The community engagement platform, ENGAGED, has been launched by UT Health San Antonio to make volunteering easier for students, faculty, staff, and community partners. Through this platform, users can easily track their volunteer hours and have access to all of the institution’s registered community partners.
UT Health San Antonio has over 10,000 members already able to access the portal, making it simple for individuals to find a community partner that resonates with them. For instance, 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.
Volunteers can record their hours through the ENGAGED platform for free, which helps the university better fulfill its mission of community engagement. To volunteer through their community partners, individuals can visit the ENGAGED website and click on “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 hours through the platform.
It is encouraged for volunteers to wear a UT Health San Antonio T-shirt while volunteering to show pride in the institution. For further information about volunteering through the ENGAGED platform or how it works and how it serves the community; individuals can contact ENGAGED project administrator Cindi Adcock at AdcockC@uthscsa.edu.