Volunteering Brings Joy, Rewards to All

Every Thursday, you can find New Orleanian Gail Rouen at Terraces on Tulane, our Mid-City housing facility for seniors. Rouen began volunteering earlier this year. “I hit it off with everyone,” she says enthusiastically. “Their stories melt my heart I love listening to them and hearing about their backgrounds.” Rouen’s interest in volunteering was piqued… Read More

Pioneers Of Tomorrow Grasp Realities Of Today

Spring break! Time to party and shirk your responsibilities—pretend to be someone else for a while, right? Well, students from Rice University, St. Mary’s University Law School and Cornell College decided instead to take on responsibilities, and not to pretend to be someone else, but to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. These volunteers came… Read More

Desire to Transform Lives Motivates Volunteer

April is National Volunteer Month, and throughout the month we have been recognizing the contributions of our dedicated and selfless volunteers. While Volunteers of America is comprised of nearly 500 paid staff members, community volunteers are an indispensable part of the work we do. We are fortunate to have a partnership with the Americorps VISTA program which provides… Read More

Senior Living: Independent, Interconnected

Sandra Smith, at age 63, attends many concerts and football games. She works as an usher at the Superdome, and her part-time occupation suits her lighthearted, helpful nature perfectly. Sandra understands how important living independently is, so three days a week she travels to Volunteers of America’s senior adult living facility on Tulane Avenue to… Read More

The Value of Volunteering for Senior Adults

Ed and Mary Ann Brannan of Mandeville, LA, made it a point when they retired to stay involved in their community. More than ten years ago they began volunteering through Volunteers of America’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), each pursuing opportunities that fit their individual interests and skills. They volunteer, on average, a combined… Read More

Glidden Professional Donates Paint for Housing Revitalization Project

Glidden Professional donated paint, brushes, and other materials for a housing revitalization project in Covington’s West 30’s neighborhood. The painting project took place on the weekend of October 8-9th.  Several staff members from Glidden were also on-site to assist volunteers with painting homes. Over the course of the weekend upwards of 100 volunteers from Glidden… Read More

Volunteers of America, Glidden Professional, Home Works of America, and Bridge Church Team Up to Revitalize Covington’s West 30’s Neighborhood

Volunteers of America is teaming up with Glidden Professional, Home Works of America, and Bridge Church to paint approximately eight homes in the West 30’s neighborhood of Covington.  The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of October and serves as a part of a greater city wide revitalization project.  Volunteers will gather… Read More