Jun 30, 2016
by The Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Last week our From the Heart family volunteers boarded our Service Trolley to visit three of our
Dream Center. At each organization, families learned a little about the impact the agency makes
in our community and participated in a volunteer project.
This is the second summer we rented a trolley from CitiBus, and it is quickly becoming a favorite
event for our families. This year they experienced a lot, but the greatest impression might have
been made on our fantastic bus driver.
As she skillfully guided the trolley to each location, she asked questions of our staff about the
program and about the families. She was impressed by this group of children and adults, giving their
summer to serve others. She was impressed by the agencies she encountered along the route. She
reminisced about when her own daughter was young, and she wondered about the impact something
like From the Heart could have had on her daughter.
From the Heart is about much more than a weekly service project. From the Heart is about
instilling the value of service in young hearts. It's about building a culture of service in
families and in our communities. It's about creating great family memories while we
transform the world around us.
Our trolley driver witnessed that last week, and it inspired her. It inspired her to get involved herself,
and it inspired her to get her daughter and those around her involved.
This is what your involvement with the Volunteer Center does - it inspires community
engagement by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Thank you for being involved.
Are you and your little ones making the most of this summer? Are you creating memories
together that will make a longstanding impression on your children? If those are the kind of
opportunities you are looking for, we invite you to join our From the Heart family volunteering
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.
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.
Don't miss out on early bird pricing ending July 15th. Register online, or contact Sabine
Wohlschlag at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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.
For more information about these events or to find out how you can invest in the Volunteer