River City Serves

Serving globally, and locally, we are the hands and feet of Jesus

River City Serves Global – Short-term International Trips

We carefully select international partners and support them in serving the disadvantaged and those at risk. We select partners who have demonstrated effective ministry and responsible care. Our current nations of focus include West Africa, India, and Puerto Rico.

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Serving Opportunities Include


What: Support the local missionary and his team as they reach out to the poor, the orphaned, and the widowed, teaching them that Jesus is a friend of the poor. Ministries include village evangelism, youth seminars, etc.
Who: This trip is for youth and adults.
When: March 2020
Cost: $3,000
Contact: Bo Bowman: bobowman@sbcglobal.net

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The Mission: Ministries to rebuild church destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Who: Adults and youth (16 and up) with a servant heart willing to get their hands dirty
When: July 2020
Approx. Cost: $1,500
Contact: Pastor Willy Mayfield – pastorwilly@reallife.org
Bo Bowman – bobowman@sbcglobal.net

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The Mission: Ministries include construction of water storage units, church services, children’s programs, distributing food and supplies to remote villages.
Who: Adults and youth (16 and up)
When: October 2020
Approx. Cost: $3,300
Contact: Bo Bowman – bobowman@sbcglobal.net

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GUATEMALA (for students)

The Mission: Ministries to strengthen local church in San Raymundo by opening doors for local pastor through building a home for family in need.
Who: For youth and youth sponsors.
When: July 5 – 12, 2020
Approx. Cost: $1,800
Contact: Pastor Chris Ogren – cogren@reallife.org

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The Mission: Ministries include serving Mayan Kaqchiquel communites through acts of service and love. Give programs in village schools and work with Mayan children in Guatemalan central highlands.
Who: Adults, youth, families
When: Early December 2020
Approx. Cost: $1,600
Contact: Bo Bowman 210-382-8121 or bobowman@sbcglobal.net
Leslie Phillips 210-490-5262 or lphillips@reallife.org

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River City Serves: Local – Community service

In our local community, we join with charities, organizations, and ministries who have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping those in need.

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Haven for Hope (Feeding the Homeless)

1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, TX 78207  

Meet by the gate on North San Marcos

Time:  10:45 am – 1:30 pm

Project: Assemble food trays and serve drinks in the kitchen of St. Vincent De Paul, and mingle, minister, and pray with the homeless residents at Haven for Hope. Must wear hat, conservative dress (no short pants or sleeveless tops), and closed-toe shoes. 

Volunteers Needed:  25. 

Age Minimum: 18 

Team Leaders: Terry Karshis, 210-744-5016, t7p1k1@gmail.com or Lisbeth Larsen, llarsen@reallife.org, 210-274-0922

Real Life Christian Assistance

River City Community Church – 16765 Lookout Road, Selma, TX, 78154 

Meet at Concession 2 Building, behind the amphitheater 

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Project: Organize clothing and assemble groceries packages for families in need, minister to people by praying in a supportive environment. Helpful items to bring include work gloves.

Volunteers Needed:10 max.

Age Minimum:  Children 8 years and up are welcome with a parent/adult

Team Leader: Rick Marcantel, rickmarcantel@gmail.com, 830-282-7968 

Mats Matter

River City Community Church – 16765 Lookout Road, Selma, TX, 78154 

Meet in the main foyer of the sanctuary
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Project: Crochet clean plastic bags into mats that are distributed to the homeless.
Please bring a size P crochet hook. Don’t know how to do it? We’ll show you!
Volunteers Needed: 30 max.  

Age Minimum:  Children 8 and up with adult supervision are welcome!
Team Leader:Beverly Byrne- bubbles7380@sbcglobal.net

River City Community Church Campus Care

River City Community Church – 16765 Lookout Road, Selma, TX, 78154
Meet in the courtyard in front of the main sanctuary 

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Project: We will help with general grounds maintenance as well as special projects so be sure to bring work gloves. 

Volunteers Needed: No Max
Age Minimum: Children welcome with a parent/adult.  Children will be given age appropriate tasks to help serve.
Team Leader: Rob Gordon, (210) 865-1885, Rgordon9t3@gmail.com  



The Pregnancy Care Center provides compassionate care and practical help to empower women to choose life-affirming options for their pregnancies. On-going opportunities for volunteer service including program mentors and class facilitators, client advocates, layette advocates, data entry, nurse advocates and sonographers, and material aid organizers. If you’d like to know more, visit our website at www.sapregnancy.org and view the ABOUT US and VOLUNTEER tabs. Create an account or send an email to schedule a tour with one of the staff members. 

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The mission at AGORA Ministries is to ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER, EDUCATE, and MENTOR disadvantaged children and “at risk” youth in one of the lowest income areas in San AntonioThey help clothe and feed those in emergency need, with love, care and dignity, and offer HOPE for success to all they come in contact with. 

Volunteer Opportunities– AfterSchool Tutoring, Mentors and Buddies, Real Life Kids Camp, Real Life Kids Camp Golf Tournament 

ContactErica Toney 
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No Strings Attached Ministries

No Strings Attached is a nonprofit ministry organization that walks alongside women and children who have been sexually exploited as they go through their journey of recovery. NSA provides intervention, prevention, and aftercare.   
Volunteer Opportunities– Donate needed items, Bake cookies, Write Love Notes for Gift Bags, Assist with trauma counseling, Join the NSA monthly outing team (to strip clubs), Become a Prayer Partner 
Contact:  Leslie Phillips

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One By One Ministries

One by One Ministries equips volunteers from local churches to mentor expectant parents or parents with brand new babies.  We match our trained mentors with moms who are asking for help! Mentors help families, especially the moms, with parenting tips and life skills; share the gospel; and connect families to church and community support networks. 
Volunteer Opportunities– Mentor, Prayer Partner 

Contact:  Julie Beth Jennings 
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109 Gallery Circle Ste 115 
San Antonio, TX 78258 

Any Woman Can is a non-profit Health Center that offers FREE services to people that are in crisis. Our team helps educate, counsel and test. So that those in crisis will experience a comeback. Any Woman Can’s counselors, nurses, and client advocates walk alongside women in crisis by offering FREE Counseling, FREE Ultrasounds, FREE STI testing and FREE Pregnancy testing.   
Volunteer Opportunities– Events Volunteer, Administrative, RN / Nurse Sonographer, LPC (Counseling), Client Advocate 

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