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.

REQUIREMENTS
  • 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)
BENEFITS
  • 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

Section 1 / Personal Information
Section 2 / Experience and Interest
If selected as a volunteer, please select one of the following as your preference for a volunteer placement. We will do our best to place you appropriately.
Section 3 / Reflection
Section 4 / References
Please list 2 references not related to you, whom you have known at least for 1 year: One reference should be a current teacher. Please include name, phone, email, and nature of the relationship.
Section 5 / Summer Schedule Preference and Availability
PROGRAM VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE SECTION Note: Horizons encourages applicants to consider their schedules and if possible to apply for the 6 week volunteer session. You MUST commit to a one week session in order to be a volunteer.
The following are the volunteer schedule choices:
Monday, June 10 - Friday, July 19
Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28
Monday, July 1-Wednesday, July 3
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19
In addition, please check the day(s) you are able to volunteer for Program Set Up
Understanding of Volunteer: I understand that this application is no guarantee of placement as a Horizons Volunteer. If selected, I will attend each day I am assigned. I understand that I must sign and return the Volunteer Code of Conduct form to be accepted as a volunteer.
Parental Understanding and Consent: I understand that this application is no guarantee of placement as a Horizon Volunteer. If selected, I will ensure that my child attends the program each day she/he is assigned. I understand that my child will be participating in swimming and other sports, unless excused by a written physician’s note, and that my child may attend fieldtrips with the Horizons program. I also agree that photos/videos of my child may be used for program promotion and understand that my child might be identified by name.
Thank you for applying to volunteer at Horizons!
805 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026
Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.