For those looking to help out in the New Braunfels community, there are several local nonprofit groups that offer volunteer opportunities and accept donations. This list is noncomprehensive.

Human services

Crisis Center of Comal County

The center’s mission is to provide crisis and prevention services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Sample activities: fundraising events, answering the center hotline, grant writing, front desk administration, victim advocate, life-skill classes
  • Donations accepted: monetary, client wish list, in-kind donations, gently used items
  • 655 Landa St., New Braunfels
United Way of Comal County

This nonprofit organization’s mission is to engage the community and focus resources for those in need in Comal County through monetary donations.
  • Sample activities: event volunteers, board of directors, allocations volunteers
  • Donations accepted: monetary
  • 468 S. Seguin Ave., Ste. 403, New Braunfels
Housing support

Comal County Habitat for Humanity

This nonprofit organization works to build and repair homes.
  • Sample activities: sell new and gently used donated items to the public, construction, administrative support, event coordination, fundraising
  • Donations accepted: vehicle, land, monetary, sofas, furniture
  • 1269 Industrial Drive, New Braunfels
The Salvation Army of New Braunfels

This organization is an international movement to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs without discrimination.Serve seniors

Project 10:27 Inc.

This nonprofit focuses on enhancing the lives of senior adults by fostering enduring relationships.
  • Sample activities: Adopt a Senior, Caring Connections Call & Card Program, community outreach, discipleship
  • Donations accepted: monetary, supplies (paper towels, soap, toothpaste, etc.)
  • 25514 Sioux Springs, San Antonio
Empower children

1HOPE for Kids

The program offers foster family assistance, recruiting and training alongside working with biological families.
  • Sample activities: prayer, tutoring, notes of encouragement to families, meal ministry, certified babysitters, transportation, diaper delivery
  • Donations accepted: monetary
  • 11550 W. I-10, Ste. 255, San Antonio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas of Comal and Guadalupe Counties

This nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide children facing adversity a strong and supportive mentor relationship.
  • Sample activities: mentorship, library, out to eat, play sports
  • Donations accepted: monetary, gift cards for the kids
  • 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
CASA of Central Texas

This national volunteer movement aims to provide high-quality, best-interest advocacy for children and youth in the child welfare system.
  • Sample activities: become a Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Donations accepted: monetary, vehicle
  • 1619 Common St., Ste. 301, New Braunfels
Communities In Schools of South Central Texas

This nonprofit organization works to bring resources to elementary, middle and high schools to help students succeed.
  • Sample activities: Reading Buddy, tutor, mentor, pen pal, service-learning, guest speaker
  • Donations accepted: monetary, in-kind support (comfort kits, hygiene kits, supply drives, books drives)
  • 161 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels
Connections Individual and Family Services

Help intervene in the lives of children who are homeless, abused or at risk through programs under the nonprofit.
  • Sample activities: Transitional Living Program, emergency youth shelter
  • Donations accepted: monetary
  • 1414 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
New Braunfels Angels

This nonprofit organization’s mission is to provide support to the foster care community through wraparound support to fostering families and mentorship of teen foster youth.
  • Sample activities: be a mentor, babysit, tutor, support family, activities, one-time events and family needs
  • Donations accepted: monetary, clothes, shoes, art supplies, furniture
  • 391 Landa St., Ste. 1112, New Braunfels
Room Redux

The nonprofit works to physically transform the bedroom of a child who has experienced abuse. The goal is to bring together a new room that can symbolize a new start for the child in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Sample activities: fundraising specialist, website content manager, social media manager, room transformation
  • Donations accepted: monetary, materials
  • PO Box 312484, New Braunfels
Feed the hungry

New Braunfels Food Bank

Volunteer as an individual or with a group to fight hunger in New Braunfels and the Southwest Texas communities.
  • Sample Activities: warehouse sorting and packaging, community kitchen, food distribution
  • Donations accepted: Monetary and food donations
  • 1620 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels
Spirit of Sharing Food Bank

The SOS Food Bank is operated entirely by volunteers dedicated to fighting hunger in the community. The program has emergency and monthly food allotments.
  • Sample activities: sorting food donations, food distribution
  • Donations accepted: monetary and food donations
  • 248 W. Merriweather St., New Braunfels
Help animals

Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area

Help enrich the lives of animals in shelters awaiting their forever homes, and help alleviate staff.
  • Sample activities: walking dogs, socializing cats, representing at special events
  • Donations accepted: monetary
  • 3353 Morningside Drive, New Braunfels