Group Opportunities

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, availability 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 50,000 people we serve.    

See our menu of volunteer opportunities here

Opportunities Include.....

- GolfStar Classic Event Volunteer: Whether you are creative and want to help with our auction, a golfer who would like to help on the course, or someone who has been personally touched by adoption, there’s a spot for you to make this year’s tournament a big success.  

- 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!

- Hands-On Group Project: Paint the insides of one of our Community Living Services Homes.  Build a raised garden beds.  Landscape 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 exercise 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 50,000 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 for some of the over 50,000 people that we serve.  

-Lighthouse Readers 2 Leaders Reading Day VolunteersVolunteers of America's Lighthouse After-School Enrichment Program provides over 300 students of three 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 2/13, 3/13, and 4/10 from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Esperanza Charter on 2/17, 3/10, and 4/14 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.  

-Rock'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon Volunteers: Support your local community, five local charities, and thousands of runners and walkers by volunteering for the Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon on February 2nd.  Learn more about the opportunity here!

Thank you!
Click to see these groups, in action, volunteering their time:

Saints Community Church
The Loft
Tulane University Athletics
Hope Church
Crescent City Christian School
Newman School
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
The Association of Legal Administrators
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
Bentonville FUMC
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. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.