The community engagement platform, ENGAGED, has been launched by UT Health San Antonio to facilitate volunteering for students, faculty, staff and community partners. This platform allows users to easily track their volunteer hours and provides access to all of the institution’s registered community partners, offering a wide range of options for potential volunteers.
With over 10,000 members of the UT Health San Antonio community already able to access the portal, it is simple for individuals to find a community partner that resonates with them. For example, those interested in 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.
To volunteer through their community partners, individuals can visit the ENGAGED website and click “Community Partners” to view the list of organizations associated with UT Health San Antonio. From there, they can select an organization to view upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and then record their volunteer hours through the platform. It is encouraged for volunteers to wear a UT Health San Antonio T-shirt to show pride in the institution when volunteering.
The ENGAGED platform records volunteer hours for free, allowing the university to better fulfill its mission of community engagement. For further information about volunteering through the ENGAGED platform or to learn more about how it works and how it can serve the community