United Way of South Texas has announced
that the week of April 10-16,
2016, (Sunday through Saturday) will
be Volunteer South Texas Week 2016, a
week to showcase to the world the many
ways South Texans passionately serve in
Last October, United Way of South
Texas launched Volunteer South Texas
(volunteersotx.org), a FREE "one-stopshop"
for potential volunteers to connect
with non-profit agencies, schools,
and governmental institutions in our
This website is a new opportunity to
connect volunteers with meaningful service
projects right here in Hidalgo and
Starr Counties of South Texas.
Over 60 non-profit agencies, schools,
and governmental institutions have already
signed up on Volunteer South Texas
and are now able to easily advertise
volunteer opportunities, in-kind needs,
and special events to our communities.
Potential community volunteers can
now browse what needs exist and then
register to volunteer to fill a specific
need and/or to be automatically notified
when volunteer opportunities arise
around their passions. Registration can
even be done right on your smartphone!
To celebrate Volunteer South Texas
Week 2016, over the next couple of
months, non-profit agencies, schools
and governmental institutions throughout
South Texas will post needs for volunteers
specifically for the week of April
10-16. United Way of South Texas will
publicize the week's opportunities for
Volunteers will then click on the "Respond"
button on Volunteer South Texas
on the opportunity in which they want
to serve and the individual agencies will
contact each volunteer to schedule the
specific tasks needed that week. T-shirts
will be given to all participants in the
week's service projects who have signed up through Volunteer South Texas.
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling (our Honorary
Volunteer South Texas Week 2016
Chairman) and the mayors of many of
the communities in Hidalgo and Starr
Counties will lead us as we serve at food
pantries, in after school programs, or at
a beach cleanup (examples only).
Once the week's activities are completed,
we'll tabulate the number of volunteers
that served in our communities,
the number of hours served, and the value
to our communities from this week of
Make plans to join us
April 10-16, 2016, for
Volunteer South Texas Week 2016!
Check back on Volunteer South Texas
and reserve your spot at a
community agency near you!