Horizon on Wheels

Make a BIG Difference in just a few Hours Per Week

Horizon on Wheels is an innovative initiative that provides children with fun-filled Horizon excitement while awaiting and undergoing treatment in pediatric oncology units at participating hospitals. Siblings and parents are always welcome and encouraged to participate.

Caring and dedicated staff and volunteers happily wheel a rainbow-colored trunk bursting with toys, games, crafts and activities right into our affiliated hospitals, transforming what can often be a difficult and scary day into a day of magical camp-like fun!

The Wheels team complements hospital staff by engaging patients in one-on-one activities and fun. At the same time, they are ensuring that siblings feel recognized and important, and offer a much-needed break to moms, dads and caretakers.

Horizon on Wheels is hosted at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC and Inova Hospital in Fairfax, VA.

The volunteer time commitment is:

Children’s National Hospital – Mondays from 10am-1pm
Inova Hospital – Tuesdays from 9am-1pm

To learn more about the program and express interest in volunteering, reach out to Horizon Day Camp Assistant Director, Ilana Adler via email or at 703.537.3053.

Click here to learn more about Horizon Day Camp.

“I’m not sure who enjoys themselves more: the kids who come to play or me when I’m volunteering with Horizon! To see the joy that we bring these children is priceless and a gift to my heart!”

- Sandee R., volunteer since 2023