UT Health San Antonio has recently launched an enhanced community engagement platform, ENGAGED, to facilitate volunteering for its students, faculty, staff, and community partners. This platform provides users with the ability to effortlessly track their volunteer hours and gain access to all registered community partners at the institution. With over 10,000 members already utilizing the portal, finding a community partner that aligns with one’s interests has never been easier.
For instance, those passionate about personal health may be drawn to Work Out Help Out (WOHO), a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteering, personal health, and offers fun weekend events involving exercise, community service, and healthy eating. WOHO is just one of many community partners associated with UT Health San Antonio through the ENGAGED platform.
To volunteer through their community partners, individuals can visit the ENGAGED website and click “Community Partners” to view the list of organizations affiliated with UT Health San Antonio. From there, they can select an organization to view upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Once they have selected an opportunity and completed their volunteer hours, they can record them through the platform for free.
It is important for volunteers to wear a UT Health San Antonio T-shirt while volunteering to showcase their pride in the institution. For more information about volunteering through the ENGAGED platform or to learn more about how it works and how it can benefit the community, individuals can contact ENGAGED project administrator Cindi Adcock at AdcockC@uthscsa.edu.