The foundation for the New Orleans Women’s Shelter is built upon our volunteers, and we welcome your enthusiasm and support. Because of our model which creates a home like environment for our residents, we ask that our volunteers commit to at least a 3 month term, in order to truly become a part of the NOWS family. We are extremely flexible and allow terms to begin anytime of the year.
The work that our volunteers do is critical to the efficiency and effectiveness of the shelter. Volunteers are involved with shift coverage which includes: basic monitoring of house activities, answering the door, and answering the phone. Aside from shift coverage, volunteers work side by side with our key staff, helping them with particular activities ranging from donation organization, fundraising, office management, resident programing, and much more. Volunteers are invited to all of our programs and are even encouraged to spear head their own programs with the approval of shelter staff (i.e. in-house garden management, art workshops, yoga lessons, and much more).
Our volunteer program allows individuals to reach out and support their community while creating a personalized experience.
Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities should review our Volunteer FAQ and fill out a volunteer application. To apply online please click here. To download an application, click here.. and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer to provide specific, professional services to our residents, please email email@example.com or call 504-962 -6697.