Interested in Volunteering?

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor is given by what he gave." -- Calvin Coolidge

"You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give." -- Winston Churchill

"It is one of the beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today." - Saint Francis of Assisi

"Unless 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 our program.

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 at least 25 years of age.
  • Fill-out a YFT Volunteer Application (see below).
  • Complete our General Youth Work Training Class.
  • Successfully 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 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

General Volunteers (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.

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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