• Hearts of Texas Luncheon

    Mrs. Altshuler to receive 2016 VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award

    Join VolunteerNow in honoring Dallas' ultimate volunteer and legacy of civic leadership! VolunteerNow is also celebrating its 45th anniversary. Click for event information and sponsorship opportunities.

  • Volunteers Change Everything

    VolunteerNow: 45 Years of Impact

    This year marks the launch of Volunteers Change Everything, a series dedicated to highlighting the transformative work of volunteers in our community. Our inaugural series will focus on 45 Years of Impact and the work of 45 incredible volunteers. Read about our first, Lynn McBee, and check back each week for more!

  • North Texas Tornado Relief

    Help those in need!

    Residents in Rowlett, Garland, and the surrounding areas need your help recovering after recent tornadoes and severe weather. Click here to help!

"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

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



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