Volunteers & Interns

The Applications to Volunteer and Intern with Horizons’ 2019 Summer Program will be open between January 15 and March 29, 2019. Horizons accepts both high school and college-aged volunteers. See the timeline below for Intern and Volunteer Application deadlines and requirements.

The Volunteer Application for 2019 is closed. Please check back in February of 2020 to apply to volunteer next summer.

  • January 15 - March 29: Volunteer and Intern applications are open
  • March - April: Accepted Volunteers / Interns will receive an email from Horizons at DCD. We may schedule an interview.
  • May 11 - 12: Accepted Volunteer / Intern Training at DCD; attendance is mandatory.
  • June 1: Super Saturday Testing; attendance is mandatory.
  • June 27 - August 7: 2019 Horizons’ Summer Program duration.
    • Session 1: June 27 - July 19
    • Session 2: July 22 - August 7

Volunteer Eligibility

  • Horizons volunteers must have completed grade 8.
  • All volunteers are required to sign the Code of Conduct.
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to volunteer for either Session 1 or Session 2 (or both).
  • Volunteers must be available to attend the mandatory training on May 11th and 12th, and must commit to volunteering for our pre-program testing day (Saturday, June 1st).
  • Strong applicants demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism.
  • Horizons Volunteers must be open to work with students in grades 1 and 5.

Intern Eligibility

  • Horizons Summer Interns must have completed grade 11.
  • All interns are required to sign the Code of Conduct.
  • Interns must be able to commit to the entire 6 weeks of programming.
  • Interns must be available to attend the mandatory training on May 11th and 12th, and must commit to volunteering for our pre-program testing day (Saturday, June 1st).
  • Strong applicants are organized, possess strong communication skills, and demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism.
  • Interns must be open to work with students in grades 6 and 8.