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Volunteers play an important role in helping DFPS accomplish its mission to protect the unprotected.

In 2011, over 3,000 groups and individuals contributed over 135,000 hours of their time to help DFPS workers deliver important services to our clients.

Volunteers help DFPS clients in so many ways. Click on any of the subjects below to learn more.

Volunteer Jobs
Volunteer Jobs

You can volunteer to help children (Child Protective Services, or CPS), aged or disabled adults (Adult Protective Services, or APS), or in support of quality child care in Texas (Child Care Licensing, or CCL). Volunteers work in offices, with caseworkers, directly with clients, or on community boards or groups, helping clients with clothing and supplies, life skills, transport, companionship, and so much more.



Success Stories
Success Stories

Groups and individuals are making a difference all over Texas. In El Paso, people who are elderly like Carlos Estrada have gotten help with his house thanks to the generosity of volunteers. And art students at Port Neches-Groves High School are trying to cheer up children in foster care.

Read more about these selfless and dedicated folks in our Texas communities, working to make life better for their neighbors in crisis ...

Read more success stories



Group or Youth Project Info
Group or Youth Project Info

Looking for a project for your group? DFPS has many opportunities and activities perfect for faith-based groups, service organizations, youth groups, schools, families, and young individuals wanting to make a contribution.

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

 

Virtual Volunteers
Virtual Volunteers

It’s easy to help DFPS clients without ever leaving your home! Indirect projects such as quilting, gift bag assembly, newsletter production, and more can get you involved on your schedule and from your home.

Contact your local coordinator for opportunities and needs in your area.




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

For more information, e-mail:
Office of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Center for Consumer and External Affairs, DFPS