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Volunteer Central: 13 organizations that need your help

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These 13 organizations need some willing hands to pitch in as they work to assist others in our East Texas communities. Give it a shot! 

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

Heart to Heart Hospice-

Our mission is to provide quality care and support to our patients and families during their final days of life. Do you enjoy visiting with the elderly? Do you enjoy administrative work? We have a spot for you! Call Carrie Blackwell for more information 903-593-6619

Volunteer Tyler

Are you good at fixing stuff?  Volunteer Tyler needs volunteers to repair miscellaneous items from July 22-23 at the Tyler Public Library. Information: Yolanda Prince, Volunteer Coordinator, at (903) 531-1100, email VolunteerTyler@tylertexas.com.

Hospice of East Texas

Our 28 bed HomePlace facility on University Blvd. values volunteers in working with families and staff throughout the facility.   Escorting guests, sharing refreshments and connecting with patients and families and are all valued services.  Families tell us “it is the kindness of strangers that completes HomePlace.”   Bring you smile and compassion and become part of our team.  www.hospiceofeasttexas.org or call Kim Reel at 903-266-3496.

North Tyler Developmental Academy

Is looking for volunteers to answer phone and do data entry. Information: Sonja at (903) 592-3671 or director@northtylerday.org

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is looking for volunteers to help with reception duties at the front desk and driving. Information: Summer Tillson at 903.590.4329 or stillson@tylerlighthouse.org  

Meals on Wheels Ministry

We dedicated to helping the elderly and disabled remain independent in their own homes as long as possible.  We prepare and deliver a hot lunch to our client’s homes Monday through Thursday.  Our volunteers usually come once a week to pick up the hot food and deliver a route. They provide their own vehicle and each route takes 1 to 1 ½ hours to deliver. We have volunteer sites in Tyler and 24 other towns within our 6-county service area. Information: Debbie Zea @ 903-525-0928 or go to www.mowmet.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. Days and times are flexible.

Information: Annette Rios: annette.rios@tmfhc.org, www.tmfhc.org/volunteerapplication .

The Salvation Army 
Have you ever wondered what happens Behind The Red Shield? We offer a tour of our facilities every 4th Thursday of the month. Bring your family, organization or church group. Call and schedule your tour today! We provide a light lunch. We have several volunteer opportunities available: Front desk, food pantry, soup kitchen and our family store. Information: Cindy Bell @ 903-570-9879 or cindy.bell@uss.salvationarmy.org 

Alzheimer’s Alliance

The programs and services available at the Alzheimer's Alliance would not be possible without our outstanding volunteers! By volunteering at the Alliance, you are investing in the families, friends, and neighbors right here in our community touched by Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Volunteer opportunities available include: Day Club Friend, Project Lifesaver, Office Support and Event/Outreach Volunteer. To volunteer, please contact Joyce Allen 903-509-8323 or visit www.alzalliance.org


We are looking for volunteers with and without animals to help at various facilities in the East Texas area.  Our next volunteer orientation will be on Thursday, June 15 from 11 am-1 pm at the Therapet Training Center, 225 E. Amherst, Ste 200, Tyler, TX 75701.  Information: 903-535- 2125 or info@therapet.org

East Texas Medical Center

ETMC Tyler Volunteers is - looking for energetic adults to escort patients from one department to the next.  Must be able to walk, push a patient in a wheelchair and make the patients and their families feel at ease as they are going through tests, screenings, procedures and waiting.  Volunteer one 4-hour shift per week, this is Monday - Friday only, typical shifts are 8 AM to noon or noon to 4 PM. Get your walking exercise done while you enjoy helping patients in a health care environment. Information: Joyce Brown, jbbrown@etmc.org, 903-531-8199, www.etmc.org/volunteer.


People Attempting To Help is a nonprofit organization seeking compassionate people to volunteer in the food pantry, reception and casework.  PATH is open Monday through Thursday from 8am until 6pm.  Contact Jessica at 903-617-2821 or Jessica_halifax@pathhelps.org to learn more.

Children’s Advocacy Center

We are in need of volunteers Wednesday evening at our front desk from 5-7 pm and Monday & Tuesday evenings for Group Classes from 6-7:30 pm. April events, all month long for National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Information about volunteering; (903)533-1880 ext.25

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

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