Volunteers play an important role in helping DFPS accomplish our mission to protect the unprotected. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year to benefit the clients that we serve. Interested in volunteering or interning with DFPS? There are many ways for you or your organization to help.

Volunteer JobsVolunteer Jobs

You can volunteer to help children through Child Protective Services (CPS) or aging and disabled adults  through Adult Protective Services (APS). Volunteers provide administrative support, assist caseworkers, work directly with clients, and much more.

Group ProjectsGroup Projects

Looking for a project for your group? DFPS has many opportunities and activities that are perfect for faith-based groups, service organizations, youth groups, schools, families, and individuals wanting to contribute service hours to help our clients.

Contact the coordinator in your area for a project suited to your needs.

Virtual VolunteersDirect-Service Volunteers

Looking to work one-on-one with children, families, aging adults, or people with disabilities? Direct-service volunteers provide transportation, act as hospital sitters and companions, and deliver medications to older Texans.

Success StoriesSuccess Stories

Groups and individuals are making a difference all over Texas. In El Paso, people who are elderly like Carlos Estrada have received help with home repairs thanks to the generosity of volunteers. Art students at Port Neches-Groves High School are trying to cheer up children in foster care with their "Luggage of Love" project.

Read more about these dedicated volunteers in our Texas communities who are working to make life better for their neighbors in crisis. [read more]

Thank you for helping us to help your neighbors live safer lives!

For more information email the Office of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Office of the Chief of Staff, DFPS