Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

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Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 3:20 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - There are many organizations in East Texas that work 24/7 to serve people in need in the region. If you are interested in helping them to help others, check out the information. below:

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

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 Garcia:annette.garcia@christushealth.orghttps://www.christushealth.org/trinity/foundation/giving/volunteer/volunteer-application.

Heart to Heart Hospice

Volunteers provide important services to hospice organizations and the people they serve. Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life, offering support to family members and caregivers, or helping with community outreach, the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work provided by our staff. Become a part of our team TODAY! For more information, contact Michelle Miller at 903-593-6616. 

Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County

Become a “Project Lifesaver” volunteer!  Change the battery every two months in a life-saving transmitter bracelet for people who have dementia and have a tendency to wander and get lost.  We work with local law enforcement to administer this program.  A home visit provides encouragement for the caregiver and the person with dementia.  Full training is provided and is very flexible!  Call (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 903-266-3460.


People Attempting to Help needs volunteers in reception, food pantry, casework and youth mentors.  PATH is open Monday – Thursday from 8am until 6pm. For more information, contact Michael Vasquez at (903) 617-2823 or Volunteer@PATHhelps.org

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

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/

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 Mrs. Roxbury at director@northtylerday.org or 903-592-3671

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

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

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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