Celebrate National Volunteer Month in the Heart of Texas!
30 Mar 2023
This National Volunteer Month, we encourage individuals and businesses to contribute to improving our Heart of Texas communities by connecting with local leaders and volunteering for nonprofits and charities. These organizations often depend on the work of volunteers. Give the gift of your hands-on assistance to organizations in the Heart of Texas this April.
National Volunteer Month has become a designated holiday that is celebrated annually throughout April. In April, we can set aside time to acknowledge and appreciate volunteers in the Heart of Texas and across the U.S. Not only can we recognize the lasting impact volunteers have made on the Heart of Texas, but we can also inspire others to become actively involved with local nonprofits and charities.
As a business, connecting with local nonprofits is not only a way to give back, but it is also a way to network with community leaders. We suggest joining service clubs, which bring together business and community leaders with the common goal of servicing the local region. Service clubs in the Heart of Texas include the Fairfield Rotary Club, the Bosque County Rotary Club, the Marlin Rotary Club, and more.
The Heart of Texas strives to better the quality of life of its citizens by continuously serving their needs. Nonprofits still face challenges in the wake of the pandemic and volunteers are essential.
Heart of Texas Nonprofits and Charities
If you’re in the Heart of Texas, you’ll be happy to know that there are countless volunteer opportunities in the area. Your county has plenty of nonprofits and charities making a significant difference in the region, whether you live in Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, or McLennan County. Here are seven organizations you can get involved with in the Heart of Texas:
North Bosque Helping Hands
This food pantry in Meridian, TX gives food and clothing to individuals and families who benefit from this type of assistance. Volunteers provide tremendous help and are always welcome.
Faith, Hope and Charity: Concerned Citizens Organization for Youth, Inc.
FHC serves youth and elderly throughout the community by providing them with nutritional meals. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Marlin, TX also offers tutoring, homework assistance, and outdoor activities for local students in need.
River of Life Community Food Bank
This Fairfield, TX food bank hands out food, household paper products, toiletries, dishes, appliances, and more to community members in need. Assistance with CHIP, SNAP, Medicare, and Medicaid, plus free mammograms are also offered by this charitable group. Volunteers are much-needed.
Our Daily Bread Food Bank
This nonprofit organization in Whitney, TX is run solely by volunteers. Each month, churches and community members help to provide this food bank with over 17 thousand pounds of food for families in the area.
Liberty Housing Alliance
This 501(c)(3) corporation is run by volunteer board members who are citizens of South Limestone County. Liberty Housing Alliance’s primary goal is to help fulfill housing needs throughout this region.
Archway of Hope
This nonprofit organization in Waco, TX provides support for community members who have had the unfortunate experience of losing someone too early. By offering helpful tools for coping with grief and the challenges that come with loss, Archway of Hope focuses on assisting grieving families and restoring their hope.
Hubbard Food Pantry
The Hubbard Food Pantry is provided through the Macedonia Baptist Church in Hubbard, TX. The pantry works in conjunction with the Tarrant Area Food Bank which brings a monthly food truck every third Saturday for those in need, feeding approximately 250 to 300 families each time.
One couple, Larry and Evlyn Hawthorne, volunteer their time and money by providing a hot meal for all vehicles that come to get food. Many volunteers even get food to take to elderly individuals who are not capable of driving.
Don’t forget about the volunteer fire and rescue departments throughout the Heart of Texas! Most of their volunteers are retired and are doing the work of twentysomethings, so they always need new volunteers who are committed to strengthening their communities.
The folks at HOTCOG are incredibly grateful for all of the volunteers in our communities. Thank you, volunteers!