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Ways to help in San Marcos area

Amid the COVID response, many local nonprofits are providing critical assistance and could use volunteers. Make an appointment to volunteer. DO NOT just show up. Appointments allow planning to avoid crowding and ensure healthy procedures. Appointments also allow communication if volunteering plans change.

Follow instructions from state and local authorities and recommendations from public health officials. If you or someone you know is feeling sick, DO NOT volunteer. Practice social distancing, wear a mask in public, wash your hands, and avoid non-essential activities outside your home. When volunteering, we encourage you to go directly to the volunteering site then return directly home. If you need assistance or know of ways people can get help.  #serveSanMarcos

Local churches matching Food Bank fund

Churches matching up to $18,500 in donations
One dollar provides four meals
This Easter, during a time of social distancing, several local San Marcos churches are 'coming together' to match dollar donations to Hays County Food Bank.  Participating churches will match every dollar donated up to total of $18,500 between April 12-26. If you are able to donate at any level, every dollar counts since your impact is doubled!

Donate online through the Easter Impact donor intent at the Hays Food Bank website ( or through your participating church. Share this on Facebook and invite friends to participate!

Participating Churches: First Presbyterian Church of San Marcos, First Baptist Church San Marcos, Texas State United Campus Ministry, First United Methodist Church, Sozo Church, Solid Rock Church, Wayfinders Church SMTX, PromiseLand San Marcos, San Marcos Community Church, Sinai Pentecostal Church, Hill Country Church  

Mask Collection and Distribution

Thursday April 16 & 21, 11am-12noon
Many people are making masks and many people need masks. BR3T is matching donated masks with those who need them. They are looking for people who have extra masks to donate or for volunteers to make masks and for volunteers to be runners to pick up and deliver those masks.

Donate Blood, Save a Life South Texas Blood & Tissue in New Braunfels

With the cancellation of area drives and a drop in donations, the community blood supply urgently needs donors. Donations are by APPOINTMENT ONLY to follow social distancing guidelines. 

Organize donations for seniors

Community Action, which operates the San Marcos Senior Center, needs volunteers to help gather and sort donations of basic supplies such as hand soap, cleaners, and toilet paper.  These donations will be delivered by staff to local seniors with priority given to the homebound and those without family. Contact Margery Marshall ( for more details on volunteering.

Meals on Wheels

Help in the Kitchen | Daily 9:00am-11:00am
Deliver Meals to Seniors | Various Routes (2 hours)
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to local seniors. They could use 1-2 people to help in the kitchen each morning. They also need drivers starting next week to cover various delivery routes with each route taking less than two hours. Contact Elizabeth Denson ( for more details on volunteering.

Local Nonprofit needing volunteers?
If you lead an established 501(c)3 and need volunteers in the San Marcos area, reach out to our volunteer coordinators Todd Salmi and Levi Hernandez at