Become A Volunteer

Current Volunteer Opportunities


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:

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  
  • Project Create: 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020

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

All prospective volunteers are required to submit a volunteer application. The application period for volunteers to begin in January 2022 is now open. Apply here.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application before December 17th for priority consideration. Questions can be directed to Caroline Malone, Senior Development and Volunteer Coordinator,