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Wishing everyone a joyous upcoming Independence Day!

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Jun 23, 2016
by The Volunteer Center of Lubbock


"May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness

and compassion." - Thomas Jefferson


The Volunteer Center of Lubbock wishes everyone a joyous upcoming Independence Day!  

Our nation is built on a spirit of volunteering, and today we want to celebrate that spirit.  Did you know that:

  • From the dates of September 2014 - September 2015, 62.6 million people in the United States volunteered.
  • Individuals who are most likely to volunteer are between ages 35 - 54.
  • Many people who choose to volunteer do so according to their specific skill sets (Statistics courtesy of the United States Department of Labor).

The Volunteer Center encourages you to celebrate with us by volunteering your time, gifts, and talents to an organization in need!


Nominate Someone Great



Please keep the nominations coming!  The 20th Annual Cornucopia Luncheon will be held onWednesday, November 2, 2016

At the Luncheon, the Volunteer Center hosts the "Get Involved" Awards, which honor individuals, businesses, and groups for

their role(s) in outstanding volunteerism and community service. We cannot honor these exceptional volunteers without your help! 

The Volunteer Center asks that you nominate someone you think is deserving of a "Get Involved" Award here

Nominations are due by 1:00p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  

Feel free to contact Paris Wright for more information or to submit nominations 


From the Heart


Are you and your family looking for summer activities?  If so, From the Heart is for you. From the Heart is a

summer service program that offers opportunities every Thursday morning from June 16th through August 18th.  

This program 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 CiCi Nunez at






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.  The symposium brings together

business and community leaders, teachers, students, and nonprofit organizations with the goal of building a stronger South Plains.  

This year's keynote speaker is Scott Sherman, executive director of the Transformative Action Institute.  We also welcome First Lady

of Texas Cecilia Abbott as a special guest.  We are proud to partner with the OneStar Foundation as a part of the Texas Nonprofit

Summit Series.

Buy your tickets today and take advantage of our early bird pricing:





For more information, contact Sabine Wohlschlag



Ways to Make an Impact


Broadway Festivals, Inc.



Broadway Festivals, Inc. is a local nonprofit that organizes, conducts, and finances the 4th on Broadway Celebration held each

Independence Day. Broadway Festivals, Inc.  seeks volunteers for assistance with Independence Day events, which include:

operating the Coca-Cola booths; patrolling the children's area; data collection; collection of tickets for the Early Settler's event;

gatekeepers for the Texas Country Street Dance; and attending the parking lot. Please click here to help Broadway Festivals, Inc.

continue to make Lubbock's Independence Day Celebration a success.


VetStar/Veterans Resource Coordination Group



The Veterans Resource Coordination Group (VRCG) connects veterans and their families to the resources needed

during times of transition and assists them with achieving their goals.  The VRCG helps veterans return to civilian life

through a variety of services including counseling, assessment, outreach, education, and referrals.  Additionally, the

VRCG strives to become a recognized leader in the State of Texas for community-based veteran support.  If you are

interested in volunteering for the Veterans Resource Coordination Group, please contact Mike Flores at (806) 470-9317 or

or click here.


Texas Tech Physicians



Texas Tech Physicians is the medical practice of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. 

They are passionate about caring for the needs of the West Texas community and raising up the next generation of health

care professionals.  To be effective in all aspects of their organization, the Texas Tech Physicians seek volunteers as

valet service attendants, coffee bar attendants, and greeters.  These volunteer opportunities are part of the Texas Tech

Physicians hospitality team.  Please join the Texas Tech Physicians in serving the community!


Other Opportunities this Month


July 8th
Storage Room Organizers - Carpenter's Church
Volunteers needed: 9:00AM-12:00PM

July 11th - July 25th
Fun in the Sun Summer Camp Volunteers - High Point Village
Volunteers needed: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Contact: Anna Debinski at (806) 698-0015 or

To find out more about these and other opportunities, visit our Get Connected 

Volunteer Center website or contact Paris Wright at 806-747-0551;