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Volunteer Services

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Welcome to Volunteer Tyler!

Volunteer Tyler encourages East Texans to participate in their local government.

Our program offers opportunities for volunteers to use their talents, skills and knowledge to assist the many departments throughout the City of Tyler to make our community a better place to live, work and visit.

Volunteer Tyler aids the City’s mission for full transparency in local government by providing citizens the opportunity to take part in departments’ daily activities and events. Volunteer efforts help the City’s staff to better respond to the needs of Tyler’s citizens and visitors, ensuring we are providing the most efficient and quality services to the entire community.

Volunteer Tyler Newsletter
Volunteer Tyler Newsletter
1st Quarter 2019
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Volunteer Appreciation Week | April 7-13, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Volunteer Tyler hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Day for those who have dedicated time to serving as City volunteers. The City has more than 200 volunteers serving in 28 different departments throughout the City and in this past fiscal year volunteers gave 7,112 hours that totaled approximately $176,000 in labor contributions to the City. The celebration included a breakfast with the Mayor and City Council. Mayor Heines issued a proclamation to acknowledge the City of Tyler's Volunteers and their significant contribution to the City.

Table at Volunteer EventGroup pictureTwo people at boardroom meetingBoardroom meetingGroup mealDiscussion in hallwayPresentationAudience applauding$176,000 CheckGroup photo

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain community service hours needed for school or clubs
  • Learn about municipal government and city departments
  • Network with other volunteers and city employees
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Refresh job skills
  • Explore new career opportunities
  • Share your experience, talents and knowledge
  • Contribute to your community
  • Meet new friends and have fun

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteer Opportunities logoAnyone age 12 years and up! Get Started Today. . . Becoming a City of Tyler Volunteer is easy.

Visit Application to learn how to apply and explore the current city openings. Download and complete the appropriate application then submit via fax at (903) 531-1248, mail or bring to Volunteer Services at Tyler City Hall.

We look forward to seeing you!


* Effective November 5, 2018, ADULT applications will require a copy of a government issued photo identification to accompany the application.

Contact Us

Volunteer Tyler

Ph: (903) 595-7243
Fax: (903) 531-1248

Contact us

Volunteer Services

212 N. Bonner Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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