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Fall 2021 Volunteer Opportunities 

This fall we are looking for consistent volunteers who can commit to coming in-person to SE DC once a week, every week to support our participants as they recover learning that was lost because of the pandemic.  

Horton’s Kids is looking for volunteers to fill the following roles from September 27th until mid-December (there will be options to extend this commitment into the spring):  

Elementary Classroom Assistants  (Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 4-6pm)  
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 and Wednesdays 6-8pm) 
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.

Middle School Math Tutors  (Available Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm) 
You have a passion for math. Our students will need support with pre-algebra, algebra I and geometry along with other math concepts taught to students in grades 5-8. These volunteers will be critical in supporting our students as they make up for learning loss caused by the pandemic.

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:  

  • Wellington Park Community Resource Center: 2500 Pomeroy Rd. SE, WDC 20020 
  • Barry Farm Recreation Center: 1230 Sumner Rd SE, WDC 20020

Prospective volunteers should be comfortable getting themselves to program sites independently, but transportation from the Anacostia metro station to the program sites may become available.  

All prospective volunteers are required to submit a volunteer application by 11:59pm ET on Friday, September 10th.   

Applicants will be notified about our selection decisions no later than Friday, September 17th. Questions can be directed to Caroline Malone, Senior Development and Volunteer Coordinator, caroline@hortonskids.org