Local Mission Partners
Serving our community by meeting needs in Jesus’ name.
Helping Kids Strengthening Families
Arrow is a Christ centered ministry that focuses on serving children and families through Foster Care, Adoption, and Emergency Shelter Services.
For Individuals : Mentoring foster children, prayer, respite provider for foster families.
Holiday Projects : Providing Christmas gifts for children in care.
Volunteer Coordinator : Connie Salazar (806) 335-9138 [email protected]
We demonstrate the love of Christ by providing free home repairs to low-income, elderly homeowners in Lubbock. Backyard Missions provide free home repair for low-income elderly homeowners in Lubbock. They focus on repairs that get the home warm, dry and safe.
For Individuals : We have a group that goes out every Tuesday, and groups or individuals can “adopt” a project anytime.
For Groups : Groups can “adopt” projects at anytime.
Holiday Projects :
Volunteer Coordinator : Laurie Foster (806) 300-0184 [email protected]
The purpose of Benchmark Family Services is to provide stable and caring placements for youth in need of out-of-home care.
Holiday Projects : Christmas party for our families and children. We also have at least one additional foster parent appreciation event annually.
Volunteer Coordinator : Erica Herrera (806) 795-0623 [email protected]
Buckner transforms the lives of vulnerable children, builds strong families and enriches the lives of senior adults through Christ-centered values.
For Individuals : Ongoing volunteer opportunities for individuals include: Mentoring single mothers at Family Pathways. We also need individuals for organization of the donation closet at our Foster Youth Center and for meals for the youth to eat while attending mandatory PAL classes on Saturdays.
For Groups : Group opportunities include organizing holiday parties for foster children, foster youth aging out, and single mothers and their children, provide frozen meals for the youth and families, organizing a Parents Night Out for the foster families and a Mother’s Night Out for the families at Family Place.
Holiday Projects : Special holiday parties can be a Fall Festival activity, Thanksgiving meal, Christmas party, Valentine activities, Mother and Father’s Day activities, Easter party and summer party or activity around a Bible study or water play outside. All opportunities are posted on buckner.org\volunteer
Volunteer Coordinator : Becky Robertson (806) 795-7151 [email protected]
To cultivate a diverse community of holistic renewal and reconciliation in inner-city Lubbock
For Individuals : The best way for individuals to volunteer at Carpenter’s Church is to attend our weekly Community Meals on Wednesday evenings at 5:30. This is a great opportunity for people to get to know their neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and for relationships to be built. Other volunteer opportunities are typically seasonal or project-based and include home renovation for Housing First, community service projects, and help with events.
For Groups : Carpenter’s Church currently needs a group to help build and landscape a therapeutic garden on the Carpenter’s Church campus. Other group volunteer needs include collecting travel-size hygiene items and new socks for distribution in the Carpenter’s Community Center and providing breakfast supplies (Bisquick, oatmeal, etc.), coffee, and creamer. One-time or occasional group volunteer needs occur throughout the year as well.
Holiday Projects : Carpenter’s Church provides an annual family-style Thanksgiving meal. This meal is prepared, served, and enjoyed by members of the Carpenter’s Church community. The Carpenter’s Community Center is open for Christmas as well and provides a family-style Christmas celebration. Each year, we seek funds to provide a special holiday experience for our friends that includes a special homemade breakfast and small gifts to share.
Volunteer Coordinator : Taneika Stewart (806) 687-6876 [email protected]
CASA of the South Plains’ mission is to recruit, train, and support a diverse community of volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.
For Individuals : CASA has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates. For details on requirements, please see http://casaofthesouthplains.org
For Groups : CASA has ongoing volunteer needs that vary depending on the time of year and number of volunteers available. Please call Amanda Norfleet at (806) 763-2272 for details on current volunteer projects.
Holiday Projects : CASA hosts various projects to assist at the Holidays, please call Amanda Norfleet at (806) 763-2272 for details.
Volunteer Coordinator : Amanda Norfleet (806) 763-2272 [email protected]
Children’s Connections works with families, birth parents, adoptive parents, caregivers and professionals to improve the quality of care for children in home, child care and community settings.
Children’s Connections offers services to pregnant women who are crime victims (whether they have filed a police report or not); have medical needs; or feel unready to parent their baby. They also provide help for pregnant women in Texas experiencing a crisis pregnancy by providing support, adoption information, counseling, referrals, government program application assistance, crisis intervention, advocacy, financial support, adoption information and counseling.
For Individuals : Assist in preparing materials for parenting sessions. Assist in helping find community resources. Assist in helping find free books/supplies in the community. Write encouraging notes to birth mothers.
Volunteer Coordinator : Kayli Robbins (806) 745-7995 [email protected]
Community Partners of Lubbock is a volunteer agency committed to linking community projects, programs and services with caseworkers that provide services to children who are involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) and to enable these caseworkers to better serve those children and their families.
For Individuals : We use weekly volunteers to shop and organize the Rainbow Room. We also use volunteers for Operation Baby Watch. This program utilizes volunteers as hospital sitters for children in state custody that are hospitalized for illness or injury, prior to locating a placement for the child. Volunteers are contacted on an as-needed basis.
For Groups : Rainbow Room shopping and organizing. Can be once a month for a few hours. Preferred during daytime on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday but with advance notice can be scheduled for an evening or weekend.
Holiday Projects : Elf Drive: Fundraising project for Christmas gifts and gift cards in DFPS foster homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters. Volunteers can purchase specific gift off our wish tree or donate funds or Walmart gift cards.
Volunteer Coordinator : Paige Belew (806) 472-5099 [email protected]
We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well being.
For Individuals : We have utilized volunteers to assist with gift wrapping for the children’s Christmas gifts. We can always use respite care providers that have cleared background checks, have had CPR that includes, infants, children, and adults, and can help families needing assistance for emergencies or appointments.
For Groups : We have utilized groups to assist with gift wrapping Christmas gifts for the children. We have also utilized groups to help us with Christmas parties, or back to school events for the children. The groups have provided entertainment or have assisted in serving food to the families in attendance at our events.
Holiday Projects : We have an annual Christmas party that we host for the families and children that we serve. We provide a meal and distribute Christmas gifts to the children and also provide a small gift for the foster parents.
We have an annual ‘Back to School” event that we host for the foster families and children in which we distribute school supplies and also provide a meal for participating families.
Volunteer Coordinator : Alice Lozada (806) 745-3222 [email protected]
Family Promise of Lubbock empowers homeless families with children to achieve long-term independence by providing temporary shelter, support and growth opportunities. Family Promise offers temporary shelter to homeless families with children. Case Management, transportation, shelter, child care assistance, and transition to permanent housing are all part of the Family Promise Program.
For Individuals : Family Promise uses about 400 volunteers in a year to keep the program going. Individuals serve as overnight hosts in the Promise House. They can serve as mentors to a parent or family, Individuals with office skills and graphic design skills are needed in the office to answer phones, prepare correspondence and produce newsletters and fliers.
For Groups : Groups can organize holiday parties, prepare and serve an evening meal, or conduct any type of fund raising activity to benefit Family Promise. groups can aid in helping a graduating family move into their own place. A group could “adopt” a family at Family Promise.
Holiday Projects : Parties on holidays, including the summer holidays are nice occasions for the families. If a child has a birthday while in our program, we will have a birthday party for the child complete with cake and presents. A group to host birthday parties would be very welcomed. And fun too!
Volunteer Coordinator : Elpidia Paniaqua (806) 0744-5035 Ext 203 [email protected]
To provide women in prison, and in the city with teaching, mentoring, and when necessary, supplies, that will help them re-start their lives. Isaiah 58 provides a Women’s Bible Study and mentoring. L.I.F.E (living in freedom everyday) services at the Lubbock County Detention Center. Partner with others in our city fighting sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Their dream is to connect people together to defend these causes and restore life to the oppressed in our region.
For Individuals : We always need volunteers at the jail for classes and church services. We sometimes need facilitators for bible study classes at The Well.
Volunteer Coordinator : Beth Gwinn for the church services. Myrna Weaver for weekly classes at the jail. Beth Gwinn – (806) 543-5051, Myrna Weaver – (806) 777-1902 [email protected], [email protected]
The Lubbock Dream Center exists to share the love of Christ and take people from dependence to a place of responsibility, restoring hope and inspiring dreams. The Dream Center offers many services to our community including a Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Bible Studies, GED Prep classes and ESL classes through Literacy Lubbock. Afterschool and summer programming for elementary and middle school students are also available.
For Individuals : Action After School Care, Saturday Food Outreach, Adopt A Block Outreach, Action Family Events and Education, Prayer Teams for Saturday, Weekly Healthy Food Demonstrations , Weekly Wellness Checks, Saturday Breakfast, Sacking Bags of food for Food Outreach each Saturday, Carrying Groceries to car/grocery cart, or backpack, Teacher or Caseworker Agape Projects, Back 2 School Event, Prom Queen event, Haircuts (Licensed Cosmetologists), Clothing Closet Organization
For Groups : All of the above can be done as individuals, families or groups. We put many groups together as they arrive to help.
Volunteer Coordinator : Dean Richards (806) 793-3336 [email protected]
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Lubbock Habitat for Humanity, Inc., an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a Christian ministry that brings together people and resources to construct simple, decent, affordable housing for purchase by deserving low to moderate income families.
For Individuals : Home construction, serving on committees, working in the office or ReStore
For Groups : Same as above
Volunteer Coordinator : Trisha Duff (806) 763-4663 [email protected]
Lubbock Meals on Wheels will provide nutritious home-delivered meals to those who are homebound, elderly, or disabled. Meals on Wheels delivers daily meals to the homebound, elderly or disabled in Lubbock.
For Individuals : Meal delivery, packaging meals in the morning, cleaning coolers after delivery.
For Groups : Detailing our agency vehicles, deep cleaning the building, delivery of routes for a day, working a United Supermarkets location during Easy as Pie, helping with our annual Mardi Gras fundraiser.
Holiday Projects : We need help loading and delivering Senior Food Boxes, delivering Santa to a Senior gifts, collecting & packaging items for our 12-days of Christmas project (sending small item with our recipients for 12-days in December). These happen in December.
Volunteer Coordinator : Barbara Bulen (806) 792-7971 [email protected]
Those who are hungry we will help feed, those who have been stripped of their apparel we will clothe, those who have been wounded physically and spiritually, we will bind up their wounds and minister a healing word to their broken souls. Mission Lubbock is a Benevolence Ministry that provides food, clothing, and household items to those who are going through a difficult time in their life.
For Individuals : We are always needing volunteers to work during our hours of operation (Tuesday & Wednesday from 10-2). They would have opportunities to interact with our guests, pray with them, and just be a friend. Volunteers are also needed to help stock the racks and shelves and sort items that have been donated.
For Groups : Stocking shelves, sorting, putting weekend bags together, yard work.
Holiday Projects : We work with the LISD migrant coordinator to provide a Christmas blessing to the students and their families, during the month of December. We provide a meal and gifts for each family member. Each family has their picture taken with Mr. & Mrs Santa Claus and is given to them after they return to school in January.
Volunteer Coordinator : Kathy Gardner (806) 687-8452 [email protected]
We are a network of local churches, organizations, and foster-adoptive agencies that believe we are called to look after the orphan together. We want to cultivate a community that nurtures children in foster care from every side and believe everyone has a unique role to play.
For Individuals : Babysitter training, Foster Parent Night Out volunteers, donating items to foster families, volunteering at other events for foster families.
For Groups : Same as above.
Holiday Projects : Seasonal projects are available
Volunteer Coordinator : Jill Heflin (806) 543-6605 [email protected]
OneVoiceHome is committed to offering victims of domestic sex trafficking a safe home for restoration and the opportunity for a new beginning.
For Individuals : Fundraising.
For Groups : Running 2 Rescue. We will need help May 6, 2017 and leading up to the race.
Volunteer Coordinator : Gloria Toti (806) 792-3363 [email protected]
In reaching those individuals who are facing difficult life decisions, we desire to illuminate the value of life and life options through education, counseling, medical services, ultrasound technology, internet technology, adoption guidance, men’s and women’s ministries and expanded professional services. Parkridge is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that has been serving our community for over 20 years. In reaching those individuals who are facing difficult life decisions, they desire to illuminate the value of life and life options through education, counseling, medical services, ultrasound technology, internet technology, adoption guidance, men’s and women’s ministries, satellite facilities and expanded professional services.
For Individuals : Each day we have volunteers who serve as client advocates, meeting with our clients to do intake interviews, and provide support as they go through the process of pregnancy or STD/STI testing. We also have volunteers that minister through our Bridges Program, Parenting classes, and Post-Abortion Support Group. We utilize RN volunteers, and have future opportunities for Church Ambassadors with the LifeWalk.
For Groups : We anticipate there will be many opportunities available in conjunction with our Walk. Groups will be needed to provide logistic support during both pre-event set up, and post-event takedown.
Volunteer Coordinator : Paula Orth (806) 794-8555 [email protected]
Grace Campus offers hope to the people we serve by valuing who they are and equipping them with the resources needed for authentic personal change.
For Individuals : We are always in need of individuals willing to help sort through donations, help in the office area, teach classes, counsel/mentor residents, pick-up donations, etc.
For Groups : We are dependent on groups to help prepare and serve our evening meals. We also need groups willing to help in our clothes closet and other on-going projects.
Holiday Projects : Helping serve a meal on Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Volunteer Coordinator : Jerri Ann (806) 632-7709 [email protected]
The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organization and persons in need. The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle.
For Individuals : Warehouse work to sort food, assemble food boxes, help with distribution. Food Drive Event assistance with logistics, supervision, collection of food and donation. Help in the office with data entry, front desk receptionist, file clerk, organizing. Farm and the Orchard help with general farming, planting, weeding, harvesting, gleaning apples, cleaning.
For Groups : Same as above.
Holiday Projects : We offer special work days to help with building holiday boxes and direct distribution to our families throughout December.
Volunteer Coordinator : Berry Massey (806) 763-3003 ext 12 [email protected]
To place babies in to loving, Godly two parent homes.
For Individuals : In office volunteer services & special event volunteer opportunities.
For Groups : Special Event opportunities, such as helping with our annual fundraiser
Holiday Projects : Gifts for our current birth mothers who have other children they cannot provide well for
Volunteer Coordinator : Christy Hilbert (806) 367-6755 [email protected]
Sharing Jesus, Healing Hearts, Transforming Lives. Texas Boys Ranch is a residential childcare organization that houses 32 boys & girls ages, 4-18, is also a licensed foster care and adoption agency, and operates an emergency children’s shelter for 16 children, birth through age 18.
For Individuals : We are in need of additional tutors for our children. We always appreciate someone committing to bringing out a meal for one of our four cottages. With eight children in a cottage, we can always use help organizing the cottages. We appreciate any help organizing our donated clothes and toys in our commissary. We have a mentor sponsorship program spending on-on-one time with a specific child.
For Groups : We appreciate individuals and groups interested in helping at our 460 acre Ranch by painting cottages, working in flower beds, and more. Our children enjoy groups coming to the Ranch and planning meals and recreational activities with them. A group could become a Cottage Sponsor for one of our four cottages or the Shelter. Donate towards cottage vacations, outings, and repairs, making a direct impact on the livelihood of our children.
Holiday Projects : We appreciate any help with Christmas gifts for the children.
Volunteer Coordinator : Jenny Goen (806) 747-3187 [email protected]
To be the hands and feet of Jesus by providing hope through empowering at-risk teens and their families in East Lubbock.
For Individuals : Our after school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6pm is always in need of volunteers. We are always looking for one on one mentors as well.
For Groups : Our after school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-6pm is always in need of volunteers. There are also times when people come on a weekend and clean up the inside and outside of The Bridge.
Holiday Projects : We feed the community at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. We have about 200 come to each meal. We also hand out canned goods, toys, and hygiene products during these times.
Volunteer Coordinator : Whitney Owen (806) 687-0772 [email protected]
Manifesting Christ Through Excellence in Child Care
For Individuals : Daily academic tutoring/Monthly support group/Mentoring opportunities.
For Groups : Monthly support group/upkeep on campus vehicles and homes/many groups like to come out and give the children a bbq and activities
Holiday Projects : Annual Fall Festival and BBQ/Foster Care Christmas Party/Thanksgiving meal/there is always a need for special events for the children in care and times to honor those who offer their homes to the children.
Volunteer Coordinator : Kerry Michaels (806) 762-0481 ext 237 [email protected]