Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors
(Source: KLTV)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Here is this week’s list of places to serve people who need a helping hand this week.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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

Smith County needs qualified volunteers to supplement clerical work in various county departments. From scanning documents, data entry, running a mail sorting machine to answering telephones, we have several opportunities to make an impact in Smith County government. For more information, email volunteer@smith-county.com or call 903-590-2671.

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

Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County

Become a “Day Club” friend. Our Tuesday and Thursday Day Club program is popular with both clients, who enjoy the company and activities with other participants and friends, as well as their caregivers, who get a much-needed break. Volunteers in Day Club become a “friend” to participants and assist them with program activities and crafts. For more information please contact our office at (903) 509-8323.

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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