- 39,000 people engaged in service in 2015.
- In the 2015-2016 school year, 22,409 students in 40 area schools served 367,243.3 hours and raised $192,893.52 for South Plains nonprofit.
- 1,368 participants in Transformative Leadership programs, workshops, and consultations received 4,980.5 hours of training in 2015.
- 5 National Days of Service celebrated in 2015 with 1,034 participants who volunteered 2,204.25 hours for area nonprofits.
“When people ask me to do something, ask me to help or contribute or volunteer, I’m always willing to. But since I’ve been part of the Volunteer Center, I’ve realized that I’m not sitting back waiting anymore for people to come ask. I’m out there, up front searching for ways to help.”
– Yvette Hinojosa, Director EMR Integration at UMC Physician Network Services, Volunteer Center Board Member
What the Volunteer Center strives to do is create engaged individuals because those are the individuals who keep society improving. They are the people who are constantly creating good change and keeping up with the flow.
– Jordan Kirksey, TTU student, Emerging Leader, former VCL Board Member, Nonprofit Fellow and United Way Youth Division Member
“The Volunteer Center of Lubbock offers a real unique set of workshops that you can plug your employees into where they come back and immediately have an impact, immediately have some insightful knowledge and resources to make them better at their job, better as a team member, and better as a current and future leader for your organization.”
– Amanda Kuhn, Vice President of Benchmark Business Solution
“It has certainly helped our group, and the small fee that we pay each year to be members of the Volunteer Center is well worth it. There’s a lot of difference that has been made, that’s gone on like a ripple on a pond and affected people and their children.”
– Eric Strong, Director of Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council
“Everything that we get involved with, it comes from the heart, but you have to evaluate it in a business sense, too. The professionalism and the class that [the Volunteer Center] shows is something that we just found irreplaceable for my business. It’s something we’re proud to be a sponsor of because we believe in everything [they’re] doing. We love how [they] do it, and we love the responsibility [they] show with it. “
– Alona Beesinger, Lubbock Marketing Manager at Suddenlink