"45 Years of Impact"
VolunteerNow is celebrating 45 years of transforming the community through volunteerism in 2016 by launching the “Volunteers Change Everything” series. Our inaugural year will feature 45 outstanding volunteers, community leaders, philanthropists and change-makers.
Jan Sanders: Grassroots Game-Changer
What started over lunch has now become 45 years of transforming the community through volunteerism. VolunteerNow, originally grassroots operation SERV, was founded by Annette Strauss, Jan Sanders, Anita Martinez, Helen Boothman and Mitch Jericho to fulfill a community need for volunteer recruitment in Dallas.
"Annette invited me over for lunch one day – our families had been good friends for years – to discuss this project," Sanders said. "She recruited me to help take it on, and we just started! This effort was 100% volunteer focused. We were self-funded, from the roof over our head, the phone bill and paper supply." Read More