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Each month we spotlight a local nonprofit that's in need of help. It's a way to connect our listeners with charities that make an impact.

Get Involved Spotlight: Prevent Child Abuse Texas

 From Prevent Child Abuse Texas, this month's Get Involved spotlight non-profit:

Mission: Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect In All Its Forms For All Children Throughout Texas.

Vision: One in which every child is free from abuse and neglect, safely nurtured by a loving family.  This vision is one in which every child lives in a community committed to preventing child abuse; to providing supports for parents, particularly new parents, which enable them to be effective parents; and to promoting the participation of all sectors of the community in a variety of efforts to prevent child abuse.

PCAT is a vital part of a movement to make child abuse prevention the highest priority in Texas and will

  • educate the public on the critical needs and benefits of child abuse prevention;
  • identify & address the needs of constituents (parents, children, service providers, funders);
  • link organizations committed to child abuse prevention;
  • mobilize public, corporate, religious, & government sectors to make child abuse prevention a cause.

Prevent Child Abuse Texas (PCAT) is a statewide non-profit organization working to prevent child abuse and neglect in all its forms throughout Texas.
The work of the organization depends solely on private grants and contributions.

We are led by a statewide Board of Directors who represents their regions with social issues affecting children. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Prevent Child Abuse Texas has many volunteer opportunities. Positions are tailored to individual talents and schedules. Some volunteers even work from home. Call 1-800-CHILDREN or 512-250-8438 x 118.

      Clerical/Admin Support: Helps with general clerical work, including answering the phone, data entry, copying and collating, preparing supplies for public exhibits.

      Legislative advocacy: Advocacy support volunteers track state and federal legislation and/or research specific issues.

      Annual Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse: Volunteers are needed to help finalize registration information for our annual conference, compile materials for participants and staff conference functions.

      Fundraising: Volunteers plan and execute events, solicit donors and research grant opportunities.

      Community Events: Volunteers staff events including our Walk for Children, and various exhibitions and presentations across the state.

      Special Events: Volunteers assist in all areas of planning agency fund raising events throughout the year. Typical volunteer roles are assisting with on-site logistics, planning, and coordination-related activities.

      Outreach:Top of Form

        Volunteers get involved in our state-wide public awareness campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention and help organize and provide support for Pinwheels for Preventions events around the state.

      Board of Directors: Serve as an active member on the Prevent Child Abuse Texas Board of Directors.

13740 Research Blvd. #R-4 Austin, TX 78750

512.250.8438 or 1-800-CHILDREN




Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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