interested in becoming a volunteer?
Volunteer Program Update: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Heights and Hills! Currently, we strongly prefer volunteers who live and/or can travel to the following Brooklyn neighborhoods: Flatbush, East Flatbush, East New York, Crown Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Although we encourage all to apply, please be advised there will be a wait if you have other neighborhood preferences. Please continue to check the volunteer page for future updates!
Heights and Hills volunteers provide friendship and support to frail and homebound older adults in 19 diverse Brooklyn communities. They visit, go for walks, assist with grocery shopping, chat about art and cultural events, or help master a new smartphone.
They also teach classes at the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, help serve our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, and escort older adults to medical appointments – while young people participating in our intergenerational programs become pen pals or send birthday cards to brighten the lives of older neighbors.
We recognize that each volunteer’s availability and goals are different so we offer many ways to make a difference.
- Friendly Visiting Program
- Special Projects and Appointment Companions
- Shopping Squad
- Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
- Volunteering at the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging
- Intergenerational Programs for Youth
- Group Service Opportunities
The Heights and Hills Volunteer Program is funded in part by: