Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) places a significant value on volunteers and interns and the services they provide. Our volunteers:

  • Help educate people about their benefits
  • Mentor children
  • Visit nursing home residents
  • Connect with state supporting living centers residents
  • Intern with an HHS program

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer or intern with a HHS office or state supported living center please fill out the volunteer/intern application and take the required online training. You will be contacted by a program employee when your application is received. More information about volunteering or interning with a HHS office or state supported living center can be found through the links below.

  • Each state supported living center has its own volunteer and internship program that provides opportunities and activities to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • HHS offers unpaid internships and practicum opportunities to enrolled college students. Students can work in almost any part of the agency to gain valuable experience.
  • Volunteer opportunities in HHS offices across the state include helping people complete applications, clerical support, serving as an information resource and much more.

The volunteer opportunities below have their own application and orientation process. Visit their webpage to learn more about the program and how to apply.