Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Horizons Greater Washington. Our volunteers become part of a team that works to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth.

Why Volunteer?

The national capital region has one of the widest gaps between the academic performance of students from low-income families and their higher-income peers. As a consequence of this achievement gap, only 60% of the region's low-income youth graduate from high school. Only one in three goes to college. 

Horizons students are beating the odds. 

Nationwide, 97% of Horizons graduates complete high school, and 91% enter post-secondary education, compared to 49% of low-income high school graduates as a whole. The colleges that have enrolled local Horizons graduates include Georgetown University, Montgomery College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Virginia Tech.

Without volunteers, our programs wouldn't operate at their current levels of success. Volunteers are essential to our summer and Saturday programs. 


To receive information on volunteering for Horizons Greater Washington's summer or Saturday programs, please use the form below and a member of our program staff will get in touch.

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