COVID-19 Volunteer Response
Updated October 30, 2020
How you can help…
Volunteers needed to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day!
For the first time in our 50-year history, Heights and Hills will not coordinate an in-person community Thanksgiving dinner for Brooklyn’s older adults. Like so much else this year, this longstanding community collaboration must adapt to meet the current pandemic era challenges. While we can’t gather for fellowship and food, we will deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to our most vulnerable clients; those facing the chronic challenge of being homebound and isolated year in and year out.
We hope many of you who volunteer annually with us on Thanksgiving Day can still join us to deliver meals. 80 volunteers are needed to make no contact Thanksgiving Day deliveries on foot and by car in Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Crown Heights and Flatbush. Families welcome!
We are excited to continue our partnership with New York Cares for this event and registration is easy!
Step one: Create a New York Cares account here
Step two: Sign-up to deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day 11/26 here
Questions? Follow these simple instructions
Make Wellness Calls! Volunteer Wellness Calls help Heights and Hills staff monitor the needs of older people waiting for services with weekly targeted and friendly check-in calls. Volunteers can choose how many calls they make from week to week, and receive on-going support. Must be over 18. To get involved, fill out our volunteer application and register to attend a 1-hour required training.
Upcoming Wellness Calls Trainings:
We are currently at capacity for wellness call volunteers, please check back with us in November for an update on our volunteer needs for this project. Thank you!
Join our Shopping Squad! Provide vital individual shopping support with no-contact delivery to home-bound older people in 19 Brooklyn neighborhoods. Volunteers can pick and choose how often they help and in which neighborhoods. Individual Shopping Squad volunteers must be over 18, families can volunteer together as a team long as one member of the team is over 18 and present. Car and willingness to shop/deliver to variety of neighborhoods appreciated. To get involved, fill out our volunteer application and register to attend a 1-hour required training.
Upcoming Shopping Squad Trainings:
Monday, November 2nd at 1pm: register here
Thursday, November 12th at 6pm: register here
NOTE – A completed Volunteer Application and attending a training is required for both Wellness Caller and Shopping Squad Volunteers.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heights and Hills!
We continue to re-evaluate our volunteer efforts during this pandemic. Please check back often for updated information.
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Department if you have any questions or signup links are not working email@example.com or call 718 596-8789 x329