April is Volunteer Month

April 17, 2023

April is always one of my favorite times of the year, and that's not just because the bluebonnets are blooming (although, that is one thing I love about spring in Texas!). April is Volunteer Month, and this week, April 16-22, is Volunteer Week. 

Philanthropy and service are in Texans' DNA. As First Lady of Texas, I love to tap into that passion we have for Texans helping Texans. Through my Texanthropy initiative, I strive to highlight the amazing work Texans are doing across the Lone Star State and encourage people to get involved in their local communities. I have found few things more rewarding than being involved in the life of my community through volunteering. Volunteering is not just about completing a task or fulfilling a need; it connects us with the people and places around us, strengthening us as fellow Texans. And that service can be as simple as sharing a warm smile, a warm meal, or a warm coat. 

During this year's recognition of Volunteer Month and Week, I encourage Texans to find a volunteer opportunity though the VolunteerTX portal. Through this portal, you can search for volunteer opportunities by your interests or location. I believe each one of us is called to service in one way or another, and there's an opportunity for everyone to get involved! Happy Volunteer Month!