Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve East Texas this week

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve East Texas this week
(Source: KLTV)

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Here is a list of groups and organizations that could use a helping hand. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet new people and become involved in your community.

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

City of Tyler

The City of Tyler is recruiting volunteers now to cover the receptionist’s desk at City Hall every other Monday from 8:30 -11:00, every Tuesday from 8:30-11:00 and every weekday from 11:00 -12:30. These volunteers will be trained, and constant support will be provided. Phone and interpersonal skills are ideal for this position. Even if you can only serve a portion of the times needed, please contact Katrina at 903-595-7243 or email volunteertyler@tylertexas.com .

Heart to Heart Hospice

Be a blessing and volunteer! Our volunteers provide company and engage in activities such as reading, conversing, playing games, or just being there for comfort during the hardest part of someone’s life. Would you rather work in an office setting? We have administrative opportunities available such as filing, answering phones, mailing, and assisting with special projects. Become a part of our hospice team today! Contact Carrie Blackwell for more information: 903-593-6619.

Hope Haven of East Texas

Would you like to help children who are in foster care in our community, but aren’t able to take a child into your home at this time? Become a volunteer with Hope Haven! Volunteers help take adolescent girls to appointments, fun outings, and spend time just hanging out. Submit your volunteer application online at https://hhofet.org/volunteer-application

Smith County-Fleet Admin Assist Volunteer

Our Fleet Administration Assistant is in need of a volunteer to answer phones, take messages, perform data entry from Excel to new fleet database, and help with any other clerical needs that arise. If interested, please email volunteer@smith-county.com or call 903-590-2671.

Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers give the gift of time. If you have a heart to help celebrate lives, we will find a way for you to share at The Hospice of East Texas. As a volunteer you may connect with caregivers and patients through meaningful visits and support. We can find the right “fit” for you! Visit our website to learn more about this non-profit hospice-www.hospiceofeasttexas.org. For more information, please call Marleen Elkins at 903-266-3496.

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 in Tyler, Jacksonville and Winnsboro. Days and times are flexible. Information: Annette Rios: annette.rios@christushealth.org, www.tmfhc.org/volunteerapplication

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 8am until 6pm. For more information, contact Mark Richardson at (903) 617-2821 or Volunteer@PATHhelps.org to learn more.

North Tyler Developmental Academy

North Tyler Developmental Academy is looking for a retired librarian or someone with the skills and knowledge to help set up their library. We have received several donations of books that need to be organized and shelved. We also need shelves labeled with the appropriate categories. Materials are here to complete the job. This project may take several weeks to complete depending on the time a volunteer has to give to it. Please contact Sonja at director@northtylerday.org or 903-592-3671

CASA for Kids of East Texas

You can make a difference in the life of a child. Every child deserves a chance in life. Become a CASA and be that chance for a child. CASA advocates are the voice for children in foster care. They build relationships with children and speak up for their best interest in court, giving 4 – 12 hours of their time per month. For more information, call our office at 903-597-7725 or visit our website at www.casaforkidsofet.org.

UT Health Tyler

UT Health Tyler (formerly ETMC Hospital) is recruiting volunteers to assist feeding patients their meals. These volunteers could work 2-hour shifts around breakfast, lunch or dinner. Volunteers could choose to work one or two shifts per week. These hours are agreeable with schedules of college students, working people and retirees. Thorough training will be provided. This volunteer feeding position offers great satisfaction from assisting patients who for some reason cannot feed themselves. For more information phone Joyce at 903-531-8199.

For other volunteering opportunities please go to “Get Connected East Texas” at: http://getconnected.uwtyler.org/. Or email: melkins@hospiceofeasttexas.org

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