Horizons at DCD Summer Volunteer Application

Horizons is offering mature high school and college students an opportunity to provide an important community service and learn the basics of working with children in a fun setting. Volunteers will assist Lead Teachers and Teaching Assistants with children and will participate in Horizons daily activities. A typical day may include academics, computers, arts and music, swimming, breakfast/lunch, and sports. At the end of their time with Horizons, volunteers will be asked to provide a written summary including a brief personal reflection regarding their community service experience at Horizons. If you are accepted to volunteer at Horizons, a parental permission form will be required. This form will be sent to you once you are accepted.

The 2019 summer program runs from June 27th - August 7th, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Volunteers must commit to the entirety of either Session 1, from June 27th - July 19th, or Session 2, from July 22nd - August 7th (or both), as well as a regular schedule and daily assignments.

Volunteer assignments will include: assisting with classroom activities, providing tutoring during academic lessons, attending field trips with the class, attending breakfast, lunch, and swim with the class, and assisting in the planning and implementation of "Fun Fridays."

Please give careful thought to your availability during this time. Volunteering for Horizons is a serious commitment that should be met with a sense of professionalism and dedication.

- Horizons volunteers must have at least completed the 8th grade.
- 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), be available to attend the
mandatory training on May 11th and 12th, and commit to volunteering for our pre-program testing day (Saturday, June
- Strong applicants demonstrate a commitment to community service and volunteerism.

*This application will be open between January 15th and February 28th, 2019.*

Email address *
Full Name *
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Current School *
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Age and Grade *
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Cell Phone Number *
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Mailing Address *
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T-Shirt Size (Adult Sizes) *
Parent/Guardian Name *
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Parent/Guardian Cell Phone Number *
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Parent/Guardian Email *
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Please describe any previous community service or volunteer experiences. *
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Do you have any special skills (knowledge of computer programs, foreign language proficiency, ability to coach a sport, proficiency with a musical instrument, etc.)?
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Why is volunteering and community service important to you, and what do you expect to gain from your volunteer experience at Horizons? *
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Please list 3 references (not related to you) who you have known for at least a year; one reference should be a current teacher. *
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I am able to commit to the below schedule *
I am able to commit to volunteering at the pre-program Super Saturday testing on Saturday, June 1st . *
I am able to commit to attending the below volunteer training dates (training is mandatory; make-up dates will be available for exceptional cases). *
In addition, please check other times you are able to volunteer.
Have you volunteered with Horizons in the past? *
If you would prefer to work with a specific grade, please indicate below (this does NOT guarantee your placement).
Understanding of Volunteer
I understand that this application is no guarantee of placement as a Horizon 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 does not guarantee my child's placement as a Horizons volunteer. If selected, I will ensure that my child attends the program each day he/she 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 field trips with the Horizons program. I also agree that photos/videos of my child may be used for program promotion, and understand that they will not be identified by name.' Please enter your name and date below. *
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