AmeriCorps + Rebuilding Together New Orleans
Rebuilding Together New Orleans has been partnering with AmeriCorps since 2007. Each year a group of full-time members have worked alongside the RTNO staff to implement programs, organize volunteers and work on houses. To learn more about these programs, please visit the AmeriCorps website.
AmeriCorps offers more than 70,000 opportunities annually for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Areas of service range from community development, providing youth mentoring and helping to protect the environment.
AmeriCorps House Captains, Starting January 8th
AmeriCorps members serving with RTNO get to see first-hand how the work they’re doing positively impacts the community. The tasks House Captains complete improve the quality of life for all of RTNO’s homeowners, whether it’s through the addition of a wheelchair ramp to allow homeowner mobility and independence, or exterior weatherization repairs to lower utility builds and keep a home clean and healthy. They complete hands-on repairs as part of prep work or punch list for special projects, and complete repairs in volunteers’ absence. On project days, AmeriCorps House Captains work with volunteers from all backgrounds and skill levels to complete a variety of construction activities. Wherever possible, they teach and empower volunteers to learn new skills and safely implement them on the worksite.