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Volunteer Fair

Fall 2010 Volunteer Fair photoSpring 2016 Volunteer Fair
Monday, February 8, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union Building, Red Raider Ballroom

The Volunteer Fair is an excellent opportunity to:

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LIST OF AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

AGENCY PARKING MAP

Agencies may park in R-13V on 15th & Akron or overflow parking is in the Engineering Key North of Memorial Circle

If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours (Monday-Friday), require special accommodations or have questions, contact:

Student Union & Activities
Claire Maginness
claire.maginness@ttu.edu
(806) 742-4708


Agency List

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Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals & Environment
Children & Youth
Civic & Community
Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Emergency Services
Health
Hunger/Food
Non-Profit Organization

Status Key:
CA = Community Agency
SO = Student Service Organization

Hours Key:
A = 1-5 hours/volunteer
B = 6-10 hours/volunteer
C = 11-15 hours/volunteer
D = 16+ hours/volunteer

List of Agencies at 2016 Spring Volunteer Fair
Category Name of Organization Status Description Hours Requirements & Restrictions Website

Advocacy & Human
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CASA of the South Plains CA CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. 

Court appointed special advocates are community members just like you who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children.
B Advocates must be 21 years old, be able to pass a background check, complete an interview, and pre-service training. Link
Animals & Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morris Safe House Foundation CA Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide adequate protection and care to small animals, primarily dogs, until placement in a loving permanent home.  It is through education and training that we strive for the prevention of cruelty to animals.  We offer programs in public awareness, government advocacy, shelter animal service, and placement.

We look forward to new volunteers to help us spoil and love the Morris Mutts.
A We will train you the first time you volunteer.  Children 13 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent at all times. Link
  South Plains SPCA CA We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes animal welfare and educates pet owners.

No special skills are required! We have a variety of needs within the organization so we can accommodate volunteers depending on their skill sets or passion.  Not all of our volunteer positions include direct animal contact.  We need help with info booths, education/outreach, grant writing, fundraising, and video/photography.  Of course, people to walk dogs, help out during adoption events, or foster animals are welcome too.
A Must be 18+ years old with a positive attitude and a love of animals. Link
Children & Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock CA Lubbock Boys & Girls Club has four locations in the Lubbock area.  These clubs are a place where students come after school and in the summer where they can participate in positive and encouraging activities where they can learn to be productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  It costs $10 for a student to attend the club for the entire school year. A All that is required is a desire to help.  A background check is required for anyone that works with the members. Link
  Camp Quality CA Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.  At our camps, we have developed an important type of “therapy”… we like to call it Smile Therapy! Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.

Camp Quality is a week-long commitment, with this year’s camp scheduled for July 17-23.  We are looking for volunteers who want to help kids with cancer be kids again.  Many of our volunteers serve as companions and are responsible for one camper throughout the week of camp.  Other volunteers can serve as camp staff.  All food and lodging is provided by Camp Quality.
D Must be 18+ years old and be able to pass a background check Link
  Communities In Schools The South Plains CA The Mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS believes that every child needs and deserves a : 1. One on one relationship with a caring adult. 2. Safe place to learn and grow. 3. Healthy start and a healthy future. 4. Marketable skill to use upon graduation. 5. Chance to give back to peers and community. C We give onsite training once our volunteers begin.  We require all of our volunteers to fill out a criminal background check, volunteer application, and Confidentiality statement. Link

 

Optimist Club of Lubbock CA To develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed; we do this by supporting youth activities, events, and organizations. A 18+ years old Facebook “Optimist Club of Lubbock”
  Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater CA hether 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, Lubbock’s only public aquarium, the giant domed screen, OMNI Theater, or the daily live science shows, it’s the perfect place for the Explorer in all of us.

As a non-profit museum, we need your help!  Get involved in the community through events, education, and science with the Science Spectrum’s unique opportunities to give back.
D A background or interest in science is always appreciated! Volunteers must be 14 years or older to volunteer on their own.  Volunteers 13 and younger can volunteer with an adult. Link

 

Tech Students for CASA SO Tech Students for CASA is a service organization geared towards helping to promote, spread awareness and raise funds for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the South Plains.  CASA is a wonderful organization offering help and support to abused and neglected foster children in need of a voice.  Help us make a difference in the life of a foster child in need today! B No special skills are required to participate in Tech Students for CASA! Just have a big heart with a positive attitude and the desire to help others in need.  Requirements for membership are: attend at least two meetings per semester, attain three service points (through volunteer opportunities) and $10 membership dues. Link

 

Texas Tech University Office of Community Engagement CA It is the mission of the Office of Community Engagement to foster a college-achieving culture through programs, partnerships, and opportunities which serve the community, promote learning, encourage wellness, and inspire conversations about the value of higher education.  The Texas Tech University Office of Community Engagement serves as a nexus of Texas Tech university community engagement activities and creates reciprocal local, regional, state, and international partnerships through activities, resources, and support. A Comfort and experience working with school-aged students PK-12th grade.  Familiar with Texas Tech university and its history, major/minor specific requirements, comfortable speaking in front of large groups.  Must be at least 18 years old and can meet with the Office of Community Engagement staff to discuss expectations and experience. Link

 

The Bridge of Lubbock CA The Bridge of Lubbock is a faith based non-profit in the East Lubbock community.  We have a free after-school program for grades 1st-8th and a clothing closet.

At The Bridge of Lubbock, volunteers are a VITAL part of who we are.  They are what make our programs and events successful.  Without volunteers, we would not be able to serve the community to the capacity that we are able to do with their help.
A None Link
Civic & Community

 

 

 

 

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Alpha Phi Omega SO Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity that has set the standard for college campus-based volunteerism since 1925.  This organization is geared towards providing service to the community of Lubbock and the surrounding area while establishing leadership and friendships in its members. D Must be a Texas Tech student. Link

 

Circle K International SO Circle K International is a part of Kiwanis International.  Our goal is to help members grow in their leadership abilities while serving the community and encouraging fellowship.  We are part of the world’s largest collegiate community service club! We do lots of service here in Lubbock and the surrounding areas.  We volunteer at Haven Animal Shelter, South Plains Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, UMC, Lubbock Boys and Girls Clubs and many, many more!

Come join us to make lifelong friends while helping out your community.
D A desire and the motivation to help others in the community! A GPA of 2.0 or higher, 25 service hours per semester, regular attendance at meetings, the ability to work well with others, and dues are required. Link

 

Tech Activities Board Outreach Committee SO The TAB (Tech Activities Board) Outreach committee is responsible for planning and implementing community outreach programs which include Tech Can Share, Parent & Family Relations programs, Service Week, and many more! The focus of this committee is to form partnerships and create connections on campus and in the Lubbock community. A Sign-up for events in advance.  Sign-ups can be found at www.tab.ttu.edu Link
Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research CA Our facility provides a variety of services to individuals of a variety of ages. We provide clinical services to children ages 2-15 years.  Additionally, we house the Transition Academy where we help college aged individuals with disabilities transition from high school to the world of work; as well as many other things. 

Our biggest volunteering event is Parents Night Out, this provides respite events to parents of children with disabilities a night out. 

Additionally, we recruit volunteers for our occasional Saturday workshops, in the form of child care so the parents can attend the workshops.
A We require a background check Link

 

High Point Village CA High Point Village, Lubbock, Texas is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization developed for the purpose of providing an enrichment facility and residential living community for individuals with special needs.  High Point Village enriches the lives of individuals with special needs through a variety of vocational, educational, social, and motivational activities. A Volunteer application, background check, and volunteer orientation. Link

 

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers- Lubbock

CA

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers consists of dedicated individuals who are committed to raising, training and socializing specially bred pups from Guide Dogs for the Blind.  We are volunteers from a variety of backgrounds coming together to prepare our puppies for formal training in anticipation of becoming guide dogs. 

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers is seeking puppy raisers, sitters, and supporters.  Being a raiser includes raising, training, and socializing a puppy until it reaches 15 months old, which is when it’ll be returned to Guide Dogs for the blind and be matched with a visually impaired person.  Raisers take their pups to school and work, to shopping malls and grocery stores, to doctor’s appointments and sporting events, and on vacation and public transit.

A

Puppy raisers must be at least 9 years old. To become a raiser, you must attend an orientation training before receiving your puppy.  Raisers must commit to raising a puppy for 12-16 month (until it returns for formal guide dog training).  Puppy sitters are on an as-needed basis.

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Domestic Violence

 

 

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Women’s Protective Services

CA

The mission of Women’s Protective Services is to create an environment of empowerment for women, children, and families to eliminate domestic violence.

D

18+ years old, must be able to pass a background check, $10 fee, volunteer at least 20 hours minimum

Link

Emergency Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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American Red Cross

CA

The American Red Cross- South Plains Chapter provides disaster relief to families who experience unexpected disaster situations including home fires and weather related disasters.  In addition, the American Red Cross provides support to military families through the Service to Armed Forces Program, community disaster preparedness programs, home fire prevention (including free smoke detector installations) and training in CPR and First Aid.

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Caprock Regional Response Group

CA

Caprock Regional Response Group aims to preserve the safety and well-being of the citizens of the greater West Texas area, and its surrounding neighbors, by proactively preparing citizens for emergencies, and by assisting communities during the post emergency restoration and recovery period.

A

Must be 18+ years old

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Texas State Guard

CA

The mission of the Texas State Guard (TXSG) is to provide mission-ready military forces to assist state and local authorities in times of state emergencies, to conduct homeland security and community service activities under the umbrella of Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and to augment the Texas Army National Guard and Texas Air National Guard as required.

D

Must be 18+ years old and a state of Texas resident. There are height and weight restrictions. Must be able to pass a background check.

Link

Health

 

 

 

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Southwest Parkinson Society

CA

The organization provides education and support to Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers, and family members.  Professional education is also provided to medical personnel.

B

Volunteers could be of assistance in some office work and could also help at social and educational events.  Volunteers should be adults.

Link

Hunger/Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALUE Service Breaks (Raiders for Service)

SO

CALUE Service Breaks allow TTU students to work together to assist communities across the United States and internationally through service and engagement activities.  The program offers service experiences for students, faculty, and staff during winter, spring, and summer campus breaks.  By engaging in hands-on, experiential service, students understand the impact they can have on communities and develop a commitment to life-long active citizenship.

None

Participants must be TTU students and be in “Good standing” with the University.  We accept all majors and classifications of students.

Link

Non-Profit Organization

 

 

 

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Catholic Charities of Lubbock

CA

Catholic Charities has various departments to volunteer in.  With a food pantry and Resale Center, we are always looking for individuals to help us to carry our mission to serve all.

A

Background check is required for volunteering in the Main Office.

Link

 

Family Guidance & Outreach Center

CA

Family Guidance & Outreach Center (FGOC) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse & neglect throughout the South Plains.  Through free parenting classes, anger management workshops, and 6 programs designed for students K-12th grade, FGOC’s goal is to provide support, life skills, and education to families in need.

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Family Promise

CA

We help homeless families with children under the ages of 18 by providing temporary shelter, supportive services and growth opportunities.  A 90-day program that requires families to work and helps them make the transition to permanent housing.  This is a volunteer-based organization with many volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers will serve as hosts at our evening or day shelter.  Shifts available are overnights, weekends 8 am-12 pm, and 12 pm to 5 pm.  There are also opportunities to fundraise and help with projects.

A

Looking for volunteers who are 18+ years old, caring and compassionate.  They will need to pass a background check. 

Link

 

Give More HUGS (Helping Unite Giving Souls)

CA

Education can change lives.  There are 121 million children out of education worldwide.  Give More HUGS provides underprivileged students with the proper school supplies, resources, and support to inspire a lifelong love for learning, reading, and creativity.  Unite with us to raise your voice for equal education for all!

A

Passionate about equality in education, communication skills, and willingness to learn! Must be able to pass a background check and have access to e-mail and technology equipment for virtual meetings/conferences.

Link

 

Lubbock Arts Alliance

CA

Lubbock Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization.  Each year they host the Lubbock Arts Festival.  This is a two day celebration of visual, performing and children’s art.  This year at the Lubbock Arts Festival there will be over 200 visual artists, musicians, dancers, and much more. 

A

No flip flops, sandals, or shorts

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Refuge Services

CA

We provide Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Hippotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and also have a Veterans Program.  We have services for people of all ages ranging from 3-90 years old.  We are a non-profit for clients in Lubbock and surrounding areas.

A

We go through a training with all of our volunteers before we begin.  It includes how to sidewalk and how to do all behind the scenes chores. 
We require a semester long commitment from our volunteers and try to have each volunteer come out for 4 hours per week.
2 hours will be spent sidewalking with clients; the other 2 hours will be spent on behind the scenes chores.
Must be 18 or older and we have two background checks that they must pass. We also require a notarized paper in our volunteer packet, a TB test, and tetanus shot.

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Spirit Ranch

CA

Spirit Ranch is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2005.  Our first leadership and team development retreats took place in March of 2006.  Since that time, over 20,000 guests have left with the same desire… the desire for MORE! Whether it be through the high ropes course challenges, circled up and sharing life experiences, or completing an initiative with our horses, people’s lives are being changed because they are meeting challenges together. 
Vision: “Draw People Closer to Their Creator”
Mission: “To Build Believers, Leaders, and Teams”
Objective: “To Create Life-changing Experiences”

C

We need volunteers year-round at Spirit Ranch.  From greeting guests to outdoor projects, we are always looking for helping hands.  Must be 18+ years old.  Volunteer Incentives based on points!

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Texas Air Museum

CA

The Texas Air Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving, and operating historic aircraft and spreading our passion for aviation.  Museum volunteers regularly fly our aircraft, and new volunteers are more than welcome to assist with maintenance, fill any extra seats, or even learn to fly our aircraft themselves.

N/A

There are no requirements for volunteers, however we are looking for a variety of volunteers with skills in marketing, accounting, engineering, event planning, history, and museum science, as well as pilots and aircraft mechanics.

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The Children’s Home of Lubbock

CA

The Home provides residential care and associated services, including assessment, counseling, remedial education, therapeutic recreation, and social skills development for homeless, neglected and abused children.
Mission Statement: “Working in creative collaboration to provide quality care that transforms the lives of at-risk children and their families through the active compassion of Christ.”

D

18+ years old, background check

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Unidos por un Mismo Idioma

SO

The purpose of Unidos por un Mismo Idioma (UMI) at Texas Tech University is to promote and build the Spanish language understanding and its culture among TTU students, faculty, staff, and friends through social, cultural, and academic activities.  We are also committed to helping the community and striving to build opportunities to serve others.

A

N/A

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Volunteer Center of Lubbock

CA

We want to help you find your purpose and act on it. Whether volunteering as an individual, family, business, or other groups, there’s a fit for you! Check out these opportunities for people of all ages.

D

N/A

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