The University of Texas at Tyler Office of Leadership and Service connects UT Tyler students to service opportunities on campus, in the Tyler/East Texas community and beyond.
Through volunteerism, you'll help create solutions to critical challenges in the community while also building your leadership skills, gaining a broader awareness of social issues and enhancing your overall collegiate experience.
Experience the impact of community service. Choose today to get involved!
Register and Track Service Hours
Students can now become registered volunteers and track their service hours with the Office of Leadership and Service. By doing these things, your service hours will be verified! You can also request letters of recommendation and service hour reports. You will also be eligible for awards and scholarships. Register here and log your hours here.
As a registered member you can request service reports for yourself and your student organization by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow for a full week to receive your report from the date you requested it.
Awards and Scholarships
By becoming a registered volunteer and tracking your service hours with the Office of Leadership and Service, you become eligible for multiple awards!
The Office of Leadership and Service also awards the Bonnie and Scott Palmer Service Scholarship and the Stella Crews and Erwin Douglas Dyer Community Service Scholarship each semester. If you're interested in learning more about these scholarships, please contact the Office of Leadership and Service.
Most students choose a service opportunity that is related to their academic major, future career, or their passion. We want to encourage you to take your time and find the best service opportunity for you. Also, please know that some community partners have screening requirements and trainings that you must complete before you can start volunteering.
Come visit the Office of Leadership and Service to see which community partners would be the perfect fit for you. We maintain a database of community partners in the Tyler area that welcome groups and individual volunteers.
You can also go directly to a number of websites that contain listings for individuals, groups, and upcoming and seasonal volunteer opportunities. They include the following:
- Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County
- American Cancer Society
- Andrews Angles
- The Bair Foundation
- Bethesda Health Clinic
- Biolife Plasma Services
- Boys and Girls Club of East Texas
- Breckenridge Village of Tyler
- Caldwell Zoo
- Camp Tyler
- Cancer Foundation for Life (FitSTEPS for Life)
- Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County
- Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter
- Discovery Science Place
- East Texas Center for Independent Living
- East Texas Crisis Center
- East Texas Food Bank
- Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County
- Literacy Council of Tyler
- Refuge of Light
- Salvation Army
- Texas Hunger Initiative
- Texas State Park Ambassador Program
- Tyler Museum of Art
- Vista Academy of Tyler
- Volunteer Tyler