Atheists at Work is our community service outreach program. Our members are very involved with the community service initiatives. We work with various organizations and volunteer our time. There are weekly community service events with our affiliates for environmental sustainability and cleanup, educational services on Lackland AFB, and helping the homeless in giveaways and home building. We are sure you will find something that will work for you and do good without a god. If you have any questions about the following programs, please feel free to contact us directly.
These are our current programs:
Helping the Homeless Outreach– STAR gives away personal hygiene products, sunscreen, clothing, books, water, and snacks to those that are homeless in downtown San Antonio. We have a Facebook page dedicated to this effort as well as an Amazon Smile account that directly benefits our efforts. Estimated time 10am-11am (1 hour). Every last Sunday of the month.
Habitat for Humanity – This is our newest program started in October 2016. This will be a regular monthly event so check Facebook for upcoming events. We show up at the designated area and sign in and sign our waivers. We usually wear our STAR or Atheists at Work shirts. Estimated time 8:00am-2pm (5 hours) Safety equipment and lunch is provided. Always on a Saturday.
Lackland AFB Atheist-Humanist Secular Meeting – STAR provides humanist chaplains and volunteers to conduct a service for the BMT trainees every Sunday all year round. The services offer secular talks and discussions with a focus on science and cognitive reasoning. Estimated time 12:00-3:30pm (3.5 hours) every Sunday.
San Antonio Food Bank – STAR assists the San Antonio Food Bank with the garden work on the first Saturday of each month. There is a working farm there and they allow us to bring the young kids to help with the harvesting and weeding of the plants. Its really amazing to see in person and if you have a green thumb and want to get out for a good workout, come join us. Estimated time 8:30am-11:30am (3 hours) on the first Saturday of the month.
Watershed Wise Warriors -STAR assists the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) with river cleanup, parks and trail maintenance, tree planting and garden work as needed. Estimated time 8:30am-11:30am (3 hours) Usually around the 2nd and 3rd Saturday’s of the month.
We also do other community service projects on a seasonal basis such as Flags In at the Fort Sam cemetery for Memorial Day.