Get Involved

Ways you can make a difference.

SADDS Smiles of hope clinic

Why Get Involved

Volunteers are crucial to the success of our agency. In fact, each year SACDC relies upon its nearly 300 volunteers to bring help, healing, and hope to almost 8,000 patients. With so much need in our community, there is a need for nearly every kind of skill!

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Ways To Get Involved

Some examples of the kind of support we need

  • Dental Staff: Dentists, Hygienists, RDAs, sterilization, and laboratory technicians
  • Administrative Volunteers: Office receptionists, record maintenance, database entry
  • Development and Marketing: Graphic designers, special events coordinators, fund-raising, social media champions, and business administration
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Ready to Get Started?

For those interested in volunteering, please fill-out this application form and submit it by email to or bring it by the clinic so we can meet you in person.

Questions? Call (210) 220-2304 for more information

Volunteer Opportunities

* San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic exclusively serves low-income and homeless Bexar County adults. As such, our volunteer policy does not permit anyone under the age of 12 to volunteer and those 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend a ratio of one adult to six minors. Items indicated with an asterisk are multi-generational volunteer opportunities. All others require volunteer(s) to be at least 18 years of age.
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1. Hygiene kits – Pack gauze, create hygiene kits, create denture kits, and clean laminated patient registration forms for reuse*
2. Annual community clinics – we host three community clinics, one in the spring “Spring Clean” and two each fall, “Smiles of Hope” and “Serving Our Heroes”. We may need volunteers to help with the following tasks. We serve breakfast and lunch to our volunteers:*
– Set up the volunteer break room
– Serve food
– Clean up at the end of the day
– Donate cupcakes/serve water and cupcakes to patients
3. Dental Assistant Training Program graduation – each year, we hold graduation ceremonies at First Presbyterian Church for participants completing the dental assistant training program in the prior year. We need volunteers to help with the following tasks: *
– Set up/decorate
– Hand out programs
– Serve punch
– Serve cake

4. Rotating art show for the patient lobby – we would love for the children from each of our mission partners to create art for the patient lobby wall.*
5. Administrative volunteers – entry of patient data in Practice Management System; patient check-out/appointments; patient calls for appointment verification
6. Clinical volunteers – dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants licensed to practice in the State of Texas. There are opportunities for dentists and dental hygienists to see our patients in their own offices.
7. Development volunteers – assist with fundraising campaigns, marketing, social media, graphics development, and grant writing.
8. Service project for those under 12 years old: Hold a dental hygiene product drive among your family and friends. We are in need of new toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss.

Volunteer Application

    Volunteer Type

    Volunteer Interests

    • Clinical Interests - choose “Not Applicable” as appropriate

    • Non-Clinical Interests - choose “Not Applicable” as appropriate

    During which shifts are you available?
    (Morning Shift= 8:30am-11:30am, Afternoon Shift=12:30pm to 4:30pm)

    Previous Volunteer Experience
    Please summarize your previous volunteer experience.

    Upload dental professional certificates, CPR, or resume. (Supported file types: pdf,doc,docx,jpg,png)

    Upload dental professional certificates, CPR, or resume. (Supported file types: pdf,doc,docx,jpg,png)

    Upload dental professional certificates, CPR, or resume. (Supported file types: pdf,doc,docx,jpg,png)

    Agreement and Signature
    By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.
    Signature: Date:

    Araceli Calvillo

    Volunteer Relations Specialist