Volunteering with Academics

The Horton’s Kids academics team looks for consistent volunteers who can commit to coming in-person to Southeast DC once a week, every week to support our high-intensity tutoring efforts.

For the 2021-2022 school year we have the following volunteer opportunities available for our academic programs:

Elementary Classroom Assistants  (Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 4-6:30pm)  
You will be working with participants whose grades range from kindergarten through 4th grade. You will be assisting with our high-dosage tutoring model to assist with recovering pandemic related learning loss. In this role you will function as a classroom assistant, supporting after-school teachers and Horton’s Kids staff members with social emotional learning instruction, academic activities, and mealtimes.

Older Youth Homework Help  (Available Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm) 
This role is dual in that you will be providing a high school student social emotional support by being a consistent adult role model in their life who they can look up to and lean on for guidance as they come to Horton’s Kids to get assistance with completing their homework assignments.

These opportunities are in-person opportunities. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. All volunteers will be required to wear a mask inside of the Horton’s Kids program sites.  

The addresses of the program sites are below:  

  • Hunter Place Campus: 2233 Hunter Pl SE, WDC 20020
  • Barry Farm Recreation Center: 1230 Sumner Rd SE, WDC 20020  

Prospective volunteers should be comfortable getting themselves to program sites independently.  

All prospective volunteers are required to submit a volunteer application. Apply here.  

Update January 5th, 2022: Applications for volunteers interested in beginning in Winter 2022 are still being accepted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and volunteers will be expected to begin as soon as possible after being accepted. Please submit your application before February 18th for priority consideration. Questions can be directed to Kiana Lee, Volunteer and Partnerships Coordinator, at kiana@hortonskids.org