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  • February 17, 2017

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Hosted Volunteer Information Fair for Northshore Residents

    ​Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans – in collaboration with 20 other local nonprofits – hosted a Volunteer Information Fair on February 17, 2017, to educate prospective volunteers about opportunities in the Slidell/Lacombe area. Attendees learned how they can help address important community needs, including the requirements, commitments and registration processes necessary to volunteer with participating organizations

  • December 14, 2016

    Spreading Christmas Cheer to Local Seniors at Terraces on Tulane

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans hosted a Christmas party for the elderly residents at its senior housing facility Terraces on Tulane on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, an agency partner, shared in merriment and distributed gifts to residents. The event was part of Volunteers of America’s Christmas Wish program, whereby the organization collects and distributes gifts to consumers in need who may not have otherwise received a Christmas gift this holiday season.

  • November 18, 2016

    Annual Carousel Party Celebrates Families Brought Together Through Adoption Program

    ​In celebration of National Adoption Month, Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans hosted its joyous annual Carousel Party on Saturday, November 12. Dozens of families brought together through Volunteers of America's Adoption Program enjoyed carousel and train rides in the New Orleans City Park Carousel Gardens in celebration of their unique families.


  • July 27, 2015

    Higher Ground

    The duties of Direct Support Professionals are challenging in stable times—with the skills and dedication needed to care for those with disabilities. But what the Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans staff displayed during the arduous, heart-wrenching times of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was commitment to their consumers that transcended the call of work and entered the domain of family. In addition to the demanding tasks of securing housing and safety for their own families they worked hard to provide services, comfort, and hope to the most vulnerable in our community.

  • June 9, 2015

    Support for a Family's Challenges: Lenox's Story

    Volunteers of America is a leader in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead independent, meaningful lives. See how one family was able to keep their son living at home with the help of our Supported Living Services program.

  • June 9, 2015

    An Accessible Home & Peace of Mind: The Sowells' Story

    Health issues and a lack of home handicap access caused stress and isolation for Mr. Sowell. But thanks to a ramp built by Volunteers of America's Repairs on Wheels program, Mr. and Mrs. Sowell now enjoy greater mobility around their home and a better, safer standard of living.

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