Volunteer

Volunteer TodayVOLUNTEERS

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.

A year-long calendar of volunteer opportunities 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.

Read to kids. Plan an event. Plant a garden. Decide how United Way dollars are spent. Volunteers make our community an amazing place.

 


DONATIONS 

Donations from organizations, agencies, and individuals are now being accepted.  Is your agency accepting or need donations? See below for more information.

WAREHOUSE accepts: books, cleaning supplies, clothing, electronics, first aid, furniture, hygiene/personal care supplies and kits, infant/toddler items, kitchen supplies, linens, muck & gut supplies, PPE, school/office supplies, tools, and toys. Donate food directly to nearest Second Harvest Food Bank or Rouses.

Priority items:

  1. Babies: diapers, formula, bottles, wipes, strollers, pacifiers, carriers

  2. Clothing: ONLY NEW, UNOPENED and socks for all ages, teen clothing, L-XL men and women’s tops and bottoms

  3. Shoes: brand new flip flops and sneakers for all sizes

  4. Elderly: canes and walkers

  5. Hygiene: deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products, pre-made hygiene kits

  6. General cleaning solution, antibacterial wipes

  7. Coloring books and activity kits

If your business or organization has collected donations, please complete the United Way Hurricane Donation FormOnce submitted, use the link in the form to reserve a date/time slot to drop-off goods at United Way. Note: this option provides more flexibility than the public donation hours. The United Way HandsOn Entergy Volunteer Center will transport your donated items to the Multi-Agency Warehouse for distribution to affected areas. See what the warehouse accepts in the "Accepted Donations" section above. CLOTHING ACCEPTED.

Drop-offs will be accepted at the following locations:

Southshore:

  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana | 2515 Canal St, New Orleans | Tuesday through Thursday | 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Northshore:

  • Fuller Center for Housing | 955 S. Morrison Blvd, Hammond | Tuesday through Saturday | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce |  400 NW Railroad Avenue, Hammond | Monday through Friday | 8:30-4:30. 

  • Northshore Catholic Center – Catholic Charities | 4465 Hwy 190 E. Service Rd, Covington | Tuesday through Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – noon

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church administrative offices | 360 Robert Blvd, Slidell | Tuesday through Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – noon

See what the warehouse accepts in the "Accepted Donations" section above. CLOTHING ACCEPTED.

LOCAL delivery to Convention Center (by invite only)

If your national agency or organization has collected donations, please complete the Hurricane Donation Form. Once submitted, use the link in the form to reserve a date/time slot to drop-off goods at the Multi-Agency Warehouse in Ponchatoula, LA. The warehouse is open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. through at least October 9, 2020.

Is your local agency or organization accepting donations from the public? Please register here! You have 100% control over dates and times for hours of operation. The United Way HandsOn Entergy Volunteer Center, NOHSEP, and GOHSEP want to help amplify your efforts through our media channels. Help residents find a convenient, safe neighborhood donation drop off site today! You can deliver your donations to United Way, and we will transport to the warehouse.

Agencies in the impacted area can order relief supplies by completing the Donation Request Form. Order the number of pallets you need. All orders come with water and PPE. A general supply pallet may contain books, cleaning supplies, clothing if requested, first aid, hygiene/personal care supplies, infant/toddler supplies, and tool supplies. Other items available on form. Pallet items and quantities will vary based on current inventory.

This service is NOT open to the public. Agencies requesting donation pallets may be faith-based, non-profit, corporate, etc. and must be prepared to distribute directly to local residents in their area. The warehouse will deliver supplies to your agency.