Heights’ Graduation Celebration is Friday, June 2nd.

Propel Philly students. Volunteer and mentor with Heights.


Share your passions — and help students discover their own. As a volunteer or mentor, you can change lives as part of the Heights community.

What kind of volunteer do you want to be?

Heights volunteers welcome students into their workplaces, prepare them for interview success, and support the college application process. What role are you ready to take on?

Project volunteers have the opportunity to connect with our organization in a way that is very impactful but not directly tied to students.

Career panelists provide a candid view of their educational background, career highlights, and current profession to high school or college student groups.

Event assistants support a variety of organizational functions and happenings,  including but not limited to serving as a greeter, runner, etc.

Industry mentors expose students to work life and how they can apply the theoretical skills learned in high school or college by serving as a career host, career panelist, offering job shadowing and internship opportunities.

Mock interviewers prepare scholars for college admission, internship, and job interviews.

Remote writing coaches assist scholars with writing college admission and scholarship essays remotely using web technology.

Translators support activities, meetings, events, and publications to help make sure our messaging is inclusive and understood by all families.

Tutors provide targeted support to high-achieving middle and high school students across a variety of subject areas to facilitate their development and identify areas of growth.

Be a role model. Be a mentor.

Philadelphia students need advocates. If you’re willing to connect high school students to new social, cultural, and educational experiences and professional networks, you can help set a young adult up for greatness.

As a Heights mentor, you will:

  • Work with three to five juniors from one high school for monthly calls and quarterly in-person gatherings

  • Commit to supporting students from their 11th grade through their first year of college

  • Participate in a variety of activities and events

  • Attend special mentor training and sessions

  • Help your student find — and believe in — their pathway to success

Mentors are an integral part of our students’ success. For many mentors, this relationship is life-changing ⎯ and lasts a lifetime.  

Apply to volunteer or mentor

Heights takes student safety — and participant commitment — seriously. Our volunteer and mentor application process ensures a good match for applicants with our program.

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    PA state criminal history check

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    PA Dept of Human Services child abuse history clearance

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    FBI fingerprinting

Become a volunteer or mentor now

Help us show Philly youth the opportunities that are out there — and empower them to reach their newfound goals.