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Long Term Volunteer

(working 3 weeks or longer*)

Work Day


Monday - Friday

Summer:  7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Winter: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm



Rebuilding projects may include:

gutting, roofing, gutter repair, siding, drywall, painting, flooring, fence building, yard work, landscaping.




Flat fee $300 (working 3 weeks or longer)


"After my first trip, I fell in love. With the city, with the culture, and with the organization - United Saints."

 - Dan, two-time group volunteer member, and Long Term volunteer

Let's get to work! Ready to come down to New Orleans? Don't forget!: - bedding: your preference of linens or a sleeping bag - safety glasses - USRP suggests you bring your own safety glasses. Our glasses are a bit loved, and tend to be left well used. - gloves - similar to our safety glasses our gloves get dirty and worn through volunteer use. We highly recommend you bring your own. - seasonal clothes and jeans - Food money - for days and weekend meals that will not be provided - Spending money

 Get Your Boots On The Ground.

United Saints accepts Long Term Volunteers on a case by case basis. The initial stay is generally three weeks, with a review if you are interested in staying longer.


Our Long Term Volunteers do more than stick around a while


They make lasting contributions to the New Orleans community and build relationships that last a lifetime. Their direct service commitment helps us personify what it means to be grassroots, while they share in powerful experiences that transform individual attitudes and community conditions. The United Saints was built from the ground up, by Long Term Volunteers who continue to show their support through remote fundraising, social marketing and many make recurrent trips to New Orleans to stay at the front line of the revitalization effort. Most of our localized staff began their service as a Long Term Volunteer, and we proudly maintain volunteer participation in all levels of organizational leadership.


Long Term Volunteers are a huge part of our history, continue to be a cornerstone of our programming, and are accepted on a rolling basis! Ready to enlist? Click the link below:


Work clothes and Safety


When preparing for working in New Orleans be mindful of the weather and seasons. Summers are hot and winders are cold. If you are coming  down for the summer season be prepared with shorts, t shirts and tank tops. Hats are also recommended. During winter months we suggest pants, sweatshirts, and a good jacket to work in as well. Unfortunately, more often than not volunteers do not bring enough warm clothing in the winter months to make their time working outside comfortable.




If you are a Long Term Volunteer, some meals will be provided when we have groups in town.  Please note that meals are only guaranteed during weeks that we have groups of 8 or more volunteering. In addition these meals are only provided during week days. On weekends and days we do not have any groups volunteering with us all volunteers are required to provide their own meals. We do recommend you come with your own spending money for days/evenings we do not have volunteer groups and weekends.





Volunteers who come as individual volunteers may experience various housing arrangements that differ on a case-to-case basis. The housing depends on how many groups of volunteers we will have during the weeks of your stay. Typically we try to keep long term volunteers housed together in one permanent area, but this is not guaranteed.



Long Term Volunteer Fee


Volunteers who commit to serve for three weeks or longer will receive a reduced rate on their room and board. Just $300.00 is due on arrival, and the United Saints will cover all room and board expenses beyond this point.


Do you already have construction experience?


New to our 2016 year cycle, United Saints is prepared to offer those with construction skills a new opportunity during our busiest weeks of the year. If you are volunteering with us for several months, and already possess quality skills in construction, then you could potentially be given a small stipend in return for your experience and leadership with volunteer groups.


Is is possible to volunteer longer than 4 weeks?

Yes it is! If you would like to come volunteer for longer than 4 weeks, please let us know. We will have an evaluation after 3 weeks to assess your time with United Saints and decide if a longer stay would be possible.


Any further questions?...

Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Jen for more specific information during your anticipated stay.




Jen Inberg:






Click here to apply as an individual volunteer today!


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