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Our mission is to connect, empower, and transform the community through purposeful volunteerism, and leadership development.

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Gathering For Good

We are the do-good gatherers. It’s our mission to gather people across the South Plains to connect, be inspired, and discover their purpose.

Gathering For Good

Volunteer Opportunities in Lubbock

Our work here is never done. Browse the recent volunteer and donor opportunities for our partner agencies below.

Christmas for the Animals!

The Haven Animal Care Shelter

We are having our annual Christmas for the Animals on Saturday the 10th and Saturday the 17th. Please consider coming to visit us and donating items s…

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Judges Needed For Robotics Championship

TTU Whitacre College of Engineering - STEM Outreach & Engagement

About: We are needing volunteers to help judge robotics teams for the West Texas Regional Championship on February 25th. The best teams from the Lubb…

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Judges Needed For Robotics Tournament

TTU Whitacre College of Engineering - STEM Outreach & Engagement

About: We are needing volunteers to help judge robotics teams for the Lubbock-B League Tournament on February 11th. The best teams from this event wi…

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Cultivating volunteers.

Empowering leaders.

Transforming communities.

Since 1990, we’ve connected volunteers with community needs and provided nonprofit management assistance to Lubbock-area nonprofit organizations. When you ask us what we do, we will tell you we are in the business of community engagement. When you ask us why, we will tell you that we believe a more engaged community has the potential to transform the world.

What we do

Leadership Development

We believe that everyone has the potential to become a leader. Let us help you or your team find your purpose, so that together we can transform the world.

Placing Volunteers

For the Volunteer Center, service is about more than just volunteering. It’s about discovering your personal passion and purpose and then putting that purpose into action.

Events that Inspire

We created Gathering for Good moments to provide opportunities to help others find their perfect moment to get inspired, find your passion, or connect with others.

A look at the impact we made locally in 2021

60,611

people purposefully engaged with a Volunteer Center program

243

Nonprofits, schools, and local businesses that collaborated together in a mission of hope

25,229

The amount of people we connected to a local volunteer opportunity

1,941

The number of individuals who strengthened their leadership abilities through our workshops
Our Sponsors

Some of our partners supporting our mission

Community Foundation of West Texas
United Supermarkets
Studio West
Onestar
Points of Light
Helen Jones Foundation
United Way
Atmos Energy
The CH Foundation
Community Foundation of West Texas
Western Bank
Onestar
Studio West
United Supermarkets
Points of Light
United Way
The CH Foundation
Helen Jones Foundation
Atmos Energy

Some of the local agencies we partner with

Recent Stories

Recent write-ups on the people, moments, and events we find inspirational and worthy of sharing

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August 12, 2022

Helping Youth Purposefully Engage

At the Volunteer Center, our mission is to connect, empower, and transform the community through purposeful volunteerism. Everything we do is connected to this mission - including our youth programs.…
News
July 1, 2022

Six Students’ Stories of Impact

In the 2021-2022 school year, two of our youth programs, Youth Division (now Youth for Impact) and HYPE (Helping Students Purposefully Engage), served 120 students from Lubbock area schools. Students…
News
June 1, 2022

Serving From the Heart

Connecting volunteers to meaningful service opportunities is the heartbeat behind so much of our work at the Volunteer Center. Creating engaging, fun volunteer opportunities that are accessible to even the…
News
May 10, 2022

Community Collaboration with Robin’s Nest Tutoring

Impactful community programs can come from dedicated volunteers at any age! One example is Robin's Nest Tutoring, started by Volunteer Center Youth Division members, Hannah Kang and Jeffrey Zhou, as…

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