Thank you for being a United Way Volunteer - from serving on committees to getting families back in their homes, you are creating a better place to live, work and raise our families right here in Southeast Louisiana.

The 2018 NOLA Foundation and its Community Engagement Committee – in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, HandsOn New Orleans and NetWork Volunteers – revealed totals for the successful 300,000 Hours for the Next 300 Tricentennial volunteer challenge presented by Entergy Corporation at an event on Dec. 31, 2018. Learn more about the success of this challenge here.

A year-long calendar of volunteer opportunities that are available in 2018 can be found here. 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 Community Engagement Committee is still accepting submissions for service projects. Interested nonprofits can contact zoe@networknola.org 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.

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.



Join our Volunteer Corps!

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 Haley Mack at HaleyM@UnitedWaySELA.org or 504.827.6817.

The New Orleans Baby Cakes are celebrating United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Tricentennial Volunteerism efforts throughout our region. From individual acts of kindness to extraordinary team efforts, United Way of Southeast Louisiana and The New Orleans Baby Cakes recognize standout volunteers and companies for their dedication to building better, brighter futures for all.