“The best thing the US government sent after Hurricane Katrina arrived in a gray t-shirt with the AmeriCorps logo.”
– Jim Pate, Executive Director, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) relies on the work of AmeriCorps National Direct, AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC members to fulfill its mission. AmeriCorps members have demonstrated strength of character and determination of spirit in the various assignments they undertake on behalf of the affiliate. They continue to exhibit tremendous courage, resilience and innovation on both the construction site and in the office.

NOAHH welcomes the new class of 2014-2015 AmeriCorps members to New Orleans. We are glad to have these wonderful young men and women working with NOAHH in all aspects of our mission. Members have been assigned to work in construction, development, communications and family services.

NOAHH welcomes our new 2014-2015 AmeriCorps members:

  • Construction Crew: Cole, Audrey, Kate, Vito, Jessica, Daniel, Megan, Ryan, Michelle, Emily and Kristy
  • Family Services: Gwen
  • Communication VISTA: Aleya
  • Development VISTA: Veronica
  • Neighborhood Revitalization VISTA: Cassie

Are you looking to join the 2015-2016 NOAHH AmeriCorps team?

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is now recruiting AmeriCorps National Direct members for the 2015-2016 year. NOAHH seeks individuals who are motivated and passionate about affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and helping low income families in New Orleans

AmeriCorps National Direct Construction Assistant members will work directly onsite helping provide affordable and decent housing to families in Orleans Parish. Members in this position will lead volunteers daily, while learning and applying construction skills. Projects will include new construction, home repairs and rehabs.

Family Services Team Member Position: This AmeriCorps National Direct member will support the efforts of the Outreach Coordinator to to recruit partner families to the first time homebuyer’s program. This member will also be a part of the management and outreach for our “A Brush With Kindness” and “Critical Home Repair” programs. Spanish Speaker Preferred!!

AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development: This AmeriCorps member will work closely with the Director of the NOAHH ReStore and the Donations Manager in preparations for the 2nd ReStore to open in late 2016. This member will meet with businesses and neighborhood groups while seeking to build a donation pipeline sufficient to support 2 ReStores.

AmeriCorps VISTA Blight Reduction Associate: This AmeriCorps members will plan and execute Attack The Block events throughout the year. These events will engage the local New Orleans community and help revitalize neighborhoods in the city. Events may include gardening, liter abatement, small construction projects and more. This VISTA member will work directly with community partners and agencies in Orleans Parish, as well as write grants to help fund events.


For all AmeriCorps inquiries, please contact:

Avery Strada
Director of Volunteer Services
(504) 861-2077 ext. 265