Are you looking for a way to make a lasting difference in your community? Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Community Living Services (CLS) Program, which provides homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, needs your help! There are two opportunities available to those wanting to make our community a better place.

If you are able-bodied and can spare a few hours once or twice a month, you can help CLS in a big way by receiving and unloading food donations. Volunteers need to be able to lift and carry boxes, sometimes up and down stairs.

CLS is also seeking college students that are interested in working one-on-one with residents, with the potential to turn the experience into a fulfilling career. Students will work a couple of hours two days a week in teams of two to transport residents to and from their doctors’ appointments and communicate important care information to CLS case managers. Because this opportunity requires extensive training, students should be able to volunteer at least one semester of service. Each resident transport will take about two hours to complete. Stellar performance and commitment to this opportunity could allow for the transition to a paid job.

For more information, please contact Victoria King at (504) 486-8699, or email

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