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Getting Ready to Serve the School Year

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Aug 4, 2016
by The Volunteer Center of Lubbock

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. 
-Anne Frank
It's almost time for back to school, and the Volunteer Center of Lubbock looks forward to welcoming
students, teachers, and professors back.  Thanks to everyone that has helped the Volunteer Center
and our Agency Partners by volunteering over the summer break.  Volunteers play an integral role
within our organization and the community, so we appreciate you staying involved!   We plan to ease
back into the semester by continuing to facilitate a variety of volunteer opportunities, as well as,
volunteer programming and events.

From the Heart

 From the Heart  is a service program that offers activities and volunteer opportunities for families. This month's From the Heart  programming takes place on: Thursday, August 4th at Habitat for Humanity where we will organize shirts and thank you cards as volunteer appreciation gifts; Thursday, August 11th at Family Guidance and Outreach Center where volunteers will put together program materials; and Thursday, August 18th at Volunteer Center for our End of Summer Celebration. From the Heart  teaches children about giving back to their community and allows families to spend time together for a good cause.  Sign up for projects here or find out about other family opportunities by contacting Paris Wright at (806)747-0551 or


Igniting Creativity: Service and Leadership Symposium

The annual Service & Leadership  Symposium is an educational event  dedicated to the Volunteer Center of  Lubbock's purpose - inspiring a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. This year's symposium takes place onSeptember 15, 2016 from 8:30AM - 1:00PM at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane.  This year's keynote speaker is Scott Sherman, executive director of the Transformative Action Institute. We also welcome special guest and First Lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott. For more information visit our website.
  • Buy your tickets today:
  • July 15- August 31: $75/ticket; $575/table of eight
  • After August 31: $100/ticket
  • Student rate: $25/ticket before August 31 *limited availability


2016 Cornucopia Luncheon

This year, the 20th Annual Cornucopia Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Lubbock Country Club from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.  During the Luncheon, we will present "Get Involved" Awards, honoring individuals, businesses, and groups for outstanding volunteerism and community service.   We ask that you join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the award winners and all of those who have been exceptional volunteers and assets to our community.  Purchase tickets and find out more on our website.


Ways to Make an Impact


 United Blood Services is a community blood center that  provides blood and blood products for local area hospitals  throughout the United States. United Blood Services  exists to make a difference in people's lives by bringing  together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate  blood; producing a safe and ample blood supply;  advancing cutting-edge research, and embracing continuous quality improvement. If you are interested in volunteering for United Blood Services, contact Brandon Baker at or (806) 797-6804.

Mosaic is a faith-based organization that serves people  with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic provides affordable  accessible housing, children's services, day services,  host homes/foster care, 24/7 residential or hourly  supported care, and supported/ community employment. Mosaic is looking for those who want to donate personal grooming supplies . Click here to volunteer at Mosaic or contact Kim Davis at or (806) 794-9334.
The mission of the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (YOL) is  to provide an exceptional music education experience to  the members of the orchestras. YOL provides artistic   performances that enrich the lives of developing musicians, our community, and our region and works cooperatively with public and private schools, and  independent music teachers in a continuing effort to provide musical development for youth.  For more information on how to get involved with YOL, please contact Melody Fried at or (806) 416-3735.

Other Opportunities this Month


August 5-August 20
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
Volunteers needed: 6:00PM-12:00PM
Contact: Bevin Henson at (806) 638-1458 or

August 6
Marvel Comics Day at Barnes and Noble - Literacy Lubbock
Volunteers needed: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Contact: Julie Laughlin at (806) 775-2827 or

August 13
2016 Back to School Fiesta - Office of Community Engagement-Texas Tech University
Volunteers needed: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Contact: Brian Garibay at (806) 834-6050 or

August 17
Shop with a Boys and Girls Club Member - Lubbock Boys and Girls Club
Volunteers needed: 7:45AM-9:00AM
Contact: Julie Lackey at (806) 792-2880 or

To find out more about these and other opportunities, visit our Get Connected Volunteer Center website or contact Paris Wright at