News and Events

Our Honorees: Texas Jewish Post

The Texas Jewish Post will be recognized at our Big Hearts of Fort Worth Awards Breakfast for its community service in education.

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New Agencies: August 2014

We welcomed 25 new agencies to the Volunteer Center family in August 2014!

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Our Honorees: Donna Arp Weitzman

Donna Arp Weitzman is one of our Big Hearts of Fort Worth honorees and will be recognized for her lifetime of giving back.

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Volunteer Center shines at college fair

We recruited more than 200 volunteers at the University of Texas at Dallas volunteer fair.

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In Case of Emergency: City of Dallas Fair

The City of Dallas' inaugural Emergency Preparedness Fair

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New and improved Donated Goods

Donated Goods is now the DG Discount Depot and has new operating hours.

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BlueZone comes to Fort Worth

Judy Shannon, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Kim Pinter and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth staff

On August 21, two Volunteer Center staff members met with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Catholic Charities of Fort Worth at a BlueZone Event Preview.

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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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