Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve January 13-19

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve January 13-19
(Source: KLTV)

(KLTV) - Here are wonderful ways to serve your neighbors this week. Serving others while meeting new people is the best way to get plugged in to your community!

Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community.

Heart to Heart Hospice of Tyler

Begin this New Year spending time with those in need. We are looking for exceptional volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support to those embracing end of life. For more information contact Carrie Blackwell at 903-593-6619.

Meals on Wheels Ministry

We dedicated to helping the elderly and disabled remain independent in their own homes as long as possible.  We prepare and deliver a hot lunch to our client's homes Monday through Thursday.  Our volunteers usually come once a week to pick up the hot food and deliver a route. They provide their own vehicle and each route takes 1 to 1 ½ hours to deliver. We have volunteer sites in Tyler and 24 other towns within our 6-county service area. Information: Debbie Zea @ 903-525-0928 or go to www.mowmet.org

Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers change lives!  Great training, great people, and great experiences are ahead for volunteers at The Hospice of East Texas.  Be a friendly face and a caring "new friend" who visits with patients at their homes while caregivers take a much-needed break; or visit a patient at a nursing home and brighten their day. Visit our website to learn more about this non-profit hospice – www.hospiceofeasttexas.org.  For more information, please call Marleen Elkins at 903-266-3460.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and shifts in our many hospitals and clinics. Volunteers assist our patients, visitors, and staff in our Gift Shop, Information Desks, waiting rooms, and nursing units. Days and times are flexible.

North Tyler Developmental Academy

Enjoy working in a positive work environment? The Academy is in need of office help to answer phones, do filing and small office jobs.  Information: Ms. White at (903) 592-3671 or hr@northtylerday.org.

ETMC, Tyler Hospital

Volunteers are needed to assist patients get to their departments in the hospital, to give information and directions, to assist with sales in the gift shop, assist in the lab, and to hostess in the Breast Care Center.  Volunteers must be able to walk well and push a wheelchair.  We ask our volunteers to commit to one 4-hour shift per week.  These opportunities are Mon-Fri between 5:30 AM and 8:00 PM.  Complete application on line: www.etmc.org/volunteer or reach Joyce Brown at 903-531-8199 or jbbrown@etmc.org

For other volunteering opportunities please go to "Get Connected East Texas" at: http://getconnected.uwtyler.org/. Or email: hstoner@smith-county.com