"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself
in the service of others."
person was ever honored for what he received. Honor is
given by what he gave." -- Calvin Coolidge
make a living by what you get, but you make a life by
what you give." -- Winston Churchill
is one of the beautiful compensations of life, that no
man can sincerely help another without helping himself."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will
hear today." - Saint Francis of Assisi
someone like you cares a whole, awful lot. Things aren't
going to get better, they're NOT!"
-- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Youth First
Texas. Volunteers play a vital role in the lives of the youth in
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.
PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU --
About volunteering for Youth First Texas:
- Be at at least
25 years of age.
- Fill-out a YFT
Volunteer Application (see below).
- Complete our
General Youth Work Training Class.
clear a 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.
We provide our General Youth Work Training Class four times a year.
Below are the dates for the upcoming classes:
(Be sure to check our calendar
for additional dates and times )
6pm - 9:30 both
nights at the YFT Youth Center
October 14 & 15
January 13 & 14
April 15 & 16
July 15 & 16
Are you ready to get involved ?
Click here to open the
YFT Volunteer Application
If you can not open the attachment and would like to receive a
copy of the Youth First Texas Volunteer Application, please e-mail
our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@YouthFirstTexas.com.
We will e-mail you the application and reserve your spot for 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
(every Thursday Night) 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.
- Develop a program of sports and recreation for youth of all
abilities or support youth program development in this area.
Coordination - Plan parties, dances, retreats, seminars, trips
Chaperones - Attend trips, parties, dances and retreats with
the purpose of helping youth participate and enjoy the event.
-Take Youth to and from group meetings and special events
- 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.
- Provide a relationship of understanding, education, support
and advocacy for youth.
- Help with fundraising, database management, mailings, e-mailings,
web maintenance, planning, filing etc.
- 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.
- Work with special outreach teams to reach populations underrepresented
in our current programs.
are lots of places within YFT for you and your special skills
join YFT today !