Support & Serve with Horizons

Become a Playspace Activity Leader (PAL) in a playroom near you

Work alongside our teachers assisting in our Roxbury center

Host events, fundraise, and network with emerging professionals

Learn how your company can be a partner and schedule group volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Designed to reflect the needs of children ages 0-6 experiencing trauma, Horizons’ Playspaces are created to give children a dedicated place to play and grow. Build connections with children & families as a Playspace Activity Leader (PAL).

2-Hour Shifts, Once A Week

The majority of shifts are Monday through Thursday in the evenings, but some programs also have morning shifts. We do not currently have shifts on Fridays or weekends.

Before you apply...

There is a minimum six-month commitment, in addition to a mandatory 1 hour virtual training that must be completed prior to your first shift. Learn more about the program or apply now:

Join Classrooms & Teachers

Horizons’ operates an Early Education Center located in Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Classroom volunteers work alongside our teachers assisting in day-to-day activities.

2-Hour Shifts, Once A Week

Classroom shifts include infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms. Shifts occur from Monday through Friday from 10a.m. -12 p.m 

Before you apply...

To provide consistent and long-term support for our teachers and students we ask volunteers to commit to volunteering for at least one-year. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and consent to an Early Education and Care Background Check and Fingerprinting. 
 Please note: Opportunities for this role are limited. Please include a description of your background and interest in the opportunity in your inquiry. 

Horizons’ Young Professionals Network is a group of volunteers made up of dynamic individuals early in their careers employed across a variety of industries, with a common passion for making a difference in the lives of young children experiencing homelessness. 

Fundraising & Networking events

Work to raise Horizons’ visibility and awareness about family homelessness in the community by hosting fundraising events and sharing Horizons’ mission with your professional network and beyond. The committee and participants are as motivated to have fun as they are to network with other like-minded professionals.

Upcoming events...

To join the P.L.A.Y. Young Professionals Network email list for news on upcoming events and ways to get involved. Learn more about P.L.A.Y or join the email list via this online form.

We offer group volunteer opportunities for organizations that are financially committed to the organization as an additional way groups can contribute to Horizons’ mission.

Hands-on Opportunities that make an impact

We work with you and your organization to understand how you can best lend your time and skills.

Before you apply...

To learn more about how your organization or employees can get involved, visit our Corporate Giving and Engagement page or complete the following inquiry form