Volunteer Opportunities

At Volunteers of America, it’s easy to volunteer to make a big difference in the lives of others. Whatever your interests or availability, we have opportunities to help serve children, youth, elderly, families, veterans, offenders and persons suffering from substance abuse and mental illness. We also work with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who are homeless.

Select an opportunity below or email us and we will be happy to discuss other opportunities.

  • Kitchen Assistant At Fresh Food Factor

    Volunteers help the cooks at Fresh Food Factor, which prepares healthy meals for schoolchildren, with food preparation, packaging meals and other tasks. This is also a great opportunity for groups of up to five! Contact Volunteer Services at (504) 482-2130.

    Email us to Volunteer at Fresh Food Factor
  • Mentor A Child Of An Incarcerated Parent

    Mentors in our Mentoring Children of Promise program work one-on-one with youth to provide extra acceptance, attention, encouragement, guidance and hope. Without intervention, children with a parent in prison have a 70 percent chance of ending up behind bars themselves. Mentors receive guidance and support. Call Sherlyn Hughes (504) 836-8701.

    Apply to be a Mentor
  • Join RSVP To Serve Others In St. Tammany

    RSVP is an energetic St. Tammany group of volunteers age 55 and older, who use their skills and life experiences to help meet critical needs. Volunteers tutor children, help at hospitals, take seniors to doctor’s appointments and much more. Call Gwen Byars (985) 612-1050.

    Email us to Volunteer with RSVP
  • Lend a Helping Hand to a Program

    We are always looking for help to assist program staff at one of our administrative offices. Opportunities are available on both the North and South Shore. Call Volunteer Services at (504) 482-2130.

    Email us to Volunteer at an Office
  • Can't Commit to a Set Schedule?

    We have plenty of opportunities for you to help. We are always in need of Donations Coordinators that organize a collection drive of much-needed items to benefit some of the 55,000 people we serve. And we have partnered with community groups on the North and South Shores to provide volunteer opportunities on the weekend and nights. If you are interested in one of these opportunities call us at (504) 482-2130.