Be advised, there will be no volunteer activity from December 21st-January 5th. During this time period, all volunteer inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
Groups of volunteers, whether they be part of a religious, civic, school or other organization, have made a tremendous impact on the greater New Orleans area. Each year, Volunteers of America relies on these groups to help us with special events, program activities and general maintenance on many of our facilities. Groups as small as three and as large as 300 have helped us in a variety of our programs. Whatever your interests, avaiability or skill level, whether you're looking for a one-time opportunity or looking to begin a relationship with our organization, there is an opportunity for your group to improve the lives of the more than 65,000 people we serve.
See our menu of volunteer opportunities here.
-Hands-On Group Project: Paint the insides of one of our Community Living Services Homes. Build a raised garden beds. Landscpae a yard. Help build a handicap ramp. There are a number of hands-on tasks we could use your group's help with.
-Activities Coordinators: Coordinate an excercise class or host a bingo game at our senior living facility. Host an arts& crafts day at one of our Lighthouse schools. We're always looking for creative ways to keep the more than 65,000 people we serve positively engaged.
-Fresh Food Factor Kitchen Assistants: Groups up to five can help our Fresh Food Factor cooks with food preparation, organize and package meals and with other kitchen-related tasks.
-Donations Coordinators: Groups with big or small memberships can be of great use collecting: personal hygiene items, canned food, business clothes, kitchen appliances and bed and bath linens.
-Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Reading Day Volunteers: Volunteers of America's Lighthouse After-School Enrichment Program provides nearly 400 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, for two upcoming Reading Days, December 12th at Alice Harte, in Algiers, and December 18th at Esperanza Charter, in Mid City.
Click to see these groups, in action, volunteering their time:
Volunteers of America staff
Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral
Eastern Carolina University
Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend
Kingman Mennonite Church
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Kappa Sigma at Tulane University
Metropolitan Republican Women's Club
United Synagogue Youth
University of St. Louis Missouri
The Marinello Family and Friends
Faith Lutheran Church
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
your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.