805 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta, GA 30342 Site Director, Kate Kratovil, (404) 303-2150, ext. 323
HORIZONS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019
Horizons Atlanta believes that every child in Atlanta, regardless of background, should have a chance to make a positive impact on their community. Horizons at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School invites local public-school students to attend a six-week summer program right here on campus. Our students join the program the summer after Kindergarten and return to the program each year through 9th grade, building lasting relationships with their teachers and peers while developing lifelong skills like commitment and determination. Horizons’ education model combines academics with arts, sports, and cultural enrichment – a combination that has been confirmed by extensive research as the most effective way for a summer learning program to address the achievement gap. In small classes led by professional teachers, our students dive into rich curricula with a focus on reading, STEM, and arts. Swimming and other confidence-boosting activities break down barriers to success and expose children to new opportunities.
Job Description Horizons at HIES is looking for student volunteers for our 2019 summer program. This is an exciting and fun opportunity to provide important community service in addition to learn the basics of working with children. Volunteers will receive a specific assignment, which could include assisting teachers and children in the classroom, leading a swim group, and organizing sports and arts activities. Classroom volunteers are expected to attend all activities with students including field trips and meals. A typical day begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and includes academics, technology, art, dance, swimming, sports and lunch. The day ends at 3:00 p.m. with a snack. If you are accepted to volunteer at Horizons, a parental signature will be required.
The 2019 summer program runs from June 10– July 19; there will be no program on July 4 or July 5. Volunteers must commit to a regular schedule and daily assignment(s). Please give careful thought to your availability during this time. Volunteering for Horizons is an exciting commitment that should be met with a sense of professionalism and dedication.
Horizons volunteers must have completed at least 9th grade
Available to attend Volunteer Orientation (dates TBD – in late April 2019)
All volunteers and parents are required to sign the Code of Conduct, which you will receive during Orientation
Available for at least a one-week session (dates below)
Opportunity to build stronger and closer relationships with peers and the broader community
Opportunity to impact student success
Earn community service hours
Complimentary breakfast and lunch
Documentation for scholarship applications and graduation requirements