Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to work with our adult students who have varying levels of learning disabilities. The role of a volunteer is to work in conjunction with our full-time staff of specialists, primarily to provide much-needed companionship for the students. Volunteers will act as “buddies” - arranging and participating in small group activities and assisting with the transition from one activity to another. Open Horizons specialists will provide training for volunteers and will assist where necessary.

Volunteers should be motivated to work with people living with disabilities and understanding of the challenges they face. It is essential that volunteers are polite, flexible, patient, mature, and dedicated to working in an environment where differences are met with an open heart.  Volunteers can be involved in a number of areas:

Games & Activities

Guiding group games or sports, having dance parties, and more.

Fun Dance Class
Art Fun

Art Therapy

Teaching arts and crafts projects and encouraging students to use their imagination.

Cooking Class

Assisting the students with meal time and cooking lessons.

Cooking Class
Volunteer Team

Field Trips & Outings

Helping chaperone when students are out in the community.

Interested in making a difference in the lives of others as a part of the Open Horizons team?

Open Horizons
Life Enrichment and Educational Center

3205 County Rd. 325
McKinney, TX 75069

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