New Horizons of SWFL’s dedicated volunteers share our passion for changing the lives of under-resourced K-12 students through tutoring, mentoring and character-building experiences. Every day volunteers are making a direct impact in the lives of hundreds of students in our community. As a volunteer-driven organization, New Horizons accepts and encourages volunteer involvement at all levels of the organization.
Once an application is submitted, a member from our team will connect with you regarding the enrollment process.
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Ways You Can Help
Tutor & Mentor
If you want to empower the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community by tutoring and sharing encouragement, this is the right fit for you.
As a volunteer Tutor & Mentor, assist students once a week, Monday through Thursday, during the school year. You may tutor based on your preferred age range or during the time that suits you best:
Super Kids (K-5 elementary school students)
Super Teens (6-8 middle school students)
Super Teens (9-12 high school students)
Looking to share or sharpen your professional skills in an office setting? We are always looking for support in all of our departments.
Internship & Practicums
Meet your degree and certification requirements by putting the principles you’ve learned into practice. We offer placements in several departments.
Serving the community is fun with friends! We have opportunities for outside groups to give back and make a difference.
I have an Idea
Thinking of a project outside the box or have a special talent to share? Fill out the contact form and tell us more!
Become a Volunteer
Step 1: Apply
Fill out the respective application. Volunteers must pass a level two background check in order to work with students. Please note that no personal information will be collected or released from the background check.
Volunteer applications will be accepted through a registration process. Once an application is submitted a member from our team will reach out with next steps for getting you started. All volunteers must be approved prior to volunteering.
Step 2: Interview & Reference Check
Before being appointed to a position, an interview process will occur for all volunteers to ascertain their suitability and interest in the desired position. The interview must determine the qualifications of the volunteer, their commitment to fulfill the requirements of the position, and will answer any questions that the volunteer might have about the position.
Step 3: Placement
New Horizons of SWFL will match volunteers to opportunities that recognize their talents, interests, availability for serving, and to home address.
Step 4: Orientation
All volunteers will receive a general orientation on the nature and purpose of the program, overall operation of New Horizons of SWFL, and a specific orientation on the purposes and requirements of the position, which they are accepting in that effort.
"There is no greater satisfaction than to see the 5th graders I have tutored graduate from high school and move on to college. I receive much more in return than the time and effort I give."
"As a volunteer for the past 8 years I can say that it doesn't get any better than tutoring students who are a joy to be with. Seeing their smiling faces and the progress they make from the beginning of the school year to the end is well worth it!..."
"Education and opportunity are the lifeline to achieving success. Being an immigrant myself, my gratitude for all that I have achieved in life allows me to give back to these kids in whose faces I see my own."
"New Horizons provides a chance for kids, who otherwise could be at risk, to get a helping hand. It also gives the tutors a chance to make a difference! It begs the question, who is getting more? I think everyone is lucky...they are all changed for the good!!"
97% of volunteers felt very satisfied or satisfied after volunteering at New Horizons
New Horizons of SWFL successfully changes the lives of under-resourced students by providing tutoring, mentoring and character-building programs at its trusted neighborhood clubs.