Environmental support initiatives are increasingly popular the world over and can make a genuine difference in helping green spaces to thrive. These causes help not only the local ecosystem where they operate, but they serve to beautify communities and enrich the lives of those who live there by providing pleasant natural areas.
The Environmental Sustainability project takes a multi-faceted approach to doing this by focusing on sustainability, recycling and environmental education initiatives.
Environmental volunteers can expect to work in community gardens, public parks, recycling warehouses or urban farms to assist sustainability initiatives. Your duties will vary depending on the organization you are placed with and their specific focus at the time, but you could be involved in a range of tasks including planting trees, removing invasive species, sorting and recycling housing materials, building urban trails and maintaining drainage areas.
If you like getting your hands dirty, working in nature and are passionate about environmental sustainability efforts, this is the project for you!
It’s important to note this project predominantly involves working outside and you should keep this in mind for the time of year you are choosing to volunteer. You should come prepared for the seasonal weather and be particularly aware that summer in New Orleans can be very hot.
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. However, the city is surrounded by wetlands – one of the most threatened biomes in the USA – and facing rising sea levels, intensified heat waves and plastic pollution. By volunteering on our Environmental Sustainability program, you’ll be protecting precious ecosystems tied to the Mississippi Delta and helping tackle the potentially devastating effects of climate change.Apply now