Volunteer Central: Places to serve your neighbors in East Texas

Volunteer Central: Places to serve your neighbors in East Texas
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Here is this week’s list of worthy causes for those who want to reach out and help out.

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

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 Michelle Miller for more information: 903-593-6619

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

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

A non-profit charity that partners with the IRS to provide free tax assistance to the low to medium income taxpayers. especially those over 60 years of age. Experienced preparing tax returns or want to learn to prepare tax returns for others you need to volunteer. If you enjoy meeting and talking with people, please volunteer as a Client Facilitator or Greeter who signs in clients and records activity. A Technology Coordinator is needed to oversee equipment operations in Smith and Gregg Counties. Apply online at http://tinyurl.com/TAPVapplication or http://www.aarpfoundation.org/tax-aidevolunteer. For information or apply call 1-888-227-7669, or locally call (903) 581-1809.

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

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

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.

Hospice of East Texas

Volunteers give the gift of time! The Hospice of East Texas has opened a Thrift Shop in Jacksonville and we have wonderful volunteer opportunities in the new shop. In addition; caring volunteers are needed in the Longview area. Our volunteers tell us, “Being a hospice volunteer is the most rewarding work they’ve ever done”. 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 needs a volunteer to help as a handyman. Some examples of duties could include replacing lightbulbs while on a ladder, painting and general wall repair, trimming tree limbs, blowing leaves, and general plumbing repair. If you would like to volunteer, a flexible schedule can be accommodated. Please contact Katrina at 903-595-7243 or email volunteertyler@tylertexas.com

Smith County

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

Therapet

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, November 12 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

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

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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