Traditional Volunteer Opportunities
Our typical volunteer opportunities at The Settlement Home for Children are varied to match your availability and interests. If you are interested in volunteering at The Home, our volunteers can expect to meet the following criteria:
Volunteers, as defined in the Texas Department of Family Protective Services Standards for 24-hour facilities, must complete the following screening process prior to involvement with a child. This screening and application process applies to volunteers serving in a regular, ongoing role at The Home.
*Note: Exceptions to this would include those instances in which the child has developed a relationship with the volunteer in an outside setting such as school or in a prior placement. In this case, the volunteer must complete the process prior to off-campus activities.
Be at least 21 years of age;
Complete a volunteer application;
Present proof of a T.B. test (within last year) showing negative results;
Present a copy of a Driving License;
Present and maintain a current copy of automobile insurance;
Have their driving eligibility checked;
Complete a DPS and DFPS background check;
Complete FBI Fingerprinting;
Sign a statement of confidentiality;
Complete an orientation of The Settlement Home’s program, policies, procedures and rules;
Adhere to The Home’s rules, policies and procedures;
Sign a statement agreeing to report abuse and/or neglect.
Interested in Volunteering at The Home? Please fill out the form below.
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