General Volunteer Assistance

New Orleans' non-profit organizations provide the perfect environment for your attendees to give back to the city while leaving a lasting impression on its residents. By selecting one of the following organizations, you will ensure that your attendees have an unforgettable and enriching experience in the Crescent City.  

Camp Restore

Contact: Kathy Wendling

Restore and be restored! Join us and our 80-plus nonprofit partners throughout Greater New Orleans as we work to restore faith, home and community. Since 2006 we've hosted over 20,000 volunteers of all ages who've invested their time, talent and gifts in making a difference in NOLA.

From planting trees in the wetlands to rebuilding homes to visiting the elderly, we help volunteer groups engage a wide range of opportunities for service alongside New Orleans' local volunteer base.

Three meals a day featuring traditional New Orleans recipes, lodging and project coordination are provided for a fee of $35 per person per night. Rates and options are adjustable for groups staying offsite and those with other considerations.

Located on the campus of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Chef Menteur Hwy, Camp Restore is less than 15 minutes away from the French Quarter via I-10 and is charter-bus-friendly. 

Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Volunteer Program

Contacts: Jeff Rossi, Director of Volunteers,

Founded in 1988, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation exists to manage and attract major sporting events to the Greater New Orleans area, thereby creating lasting economic impacts to benefit the region at large.

Although, none of this would be possible without our great volunteers! Over the last 3 years, our volunteers have helped create a $1 Billion economic impact for the Greater New Orleans region by working over 86,000 hours in over 21,000 volunteer positions.

Our thousands of volunteers are involved with every aspect of our events, from greeting visitors at the airport and providing hospitality for VIPs to conducting interactive fan experiences and building playgrounds. If you'd like to be a part of our volunteer program, please call the GNOSF Volunteer Hotline at (504) 207-8657 or visit

Hands On New Orleans

Contact: Peyton Juneau

HandsOn New Orleans, a HandsOn Network affiliate and volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area, transforms communities through volunteer service and leadership development. Since 2006, HandsOn New Orleans has provided local and visiting volunteers with the tools, housing and training necessary to strengthen and rebuild communities.

Through our Hands@Work Program we can create volunteer service opportunities designed to meet your group's strategic objectives and address community identified needs. Our services are broad and are aimed at simplifying your role in volunteer management and increasing the impact of your volunteer program.

Standard offerings include: volunteer organization and management; site selection; program planning and execution; and opportunities to participate in year-round partnership activities. Regardless of the size or scope of your customized employee volunteer program, we will work with you to create a meaningful project that creates lasting change in the communities you serve.

Types of projects offered: Choose from projects that address critical needs in the areas of education, youth, community and/or environment.

  • Maximum number of volunteers accepted: 250
  • Black-out dates: Holidays and Sundays
  • Length of service projects: We can assist you in making a difference in the course of a few hours or an entire day.
  • Donation: Please contact the Executive Director for more information on the volunteer management sponsorship levels; this may vary based on the size and scope of the group. The donation supports the costs of materials, safety equipment, and insurance for the overall project, project management and coordination.
"Volunteering to help the people of New Orleans reconnected me to the city while I formed life-long bonds with my fellow volunteers from my organization." Chris Whitney, Hands@Work Partner from Kaiser Permanente


Contact: Ray Thomas

This grass-roots organization works with multiple groups and hosts a variety of different project
opportunities. Service projects cover various locations around New Orleans, including RSD
schools, rebuilding, house gutting, mold remediation, land preservation, mentoring and other
community outreach projects. Katrina Corps provides lunches, transportation, tools and
beverages. We charge a fee per head to cover cost of equipment, lunches and transportation (if
needed). Contributions vary, but they average $10 to $20. Though all time helping is appreciated,
4 to 6 hour per days works best. Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately i.e. no opentoed
sandals, wear a hat or head covering. Safety equipment is provided.

NetWork Volunteers

Contact: Teddy Nathan

NetWork Volunteers makes it easy for your group to connect with New Orleans and one another in a new and meaningful way. We work with you to customize a volunteer experience perfect for your group. With our NetWork of trusted community partners and projects, we manage the logistics to ensure your volunteers can focus on leaving a lasting impact.

Our NOLA Service Days specifically provides conferences and various special events - a great way to kick things off and connect your participants with one another and New Orleans.

Projects With Purpose

Contact: Juli Miller Hart

Projects with Purpose is a volunteer matchmaker headquartered in New Orleans, orchestrating Humanitarian Events from start to finish for meeting groups and corporations all over the country! When you identify your area of interest, we will coordinate your Volunteer Experience from start to finish! Together, we create an opportunity for team building that creates loyalty, goodwill and provides a lasting contribution in an area that needs your help!