Jul 21, 2016
by The Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Do you feel lately that every day you wake up to the news of another tragedy? I do.
Some days it feels like the darkness is drowning out the light. Like we can't see where
we're going for the impenetrable darkness and tragedy.
But here's something I know: darkness cannot drown out light. The simple laws
of physics tell us that light penetrates the darkness and not the other way around. Light
always overcomes the darkness.
But for light to overcome, we need people to choose to be light - before tragedy strikes
I truly believe that an engaged and thriving community is one way in which individuals
discover their purpose - their way to drive out darkness - and find ways to act on that
purpose. We're a better community when we let light consume us and shine forth
Take, for instance, eight-year-old Spencer. Spencer and his mom are actively involved in
our From the Heart family volunteering program. It doesn't matter what the project is -
how sweaty or how tired he gets - Spencer never fails to let his light shine. He brings joy
and exuberance to helping others and is an inspiration to all of us.
We can all be like Spencer. We can all let our light penetrate the darkness. We just
need to take the first step to getting involved.
You can take that first step - or maybe you're ready for the next 10 steps. Check out our
You can join Spencer and his mom in being light in our community. From the Heart events are
designed to be fun for the whole family. Children as young as four-years-old are welcome.
Projects take place every Thursday morning through August 18th. Visit our website to sign-up,
or contact Paris Wright at email@example.com for more information.
How might you develop the skill of creativity to impact your business, your community, your
world? The 2016 Service & Leadership Symposium: Igniting Creativity explores how leaders
and communities can use creativity to make real impact. Scott Sherman is a leading expert
on the most effective ways that people succeed in their attempts to change the world. You
won't want to miss his innovative keynote and strategy session.
Register online, or contact Sabine Wohlschlag at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Do you want to inspire community engagement on the South Plains? Then we'd love to have
you on our team. We are currently looking for a Youth Service Coordinator. Find out more
about the position and how to apply on our website.
Make a Difference Day, October 22nd
Cornucopia Luncheon, November 2nd
For more information about these events or to find out how you can invest in the Volunteer