Everything we do is made possible through partnerships. Together our goal is to not only transform the South Plains but to transform the world.
Partners receive benefits such as a free account on our online volunteer community Get Connected, promotion in our Guide to Volunteering in Lubbock and eNewsletters, discounted fees on workshops and consultations, and opportunities to connect with the community at Volunteer Center agency fairs and events.
For these and other services, agency partners pay an annual fee of $100 (actual cost of services averages $3,500 per agency).
It is our privilege to inspire a more engaged South Plains community by building up those who are making a difference in the lives of so many and by helping them to fulfill their unique missions and visions.
Please contact Paris Wright or give us a call at (806) 747-0551 for more information about becoming an Agency Partner.
We help to make service easy by connecting businesses with local agencies needing volunteer and other support. We offer presentations on volunteering and community engagement, volunteer matching services to help employees find their best fit, and help companies create employee volunteer programs. We also offer extensive leadership programming for young professionals wanting to make an impact and for teams that want to become more high performing.
Email Paris Wright to find out about business partner opportunities.
The goal of the Youth in Service Program is to build the next generation of community leaders by recognizing young people for the service they provide and by giving them training and support to develop service programs in their schools.
Currently, we partner with 40 South Plains middle school and high schools. In September, youth and sponsors from each school attend our Service & Leadership Symposium where they receive training focused on generating ideas, developing strategies to implement service projects, and motivating student involvement. At the symposium, students also have the opportunity to connect with local agencies and to do hands-on service projects they can recreate at their school.
Throughout the school year, the schools submit reports, photos, and videos documenting school-wide volunteer efforts and receive ongoing support from our program coordinator Jungwon Park. Participating schools are then recognized at our annual Celebration of Service Luncheon in May and receive an award check to use for volunteer projects the next year.
Take Action:Youth In Service
· Anton High School
· Brownfield High School
· Coronado High School
· Dimmitt High School
· Estacado High School
· Floydada High School
· Frenship High School
· Lamesa High School
· Littlefield High School
· Lubbock High School
· Lubbock-Cooper High School
· Meadow High School
· Monterey High School
· Muleshoe High School
· New Deal High School
· Olton High School
· Plainview High School
· Ralls High School
· Roosevelt High School
· Shallowater High School
· Springlake-Earth High School
· Sudan High School
· Sundown High School
· Tahoka High School
· Talkington School for Young Women Leaders High School
· Whitharral High School
· All Saints Episcopal School
· Atkins Middle School
· Cavazos Middle School
· Dunbar College Preparatory Academy
· Evans Middle School
· Frenship Middle School
· J.T. Hutchinson Middle School
· Ed Irons Middle School
· Heritage Middle School
· Mackenzie Middle School
· Shallowater Middle School
· Smylie Wilson Middle School
· Terra Vista Middle School
· Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Middle School
When we talk to people about giving to the Volunteer Center, we truly see it as an investment. We want you to see a return on every dollar – a more engaged community, people finding their purpose and acting on it, the next generation of leaders discovering a passion for service. If we’re not making an impact, then we’re not worth your investment.
But we are.
Last year students at our 40 partnering schools logged 247,683.05 hours and raised $136,348.35 for area agencies. We made 4,358 volunteer referrals to our more than 100 agency partners. 938 professionals participated in workshops and consultations, receiving 4,357.75 hours of training. And that’s just the tip of our impact.
There are many ways to invest in the Volunteer Center’s impact. You can make a donation today or send an email to our Development Coordinator Amanda McAfee to find out how you can get involved in other opportunities like our Leadership and Impact Societies.
Where your investment goes:
- $8 – connects on adult volunteer to a community need
- $100 – mobilizes 5 youth volunteers to support area nonprofits
- $1,500 – engages 3 participants in transformative leadership programming
- $5,000 – the annual cost to support one school or agency partner
Take Action:Make your investment today!
Email Kathleen Burrell to find out about other investment opportunities.
Building off of our 2016 Summer Series workshops, 2017 Brown Bag Lunches are opportunities for you to connect with other organizations working to address community needs. Themes for each lunch are listed below. Even though your organization may not focus on a specific theme, we encourage you to discover how you might connect. Plan to come and collaborate!
• February 23 – Youth and Family/Education
• March 23 – Animals/Outdoor
• April 27 – Community Organizations
• May 25 – Basic Needs
• June 29 – Elderly/Disabled
• August 31 – Emergency Assistance
• October 26 – Veterans
• November 23 – Medical
• December 14 – Wrap-up
VCL Conference Room
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There is no fee for these events. You bring your lunch, and we’ll provide drinks and desserts.
Email Paris Wright to find out more about Brown Bag Lunches or to RSVP.
The Community Board Bank is our way of connecting community members with opportunities for board service with our Agency Partners.
For community members:
Fill out the application below:
For questions, you can email Sabine Wohlschlag.
Also, if you are interested about learning more about how to become more prepared for board service, check out our Emerging Leaders program.
For Agency Partners:
Feel free to stop by our office (at the corner of Avenue Q and 23rd Street) any time during normal business hours to check out the Board Bank.