Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Volunteer Opportunities

At Volunteers of America, it’s easy to volunteer to make a big difference in the lives of others. Whatever your interests or availability, we have opportunities to help serve children, youth, elderly, families, veterans, offenders and persons suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. We also work with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who are homeless.

Select an opportunity below or email us and we will be happy to discuss other opportunities.

  • Kitchen Assistant At Fresh Food Factor

    Volunteers help the cooks at Fresh Food Factor, which prepares healthy meals for schoolchildren, with food preparation, packaging meals and other tasks. This is also a great opportunity for groups of up to five! Contact Volunteer Services at (504)482-2130.

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  • Mentor A Child Of An Incarcerated Parent

    Mentors in our Mentoring Children of Promise program work one-on-one with youth to provide extra acceptance, attention, encouragement, guidance and hope. Without intervention, children with a parent in prison have a 70 percent chance of ending up behind bars themselves. Mentors receive guidance and support. Call Sherlyn Hughes (504)836-8701.

    Apply to be a Mentor
  • Be A Helpful Friend To A Senior

    Make friends with an elderly resident at The Terraces on Tulane, our apartment complex for low-income seniors. Commit to a few hours weekly or monthly to help seniors with tasks that become difficult with age such as making beds and dusting. Call Volunteer Services at (504)482-2130.

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  • Join RSVP To Serve Others In St. Tammany

    RSVP is an energetic St. Tammany group of volunteers age 55 and older, who use their skills and life experiences to help meet critical needs. Volunteers tutor children, help at hospitals, take seniors to doctor’s appointments and much more. Call Dee Wild (985)612-1050.

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  • Support Farm to School Efforts

    Help plant, maintain and harvest fruits and vegetables that is incorporated into the meals prepared by Fresh Food Factor for the school children of Greater New Orleans. This North Shore farm is located near Franklinton, LA. Call Volunteer Services at (504)482-2130.

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  • Lend a Helping Hand to a Program

    We are always looking for help to assist program staff at one of our administrative offices. Opportunities are available on both the North and South Shore. Call Volunteer Services at (504)482-2130.

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  • Can't Commit to a Set Schedule?

    We have plenty of opportunities for you to help. We are always in need of Donations Coordinators that organize a collection drive of much-needed items to benefit some of the 55,000 people we serve. And we have partnered with community groups on the North and South Shores to provide volunteer opportunities on the weekend and nights. If you are interested in one of these opportunities call us at 504-482-2130.

  • Help Create a Forever Familiy

    GolfStar Classic Golf Tournament

    For 24 years, adoptive families and community leaders have been gathering for this opportunity to create forever families. 100% of all revenue from the tournament goes to the adoption program and ensures that we can continue to counsel birth parents and adoptive parents, provide support groups and place children in loving homes.

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