have immediate opportunities, but we would love to add your contact information to our volunteer list for when these occasions arise.