Are you a good listener? Do you enjoy talking to people? Are you ready to make a difference? If so, sign up today to be a Volunteer Helpline Advocate. You can answer texts and chats from the comfort of your own home!
Within the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Texas Youth Helpline provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and information and referrals to at risk youth and concerned adults via phone, chat, and text. The Texas Youth Helpline operates 24/7, responding to the needs of Texas youth and families. We depend on volunteers like you to help us answer the call!
This is a great opportunity for students interested in a career in counseling or social work, for retired social service professionals, or for someone looking to make a difference.
All volunteers are required to complete a background check and attend orientation. Eight hours of training is provided.
For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at YFHHOT@dfps.state.tx.us.
About Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
701 W. 51st Street, Austin, TX 78751, US
The mission of The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation by involving clients, families, and communities.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs.