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Youth First Texas relies strongly on the support of our trained volunteers. It is the work of countless volunteer hours that helps support the youth involved with Youth First Texas.

About volunteering for Youth First Texas:
Be at least 25 years of age.
Complete and return a YFT Volunteer Application.
Complete our General Youth Work Training Class.
Successfully clear a national criminal background check and personal interviews.
Be willing to be a role model for the youth at YFT.

Youth First Texas requires all of our volunteers to complete the General Youth Work Training Class. This training class provides important information and skills specifically related to working with youth in our community. Our training program will also introduce you to the various volunteer opportunities within Youth First Texas.

For your convenience, we offer this training class four times a year, and it is divided into two parts. One Thursday evening from 6-9:30pm and the following Saturday from 10am-3pm. To learn more about the dates of the training please refer to the volunteer application.

Are you ready to get involved?
If your are ready to become a Youth First volunteer, please
Contact us by email or download a volunteer application and email it to us once you have completed it!

We will reserve your spot in our next training class.

Our current need for Volunteers:
Group Facilitation:

Preparing and facilitating small group interaction. Assisting youth in building a support network of friends and advocates.

General Volunteers (Thursday Nights): Staff the sign-in table during Thursday night meetings; greet the new youth and introduce the center to new youth; support the facilitators with group discussions; provide a positive role model for youth while at the YFT Youth Center.

Recreation: Develop a program of sports and recreation for youth of all abilities or support youth program development in this area.

Special Event Coordination: Plan parties, dances, retreats, seminars, trips and fundraisers.

Special Event Chaperones: Attend trips, parties, dances and retreats with the purpose of helping youth participate and enjoy the event.

Transportation: Take Youth to and from group meetings and special events.

Program Sponsor: Coordinate and act as an adult sponsor for youth-driven programs (i.e. Drama Group, Youth Choir, Youth Volunteer Activities, Katy Trail Cleanup Team, etc.).

Mentoring: Provide a relationship of understanding, education, support and advocacy for youth.

Administration: Help with fundraising, database management, mailings, e-mailings, web maintenance, planning, filing etc.

Life Coaches: Provide practical life skills such as budgeting, buying a car, renting an apartment, getting a job etc.

IT: Build and maintain the computer lab, provide network support and aid in software acquisition.

Outreach: Work with special outreach teams to reach populations underrepresented in our current programs.

There are lots of places within YFT for you and your special skills! Come join YFT today!

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