Board of Directors
Transforming communities and strengthening nonprofits through volunteerism.
About the Volunteer Center of North Texas
Founded in 1971 by Helen Boothman, Mitch Jericho, Jan Sanders and Annette Strauss, the Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT) is one of the largest and most active volunteer centers in the country. A primary purpose of the VCNT is to recruit volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve at more than 2,500 nonprofits throughout the North Texas area. Volunteers work every to make a difference in the North Texas community and rely on the VCNT as their primary source for information.
The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) of North Texas, a program of the VCNT, is an affiliate of the Youth Volunteer Corps of America. The Volunteer Center is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 350 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.
The simple act of volunteering saves nonprofits, corporations and municipalities millions of dollars each year. With the decrease in fiscal and personnel resources at all levels in public education and government, it is imperative for the citizens to donate their time and expertise. The Volunteer Center of North Texas connects more than 20,000 volunteers to its member nonprofits annually, fulfilling both the organization's needs and the individual's desire to serve. The time those volunteer donate to the community annually, combined with the hours worked by individuals ordered to perform community service, equals more than 575,000 hours. That hour figure multiplied by $21.43, the current estimated value of a volunteer hour, represents a value to the community of more than $12 million annually. Another $4.4 million worth of material resources distributed through our Donated Goods Program brings VCNT's total annual community impact to more than $16 million.