Development Volunteer



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


6018 El Dorado St.
New Orleans
United States


About us: is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Our main goal is to support residents in rebuilding their storm damaged properties, but we also assist the community in other ways, helping with blight mapping, community gardens, and any other neighborhood recovery initiatives.

Job Description: is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Development Volunteer. The individual should possess a strong desire to learn about the nonprofit sector and long-term disaster recovery, and an eagerness to offer thoughtful suggestions and critical analysis. The Development Volunteer works directly with's Executive Director and Development Director. Combining management and research responsibilities, this position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the nonprofit sector, particularly with regard to fundraising and development. The ideal candidate is well-organized, proactive and committed to New Orleans'; recovery from damage suffered in the 2005 levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina. She or he should be able to balance administrative and clerical responsibilities with independent project management. Assignments will include advancing the strategic fundraising plan in tandem with staff, conducting independent research into opportunities for funding and organizational development, and coordinating with Executive Director regarding partnership and program opportunities.


  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with online social media and outreach platforms
  • Positive attitude
  • Independence tempered by the ability to follow direction and abide by a work plan
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates
  • Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail


Hours are 8am - 4pm Monday through Friday.

This position is unpaid and could be part or full time. Room and board provided for volunteers who commit to a full time schedule for 10 weeks or more. Students may obtain course credit. If volunteer needs to acquire additional employment for compensation, we can accommodate some changes to the schedule.

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Donna at


  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Donna at