Texas Tech University

Anytime Opportunities

Anytime opportunities are those which need volunteers daily.

Bridge of Lubbock, The
Description A non-profit organization that provides mentoring and guidance for at-risk teens in East Lubbock
Opportunity 1 Sorting donations
  Prepare clothes donations for families in need 
Times Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm
Opportunity 2 Feed the Mind Lunch
  Serve meals to homeless and low-income families
Times Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Location 1301 Redbud Ave.
Contact Kerry Lentz, 806-687-0772, communications@bridgeoflubbock.org 
Web site www.bridgeoflubbock.org   
IntegraCare Hospice
Description Provider of home health, hospice and community services in North and West Texas
Opportunity Companionship
  Visit hospice patients in person or by phone and provide friendliness, compassion and a willingness to listen
Times 2-4 hours per month
Location 1312 Texas Avenue
Contact Tiffany Willis, 806-472-6900, twillis@integracarehh.com
Web site www.integracarehh.com
Intensive English Program at TTU
Description Students from over 70 different countries have participated in the IEP. Some students come to prepare for their studies at American universities, while other students come to learn English for business purposes or to help them pursue their careers
Opportunity Volunteer Partner with an International Student
  International students who need to improve their English skills working with American students to learn about American culture and customs.
Times One hour per week
Location Foreign Languages Building
Contact Anna Karnes (anna.karnes@ttu) or Carla Burrus (carla.burrus@ttu.edu), 806-742-3146
Web site http://www.depts.ttu.edu/classic_modern/iep/iep.php
Lubbock State Supported Living Center
Description A 24-hour residential and training care center for people diagnosed with mental retardation before age 17. 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, providing fundraising, community and campus events, along with one-on-one and group opportunities to meet this goal.
Opportunity Garden & Greenhouses
  Clean up and preparations for planting are underway. During growing season, there is tending, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Volunteers are needed for all levels of preparation and work. 
Times Every Friday. Other times and dates can be pre-arranged.
Location 3401 N. University Ave.
Contact Lark Cooper, 806-741-3532, lark.cooper@dads.state.tx.us
Web site www.lubbockstateschool.org
Salvation Army of Lubbock, The 
Description Providing relief and hope to communities throughout the United States
Opportunity 1 Serving Breakfast or Dinner at Shelter
  Volunteers help serve meals at the shelter
Times Weekdays: 6:00am-7:30am and 4:00pm-6:00pm
  Weekends: 7:00am-8:30am and 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location:  1614 Ave. J (corner of 16th St. & Ave. J
Contact Melody Paton, 806-765-9434, Melody_Paton@uss.salvationarmy.org 
Opportunity 2 Sorting Clothes, Books and Shoes at Family Stores
  Volunteers help prepare donations for the sales floor
Times Stores are open 9:00am-5:00pm
Location 1420 Ave. J (15th St. and Ave. J) and 1102 Slide Road (11th St. and Slide Rd)
Contact Alicia Addington, 806-741-1325
South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. (SPCAA)
Description Helping children and families find community resources. Assist a professional and broaden your resume and increase job skills.
Opportunity Finding resources
  Help prepare children for kindergarten or work with families to help find resources in the community
Times Weekdays: 7:30am-4:30pm
  One Saturday per month
Location:  Various - Lubbock, Levelland, Littlefield, Denver City, Floydada, Lorenzo, Morton, Muleshoe, O’Donnell, Olton, Plainview, Post, Ropesville, Slaton, Smyer, and Sudan
Contact Lauri Garza, 806-762-8815 or 806-893-3145, lgarza@spcaa.org  
Web site http://www.spcaa.org/get_involved/index.php?category_id=4266
Threads of Love
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
Opportunity Knitting for Babies
  Baby hats, gowns, mittens, socks, blankets are a few of the items that are created. Prayers are sewn, knitted, and crocheted into the items.
Contact Debbie Shelfer, 806-742-3744,DEBBIE.SHELFER@ttu.edu
Web site http://threadsoflove.org/
VistaCare Hospice
Description Provider of hospice care services
Opportunity Companionship
  Provide conversation and friendship to a hospice patient
Times 1-5 hours per week
Location 1717A Norfolk Avenue, 4th floor
Contact Katherine McLamore, 806-441-3058 or 806-748-1041, KaMclamore@vistacare.com
Web site http://www.vistacare.com/locations/site.asp?211