SERVE EAST TEXAS.

Our CityServe Calendar highlights areas of service around our Five Focus Areas, but here you will find many other opportunities to spread hope and love throughout East Texas.

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EAST TEXAS
HUMAN NEEDS NETWORK

Individuals and organizations working together for strengthened programs, connection, and improved awareness of services that meet essential human needs.

Learn more and get involved here.  


EAST TEXAS CORNERSTONE
ASSISTANCE NETWORK

In 2013 East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network received its nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 social services agency. Cornerstone is a unique agency that works with clients on a referral only basis. When one of our partner organizations discovers a person they believe is ready to move ahead in their life they send the client to us. Cornerstone discovers the client’s most pressing need and partners with the referring organization to meet that need.

Learn more and get involved here.  

EMBARK WOMEN

Embark Women is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of women-led ventures. We believe in breaking down barriers for female professionals and entrepreneurs, so that women have access to the opportunities, experiences and support they need to achieve their aspirations, regardless of economical and geographical constraints.

Learn more and get involved here.  


LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
FELLOWSHIP

This is a gathering of churches in Athens, TX for a time of worship, special message, and celebration of unity in the body of Christ across all denominations and racial divides.

Learn more and get involved here.


UNITY OF TYLER

Centered in GOD, we celebrate a world empowered by peace, love and oneness. We are a vibrant, spiritual community reaching inward for guidance and outward in love, education and Sacred Service.

Learn more and get involved here.


NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Learn more and get involved by contacting the National Night Out team at cnance@tylertexas.com.


BACK-TO-SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR

August 3, 2019 | 10 AM - 1 PM

Opportunity to provide school items, clothing items, haircuts, health screenings, and one-on-one prayer to each family who comes!

Learn more and volunteer here.


CASA for KIDS of EAST TEXAS

The mission of CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc. is to support abused and neglected children in Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties by providing court appointed trained community volunteers who advocate for loving, safe, and permanent outcomes.

Learn more and get involved here. 


FitSTEPS FOR LIFE

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with cancer by providing physical conditioning and support programs in the home, hospital, and affiliated community centers.

Learn more and volunteer here. 


MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.

Learn more and get involved here.


CHRISTUS TINITY 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.

Learn more and volunteer here.


BETHESDA HEALTH CLINIC

Numerous local churches have become Bethesda partners by taking part in the Saturday Clinics program and by giving monthly or annually to support our mission. The Saturday clinics are planned volunteer days where churches identify the doctors and dentists in their congregations, who then help staff Bethesda on a Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Non-medical members of a congregation often volunteer their time as well.

Learn more and volunteer here.


LONGVIEW DREAM CENTER

The Longview Dream Center exists to fight hunger and provide resources and quality programs that enhance the quality of life for the citizens of our city and region.

Learn more and volunteer here.


UNITED WAY OF SMITH COUNTY

Since 1940, the United Way of Smith County has partnered with local nonprofit agencies, businesses, and individuals to identify critical issues, create partnerships, and raise funds to help our local neighbors.

Learn more here.



ST. PAUL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

St. Paul Children’s Foundation is committed to programs that positively impact children, recognizing the ultimate goal is to help families not just survive, but thrive through our programs. These programs include a food pantry, clothes closet, dental and medical services and much more.

Learn more and get involved here.


EAST TEXAS FOOD BANK

The East Texas Food Bank, located in Tyler, very much relies on volunteers to help us with our mission. Over 15,000 volunteers logged more than 53,000 hours in FY2018, helping us provide approximately 21 million meals.

Learn more and volunteer here.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY of SMITH COUNTY

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Smith County Habitat for Humanity offers the dream of home ownership to those who would otherwise not be able to afford a home of their own.

Volunteer here. 


SMITH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

It is the mission of the Smith County Sheriff's Office to serve the citizens and visitors of Smith County by providing professional and ethical law enforcement, detention and court security that protects and preserves the Constitutional Rights of the people and mandates the fair and impartial enforcement of the law.

Learn more and volunteer here.


LITERACY COUNCIL OF TYLER

Literacy Council of Tyler is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to eliminating illiteracy and changing the lives of adults and their families forever. Through its supporters, staff, partners and volunteers, LCOT positively impacts the quality of life for thousands of East Texans.

Learn more and get involved here.


EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

We are 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.

Visit this website for more info.


CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL - TYLER MISSION WEEK

Each year the youth of Christ Church, Tyler spend a week lending a hand in our local community by partnering with several local non-profits to serve those in the Tyler area who could use a helping hand. Our week of service always begins a fundraiser on Sunday, during our Parish Picnic. From there we spend Monday through Friday working in various parts of the Tyler community painting houses, cleaning up parks or tidying up local non-profits, doing small construction projects for the elderly, and a variety of other projects.


RESTORED180 MINISTRIES, GLADEWATER, TX

Our vision is to establish a ministry where women that are broken, hurting, addicted or abused, can come and not only encounter God and grow in a relationship with Him, to truly turn their lives around with His help! A place where restoration, healing and hope come alive everyday. A place where there is opportunity for women to also better themselves educationally. A place where they experience a real love, God’s love. A place where they learn how to live 180 degrees from the lives they had before!

Learn more here.


PRISON FELLOWSHIP - ANGEL TREE

Angel Tree® partners with churches and organizations to provide a gift, the Gospel, and a personal message to children on behalf of their incarcerated parents. Caring volunteers deliver gifts to children just in time for Christmas—a tangible reminder that they are valued, loved, and never forgotten.

More information here.


EAST TEXAS CRISIS CENTER

The East Texas Crisis Center adheres to the highest standards of ethical conduct regarding clients, co-workers, students and volunteers. We are dedicated to the self-growth, support, and empowerment of all clients. Therefore we require any volunteers and staff who will have direct contact with clients to complete a 40+ hour training program. Training is held twice a year and is usually completed over a two month time frame.

Learn more and volunteer here.


HOSPICE PLUS TYLER

The mission of Hospice is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals, and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.

Learn more and get info here.


THERAPET

Therapet’s mission is to utilize specially trained and certified animals to promote health, hope and healing.

Learn more and volunteer here. 


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.

Learn more and get involved here.


ALZHEIMER’S ALLIANCE of SMITH COUNTY

The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County is a local, independent nonprofit organization committed to walking beside all those in Smith County on their journeys with Alzheimer's disease and dementia-related illnesses.

Learn more and get involved here.


WEST LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH, CHANDLER, TX

Mission West Lake provides a monthly food bank ministry to families in the Chandler area. They also provide a Clown Minisry with the SonShine Sisters and a clothing closet.

More information here.


GRACE HOUSE LONGVIEW

Our mission with Grace House of Longview is to provide this community with a faith based transition home for young women who have struggled with incarceration due to addictions and other poor living choices. each woman will be interviewed to determine her desire to commit to 9 months of spiritual training to help lead them to a Christ centered and addiction free life.

Learn more and volunteer here.


CARE - CHRIST CENTERED ABORTION RECOVERY & EDUCATION

CARE’s mission it to restore lives wounded by abortion and educate the community on its consequences.

Learn more and get involved here.


RAHAB’S RETREAT AND RANCH

Rahab’s Retreat & Ranch is a voluntary, faith-based program serving victims of sex trafficking and women in the sex industry free of charge. Women who have been physically, emotionally and sexually abused as well as those coming from jail will find a safe haven at Rahab’s Retreat & Ranch.

Learn more here.