Individual Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Individuals, whether volunteering once or on an on-going basis, help Volunteers of America to extend our service.  Join us by assisting in one of our many different service opportunities that will make a meaningful impact on the more than 50,000 community members we help each year.  

See our menu of volunteer opportunities here

Opportunities Include....  

-Stoney Point Farm Helper: Work at Fresh Food Factor's partner farm, Stoney Point, to  grow local produce for our meals. Volunteers will help lay irrigation for the spring and tend to the crops.  Let's make fresh, healthy food a staple instead of a rare treat!

-Terraces Housekeeping Assistant: Help one of the residents living in our senior living facility with various household tasks.  More than that, make a new friend! 

-Program Volunteer: Assist program staff at one of our administrative offices around the city.  Program Volunteers play a crucial role in streamlining the inner workings of a program and expanding the capacity of regular staff members. 

-Donations Coordinator: Organize a donation drive at your place of worship, office or with your club to collect much needed items for some of the 50,000 people we serve.  In the past, we have received: personal hygiene items, canned food, business clothes, kitchen appliances and bed and bath linens.

-Activities Coordinator: Coordinate a one-time or reoccurring activity for one of our many programs.  In the past, we've had volunteers teach students at one of our Lighthouse schools make origami, host an exercise class at our senior living facility and teach a class on nutrition at our Veterans Transitional Housing Facility. 

-Fresh Food Factor Kitchen Assistant: Our cooks at the Fresh Food Factor kitchen need help with various kitchen tasks like organizing and packing fresh and healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks made from quality ingredients to serve to students and other under-served populations throughout Greater New Orleans.   

-Lighthouse After-School Assistant: Help students with homework and facilitate enrichment activities, like: arts & crafts, drawing, dance and music. 

-Friends of Volunteers of America: Sign up to receive information about special event volunteer opportunities each month. 

-Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Reading Day VolunteersVolunteers of America's Lighthouse After-School Enrichment Program provides over 300 students of four area schools, grades K-8, with 10 hours of after-school academic, physical fitness, and character-building enrichment each week.  As part of the program's Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Initiative, volunteers are needed to read to small groups of students, grades K-2, at Alice Harte Charter on 4/10 from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Esperanza Charter on /14 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

-Junior Achievement Coordinator: Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered curriculum that educates kids K-8 in work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial and economic literacy.  Volunteers are needed to deliver the curriculum to students in our Lighthouse Afterschool Enrichment Program.  Through Lighthouse, we serve over 300 students in the areas of academic achievement, character development, and physical fitness at three area schools. 


Individual Volunteer Spotlight 


Connor Gruntz says he likes to help the community in any way he can. A rising senior at Jesuit High School, Connor chose to complete his school-required, 100-hour community service project with Volunteers of America's newest program, Fresh Food Factor.  Fresh Food Factor provides area schools and other under-served populations with healthy, nutritious breakfast, lunches, and snacks make from quality ingredients.  Connor helps with unskilled food preparation, like chopping fruits and vegetables; assembles basic meals, like salads and sandwiches; packages meals, and helps clean the kitchen.       

  

 







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llean Lewis has always helped people.  She worked for nearly 20 years as a nurses assistant, caring for seniors and children with disabilities.  In 2012, as she began looking for ways to be active and involved in the community, she turned to the AARP, who referred her to our organization.  Volunteers of America works with the local AARP Foundation to match seniors with meaningful volunteer opportunities.  This worked well for Lewis.  Soon, she was volunteering regularly at Terraces on Tulane, our senior housing development in New Orleans. “I really love coming to work with the residents at the Terraces.  It makes me feel good to help them,” she says.

   








Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.