Read to kids. Plan an event. Plant a garden. Decide how United Way dollars are spent. Volunteers make our community an amazing place.
United Way’s HandsOn Volunteer Center is our region’s main resource for volunteering. We have a variety of programs, projects and resources to meet your needs. We connect people to quality opportunities to serve, build capacity for local volunteering, raise awareness of the value volunteers bring to our communities and mobilize volunteers to effectively and efficiently meet local needs.
In conjunction with the New Orleans Tricentennial, the 2018 NOLA Foundation and its Community Engagement Committee – in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, HandsOn New Orleans and NetWork Volunteers – is launching the city’s Tricentennial volunteer challenge, 300,000 Hours for the Next 300.
The challenge aims to engage residents and tourists through 300 unique volunteer projects to accumulate 300,000 hours of service over the course of 2018. Projects will focus on addressing issues of equity, resilience and public safety throughout the city.
A year-long calendar of volunteer opportunities that will be available in 2018 can be found at 2018NOLA.com. The public can select from the projects listed and register online to participate. Members of all ages are invited to join in the challenge, as family-friendly projects will be offered throughout the year. The full calendar of events will be available online in the coming weeks.
The Community Engagement Committee is still accepting submissions for service projects. Interested nonprofits can contact email@example.com for more information on project specifications and requirements.
Upon the successful completion of the challenge, 300,000 Hours for the Next 300 is estimated to generate more than $7.2 million in community impact over the course of 2018.
United Way Disaster Volunteers
Opportunities are available when disaster strikes, including debris clean up, mucking and gutting and rebuilding communities.
United Way Administration Help
Year-round opportunities are available in the administrative and resource development office. Volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute campaign materials, keep store rooms in order, help with mailings and other administrative needs.
United Way Ambassadors
Our staff enjoys appearing at community events, but there are more opportunities than we can handle! Volunteers are needed to help us represent United Way at special events by distributing literature, answering questions, and listening to comments and suggestions. Volunteers are our ambassadors! Community events volunteers should have an outgoing, friendly manner, and be able to talk enthusiastically about United Way of Southeast Louisiana. We’ll teach you all the things you’ll need to know to answer questions and be great at public outreach!
If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, please fill out our Volunteer Submission Form.
If you need additional information regarding our volunteer corps, please contact Hanna Bridges-Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.827.6817.