Get Involved

Opportunities to Help

Internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and social awareness.

Get Involved

Opportunities to Help

Internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and social awareness.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities to work directly with clients are limited to graduate students currently enrolled in accredited programs in specific disciplines. Contact AVDA for more information.

1. Masters in Counseling— AVDA is excited to announce that we are currently accepting counseling and social work practicum students for the Fall Semester of 2017. LPC-Interns with an existing supervisor are also encouraged to apply. Email Stephanie at stephanieh@avda-tx.org for more information.

2. Students enrolled in ABA-accredited Law School— Strong preferences for students who have completed Family Law, Marital Property, or Domestic Violence and the Law courses.

  • Summer clerkships in family-law litigation available for up to four students per summer. Positions typically are filled in February. To apply, send resume, cover letter and legal writing sample of 10 pages or less to stephanieh@avda-tx.org
  • Semester-long internships in family-law litigation available. Must apply six weeks prior to start of semester.
  • Legislative Internships in Public Policy available in Fall of even-numbered years (to research and draft proposed legislation in preparation for Texas Legislature) and Spring of odd-numbered years (to track pending bills, contact lawmakers and draft position papers/testimony).

Volunteer at AVDA

Volunteers are an important part of the AVDA family, and there are many ways in which you can join the team to help families trapped in a cycle of violence. AVDA volunteers can assist both clients and AVDA staff in a variety of ways.

Some ways in which you can partner with AVDA in making a difference are:

  • Administrative Help— Assist AVDA staff with filing, organization, case management, and other office tasks. Daily responsibilities could also include conducting victim intakes over the phone or assisting the office manager with outreach tasks. Candidate may be asked to lift or move boxes or files. Comfortable shoes are recommended. If you are interested, please contact us.
  • Special Events— AVDA hosts a variety of community events, including volunteer activities, health fairs and our annual Home Safe Home Gala. We need volunteers to help with invitation addressing, registration, and other tasks associated with annual AVDA events throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact: stephanieh@avda-tx.org
  • Court Accompaniment—Candidate needs to have some availability from Mon-Thurs mornings to accompany clients to family-court hearings and criminal trials. Note: Requires completion of training course in domestic violence and issues specific to court accompaniment. If you are interested, please contact: stephanieh@avda-tx.org to learn more about volunteer application and orientation.

Apply Today!

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Clerical Support
  • Special Events
  • Client Intake
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Translation

To be considered for AVDA’s Volunteer Program, all applicants must complete an application and submit to stephanieh@avda-tx.org. Participants must also sign a confidentiality agreement underlining that you will not share any information about clients, cases or other sensitive information with anyone outside of the AVDA office. All volunteers agree to a background check upon completion and submission of their volunteer application.

Once accepted to the program, an orientation of the AVDA office, policy and procedures will be provided.
Volunteers opportunities are generally during AVDA office hours: 8am – 5pm at 1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 • Houston, TX 77002, but help with special events may be outside of those hours.

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AVDA
1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002
P: 713-224-9911
F: 713-715-6935 | 713-715-6945

AVDA

1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 Houston, TX 77002 P: 713-224-9911 F: 713-715-6935 | 713-715-6945

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