Sunday, February 25, 2018

Volunteers Wanted

Dec. 2, 2017 at 10 p.m.

D.O.R.S. Community Services Youth Transition Center serves homeless and at-risk young people in poverty. D.O.R.S. needs volunteers to ride with staff while taking participants to appointments. D.O.R.S. also needs volunteers to offer clerical support to staff at its office and help answer the phone. For information, call (903) 803-0100.

Partners in Prevention needs adults who are willing to serve as mentors for boys and girls in first grade through high school. Mentors meet weekly with their students. For information, call (903) 237-1015.

Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network is a shelter for families with children. Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions. For information, call (903) 234-8343.

Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 593 Windridge Road, Gilmer, is a nonprofit organization with instructors who teach people with disabilities through equine-assisted activities and therapies. The organization needs volunteers who are 14 or older to help prepare horses for classes, assist instructors in class and help with horse care and facility maintenance. For information, call (903) 797-2414 or email

Newgate Mission, 207 S. Mobberly Ave., Longview, serves the homeless and working poor. Volunteers can assist at the mission or its Social Service annex. Volunteer opportunities include clerical, distributing clothes and hygiene products, helping at events and serving meals. The mission also seeks volunteers to provide enrichment and entertainment programs. For information, call (903) 757-6146 or email World of Wonders Hands-On Discovery Center seeks office workers, receptionists, greeters, tour guides, program assistants and volunteers to help with exhibit care, building repair, gift shop sales, school visits, educational camps and special events. For information, call (903) 212-4969 or email

Longview Community Ministries needs volunteers daily for the Family Service Center and the Food Box. The Food Box needs volunteers to help pack boxes and hand them out. Volunteers work from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. one day a week, Mondays through Fridays. For information, call Assistant Director Cara Skinner at (903) 753-3561, ext. 205.

Nonprofit pet rescue organizations need volunteers to foster animals. Volunteers are trained and most expenses are covered. Fostering can last from a few weeks to a few months. Pets participate to weekly adoption events. The organizations are Furr Ever Pets Rescue, Partnership for Pets of East Texas, Regard4Life Animal Rescue and Texas Star Rescue. For information, email or visit

Hannah House Maternity Home is a nonprofit organization between Longview and Gilmer that houses pregnant women 18 and older. For information, call (903) 238-5351 or email

East Texas CASA is looking for volunteers to help children as they enter the foster care system. CASA volunteers are screened and trained, then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for the child in the child protection system. For information, call (903) 753-8093 or email

Good Shepherd Medical Center Auxiliary is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to providing services and support to the medical center and the community. Volunteers may choose to assist in areas such as the gift shop, information desk, waiting rooms and registration. For information, call Pat Watson at (903) 315-2199 or email

Longview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization that assists patients, visitors and staff throughout the hospital. Opportunities include clerical and patient interaction, with a commitment of four hours per week. For information, contact Melinda Whitehurst at (903) 232-3776 or email

House of Disciples, 210 S. Green St., in Longview needs volunteers to serve and prepare meals for residents. Call (903) 553-0952.

Gifts of Grace Resale Store, 2519 Judson Road, in Longview needs volunteers to sort stock and help customers. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For information, call (903) 234-2341.Pine Tree ISD seeks volunteers who want to help teachers and librarians, join the PTA and work on special projects. For information, contact Donna Pruitt at (903) 295-5163 or



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