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 and serving their community.

HEAF Fall Volunteer Opportunities- For more information or questions, contact Kelli at kgoodman@heaf.org

Help open doors of opportunity for our HEAF students this Fall!

We have various engagement experiences this Fall for volunteers to give their time and talents in support of HEAF.

Ready to volunteer?

HEAF is currently offering a variety of virtual volunteer opportunities with varying time commitments that allow individuals to offer their time and talent to HEAF as their schedule allows. All opportunities are virtual and take place over 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 below.

Questions?  Contact Kelli Goodman, Director of Career Connections at [email protected], or 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 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