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For those looking to volunteer as an individual, we have short-term, long-term, and (sometimes) positions on the team for those with a proven commitment to service.

Short-term volunteering (1 - 3 weeks)
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Often the first step to becoming a member: It's hard to make a long-term commitment when you're not sure what you're getting into, that's why we offer this "test drive" option. Short-term volunteers are expected to work with us every weekday as part of one of our crews and under the supervision of our team leaders. This option is not available at all times and there are some limitations, including: Housing: short-term volunteers may stay in our dorms when space is available (usually any time other than March or April). Meals: when we have visiting groups, meals are included.

For more information about the work we do, check out the projects page.

This can be an amazing experience, but we must emphasize that volunteers are expected to work a full workday Monday-Friday. Volunteers who cannot meet these expectations, who fail to follow their team leaders instructions, or who break any of the house rules will be told to leave.

$45 per day
Long-term volunteering (3 weeks to several months or more)
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To apply: CLICK HERE
long term individual volunteer, term of servicce
For those with a strong commitment to service: A prolonged term of service is a profound and challenging experience; some say life-changing. The expectations for this are high. It means a full day of work Monday-Friday for the duration of your term and you may be asked to take a leadership role depending on your abilities. If you complete it successfully, you are a lifetime member of United Saints Recovery Project and can come back anytime we have room at no charge. People who have demonstrated this level of commitment are also eligible for staff positions when we have them. Applicants must have an interview with a staff member and be willing to submit to a background check. Housing: long-term volunteers may stay in our dorms when space is available (usually any time other than March or April). Meals: When we have visiting groups, meals are included.

This can be an amazing experience, but we must emphasize that volunteers are expected to work a full workday Monday-Friday. Exceptions can be made with advance notice. Additionally, long-term volunteers may be assigned duties to assist the volunteer manager with our visiting groups. Volunteers who cannot meet these expectations, who fail to follow their team leaders instructions, or who break any of the house rules will be told to leave.

$400 flat fee the first time $0 after your first time
Join the team
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It takes a special kind of person to be a United Saints Team Leader: If you have successfully completed a term of service with us before, you are eligible for staff positions when we have them available. This is not a commitment to be made lightly. We ask a lot of our people, especially our team leaders. To be a United Saints team leader requires a special blend of talents. A variety of construction skills are needed, but more important are the personal skills to take a dozen untrained, unskilled people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, quickly engage them in a project, and make them a team. A team leader motivates, teaches, encourages, and challenges volunteers to learn. A team leader knows how to lead the way, but also when to step back and let the volunteers do the work they came to do. A team leader makes the safety of the volunteers and the quality of their experience a matter of personal responsibility. They are the key to our success in keeping our volunteer groups coming back year after year. In interviews with returning volunteers we have found that the thing they remember most a year later is their team leader. If you can complete a term as one of our team leaders, you will forever have the confidence to handle anything. Living stipend: Team leaders receive a modest living stipend during volunteer season depending on experience. Housing: Team members may stay in our dorms at no charge when space is available. Meals: When we have visiting groups, meals are included. Flexible schedule: Our volunteer season usually has some "down time" and team leaders are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to take time for themselves and get to know New Orleans in a way most casual visitors never get to. It's probably not a coincidence that so many of our members have become permanent residents.
Current openings Team Leader from March 1st through April 20th (dates are approximate): See the job description above. Dates are a little flexible and there may be an opportunity to extend depending on volunteer volume.
Local artist: Resident artist to assist with specific art projects on a part-time basis to design the and lead volunteers in the work. This is not a large time commitment, but it does include a stipend for days worked. Veterans: As part of our Veteran Transition and Training Pilot Program, military veterans are eligible for special consideration for staff positions including transitional housing. Please contact us for details.

If you are interested in the above positions or want to check if there are any new openings, please email our project manager at projects@unitedsaints.org.

United Saints Recovery Project

2309 Dryades Street

New Orleans, LA

70113

(504)233-8883

volunteer@unitedsaints.org

www.unitedsaints.org

United Saints Recovery Project is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit public charity

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