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Volunteer Center of North Texas receives grant from IBM valued at $56,000

The Volunteer Center of North Texas last month received a grant from IBM valued at $56,000, which continues the process of a comprehensive reimagining of the Volunteer Center?s strategic direction since the arrival of Tammy Richards, CEO.

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William Lourcey of Fort Worth, TX named one of America's Top-10 Youth Volunteers of 2014

Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker congratulates Sarita Damaraju, 15, of Corpus Christi (center) and William Lourcey, 11, of Fort Worth (right) on being named Texas' top two youth volunteers for 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Sarita and William were honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where they each received a $1,000 award. Photo courtesy Business Wire.

Will, a volunteer ambassador with the Volunteer Center of North Texas and a fifth-grader at Trinity Valley School, was recently recognized for his work as the founder and CEO of a local organization that raises money and awareness to fight hunger.

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Volunteer Center and Prudential honor Will Lourcey with Spirit of Community Award

Pictured from left to right: Parents Bill and Julie Lourcey, Will Lourcey, Prudential Representative Ricardo Roberto, and Conference Chair and VCNT Representative Kim Pinter. Photo taken April 4, 2014, at the 23rd annual Texas Volunteer Management Conference in Grapevine, TX.

The Volunteer Center knows firsthand the impact volunteers make every day in our community. That's why last fall the Volunteer Center was so pleased to nominate an outstanding young leader who is making a BIG difference.

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Nominations now being accepted for 31st Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards

If you know of an outstanding individual, group or organization that truly embodies the Texas tradition of community service, we encourage you to nominate them for this award.

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Heartbleed and your Voly account

A security vulnerability named Heartbleed has been found in OpenSSL, a technology used by We have fixed this vulnerability, so please go to and change your Voly password now.

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2nd Annual Mayor?s Day of Recognition for National Service

National Service Recognition at the Dallas City Council Chamber

Our resident AmeriCorps members joined Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, and other local leaders for the 2nd Annual Mayor?s Day of Recognition for National Service.

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April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week

It's time again for National Volunteer Week, which recognizes the passion and commitment of volunteers and the amazing impact they make across the United States, and even right here in North Texas. Learn how you can get involved!

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PRESS RELEASE: Nine Leaders in Volunteerism Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Volunteer Center of North Texas held its 8th Annual Hearts of Texas Awards Luncheon today, honoring nine leaders in the North Texas community who have greatly contributed to the cause of volunteerism.

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Do You Know a Young Volunteer Who Deserves a College Scholarship?

If you know a young volunteer aged 6 to 18 who has made a real difference in your community, nominate him or her today for up to $10,000 in college scholarships through the Kohl?s Cares Scholarship Program.

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Announcing the 2014 Hearts of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees

Each year, the Volunteer Center honors one or more North Texans whose volunteer efforts have made our community a better place. This year, we had each of our seven past honorees identify another worthy winner.

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