Heights is hiring for Summer 2024! Learn more about opportunities to join our team. 

Propel Philly students. Volunteer with Heights.


Share your passions — and help students discover their own. As a volunteer 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?

Special 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.

College application support volunteers assist scholars with writing college admission and scholarship essays, as well as other aspects of the application process. 

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.

Apply to volunteer

Heights takes student safety — and participant commitment — seriously. Our volunteer 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 now

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