Make a Difference Today!

At The Settlement Home for Children, our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources. Our volunteers play an integral part in enriching the lives of individuals and families in our care. By sharing your skills and talents, you can make a lasting impact on our community.

Until we meet again, we invite you to explore our at-home volunteer opportunities below and make a difference at The Settlement Home for Children today! 

Questions? Contact us! Email our Volunteer Manager at [email protected]


Traditional Volunteer Opportunities

Our typical volunteer opportunities at The Settlement Home for Children are varied to match your availability and interests. While these options are closed due to ongoing health restrictions, you can click here and consider opportunities that could be a great fit for you in the future.

If you are interested in volunteering at The Home in the future, 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.