Many organisations in New Orleans provide important support to vulnerable people in a range of ways. Volunteers on the Community Development project help to contribute to these worthy causes in order to boost their resources and enable them to make as big an impact as possible.
Community volunteers in New Orleans operate in the heart of disadvantaged communities and on worthy causes that aim to directly benefit the lives of those who rely on such causes for food, shelter, clothing and other necessities.
Volunteers can assist in a range of ways, depending on where the need is greatest. You could be placed in a warehouse, homeless shelter, food bank, church or farmer’s market to provide targeted support wherever it’s needed. Your tasks can range from serving meals to sorting donated food, clothing or household goods, packing grocery boxes and helping organizations to clean and beautify their spaces.
This is a perfect project for caring volunteers with a passion for helping disadvantaged people and communities. You know you will be making a tangible contribution to a worthy cause and having a direct impact to better the lives of people who can often feel marginalised by society, but are exceedingly grateful for the support they receive.
Why volunteer in New Orleans?
New Orleans is a place like no other. It’s one of the most vibrant cities in the world and famed for its live music, festivals, food, nightlife, friendly locals, blend of cultural influences and buzzing atmosphere. Sadly, the city’s homelessness and poverty rate skyrocketed after Hurricane Katrina but thanks to volunteers and NGOs, vulnerable populations are able to receive shelter, food, clothing and support. Volunteering on our Community Development program enables you to help bring disadvantaged communities out of poverty, while experiencing the magic of New Orleans through the eyes of a local.Apply now