Become a Child Advocate for an Immigrant Child


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1303 San Jacinto St9th FloorHouston, TX 77002


Bring hope to their journey of a thousand miles. Be a child advocate for an unaccompanied immigrant child.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is training volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration detention.

The role of the Child Advocate is to meet with the child, learn the child's story over time, and advocate for that individual child's best interests.

To become a Child Advocate, you must:
-Be at least 21 years old
-Submit to a background check and health screening
-Participate in the Young Center Training
-Be approved by the Young Center
-Be bilingual

We are particularly interested in volunteers who speak Spanish.


  • Spanish
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Hour Per Week

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