HEAF students tour the campus of Yale University

Volunteers are invaluable additions to our HEAF program and greatly enhance the opportunities we offer to our students.

HEAF students benefit from the skills and guidance they receive from volunteers, and volunteers experience the meaningful satisfaction that comes from working with motivated youth in and around New York City.

Stay Tuned for Fall 2023
Volunteer Opportunities

Make a meaningful connection with HEAF students this Summer — both one-time and weekly volunteer opportunities will be available. Share your knowledge and inspire the next generation!


Ready to volunteer?

HEAF volunteers help shape the future for the students we serve. Complete a volunteer application to be notified when opportunities are available that fit your interests. Currently all volunteer opportunities are virtual via Zoom or Google Meet.


Career Development Workshops – 1-day commitments
Note:  All workshops will take place via Zoom.  Workshop outlines and materials will be provided one week prior to the workshop. 

During these workshops, volunteers guide our young people by sharing their stories, working with students to sharpen their professional skills, and opening doors to career-advancing opportunities.

Virtual Tutoring 

Tutors support our students virtually as they tackle homework assignments and prepare for tests while building supportive relationships and positively impacting their academic achievement. Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups over Google Meet or Zoom to support them with homework assignments, test preparation, and the development of strong study habits.

HEAF staff can also work with you and your team to customize a virtual volunteer opportunity. If you are interested in learning more, please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Questions? Contact Stefin Woolever at [email protected].

“HEAF gave me the opportunity to work with the students in more ways than one. I was teaching Geometry, but really I felt I was teaching confidence and providing them with support they don’t always receive. I could see my encouragement and confidence make an immediate difference in their test performance and view of their own ability to succeed. Showing unconditional faith showed them how to have unconditional faith in themselves.”

Bianca Boschmans

High Expectations Tutor

“Signing up and getting to work with the students at HEAF is a truly rewarding experience. These kids are perceptive, brilliant and hungry to learn. Despite being the tutor, I leave each session inspired by them!”

Romain Mereau

High Expectations Tutor

HEAF volunteers serving food

Short-term Opportunities

  • Thanksgiving Potluck
  • Career Day Panelist
  • Writing Workshop Volunteer
  • College Decision Day and Dream Big Summit
A HEAF volunteer and two HEAF students

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Academic Tutor
  • College Success Coach
  • Finance Volunteer
  • Administrative Education Assistant
  • Data Entry Volunteer
  • Teaching Assistant

Corporate Engagement

  • Career Day Panelist
  • Job Shadow Day Host
  • Special Projects Partner
  • Career Development Workshop Facilitator
  • POWER! Lunch Series
  • Summer Quest Partner