Site Placements

YAVs volunteer at our Partner Placement Agencies, which are nonprofit organizations and congregations that provide opportunities for  YAVs to serve throughout New Orleans.

We are currently partnering with these agencies.  This is an updated list of Partnerships for the 2013/2014.

[Extended job descriptions below]


Jericho Road; Episcopal Housing Initiative

is a neighborhood based non-profit home builder that provides families with healthy and energy efficient affordable housing opportunities specifically in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans.  Jericho Road partners with neighborhood residents, organizations, and businesses to create and maintain a stable and thriving community. A YAV will work for Jericho Road in the capacity of Neighborhood coordinator in the community development of residents in a dynamic part of Central City New Orleans


Wetlands Advocate and Educator

(Sponsored by Bayou Blue Presbyterian Church): As a YAV you will Work with organizations like Center for Hazards Assessment Response and Technology (CHART) The NRCS and The Peoples Conservation to facilitate an education outreach program and help develop a Presbytery-funded Wetlands Education Theological Project focused on environmental advocacy, specifically the issues of coastal restoration. Volunteers work with Bayou Blue Presbyterian church, develop relationships with indigenous communities, and connect them with vital resources.

J W Johnson Community Garden Coordinator:

(Sponsored by Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church): As a YAV you will serve as the Community Gardener connecting the community garden with the surrounding neighborhood, the school, and coordinating community members to plant, maintain, and harvest garden beds. Volunteers maintain the garden and inspire the surrounding neighborhood, to learn about gardening and healthy, sustainable eating habits.

Habitat for Humanity

:As a YAV you will assist the organization pursue its mission to provide affordable housing to  residents and to eliminate poverty housing system in New Orleans by working in the Habitat  Restore. You will be the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator working with a core group of volunteers who come daily to work in the ReStore.  The Habitat ReStore is a vital aspect to the sustainability of Habitat for Humanity.

Mid City Ministries:

As a YAV you tutor and mentor at-risk children and youth through this growing ministry of Carrollton Ave. Church of Christ. You provide leadership and compassion to students who participate in the after school program, weekly character development program, summer camp, and ACT Prep program.


First Presbyterian Church (Part-time)

As a YAV at First Presbyterian Church you will join the church in its mission of welcoming all people into the life of the church.  You will learn about the root causes of Homlessness in New Orleans and become an instrumental leader in the First Presbyterian’s Thriving Homeless ministry Program of Hope.  As a YAV you will also lead the church’s Christian Education Program.


 Project Homecomingproj homecoming

As a YAV at Project Homecoming you will help the Presbytery’s nonprofit organization to build resilient communities and fulfill housing needs of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals affected by the hurricanes of 2005. Three positions are available:

1. Worksite Managers oversee volunteers and construction.

2. Volunteer Village Managers coordinate and host weekly volunteer teams at the housing facility, Olive Tree.

3. The PR/Marketing Assistant will help implement that PR/Marketing plan for Project Homecoming.


For more information on how you can apply to serve at these placement agencies or if your organization would like to be a placement agency in the future, please contact the site coordinator: or call 504 715 3715


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