Serving Children from Norwalk and Stamford

Volunteer Application


We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Horizons summer staff as a volunteer. This role carries significant responsibility and requires a genuine interest in helping the Horizons program. Volunteers work closely with staff on various opportunities throughout the summer, that help with the day-to-day functionality of the program. Some opportunities may be clerical and communication tasks and/or assistance with special events. 

Please read the information below, before you continue with this application:

What is the Horizons Summer Program?
Horizons Summer Program, based at New Canaan Country School, serves close to 300 children in grades K-9 living primarily in Stamford and Norwalk. This six-week Summer Program provides academic classes in reading, writing and math, as well as a wide range of creative and fun enrichment activities like swimming, art, music and field trips. Each class has ten to twelve students, one Lead Teacher and one Teaching Assistant.

When will the Horizons Summer Program start and end?
The Summer Program will begin on June 24, 2024 and end on August 2, 2024.

Can I still volunteer with Horizons if I can’t work full time or the full six weeks?
Yes! Volunteers have the ability to work on a flexible schedule, on an as needed basis. The type of responsibilities a volunteer will be assigned will reflect the volunteer’s availability and time commitment.

What is the role of the volunteer?
Volunteers will work with the Horizons staff on various opportunities. These may be, clerical and communication tasks, assisting with special events that take place during the summer, and other administrative work that may arise throughout the summer.

When will I know if I have been accepted?
Volunteers will be accepted on an as needed basis. We will email you as opportunities become available that we think might interest you. Announcements will be made in late March to early April, but opportunities will continue to arise throughout the summer.  

Do I qualify for a volunteer position if I am not yet sixteen years old?
Yes! You will not be able to work directly with our students, but there will be opportunities to volunteer throughout the summer.

Parent/Guardian Consent Form
If you are under 18 you will need to complete and email to the Parent and Guardian Consent Form.

If you have questions please reach out to Nehemie Young at


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.