An important aspect of an applicant's resume and application is their volunteer experience. Health professions schools and programs review many applications each year and altruistic contributions to society are an important factor in the application process. Volunteering your time not only can help your application stand out from the others, but it can also teach valuable life skills that help in any profession or career.
It is common for students to give back in their communities in their roles as members of student organizations, but whether you go that route or additional service is a goal of yours, there are many places in the Lubbock area where students can volunteer.
Below are some organizations that provide volunteer opportunities to Texas Tech University students. To use the map below, begin by opening the content table with the arrow button in the top-left corner of the map. This will allow you to toggle between the various types of organizations (Healthcare, Community/Faith, and Interest/Hobbies). If an update is needed to any of the information listed below please let us know.
The opportunities and organizations listed in the menu below are not reflected in the map above.
Remote Area Medical (RAM)
Providing free, quality healthcare to those in need.
- RAM- Volunteer Center of Lubbock Page
- Volunteer Contact: Loni Maughan
South Plains Kidney Foundation
Help to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases.
- SPKF- Volunteer Center of Lubbock Page
- Volunteer Contact: Amie Duemer
Lubbock Community Service for the Deaf
Occasional secretarial duties and sign language interpreting; volunteers provide services for the deaf.
- Volunteer Contact: (806) 795-2345
Robin's Nest Tutoring
Providing free tutoring to students K-12.
- Robin's Nest Tutoring
- Volunteer Contact: Hannah Kang
Mentor 5th grade boys and girls.
- Tomorrow's Leaders
- Volunteer Contact: Mark Cavazos
Voice of Hope
Provide sexual assault & abuse victims with free assistance; promote public awareness.
- Voice of Hope
- Volunteer Contact: Leslie Timmons
Women's Protective Services
Create an environment of empowerment for women, children and families, to eliminate family violence.
- Women's Protective Services
- Volunteer Contact: Steven Garcia
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
The Buddy Holly Hall has volunteer opportunities available.
- The Buddy Holly Hall
- Volunteer Contact: Shawn Ward
North by Northeast Arts Festival
Annual arts festival, celebrating all arts.
- North by Northeast Arts Festival
- Volunteer Contact: Grant Gerlich
The Stockings Project
Creating, stuffing, and mailing Christmas Stockings to our overseas military bases.
- The Stockings Project
- Volunteer Contact: Dona Nussbaum
Creating experiences that entertain, inspire, and empower.
- Wallace Theater
- Volunteer Contact: Jillian Johnstone
In celebration of our Centennial, Texas Tech has set a goal of ONE MILLION HOURS of volunteerism and service to be completed over the next year. Anyone that loves Texas Tech is eligible to participate and we ask that you log your volunteerism and service hours using this form. The form can be completed as many times as necessary to log your service throughout the year.