The Texas state supported living centers provide round-the-clock residential treatment and training services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Each of the state supported living centers has its own volunteer and intern program that provides opportunities and activities that help enhance residents' quality of life. (Click here to learn more about the state supported living centers.)
Activities vary among the state supported living centers. Volunteer projects can include:
DADS offers a variety of internships in state supported living centers and other DADS offices. Please visit the Internship website for internship discipline information.
State supported living center volunteers and interns are an integral part in the lives of the people who live at the state supported living centers.
After the volunteer application is submitted online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with further instructions to complete the criminal background check requirements.
You may need to disable your web browser's pop-up blocker for the course to work properly. (Some web browsers may refer to this as "enabling" pop-ups.) You may have more than one pop-up blocker on your computer. Check for additional pop-up blockers on your Tools menu and on any additional toolbars, such as Google or Yahoo. ALL pop-up blockers must be disabled in order for this course to work. If disabling all your pop-up blockers doesn't work, try holding down the control key and click on your browser's refresh/reload icon to refresh your computer.
If your volunteer assignment requires that you take the computer security course or the HIPAA course below, the volunteer coordinator will tell you.
Updated: April 3, 2013