Homeless children today need your time and play!

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


N/A multiple locationsSpringfield, MA 01109


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 horizonschildren.org/application/. Please join us in giving homeless children a better tomorrow.

Next Training Sessions:
Saturday May 19th 10am-1pm Shriner's Hospital in Springfield
Saturday June 23rd 10am-1pm Holyoke Public Library


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 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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