Volunteers tremendously help the Van Zandt County Juvenile Probation Department accomplish its mission. A person who is willing to give their time, talents and energy to help a young person, sends a powerful message a message that says, You are valuable. You can do it. And I believe in you! That's a message that virtually none of our clients have ever heard, and it's a message that can mean the difference between success and failure. A dedicated volunteer can motivate a juvenile offender to make necessary changes and redirect his life. Volunteers always receive training within the department before being assigned. Many volunteers tell us that the time spent with students is the most satisfying and rewarding experience in their lives. Please call the department at 903-962-6292, if you're interested in investing in the future by helping a young person.