Train to Play with Homeless Children!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Next Training in Methuen, MA!Shelter Partners in Haverhill, Amesbury,Lawrence,Malden, Revere, Peabody, Salem, Gloucester, LynnMethuen, MA 01844


About

Horizons for Homeless Children is seeking volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in the Northeast region of Massachusetts, including shelters in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Amesbury, Gloucester, Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Revere, and Malden. There are also opportunities across the state.

A commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 months is required. Some daytime hours are available but shifts are primarily evening hours, Monday through Thursday. Please call (978) 557-2182 or visit www.horizonschildren.org to apply online. Trainings are held on an ongoing basis across the state if you cannot make this particular training!

Volunteers must fill out an application and attend a 3-hour Playspace Activity Leader Training in order to volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children. We also run background and complete reference checks.

Horizons hosts PAL Trainings across the state, throughout the year. The next training in the Northeast Region will be on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, MA. If you cannot make this particular training, we will have other training opportunities on Saturday, November 5th from 9:30am-12:30pm in Roxbury, MA and on Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm in Worcester, MA that could be convenient for Northeast MA Volunteers!

All Playspace Activity Leaders must be at least 18 years old to volunteer on their own or be 16 years old and accompanied by parent or guardian during their shift.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please call 978-557-2182 or email lschenkel@horizonschildren.org.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Child Welfare
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for 6 months
  • We require a one-time, 3 hour training; We also complete background and reference checks.
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