Thanksgiving Potluck

November

Our Thanksgiving Potluck is an annual event that we hold to celebrate the HEAF family. We look for a team of volunteers to greet and welcome everyone, set-up the “dining room”, help receive and serve the dishes, and to help clean-up after the festivities.  Please see below for the various positions, responsibilities, and shift times.

Time Commitment: one time commitment of 2 hours

Career Day Panelist

Spring

Individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds educate and inspire our students about the many career possibilities ahead of them. We seek professionals to sit on panels to both share their professional journey and offer practical (and honest) words of wisdom to our students during these Career Day Conferences.  For each career day, we recruit up to 50 panelists.

Time Commitment: 1 day (9:30am-3:00pm)

Writing Workshop Volunteer

Summer and Fall

Individuals work one on one with our college students to ensure that their personal statements and college essays are application ready.  Serve as a lead facilitator or essay editor during one of our Senior Writing Workshops,

Time commitment: One time commitment of 3 hours

College Decision Day and Dream Big Summit

May

This two part event celebrates the hard work of our students, raises awareness about the importance of college access and persistence, and highlights organizations across the City of New York that excel in getting students to and through college.  Below are the two main components of the event. Volunteers work with us on both days as facilitators, greeters, and to help with registration and other logistics throughout the day.

Volunteer Application