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Horizons for Homeless Children

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Children living in more than 93 homeless shelters across MA count on our volunteers. Can they count on you?

Donate your time to homeless children living in shelters in Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst. Volunteer to play just two hours a week with Horizons for Homeless Children.

The commitment is 2 hours a week, same day and time, for at least 6 months. Shifts are Monday-Thursdays 6-8 PM.

Upcoming online volunteer orientations:

Wednesday, August 25th, 6 PM - 8:30 PM

To find out more, view other dates, or to apply, call 774.260.2612 or visit horizonschildren.org/playspace.

1 Shift

  • evening / 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Horizons for Homeless Children

Location:

1705 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119, US

Mission Statement

Horizons for Homeless Children is committed to improving the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and helping 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.

Description

Horizons for Homeless Children is looking for caring, dependable individuals to interact and play with children living in homeless family shelters and domestic violence programs across the state.

Our Playspace Program is based on the belief that play is essential for child development. Our Playspace Program ensures that each child living in a homeless shelter in Massachusetts has the opportunity for developmentally appropriate play.

We build age-appropriate, child-friendly, educational Playspaces in shelters and stock them with books, developmental toys, and art supplies. Every Playspace includes: an infant area, a literacy area, an arts and crafts area, a manipulative area, and a dramatic play area.

Playspaces are staffed by trained volunteers, called Playspace Activity Leaders (PALs), who commit two hours weekly for at least six months. PALs enable parents to to participate in activities such as parenting groups, budgeting classes or job searches.

Children & Youth
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Northampton, MA 01060

(42.32505,-72.64119)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must be willing to do a two hour shift once a week (same day and time) for at least six months.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required.

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