Texas Youth Hotline Volunteers Needed!

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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

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Texas Youth Hotline Volunteer

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 Hotline 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 & Runaway Hotline provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and information and referrals to at risk youth and concerned adults via phone, chat, and text. The Texas Youth & Runaway Hotline 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.

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2401 Ridgepoint DriveAustin, TX 78754



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Social Work




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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