Become a Member, a Valued Volunteer
With most of us leading super busy lives, the idea of volunteering – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward – may seem an impossible task. How can we fit anything else into our already jam-packed schedules? However, volunteering is important for many reasons and doesn't have to take up too much time. And, in fact, the benefits of volunteering are vast for the volunteer – not just the community, individual, or organization receiving their assistance.
Los Hermanos Familia, 501(C) (3), is a collaborative group of men, women, and youth who value God, family, and community. Since our inception in 2009, our organization and the programs and service have grown thanks to our members and volunteers.
We started with a fishing event “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” in Lubbock, Texas that we used to fulfill the last request to go fishing by the late Gonzalo Garcia Sr. an area farmer. We now use fishing as a hook to bring families together!
Our successful programming in part is because of volunteers like yourself. LHF organizes successful and well-attended events and programs for families and youth of the South Plains. We value our volunteers and know that without them we wouldn't exist.
Before the pandemic in 2019, Los Hermanos Familia was blessed with its members and volunteers and work collectively with over 34-member associations to bring to fruition over 11 activities annually; we have over 220 volunteers, not to mention we achieved almost 7,000 volunteer hours that year!
And while our annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” event ignited our movement to impact families, we soon found many other areas that needed to be filled including the placement of Health Beat outdoor fitness equipment that is helping families and individuals to become healthy and have accessibility to fitness equipment – especially during this pandemic. Then came our Read to Lead, Program, our parades, and other events that have become staples in our community. These are just a few of our projects and events with many more listed on our Get Involved page.
Why is volunteering important? Volunteering is important as it offers essential help to worthwhile causes, people in need, and the wider community. Indeed, many organizations and charities rely on the generosity of volunteers as often we’re only funded through fundraisers, grants, and cannot afford to pay salaries for all their staff. In fact, Los Hermanos Familia depends almost solely upon teams of volunteers to help us thrive and do their work.
That said, we hope you will join us and help us to get back on track and move forward as we serve our community. We'd love to have your help.
Please note that our fiscal year starts in October, so join now, or join then but please note that our small membership fee although it can't be pro-rated because it's so low, we believe however that the gratification you receive from getting involved will be high and very rewarding!