Finding Yourself Through
Service to Others
Long Term Volunteer
(working 3 weeks or longer*)
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Jen for more specific information during your anticipated stay.
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