Volunteer from your home - The Office of Disability Prevention for Children (ODPC) is seeking volunteers in the Austin-area to assist program staff with local and statewide education and public awareness mailout initiative aimed at preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities in children ages 0 to 12. Central Texas volunteers can prepare the materials in their homes. Our volunteers receive training, flexible schedules, as well as ongoing support and recognition.
You can help us make a difference in the lives of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Office of Disability Prevention for Children - HHSC
701 W. 51st Street, MC 1422, Austin, TX 78751, US
The Office of Disability Prevention for Children works to promote respect, foster understanding, and highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention initiatives in the lives of Texas children and families.
Although we do not provide direct services to children and families, our goal is to prevent disability before it happens and minimize any negative consequences through:
Education and public awareness
Promotion of sound public policy
Working with state and local agencies, community groups and various other stakeholders
Developing long-term plans to monitor and reduce the incidence and severity of developmental disabilities
Evaluating state efforts to prevent developmental disabilities
Areas of Focus
The ODPC works to prevent disabilities in children from the time of conception to the age of 12. Our areas of focus are:
Prevention of disabilities caused by maternal health issues related to pregnancy
Prevention of disabilities caused by childhood injuries
Early identification and diagnosis of disabilities to ensure early intervention and services
Promoting mental health wellness in children with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
April 7, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
At least 4 or more hours each month
Texas Health & Human Services volunteers are required to complete an application, as well as a 1-hour online agency orientation. ODPC volunteers also complete a 1-hour training regarding the program’s history, focus areas, and functions.