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Join the [Re]Builder Movement!
Our [Re]Builders make the work we do possible! Rebuilding Together New Orleans offers volunteer opportunities all year long for individuals or groups of any size. Whether you’re a New Orleans native looking for a way to serve your community, a student leader organizing an alternative break trip, or an executive looking to foster team building through service, we’re excited to welcome you to one of our sites.
Individual volunteers interested in [Re]Building with us should create a profile on our new Volunteer Center. Once we have opportunities available that match your interest and skills, you’ll receive an email to sign-up for a volunteer shift.
If we currently have open opportunities for individual volunteers, you’ll find them on the Volunteer Jobs tab once you’ve filled out the Volunteer Interest form.
Volunteer Groups (Alternative breaks, church groups, families, etc.)
If you are the coordinator/leader for the group, please register using our Volunteer Center with the following instructions:
-Enter your specific date(s) you’d like to volunteer in the Volunteer Date(s) Requested box.
-Select General Volunteer Group from the Volunteer Interest menu.
-Tell us a little about your group! In the Volunteer Notes, please tell us how many volunteers you expect to have in your group, what your group affiliation is (school/university name, church name, company name, etc.). If you need help organizing housing or transportation, please also leave a note about it in this box.
Once you complete the Volunteer Interest form, our Volunteer Manager will reach out to confirm your group’s details. Please note that during peak seasons such as spring break and winter break, group availability often fills quickly, and it’s best to check our Job Calendar to see if we have volunteer availability
Corporate Groups and Conference Service Days
Those looking to schedule a day of service for their employees should email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Rebuilding Together New Orleans has coordinated large scale service days for groups such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Touchstone Energy, the International Roofing Expo, and more, and we’d love to be a part of your next conference or expo. We can’t wait to work with you in creating a fun, engaging, and impactful day for everyone!
A Day Volunteering with RTNO:
- Volunteer days are typically Monday- Friday from 9am-4pm. Unless otherwise communicated, volunteers will meet our team at the worksite address provided to you.
- Volunteers will arrive on site and receive a safety briefing from our team before starting work—safety is our top priority!
- The volunteer friendly work may be anything from exterior and interior painting, installing ADA approved grab bars and handrails, working on a wheelchair ramp and/or stairs, installing a fence, and much more!
- No construction experience is necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know, and make sure you have all the tools and materials on site to have a successful day.
What to Wear and Bring:
- Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting ruined. You may be painting or staining, so be prepared to get a little dirty!
- Wear closed-toed shoes. Boots or steel-toed shoes are not required, however sandals and other open-toed shoes will not be allowed.
- Dress for the weather—shorts are fine in the summer as long as they’re worksite safe.
- Bring a reusable water bottle (cold, filtered water provided)
- Apply sunscreen and bug spray regularly (both provided, but we recommend bringing extra)
- Bring a lunch if your group leader has not told you lunch is provided!
We have been working incredibly hard to make sure our [Re]Builders can return to site safely! Please note that the following procedures and restrictions will be in place until further notice:
- Volunteers will be limited to no more than 10 people on each site. If your group has more than 10 people, we will likely have to split you between sites, however we will do our best to make sure those sites are in close proximity to each other.
- Stay home if you are sick! All those on site will be asked to participate in a touchless temperature scan upon arrival, and those with a fever higher than 100.3 will be asked to volunteer at a different time.
- Everyone on site must wear a facial covering or mask that covers their nose and mouth whenever possible. Facial coverings will be provided as necessary.
- Tools will be labeled to limit sharing whenever possible. Commonly touched items such as power tools, port-a-let door handles will be sanitized often.
- Hand sanitizer will be on site and available.
- Volunteers will be asked to complete exterior only repairs as to limit contact with our homeowners. Homeowner interactions are not permitted as this time, for their protection and yours.
- Volunteers and staff must practice “distance-working” and maintain 6 ft. of space between each worker whenever possible.
We have these procedures in place for everyone’s safety; however an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.