Roadrunners Serving the UTSA and San Antonio Community
Leadership and Volunteer Services provides multiple community service opportunities and Alternative Break Experiences.
In 2022, Roadrunners provided 5,102 hours of services to more than 54 community partners in the San Antonio area. The alternative break trips over the last three years have focused on LGBTQIA+ advocacy, environmental justice and conservation, AIDS awareness and affordable housing, children with special needs, and restoration from the effects of hurricanes.
Through generous gifts from previous Giving Day events, these experiences have been free to participating students. Donations from this year’s campaign will be used to continue providing these immersive experiences by funding meals, transportation, and housing costs for trip participants, as well as the cost of adding additional community service projects to expand our program.
“I can’t think of a better way to live my life and feel its intensity than by helping others and connecting with individuals through acts of service.”
– Diego Gomez Cordova
Your support on UTSA Giving Day will support students who participate in the Alternative Break Program and community service efforts meet a community need, get a deeper understanding of a social issue, and leave UTSA with a better understanding of how to be a life-long active citizen in our greater communities.
Celebrate 30 years of VOICES with a donation of $30 to service opportunities and alternative breaks!
- Students who come by the VOICES office to donate $5 on Giving Day will receive a unique donor sticker
- For every $30 the Services Opportunities and Alternative Breaks earns, a VOICES officer will get a pie in the face right outside the office on Giving Day. Photos will be posted on the VOICES Instagram.
Service Opportunities and Alternative Breaks, Multicultural Events, and Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiatives programs are connected to two Giving Day 2023 challenges:
- Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson will cosplay a Disney Villain chosen by students if we reach a combined 75 total donors to these programs on the last day of class for Spring 2023. If we reach a combined 120 total donors to these programs, she will cosplay again with a surprise character during Roadrunner Days.
- If these programs reach a combined 60 individual donors, it will unlock an anonymous donation of $10,000 to the Birds Up for Barry fund, which supports Student Affairs programs, events and traditions.