Donate & Volunteer

We need your help to improve the lives of underserved, high-need individuals and build a better Brooklyn. Your time and gifts help us make a direct positive impact in our community.


Turning Point could not operate without the support of a great group of volunteers. Rather than offering generic volunteer opportunities, we’re committed to working with each prospective volunteer to create an opportunity tailored to their unique skills, interests and availability. Contact us to inquire about volunteering.

The Education Center accepts volunteers for our ESOL and GED/HSE classes.  ESOL (English) class volunteers need to have a strong grasp of English, though it need not be their first language.  GED classes (which will soon be known as High School Equivalency, or HSE, classes) have a particular need for math volunteers.  Students need help with basic math, such as decimals, fractions, and word problems, as well as basic algebra and geometry.  Most HS and college graduates know this level of math, even though they may think they don’t.  Our students also need help with writing, both essays and grammer.  Many students have learning differences, and one-on-one help is crucial.
Our main requirement for volunteers is commitment.  If you would like to volunteer, you must commit to a regular time each week (at least an hour or two), for the length of a term (usually 8-12 weeks).



In order to provide the programs and services that help thousands of Brooklyn residents every year, we rely on the contributions of generous individuals as well as corporate, government and foundation sponsorships. According to our most recent audit, 87% of our funding went toward direct services in 2011, so you can rest assured that your donation will go directly toward client services in areas of behavioral and medical health, HIV prevention and care, housing, and education and vocational services.

Use our secure donation server to make a contribution now, or send checks to 5220 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220. All donations are tax deductible.