Get Involved

Volunteer

RMYA values strongly the role our volunteers play in our organization and reaches out extensively to the community to recruit a wide range of volunteers. Our volunteers come from various places, including interns and practicum students from local universities and colleges; church groups, civic clubs, business organizations and other groups. RMYA has approximately 300-400 core volunteers – 100 individuals and about 30 groups – who volunteer on a regular basis. We have approximately 50 individual volunteers that serve as mentors or tutors or participate in a wide variety of activities with our youth, including many different life skills classes.

Volunteering at RMYA is an opportunity for you to change the day in the life of a child and give them something to look forward to. Our youth need to engage in positive activities and have new experiences to help promote future success. They can do that through the rapport you build with them while volunteering. We need creative, active, and optimistic volunteers who can share their enthusiasm for life with our children. You may do this as an individual or get your group involved. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, pass a criminal history check, and pass a drug screening.

Please contact Jennifer Farias, Director of Volunteer Services, to learn more about becoming a volunteer at 830-816-2425 or email jfarias@rmya.org.

Click here to download our volunteer application.

Board Membership

The RMYA Board of Directors is a volunteer, oversight and fundraising board with approximately thirty members. The board sets the standard for quality programming, exercises fiscal oversight, and establishes the strategic direction of the agency in an effort to pave the way for successful and productive futures in the lives of the children we serve. Board members are expected to contribute time and money to RMYA as well as be ambassadors for the agency in the community. Board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month, ten times per year. If you are interested in serving on the RMYA Board of Directors, please contact CEO Bill Wilkinson at 210-340-8077.

Sponsor a Kids’ Activity

The children in our care deserve a “normal” childhood. But they haven’t had much experience enjoying the fun parts of childhood like bowling, mini-golf, the zoo, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, a local restaurant, a trampoline park, inflatable playhouse, summer camps, movie theatres, local festivals, a picnic at a park, laser tag, etc. Please consider donating money or tickets for residents to attend these activities or invite a group of children to attend an activity with your group. Please contact Katie Stroup, our Special Events Coordinator, for further information on planning an off-campus activity at 830-816-2425 or email kstroup@rmya.org.

Wish List

RMYA cares for over 100 children every day, 365 days a year. If you are interested in collecting essentials for the children in our care, the following is a list of suggested things that our children regularly need or want:

Toothbrushes
Deodorant
Shampoo and Conditioner
Toothpaste
Soap/Body Wash
Cologne/Perfume
Nail Clippers
Board Games for 12 and up
Small MP3 Player
Small CD Player
Electronic Handheld Games
Sports Watch
Nail Polish Set
Manicure Set
Scented Body Lotion and Body Spray
Hair Styling Products like Gel (boys) and Hair Straightening Spray (girls)
Perfume and Cologne
Art/Drawing Supplies
Gift Cards to the Movies
DVD TV Episodes PG or PG 13
Twin Bed Sheets
Twin Bed Comforters
Standard Size Pillows
Hooded Sports Sweaters
Zip up Jackets Beanies,Winter hats, Scarves and Gloves
Hair Accessories for girls
Brushes, Combs
Gift Cards to buy clothes – Ross, Marshalls, Target, Old Navy
Socks
Slippers
PJs
African American Hair Care Products
Shoe-specific Gift Cards (Academy)
Unscented Body Lotion (for those with allergies)
Flat Irons
Blow Dryers
Backpacks
Duffle Bags
Suitcases

Your donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off in San Antonio at 3103 West Avenue or in Boerne at 121 Old San Antonio Road.