Playspaces Programs is an initiative founded by Horizons for Homeless Children in Tewksbury, MA. A program dedicated to improving the lives of local children living in shelters, Horizons for Homeless works with local volunteers in the community to create “playspaces” for the children in an encouraging environment.
Each week, trained volunteers visit local family shelters to supervise and spend time with the children. These “Playspace Activity Leaders” provide the children with an invaluable educational and memorable experience. By collaborating with the volunteers, staff and residents at local shelters, Horizons is able to give the children one of the most important things in a child’s life: a positive environment, where they can learn and have fun.
Those interested in getting involved in Horizons for Homeless must first apply to the program. To become a part of the program as a volunteer, training is required and then two hours each week for six months must be given. There will be a training session at the Mercier Center in Lowell, MA on Saturday, January 22, 2011.
For additional information regarding Horizons for Homeless and becoming a volunteer, visit Horizons for Homeless online.