Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available with many Catholic Charities programs. Please look through this list to see what opportunity is best suited to your skills and interest area. Then you can let us know you’re interested >


Mentoring Opportunities

Cornerstone Builders
Needed: Mentors for children whose parents are incarcerated. Find more information here.

Isaiah 43
Needed: Mentors to support youth (ages vary 12-16) toward success in school, work, life. Must commit to 2 hours every 2 weeks for a full year, with a set schedule. Sites: Franklinton (Northshore), St. Joseph the Worker (Marrero), and St. Peter Claver (Treme).

Tutoring Opportunities

Baronne Street Homeless Shelter

Needed: After School Tutor:  Tutor students by assisting with homework completion and strengthening academic skills
Weeknights (3-5pm or 6-7:30pm)

Needed: Enrichment Volunteer: Playing board games, assist in basic art, music, dance, Spanish, or reading.
Fridays (6-8pm) or Saturdays (12-4pm)

Hispanic Apostolate Community Services
Needed: (Housing Counseling) This program offering financial counseling to new home buyers and those at risk of losing a home, needs a volunteer. Anytime between 9:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday. Bilingual not required. Computer efficiency a plus. For more information or to get involved please contact Reyna Croft at rcroft@ccano.org or (504) 310-6922.

Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)
Needed: Tutors to assist high school students in a variety of subjects. Monday-Thursday evenings.

English as a Second Language
Needed: Enthusiastic volunteers to teach English as a Second Language classes to non-native English speakers in the Greater New Orleans area.

Classes will begin every September and January. There are morning sessions from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM and evening sessions from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Positions are available throughout the Greater New Orleans Area.

It is not required that you speak any language other than English.

If you are interested in teaching, please email us at twheelock@ccano.orgor call us at 504-861-6348.

Pre-School Assistant Opportunities

Head Start Centers
Children’s activities assistants to teach language, music, play, interact, and supervise children, ages 3-5. Monday-Friday, during school hours.

Administrative/Clerical Opportunities

Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)
Hope Chest helpers to sort and log in donations; Monday – Friday, 9 AM –5 PM, 3 to 4 hour shifts.

Padua Pediatrics (Belle Chasse)
Clerical support to answer phones, file, & typing; Monday – Friday, 10AM –2PM.

Immigration Services

Needed: Clerical Volunteer (Part Time, 8 hours per week): Responsible individual needed to assist immigration staff with filing legal documents and setting up appointments with clients for citizenship applications, visa extensions, green card renewals, work authorization, applications for family visas, and translations of legal documents. Must be able to work under minimal supervision two days per week, for four to five hours per day. Must have strong conversational Spanish skills and transportation.

Needed: Reception Volunteers (Part time, 15-20 hours per week): Two to three responsible individuals needed to volunteer 15 to 20 hours per week in the reception area of the Hispanic Apostolate Community Services Center. Responsibilities include: arriving early to turn on lights and radio, and otherwise ensure office is ready to serve clients; mailing and reviewing legal and other documents for grammatical errors; answering phones and interacting respectfully with clients in the reception area; and locking doors and turning off lights at the end of the day. No prior experience needed, but must have strong conversational Spanish skills and transportation to Metairie.

Project SAVE (Stopping Abuse through Victim Empowerment)
Current law student volunteers to assist lawyers in legal proceedings

Assisting the Elderly

Adult Day Health Care Centers & PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
Volunteers to sing, play music or teach basic art to seniors. Piano players are especially needed.

Needed: Volunteers to give seniors companionship (sit, talk, listen and read to clients) and help with bingo.

Needed: Volunteers to sweep, clean, and paint facilities as needed.

Volunteer Services · (504) 310-6960 · sslackey@ccano.org