Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

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

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Groups and organizations across East Texas could use a helping hand... or several ... to do their work in the community. Here’s where you can jump in to help.

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

Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers give the gift of time! Exciting News!!! The Hospice of East Texas is opening a brand-new Thrift Shop in Jacksonville! We have wonderful Volunteer opportunities in the new Thrift Shop; 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.


We are looking for volunteers with or without animals to help at various facilities in the East Texas area. Our next volunteer orientation will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Therapet Training Center, 225 E. Amherst, Ste. 200, Tyler, TX 75701 from 6-8 pm. Information: (903) 535-2125 or info@therapet.org

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

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 .

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

Smith County-Records

Smith County Records Department needs volunteers that will be responsible for counting boxes, file folders and other items to gain numerical estimate of records. The volunteer will also be responsible for keeping the files/boxes/etc. organized and neat. The volunteers should not be claustrophobic working in a windowless basement room. If interested, please email volunteer@smith-county.com or call 903-590-2671.

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.

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

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

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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