Volunteer

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We offer numerous ways that people can get involved from home building to sponsorships, advocating to donating. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with families in need. We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. There is always a place for you to bring your unique talents and skills. Experience is not necessary to volunteer with us. Our staff and volunteer leaders will provide you with all the training needed. Our partner families work alongside many of our volunteers while they are earning sweat equity, so it’s a great way to meet future Habitat homeowners.

Ways to Volunteer

We invite volunteers to help us build, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. As a volunteer for New Orleans Habitat, there is always a place for you to bring your unique talents and skills. Experience is not necessary to volunteer with us. Our staff and volunteer leaders will provide you with all the training needed. Our partner families work alongside many of our volunteers while they are earning sweat equity, so it’s a great way to meet future Habitat homeowners.

Volunteer  


“Habitat provides a hands-on way to contribute to the community, and it's fun.” Dennis Kehoe, Volunteer

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity welcomes people from all walks of life to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Our partner families work alongside many of our volunteers while they are earning sweat equity, so it’s a great way to meet future Habitat homeowners. 

Experience is not necessary to volunteer with us. Our staff and AmeriCorps members will provide you with all the training needed. 

For extensive information on our program, please read our volunteer guide and our safety manual. For information about New Orleans, please check out our resource guide or visit the Convention and Visitor's Bureau website. All volunteers must fill out a waiver before they begin working on site. Click here for waivers.


Volunteer Opportunities
There is a place for individuals from all walks of life to volunteer at New Orleans Habitat. If you volunteer, these are some projects you might work on:

  • Construction
  • A Brush with Kindness
  • ReStore Volunteers
Who Can Volunteer?

The following are different types of volunteers with NOAHH:
  • Standard Volunteers
  • Core Volunteers
  • Group Volunteers
  • Local Volunteers
  • University Volunteers
    All volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer with New Orleans Habitat.  Volunteers 16 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older.

    Volunteer Donation

    We appreciate the time and energy you give to volunteer with us.  We depend on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to help us keep our services to the community affordable. In light of the economic challenges facing all non-profits, and the increased number of clients who desperately need our services, we are asking our volunteers to make a one-time tax deductible gift  to help us cover the costs of registration, insurance, administration and materials.  By offering financial support you ensure that all of NOAHHs projects have expert instructors, and are safe and productive for all volunteers. Your generous cooperation ensures that the funds we raise can be spent on the most important people--our families.

    Start your volunteer experience with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity by clicking the link below to register.






    For general questions regarding volunteering please contact the volunteer office and for special opportunities to partner with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity please contact Jenna Turnage, Annual Fundraising Manager.