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Horizons for Homeless Children - West

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Looking to give back or help your community grow? Volunteers are needed to play with young children living in family homeless shelters throughout Western MA.

Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children by providing quality play and opportunities for early education. Volunteer with homeless children at a Horizons Playspace in one of many family shelters state-wide including locations in Indian Orchard, Springfield, Holyoke, and Northampton. A commitment of 2 hours a week for at least 6 months (students: 1 FULL semester minimum) and formal training are required. This is an unpaid opportunity to give back.

YOU CAN APPLY TODAY! To find out more, view other training dates, call 413-532-0467 or apply at Please join us in giving homeless children a better tomorrow.

Next Training Sessions:

Saturday September 14th 10:30-1:30 in Agawam
Saturday October 26th 9:30-12:30 in Chicopee
Saturday January 25th 9:30-12:30 in Holyoke

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About Horizons for Homeless Children - West


PO Box 175, Southwick, MA 01077, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for play, and comprehensive family support services. To support our mission, we also advocate on behalf of young children, train educators and human services providers, and provide research on the impact of early education on homeless children.


To make play possible in shelter settings, our Playspace Programs build age-appropriate, kid-friendly "Playspaces," equipped with libraries, climbing structures, art supplies - tools to challenge children physically and creatively and allow them to have a place to play, use thier imaginations, and be just who they


We'll work with your schedule.


N/A multiple locationsSpringfield, MA 01109


  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 consecutive hours per week same day and time
  • 16/17 year old must have 18+ parent/guardian volunteer with them

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