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Organization  Alzheimer's Association
Phone 806.725.0935
Email  Shannon Ramos, shannon.ramos@alz.org
Web www.alz.org
Address 3610 22nd Street Ste. 300
Description The world's leading voluntary health organiztion in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Out mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Category Health; Non-profit organization; Seniors
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Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  None
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Organization  American Red Cross
Phone 806-765-8534
Email  KimLee Howard, HowardKim@usa.redcross.org 
Web http://lubbock.redcross.org
Address 2201 19th Street 
Description As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
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OrganizationBig Brothers Big Sisters
Phone 806.763.6131
Email  Amanda Tolley, Amanda.tolley@bbbslubbock.org
Web www.bbbslubbock.org
Address 1409 19th St.
Description BBBS is changing how children grow up on the South Plains by providing adults to serve as friends and mentors to children who need some extra encouragement.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  16+ Hours
Group Hours  Yes
Requirements 18+ years old. Criminal background/reference check. Required to consistently meet with a child for at least one hour on a weekly basis for at least a year. Christmas Break and summer not an issue; contact can be maintained via mail, phone, or email. 
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Organization  Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock
Phone 806-792-2880
Email  Julie Lackey, jlackey@lubbockbgc.org 
Web www.lubbockbgc.org
Address  3221 59th Street
Description Lubbock Boys & Girls Clubs strive to provide a safe place for youth 6-18 to spend quality time engaging in positive activities such as games, arts/crafts, computers, sports, mentoring, and many others to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Education & Technology; Health; Literacy; Mentoring Services; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 hours; 6-10 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements Mandatory; Background Check. No special skills, just a desire to help the community. 
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Organization  Bridge of Lubbock, The 
Phone  806-687-0772
Email  Allison Wilborn, a.wilborn@bridgeoflubbock.org
Web www.bridgeoflubbock.org
Address P.O. Box 667
Description With God's guidance and grace, our Mission is to restore the foundation of hope, body, soul and spirit to our community, bring community agencies and ministries together under one roof, and promote sharing resources to more efficiently meet the needs of those we serve.
Category Children & Youth; Hunger/Food
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements Orientation; background check for mentoring program and additional training sessions; Under 18 years liability waiver signed by parent; Under 16 years parental guidance
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Organization  Catholic Family Service, Inc.
Phone 806-765-7475, 806-765-8629
Email  Diana Shelton, d_shelton2001@yahoo.com
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Address 102 Avenue J
Description We offer services throughout 30 counties - free counseling for 17 and younger, income help for the elderly with glasses, prescription hearing aids, and dentures, immigration and US citizenship services, help with food, utilities, and medication, and assist single parents going to school and/or working.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Children & Youth; Community Development; Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans; Public Assistance
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Requirements 18+ years
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Organization  Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains
Phone 806-740-0251, 806-535-3791
Email  Haley Pettigrew, hpettigrew@safeplace4kids.org
Web www.safeplace4kids.org
Address 720 Texas Avenue
Description The mission of our organization is to help speed the healing process for victims of abuse and trauma.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Children & Youth; Community Development; Education & Technology; Non-profit organization; Sexual Assault
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements Comfortable teaching children ages 4-10; 18+ years; criminal background check
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Organization  Christian Women's Job  Corps
Phone 806-762-3601
Email  Denise, Kopriva, denise@cwjclubbock.org
Web Facebook: Christian Women's Job Corps of Lubbock
Address 2101 Broadway
Description Assists women who want to change their lives and break the cycle of poverty with life and job skills in a Christian environment
Category GED education, Children & Youth, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Education & Technology, Employment, Homelessness, Human Services, Literacy, Mentoring Services, Non-profit organization, Poverty, Public Assistance, Women
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours, 6-10 Hours, 11-15 Hours, 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours, 6-10 Hours, 11-15 Hours, 16+ Hours
Requirements 17+ years of age; background check and interview process dependent on the volunteer activityand access to program participants
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Organization Church World Service CROP Walk
Phone 254-855-2170, 806-368-5373
Email  Janette Scott, randjscott@gmail.com
Web www.churchworldservice.org
Address 6401 CR 7445
Description The CROP Walk is an ecumenical event that raises funds for impoverished communities around the world to help them meet their basic needs of potable water, food, clothing, and shelter. 
Category Community Development; Human Services; Hunger/Food; Non-profit organization; Poverty
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  None
Requirements Children, strollers welcome; dogs allowed on leash. H20 available at beginning/end of walk for sufficient hydration
Family Participation Yes
Partnerships Church World Service CROP Walk student organization
   
Organization  City of Lubbock Municipal Museums
Phone 806-775-3567
Email  Lisa Howe, lhowe@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us
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Address 1801 Crickets Avenue
Description Municipal Museums: Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum. Buddy Holly Center provides exhibits and programs on Texas music and visual arts. We cultivate an atmosphere where art and music collide- making a creative community. Silent Wings Museum preserves the history of the WWII glider program by teaching its legacy.
Category Arts & Culture; Civic & Community; Cultural; Education & Technology; Non-profit organization
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements 16+ years old.  Criminal background check and drug screen 
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Organization  Communities in Schools On the South Plains
Phone 806-368-8090
Email  Shannon Ramos, shannon.ramos@cissouthplains.org;
Fiona May, fiona.may@cissouthplains.org
Web www.cissouthplains.org
Address 1655 Main Street, Suite 201
Description CIS-SP is the nation's leading community based organization helping more than two million young people each year stay in school and prepare for life.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Community Development; Human Services; Literacy; Mentoring Services; Non-profit organization; Rural; Teen Pregnancy
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements Background Check
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Organization  Community Partners of Lubbock
Phone 806.472.5099
Email  Paige Belew, paige.belew@dfps.state.tx.us
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Address 1103 Martin Luther King Blvd
Description In partnership with Child Protective Services to provide resources to children who have been abused and/or neglected, the Rainbow Room is an emergency resource room for distributing needed emergency items such as diapers, wipes, new clothing, socks, underclothing, cleaning supplies, etc. to children and families in crisis situations.  
Category Children & Youth
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements If there is no client contact, then we do not require a background check. We need community groups to conduct resource drives, such as sock drives, diaper drives, etc. to supply the Rainbow Room located at Child Protective Services.
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Partnerships Child Protective Services
   
Organization  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the South Plains
Phone 806-763-2272
Email  Peggy Eighmy, peggy.eighmy@lubbockcasa.org
Web www.lubbockcasa.org
Address #24 Briercroft Office Park
Description Providing volunteers to serve as independent voices in court for abused and neglected children in the South Plains area.  CASA volunteers are trained and court appointed to investigate, monitor, report, and serve as advocates for the best interests of children in the court system primarily as a result of abuse and neglect.  
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Children & Youth; Foster Care; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements Child Advocates 21+ years; criminal background check; interview & training process. 2009 Texas HB 1462 allows employees of state agencies to give their employees paid leave up to 5 hours per month to perform CASA volunteer services.
Family Participation
Partnerships Tech Students for CASA student organization 
   
Organization  Early Learning Centers of Lubbock 
Phone 806-765-9981
Email  Lena Scaff
Web http://www.elclubbock.org/default.html
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Organization  EDGE Mentoring Program, The
Phone 806-253-0329
Email  Selenda Cumby, scumby@esc17.net
Web http://www.rallsisd.org/theedge/
Address 810 Ave I, Ralls, TX 79357
Description  
Category Children & Youth; Cultural; Education & Technology; Mental Health; Mentoring Services; Rural
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours, 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements We require an application and criminal background check of all volunteers. The after-school program does not require training. However, the one-on-one mentoring program does require a one-time training. 18+ years old, , an application and background check is a must, volunteer hours are documented, will write reference letters for scholarships as needed
Family Participation No personal children allowed
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Organization  Epilepsy Foundation West Texas
Phone 806-785-1171
Email  Laura Bullard, laura@efwt.org
Web www.efwt.org
Address 3610 22nd Street Suite 301
Description Epilepsy Foundation West Texas is a non profit organization that assist people with seizures and their families with medical care, transportation, counseling, and information and referrals services.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Children & Youth; Disabilities; Health; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements None
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Organization  Family Promise of Lubbock, Inc.
Phone 806-744-5035
Email  Jacqueline Sanford, adminassist@familypromiselubbock.org
Web www.familypromiselubbock.org
Address 1319 15th Street
Description Family Promise of Lubbock's mission is to provide homeless families with children the tools necessary to acheive long term self-suffiency through a comprehensive program that offers temporary shelter, case management, and other supportive services.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Homelessness; Human Services; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Requirements 16+ years old;  16- must be accompanied by an adult. Application process requires a copy of license or ID card, background check, and application form. 
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Organization  Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers
Phone 806-763-3969
Email  AJ McCleod, aj.mccleod@yahoo.com
Web www.guadalupeparkway.org
Address 405 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Description The Community Youth Development program puts sports programs together to give youth an opportunity to engage in positive activities, and prevent juvenile delinquency. The Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers is an after school and summer program for youth.
Category Children & Youth, Civic & Community
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements Background check required for 18+ year old volunteers. Knowledge of sports or ambition to learn about sports.
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Organization  Haven Animal Care Shelter
Phone 806-790-8719
Email  Colleen Barry-Goodman, havenacs@gmail.com; colleen.barry-goodman@ttu.edu
Web www.havenacs.org
Address 4501 N FM 1729
Description The Haven is a non-profit, no-kill shelter for abandoned, ill, and injured animals. The initial plan was simple: help a few animals. No one ever dreamed that The Haven would provide shelter and care for over 100 animals consisting of over 60 dogs, 52 cats, 1 pig, and several horses.
Category Animals & Environment
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements Group accommodations only on Saturdays;  Under 18 accompanied by  parent or guardian; no minimum age. In need of people interested in working with cats, and helping with basic obedience training for dogs.
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Organization  Hope Chest
Phone 806-742-2189
Email  Kyla Doddridge, kyla.doddridge@ttu.edu
Web www.fgc.ttu.edu
Address P.O. Box 41038
Description Foster care youth in the Lubbock area need basic household items as they transition out of the states care and live on their own without the benefit of a family to support them. In partnership with the Texas Tech University PEGASUS Program, a Hope Chest for high school graduating seniors that are in foster care in our area is provided.
Category Children & Youth; Foster Care
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements None
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Organization  Humane Society of West Texas
Phone 517-775-5906
Email  Jennifer Timmer, jennifer.timmer@ttu.edu
Web http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX825.html
Address
Description We are a network of volunteers in Lubbock, very active in the rescue and fostering of homeless, abused, neglected, and just "down on their luck" dogs and cats. Rescues are fostered in our homes until a suitable family can be found for them. We hold adoptions at the two PetSmart locations  every weekend, and several fundraising events throughout the year.
Category Animals & Environment; Non-profit organization; Political
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours
Requirements 12+ years old or accompanied by a parent. A helpful, positive attitude and a love of animals.  All other skills needed for our volunteer activities (fostering cats/dogs; assisting with a weekly health-wellness clinic; working adoption events at PetSmart) can be taught through hands-on experience and training.
Family Participation Yes
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Organization  IntegraCare Hospice
Phone 806-472-6900
Email  Tiffany Willis, twillis@integracarehh.com
Web www.integracarehh.com
Address 1312 Texas Avenue
Description Provider of home health, hospice and community services in North and West Texas
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Organization  Intensive English Program of Texas Tech University
Phone 806-742-3145 x 229
Email  Carla Burrus, carla.burrus@ttu.edu
Web www.depts.ttu.edu/classic_moder/iep/admission.php
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Description We are an Intensive English Program designed for international students who want to improve their language skills. We have classes daily for 7 week sessions where we focus on grammar, writing, communication and listening skills. We also prepare students for the TOEFL exam. This program prepares students to continue their academic career at the university level.
Category Cultural; Education & Technology; Immigration
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours 
Requirements Patience and openness to talk with international students
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Organization  Jumpstart
Phone 806-773-1715
Email  Daisy Dominguez, daisy.dominguez@ttu.edu
Web www.jstart.org
Address 3008 18th Street 
Description At Jumpstart, we know that every child is born with the potential to succeed in school and in life. We also know that the foundation for that success is established in the early years, before a child enters kindergarten. To cultivate a childs social, emotional and intellectual readiness, Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Community Development; Cultural; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements Background check. The desire to work towards a day where every child in America can be prepared for school. 
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Organization  League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Educational Service Centers Inc.
Phone 806-788-1858
Email  Jesus Roque, jroque@lnesc.org
Web www.lnesc.org
Address 4200 Boston Avenue, Suite 21
Description Provide services to low-income families, with resources to further their children's education, graduate high school, attend college, financial aid, scholarships, and job placement.
Category Civic & Community; Community Development; Cultural; Education & Technology; Employment; Family Planning; Human Services; Labor; Mentoring Services; Non-profit organization; Poverty; Public Assistance; Technology
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements Work Study programs, 16-21 years old
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Organization  Literacy Lubbock
Phone 806-775-3636
Email  Katie Bourland, literacylubbock@yahoo.com, literacy lubbockdvp@yahoo.com
Web www.literacylubbock.org
Address 1306 9th Street
Description Literacy Lubbock helps adults in different areas of instruction. We provide - free of charge - GED Preparation, English as a Second Language, College Entrance Test Prep and the Susan Barton Program for Dyslexia or other related learning challenges.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Education & Technology; Literacy
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours 
Requirements Background check (Children's programs); office help 14+ years; tutoring 18+ years
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Organization  Lubbock Animal Services Adoptions
Phone 806-775-2058
Email  jstephens@mylubbock.us   
Web http://ark4pets.com/ 
Address 401 North Ash and 3511 South East Loop 289 (inside southeast portion of S.E. Loop 289 near 66th Street and Guava)
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Organization  Lubbock Arts Festival
Phone 806-744-2787 
Email  Jessica Travis, jessica.travis@ttu.edu, mail@lubbockart​s.org 
Web www.lubbockarts​.org
Address Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane 
Description A celebration of visual, performing, culinary, and children’s art as experienced through exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and special ticketed events.
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Organization  Lubbock IMPACT
Phone 806-535-3714
Email  Ryan Bullard, KRSDad33@yahoo.com
Web http://www.lubb​ockimpact.com
Address 2707 34th Street 
Description Provides food, clothing and medical care to persons in difficult economic situations, including free medical care, prescriptions & assistance with getting into the medical-care system for future healthcare needs.
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Organization  Lubbock Independent School District
Phone 806-789-8636
Email  Camille Frost, cfrost@lubbockisd.org
Web www.lubbockisd.org
Address 1628 19th Street
Description The city of Lubbock and Lubbock ISD will be hosting the Regional and State Affiliate Tournament for Destination Imagination.  We need everybody from appraisers to registration set up.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Education & Technology
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
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Organization  Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark
Phone 806-742-1116
Email  Susan Rowe, susan.rowe@ttu.edu
Web http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/lll/visitus.html
Address P.O. Box 43191, Landmark Location - 2401 Landmark Drive
Description Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve set aside for archaeological research and environmental education. It is protected so we may learn more about people and the environment through time.  We have discovered evidence of continuous occupation on the Southern High Plains for almost 12,000 years.
Category Animals & Environment; Arts & Culture; Cultural; Environmental; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements 13+ years
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Organization  Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Foundation, Inc
Phone  806-797-4520
Email  Jennifer Simek, jennifer.simek@ttu.edu
Web www.lubbockarboretum.org
Address P.O. Box 93446
Description The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is a living collection of trees, shrubs, and other plants that grow well in West Texas. We provide community gardening education opportunities, hold annual events including plant sales, garden tours, and rain barrel workshops. For our 50th anniversary, we have additional events which will require volunteers.
Category Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Education & Technology; Environmental; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours
Requirements Children welcome with supervision
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Organization  Lubbock Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation (MHMR) Center
Phone 806-239-0159
Email  Brandi Ivey, bivey@lubbockmhmr.org
Web www.lubbockmhmr.org
Address P.O. Box 2828
Description To reduce the stigma placed on individuals with disabilities by providing an opportunity for community members to assist in providing quality services.
Category Drug Abuse; Mental Health; Non-profit organization; Substance Abuse
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  16+ Hours
Requirements Attend 1.5 hour training; 15+ years; background check
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Organization  Lubbock State (School) Supported Living Center (LSSLC)
Phone 806-741-3532
Email  Lark Cooper, Lark.cooper@dads.state.tx.us
Web www.lubbockstateschool.org
Address 3401 N University
Description The Living Center is a 24-hour residential and training care center for people diagnosed with mental retardation before age 17.  We are home to approximately 240 people with varying degrees of disabilities.  Our mission is to help these people live safe, healthy and meaningful lives as independently as possible.
Category Disabilities
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements 14+ years
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Organization   Lubbock State Supported Living Center, Volunteer Services Council
Phone 806-763-7041, 806-741-3633
Email  mischell.coe@dads.state.tx.us
Web www.lubbockstateschool.org
Address 3401 N. University
Description The Volunteer Services Council for the Lubbock State (School) Supported Living Center's (LbSSLC) mission is to enrich the lives of those served by the LbSSLC. We provide fundraising, community and campus events, along with one-on-one and group opportunities to meet this goal.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Disabilities; Mental Health
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements For GROUPS there are no restrictions, just a quick group sign-in orientation mostly about confidentiality.  INDIVIDUALS are required to complete a Volunteer application and have a Criminal Background Check, at no cost to them.
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Organization  Medication Cleanout
Phone 806-351-5626 
Email  Jeri L Brown, jeri.brown@ttuhsc.edu
Web www.medicationc​leanout.com
Address 1501 S. Coulter, Amarillo, TX 79106
Description Removes unused medications from homes so they are no longer available as a source for poisonings, abuse, misuse, or environmental contamination. Data is collected in an effort to begin to address the issue of unused medications at the front end rather than at the disposal end. 
Category Drug Abuse; Environmental; Health; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
Group Hours   
Requirements Background check, 18+ years only, no minors. Pharmacy, medical and health sciences students will be interested in our program. Any suspected drug diversion will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Snacks and meals will be provided during event and training sessions.
Family Participation No
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Organization  Mission Lubbock
Phone 806-687-8452
Email  Emily Brown, eebrown316@yahoo.com 
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Address 1711 Upland Avenue
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Organization  Morris Safe House Foundation
Phone 806-239-0156
Email  Sallie Morris, lapis3240@yahoo.com
Web http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1300.html
Address 3240 Nightingale Road
Description Saving Dogs ONE at a Time. A no-kill shelter for abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs.
The Safe House is open 7 days a week from 9:00am-4:30pm.
Category Animals & Environment
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements Volunteers at the Morris Safe House are trained to interact with each dog in a very positive manner. Our dogs are praised NOT yelled at or jerked with a leash. WE have two large fenced play areas where the dogs play off leash. Walking dogs is done with a harness not collars. Collars can damage the trachea if the dog pulls. We take every precaution with our fur babies, we want them to be safe and have full being with their human volunteer.
Family Participation Children are welcome but must be with an adult. Food, drinks, snacks are fine for the volunteers. IF you want to bring donations of dog buscuits or canned food that is perfect and very much appreciated. We always need treats, toys, canned food. WE feed only Science Diet Dry food.
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Organization  Museum of Texas Tech 
Phone 806-742-2432
Email  Dr. Jill Hoffman, jill.hoffman@yahoo.com
Web http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/
Address 4th & Indiana Avenue 
Description The Museum of TTU is an educational organization that seeks to share ideas and information about the local area and Southwest region, through exhibitions of permanent and traveling exhibitions.
Category Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Requirements Volunteers welcome  in the research area; collections areas (art, history, ethnology, textiles, Lubbock Lake Landmark, education); special events (Holiday Workshop, El Dia de los Muertos, Dino Day, etc.). 18+ years old; no food or drink allowed. Some volunteer duties can take a single afternoon for a few hours, others may be ongoing for a semester. Placement depends on volunteer's schedule and division needs. References required for secure areas in research and collections; occasional training on how to do activities for selected events.
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Organization  National Multiple Sclerosis Society, West Texas
Phone 806-725-0946 
Email  Michelle Meeks, michelle.meeks@nmss.org
Web www.walkmstexas​.org
Address 3610 22nd Street, Ste. 301
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Organization  National Ranching Heritage Center
Phone 806.742.0497 x 238
Email  Emily Arellano, emily.arellano@ttu.edu
Web www.NRHC.ttu.edu
Address 3121 4th Street
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Organization  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Phone 806.742.7202 x 251
Email  Emma Carrasco, olli.uc@ttu.edu
Web www.olli.ttu.edu 
Address Merket Alumni Center, 17th and University Avenue
Description A vibrant and interactive learning community for adults age 50+
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Organization  Parenting Cottage, The 
Phone 806-795-7552
Email  Andrea Curl, andrea@parentingcottage.com
Web www.parentingcottage.com
Address 3818 50th Street
Description The Parenting Cottage is a child abuse prevention agency.  We provide a home visitation service to families from the onset of pregnancy up to age 5.  We meet with families to discuss child development, help with parenting skills, and to promote learning and bonding.  There are also many opportunities throughout the month for families to attend group meetings.
Category Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Community Development; Literacy; Non-profit organization; Teen Pregnancy
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements 16+ years old; background check; receive clearance prior to interacting with families and children. We recommend filling out a background check at least one month prior to the opportunity date. A friendly, approachable person is a must; volunteers will be caring for children who are infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  A willingness to get on the floor and interact with children through play and learning.
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Organization  Peace Corps
Phone 214-253-5410
Email  Erica Gannon, egannon@peacecorps.gov
Web www.peacecorps.gov
Address 1100 Commerce Street, Suite 427, Dallas
Description Peace Corps is a government agency that sends Americans overseas for 27 months to work in sustainable development - areas such as education, health, agriculture, environment, business and youth development. It is a great international opportunity after graduation, but apply during your junior year!
Category Animals & Environment; Business; Children & Youth; Civic & Community; Community Development; Cultural; Education & Technology; Environmental; Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans; Health; Literacy; Non-profit organization; Seniors; Women
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  16+ Hours
Group Hours 
Requirements 18+ years old; no international students; BA/BS degree in any field; US citizenship; French or Spanish is a plus; leadership and volunteer work is a plus
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Organization  Plaza at Lubbock Nursing Home, The
Phone 806-740-0800 
Email  Stephanie Ewings, sewings@hotmail​.com; Danielle Burnett, lubws@lifetimew​ellness.us 
Web www.lublec.lifetimewellness.com
Address 4910 Emory Street
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Organization  Premier High School
Phone 806-763-1518
Email  Michael Goen, mgoen@responsiveed.com
Web www.lublec.lifetimewellness.com
Address Wayland Plaza, Suite 121, 2002 W. Loop 289
Description  
Category Education & Technology
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements Background check. Volunteers need to have a desire to work with middle school and high school students with their academic needs.
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Organization  Rainbow Room / Community Partners
Phone 806-472-5099
Email  Paige Belew, paige.belew@dfps.state.tx.us
Web http://www.gtcp.org/rainbowroom_detail.asp?ID=64
Address 1103 Martin Luther King Boulevard, 79403
Description An emergency resource room that assists abused and/or neglected children.  Children may be removed from a dangerous situation with no time to pack, coming into our care with literally nothing. We depend entirely on the community to donate items.  100% of donations go directly to help a child in need.
Category Children & Youth; Emergency Services; Family Violence; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements Mandatory background check; 18+ years
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Organization  Refuge Services
Phone 806-748-7202
Email  Patti Mandrell, information@refugeservices.org
Web www.refugeservices.org
Address PO Box 53684
Description A Christian based organization offering equine-assisted therapies to individuals of all ages.  Hippotherapy, Therapeutic riding, and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy provided to over 100 clients per week. Providing a therapeutic setting for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, or licensed mental health professionals to come together to incorporate horses into a treatment plan.  
Category Animals & Environment; Children & Youth; Disabilities; Mental Health; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours, 6-10 Hours
Requirements Negative TB test; background check. We provide the training needed.  16 years of age and older; no children allowed. Only prerequisites for volunteers are to have a love for people, be comfortable around horses, team-player, hard-working, dependable, consistent and emotionally stable. 
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Organization  Salvation Army, The 
Phone 806-765-9434
Email  Melody Paton, Melody_Paton@uss.salvationarmy.org
Web www.Facebook.com/SalArmyLubbock; http://twitter.com/SalArmyLubbock
http://www.SalvationArmyLubbock.org    
Address 1111 16th Street
Description The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet needs in His name without discrimination.
Category Religious and Faith-Based; Advocacy & Human Rights; Children & Youth; Drug Abuse; Emergency Services; Homelessness; Human Services; Hunger/Food; Non-profit organization; Poverty
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours
Requirements 16+ years; dependable and have the ability to stand during volunteer time
Family Participation Families, groups, and individuals need closed-toe shoes and appropriate attire
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Organization  Science Spectrum
Phone 806-745-1216 x 273
Email  Georgette McPherson, georgette @sciencespectrum.org
Web www.sciencespectrum.org
Address 2579 S Loop 289
Description Whether you're five or ninety-five, great discoveries await you at the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater! With well over 250 hands-on interactive science exhibits, the giant domed screen OMNI Theater, or the daily live science shows, it's the perfect place for the Explorer in all of us.
Category Animals & Environment; Arts & Culture; Children & Youth; Cultural; Education & Technology; Employment; Non-profit organization
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements 16+ years; dependable and have the ability to stand during volunteer time; families, groups, and individuals need closed-toe shoes and appropriate attire.
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Organization  South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA)
Phone 806-762-8815, 806-893-3145
Email  Lauri Garza, lgarza@spcaa.org
Web tp://www.spcaa.org/get_involved/index.php?category_id=4266
Address Varies
Description Helping children and families find community resources
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Organization  South Plains Food Bank
Phone 806-763-3003
Email  Berry Massey, volunteer@spfb.org
Web www.spfb.org
Address 4612 Locust Avenue
Description The mission of the South Plains Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and give hope to the hungry.
Category Civic & Community; Hunger/Food; Non-profit organization; Poverty; Public Assistance
Training Provided No
Individual Hours  16+ Hours
Group Hours  16+ Hours
Requirements 16+ years old or accompanied by an adult. Dress code requirements for  warehouse work (closed- toed, closed-heeled shoe; jeans and t-shirt, etc.). No cell phones or headphones. 
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Organization  South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Phone 806-799-2142
Email  Gail Barnes, Daniel Andrews, Kristen Shimek, emanonpogi@aol.com
Web www.spwrc.org
Address 3308 95th Street
Description A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of native species on the South Plains of Texas. Wildlife is accepted without regard to species, size, or popularity with the human race.
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Organization  Special Olympics Texas 
Phone 806-749-7000 
Email  Butch Lancaster
Web www.sotx.org
Address
Description Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 
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Organization  Texas Ramp Project - Lubbock Chapter
Phone 806-392-4431
Email  Pam Sagebiel, pjsagebiel@yahoo.com
Web http://www.texasramps.org 
Address 1706 Slide Road
Description TRP-Lubbock builds wheelchair ramps for low-income disabled in the greater Lubbock area.  Good service project for fraternity/sorority teams - NO CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!   Using an experienced team leader, our tools, and pre-built modules, a team of 5-6 volunteers builds a ramp in 4-6 hours on a Saturday morning.
Category Civic & Community; Disabilities; Housing; Non-profit organization; Poverty; Public Assistance; Seniors
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements No experience/skills necessary.  We provide all the direction and tools. 18+ years old.  Food and drinks allowed - no alcohol.
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Organization  Texas Tech University Office of Community Engagement
Phone 806-742-7017
Email  Heather Martinez, heather.martinez@ttu.edu
Web http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/communityengagement/k12.php 
Address 114 Doak Hall, Texas Tech University
Description To provide college access information and motivate K-12 students to view higher education as necessary, desirable, and obtainable.
Category Education & Technology
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  6-10 Hours
Group Hours  6-10 Hours
Requirements Be able to work with K-12 students
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Organization  Texas Tech University/Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Student Health Services
Phone 806-743-2844 x 290
Email  Delia Tibbs, delia.tibbs@ttuhsc.edu
Web http://www.ttuhsc.edu/studenthealth/
Address P.O. Box 43095
Description Student Health Services Health Education sponsors service events throughout the year and volunteers are needed, such as Neighbor to Neighbor, a program in which off-campus students are equipped to become positive contributors to Lubbock neighborhoods through distribution of education and information in regards to being a good neighbor, healthy lifestyle choices, campus and community resources, and general health and wellness.
Category Health
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements None
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Organization  Texas Tech University/Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Volunteer Services
Phone 806-743-2959
Email  Tonya Macias, tonya.macias@ttuhsc.edu
Web
Address 3601 4th Street
Description Volunteer Opportunities at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Category Health; Mentoring Services
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours 
Requirements TB test; safety test; background check
Family Participation
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Organization  Threads of Love
Phone 806-742-3744
Email  Debbie Shelfer, DEBBIE.SHELFER@ttu.edu
Web http://threadsoflove.org/
Address
Description A national sewing ministry meeting the needs of newborns and tiny premature infants. Chapter projects benefit the Natal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at local hospitals
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Organization  Tomorrow's Leaders
Phone 806-632-9679
Email  Noe Brito, hombresnobles@yahoo.com
Web  
Address
Description
Category Children & Youth; Mentoring Services; Non-profit organization
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours, 6-10 Hours, 11-15 Hours, 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours, 6-10 Hours, 11-15 Hours, 16+ Hours
Requirements Volunteers would need to fulfill a commitment to mentor a young boy during the full school year. Mentors are required to be male and pass a background check.
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Organization  Visit Lubbock
Phone 806-747-5232 x 249
Email  Erica Perry, erica@visitlubbock.org 
Web http://www.visitlubbock.org/visit/Volunteer
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Organization  Vistacare Hospice
Phone 806-441-3058, 806-748-1041
Email  Shannon Ramos, shannon.ramos@vistacare.com
Web www.vistacare.com
Address 1717 Norfolk Avenue, 4th Floor
Description Vistacare Hospice provides hospice care to terminal patients in Lubbock and the South Plains. We are currently recruiting for volunteers who have one hour a week to spend with a hospice patient providing converstation and friendship.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Death and Dying; Health; Human Services; Seniors
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours
Requirements 18 years old; must have car and insurance if you are going to drive to see a patient.Annual TB test; background check; training is done one-on-one around volunteers schedule.
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Organization  Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Phone 806-747-0551
Email  Rachel Larsen, rlarsen@volunteerlubbock.org
Web www.volunteerlubbock.org
Address 1706 23rd Street, Suite 101
Description The Volunteer Center of Lubbock partners with nonprofit agencies across Lubbock to connect and empower people for goodness.
Category Civic & Community; Community Development; Non-profit organization; Public Assistance
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours; 11-15 Hours; 16+ Hours
Requirements  The Volunteer Center of Lubbock fulfills all interest areas, as we help connect individuals to volunteer opportunities within each of these areas. Restrictions vary by agency. We're happy to help volunteers find the right volunteer fit.Each agency we refer volunteers to utilize varying screening techniques.  For volunteers who wish to volunteer or intern at the Volunteer Center office directly, a background check, interview, and application are required.
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Organization  Wolfforth Friends of the Library
Phone 806-281-3181
Email  Marie Evans, mevans1398@aol.com
Web
Address 508 E Highway 62/82 on the frontage road along the Brownfield Highway going west.
Description The Wolfforth Friends of the Library book sale raises funds to purchase new books for the Wolfforth Library. 
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Organization  Women's Protective Services
Phone  806-748-5292 x 215
Email  Felicia LaFuente, flafuente@wpslbk.org
Web www.wpslbk.org
Address P.O. Box 54089
Description Our mission is to create an environment of empowerment for women, children, and families and to eliminate family violence. Our purpose is to provide a safe environment, offer community education and prevention, rehabilitate violent family members, encourage transition to self-sufficiency, and advocate for the prevention and elimination of family violence.
Category Advocacy & Human Rights; Domestic Violence; Family Violence; Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans; Homelessness; Hunger/Food; Immigration; Legal; Mentoring Services; Non-profit organization; Seniors; Sexual Assault; Women
Training Provided Yes
Individual Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Group Hours  1-5 Hours; 6-10 Hours
Requirements Application, references, emergency contacts, copy of driver's license; background check; interview
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For more information about Community Outreach, contact:

Student Union & Activities
Diana Fabing, Coordinator
(806) 742-4708 | diana.fabing@ttu.edu