New Horizons was founded in 1954 by eight parents who wanted to provide a brighter future for their sons and daughters with developmental disabilities. Since that time, volunteers have been valued at New Horizons for their involvement and support of our clients, programs, and agency. We invite you to join us. You will likely find that through your volunteer commitment, your world will change!
If you are passionate about making an impact in any of the areas listed below, we need you!
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Volunteer Areas Available
Special Event Volunteers
Special event volunteers constitute pre-event and day of event and post event volunteers. Pre-event volunteers provide administrative support, assist with prospect/donor researching, securing of auction items, keeping inventory of in-kind donations, making follow up calls, packaging of gift bags etc. Day of event volunteers assist to set up at the event, run registration, man expo booths and on-course games, cheer participants and hand out refreshments.
Volunteers with Creative Flair
If we give you lemons can you turn it into lemonade? Do you like to make gifts baskets and make auction packages look beautiful? If you enjoy being creative and you have an artistic flair, this position is for you. Apply now to be considered. Flexible daytime hours are available over a period of 4-6 weeks.
Social Work / Special Education/One on One Instructors
Licensed Social Workers, special education instructors are welcome to help enrich our programs and services. Your skills will greatly improve the quality of life of the special needs population we serve, you will be providing support to our instructors while helping to improve our clients overall experiences in the day program. If you’re patient and compassionate, bilingual or you enjoy reading, working on arts and crafts, we need you!
We need talented volunteers to join us in enriching the learning experience of our clients. If you like to teach yoga, Zumba, fitness exercise, sewing classes, sign language, or go bowling, we need your expertise. Contact us today to schedule a weekly activity with our clients. Mentor someone today, make an impact for life!
Database Administrative Assistants
Are you the Excel pro, can you present multiple information in a simple to read chart or layout? We need you to volunteer alongside our staff. You will be responsible to help track information and update the records periodically.
We need volunteers on ongoing basis to help lighten staff workload and speed- up administrative tasks. Persons of diverse background, skilled or unskilled are welcome. Our staff supervisor will provide instruction and training tailored to each project. Volunteer will be help various departments within the agency to organize, sort, stuff mailings, alphabetize files, and label old files for archives and so on.
Technology and Media Arts (TMA) Instructors
We need creative minds to tutor/assist instructors at our Technology and Media Arts program, serving highly functional special needs clients; who are animation enthusiasts. Clients in the program learn in a self-paced environment and often need a guardian to help them navigate through. If you have a “can – do” attitude, patient and willing to learn, this position is for you.
If you are passionate about making sure others know about New Horizons and the clients we serve, consider lending your talents for writing, design and social media (yes, there’s talent involved in facebooking, too) to New Horizons. There’s a blog or a poster or a tweet waiting for you to create it.