Volunteer Center of Lubbock, Inc.

Lubbock, TX   |  www.volunteerlubbock.org

Mission

The Volunteer Center of Lubbock connects, empowers and transforms the community through purposeful volunteerism and leadership development. We currently serve Lubbock County and 14 additional surrounding counties.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Mrs. Sharon Hyde Bass

Main address

1706 23rd Suite 101

Lubbock, TX 79411 USA

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EIN

75-2325274

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Leadership Development (W70)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Volunteer Center of Lubbock sees a need for engagement and leadership development among community members, as well as support for organizations who want to broaden their capacity and give back to the community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lead

The success of a community will be defined by its next generations. The Volunteer Center believes it is their responsibility to help build a next generation of leaders who are engaged within their community and who know how to use their personal strengths and talents to benefit those around them, in their workplace, in their neighborhood, and every area of their lives. The organization helps individuals and teams find their purpose, enabling them to transform themselves, their community and ultimately the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

People are passionate about many things. Those passions often direct individuals towards finding their particular purpose – the place they want to be involved in the community. For the Volunteer Center, service is about more than just volunteering. It’s about discovering personal passion and purpose and then putting that purpose into action. To that end, the center helps individuals, families, groups, businesses and organizations of all kinds find their best volunteer fit, connecting them with the center's 100+ agency partners, facilitating projects for National Days of Service, and presenting opportunities to get involved in a variety of meaningful ways.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

A thriving community is a collaborative one – a community in which everyone is coming together to meet individual and corporate needs. The Volunteer Center exists to be a hub for collaboration between for profits, nonprofits, schools, individuals and organizations of all types.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1990

Points of Light Foundation 1992

Hands On Network 2007

Board Source 2008

Better Business Bureau 2015

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults

Related Program

Lead

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, 1,284 adults attended different trainings, workshops, or consultations for a total of 2,034 training hours. 764 youth attended trainings for a total of 1,582 training hours.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Serve

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Volunteer Center website is the hub of our volunteer collaborations.

Average number of dollars per person served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Serve

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Volunteer Center of Lubbock connected more than 49,000 people to opportunities to serve and lead in the community in 2018.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017, the Volunteer Center had a 63% retention rate.

Number of phone calls/inquiries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Serve

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Individuals who were given a volunteer referral and/or registered on the Volunteer Center's Get Connected website.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2014-2015, the Volunteer Center began a focused effort of increasing the number of individual donors to the organization.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Serve

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers who served through Volunteer Center programs gave a total of 265,606 hours in 2018.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Collaborate

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

in 2020, the Volunteer Center partnered with 120 nonprofit agencies, 40 secondary schools, and 29 business partners.

Number of briefings or presentations held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

256 presentations, consultations, and training opportunities were given to community entities reaching 16,242 people.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The purpose of the Volunteer Center of Lubbock is to inspire a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Through collaborative partnerships, the center works to develop a culture of service throughout the South Plains and to develop the next generation of leaders.

The Volunteer Center is in the business of community engagement. This means we work with populations and businesses of all types to build a more connected and integrated community.

The Volunteer Center engages youth in community service and leadership development through partnerships with 40 area middle and high schools, it's United Way Youth Division program, From the Heart program, and Lubbock HYPE program.

Through its leadership programs, the Volunteer Center works to incorporate young adults into board service opportunities and other leadership opportunities throughout the community. Leadership programs also focus on building high performing teams in all sectors.

The Volunteer Center partners with 130+ nonprofit agencies and a growing number of businesses to broaden the capacity and reach of those partners.

The Volunteer Center primarily facilitates collaboration between individuals, families, groups, and organizations of all types. This may mean connecting volunteers to volunteer opportunities with Volunteer Center agency partners, developing leaders to serve in various ways throughout the community, building the next generation of leaders to value service and giving back, connecting organizations and people with common goals and ideas, or building the capacity of our agency partners.

The Volunteer Center continues to improve upon its programs, consistently looking for innovative ways to inspire community engagement. For instance, in September of 2017, the Volunteer Center hosted the Annual Service and Leadership Symposium - an event designed to bring over 600 students, business people, nonprofits and other community members together in order to inspire and develop the community to be more collaborative and more engaged.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Volunteer Center of Lubbock, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Wyatt Leavell

Brian Borthwick

Suddenlink Communications

Allison Matherly

Texas Tech University

Kathy Rollo

Lubbock Independent School District

Stacy Caviel-Watson

Lubbock Independent School District

Julie Crow

UMC Health System

Shannon Elrod

United Supermarkets

SarahLee Morris

Wholiness Journeys

John Weddige

Western Bank

Matthew Adams

Student

Jerod Slay

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman

Joseph Diaz

Student

Shon Elliott

Atmos Energy

Mitzi Ziegner

Texas Tech University

Curtis Diaz

American National Bank

Jeremy Cortez

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders

Yvette Hinojosa

UMC Physician Network Services

Cory Powell

Texas Tech University: Mentor Tech

Sarith Wimalarathne

Student

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data