An Intake Form asks questions about the homeowner, the house, and the repairs needed. The purpose of this form is to help identify eligibility of the homeowner.
Do I qualify?
RTNO serves citizens in Orleans Parish who are low income, elderly, disabled, veterans, and/or single head of household with minor children.
How long is the wait?
Approximately 12 months or longer due to the high volume of calls each day.
Do I have to pay for any services or buy materials?
No, we do not charge the homeowner for anything. We provide the labor and materials through private grants, donors, and city funding.
What type of repairs do you provide?
We provide “Safe at Home” repairs, so anything from grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and stairs. We also do small disaster repair projects including weatherization repairs, roofing, drywall repairs, flooring, and painting. In most cases, we are currently unable to do projects that require a full-home renovation.
I know someone who needs home repairs. How can I apply for your services on their behalf?
You can refer the homeowner who needs repairs to call (504) 264-1815 and do an intake form over the phone.
We prefer a minimum of two workdays but we are happy to work with groups to schedule meaningful service days that can fit almost any schedule.
What days can I volunteer and for how long?
Work projects are typically available Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Is there an age requirement to volunteer?
All volunteers must be 15 or older. All volunteers will be asked to sign waivers of liability (those under 18 will require a parent or guardian signature), but will also be given a safety overview and general orientation onsite.
What kind of work will I be doing on site?
Jobs performed on the house will vary according to the work scope and may consist of skilled or unskilled tasks, such as painting, carpentry, landscaping, etc.
What AmeriCorps programs does RTNO have?
AmeriCorps State Program: A program through Volunteer Louisiana Commission where members serve by completing home repairs and assisting with new client intakes.
These terms are anywhere between 3 months to 11 months.
What are some benefits of AmeriCorps?
Monthly living stipends
Health insurance for full-term members
Segal Education Award at the successful completion of your term to be used for student loans or furthering your education at a college, university, or technical school.
Networking opportunities with national nonprofits, businesses, and government entities.
Monthly professional development with topics such as resume building, financial planning, and team building.
Does RTNO provide housing for their AmeriCorps members?
No, but we will gladly assist in housing searches.
Do I need my own source of transportation?
We highly recommend a car, however New Orleans does have public transport i.e. bus or street car.
How do I apply for an AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together New Orleans?
Go to the AmeriCorps page of our website under “Get Involved” and click the apply button on the bottom of the page to get started.
Is there an age requirement to be an AmeriCorps member?
AmeriCorps members need to be at least 18 years old to serve.