Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve March 2 - 9

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve March 2 - 9
(Source: KLTV)

(KLTV) - Here are some excellent organizations that are in need of helping hands; meet new people and do great things for your community!

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

City of Tyler Volunteer Tyler Program – Parks Inspection

Volunteer Tyler encourages East Texas residents to participate in their municipal government.  The program offers opportunities for both youth (age 12+) and adult volunteers to serve throughout the many departments within the City of Tyler.   Our highlighted volunteer opportunity this week:  Parks Inspection, Any Day, Any Daylight Hour.  Duties include inspecting city parks for safety concerns or possible repair.  Requires basic inspection ability and camera usage.  Information: Volunteer Tyler @ 903.531.1100 or volunteertyler@tylertexas.com

Heart to Heart Hospice

Want to try something new, yet rewarding? We are looking for exceptional volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support to those embracing end of life. No experience needed! For more information contact Carrie Blackwell at 903-593-6619.


We are looking for volunteers with and without animals to help at various facilities in the East Texas area.  Our next volunteer orientation will be on Tuesday, April 10th from 6-8 pm at the Therapet Training Center, 225 E. Amherst, Ste 200, Tyler, TX 75701.  Information: 903-535- 2125 or info@therapet.org

The Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers give from their hearts!  If you have a heart to help celebrate lives you may have a heart to be one of our "Memory Care Connector" Volunteers.  As a "Memory Care Connector" Volunteer you will be trained in the Do's and Don'ts of basic communication with those who have Dementia.  In addition, you will learn sensory stimulation, person centered caregiving, and how to nurture positive relationships with those that have Dementia.  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.

UT Health Tyler

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

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.

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

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.

PECAT is a youth-led and adult-assisted group that provides volunteer hours to students who are willing to support our efforts to educate kids about the dangers of tobacco use. PECAT has several projects planned for late February, March and April, and we would benefit from your participation.  Signup and learn more information by sending an email to PECATCoalition@yahoo.com or by calling (903) 535-0020.

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