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Volunteer Central: Service opportunities for May 4-11

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Here are this week's service opportunities in East Texas:

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

Heart to Heart Hospice

Have you ever wondered how you could help others in your community during one of the most important times in their lives? Have you ever wondered how to live life to the fullest every day and help others do the same? We have opportunities for YOU! No experience necessary. Contact Carrie Blackwell for more information 903-593-6619

City of Tyler Volunteer Tyler Program – Municipal Court

Our highlighted volunteer opportunity this week: Municipal Court Clerical Support, Any day Monday-Friday, any hour 8:00 – 4:00. Provide clerical support, including data entry, at Tyler Municipal Court located at 813 N. Broadway Avenue. Information: Volunteer Tyler @ 903.531.1100 or volunteertyler@tylertexas.com

PECAT

PECAT is a youth-led and an 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. Sign up and learn more information by sending an email to PECATCoalition@yahoo.com or by calling (903) 535-0020.

Therapet

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 Thursday, June 14 from 11 am-1 pm at the Therapet Training Center, 225 E. Amherst, Ste. 200, Tyler, TX 75701. Information: (903) 535-2125 or infor@therapet.org

PATH

People Attempting to Help needs volunteers in reception, food pantry, casework, and as youth mentors through Bev’s Kid Reach. PATH is open Monday – Thursday from 8 am until 6 pm. For more information, contact Mark Richardson at (903) 617-2821 or Volunteer@PATHhelps.org to learn more.

Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers give from their hearts! If you have the heart to help celebrate lives you may have the 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.

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.

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. Information: Annette Rios: annette.rios@tmfhc.org, www.tmfhc.org/volunteerapplication

UT Health Tyler

Volunteers are needed to assist patients to 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 the hostess in the Breast Care Center. Volunteers must be able to walk well and push a wheelchair. We ask 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 online at www.etmc.org/volunteer or reach Joyce Brown at (903) 531-8199 or jbbrown@etmc.org

Meals on Wheels Ministry

We dedicated to helping the elderly and disabled remain independent in their homes as long as possible. We prepare and deliver a hot lunch to our client’s homes Monday – 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 area. Information:

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

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