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Top Volunteer Opportunities in New Orleans in 2019

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great New Orleans nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite New Orleans charities. Every nonprofit on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on If your favorite New Orleans nonprofit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Animal Rescue New Orleans4 stars

Rescued Dog Animal Rescue New Orleans Inc

“ARNO has taught me so much about caring for my own pets. I volunteered with them after Katrina and Charlotte allowed me to rescue litters of puppies that had been abandoned. It was a healing experience and I have several ARNO rescued dogs that I adopted. I cannot say enough good about them, a wonderful group to work with. They are a true no-kill rescue. Go be a volunteer with them!” –Darlene B.

Cross World Africa5-stars

“I spent 3.5 months volunteering with Cross World Africa in Iten, Kenya, and I have nothing but amazing things to say about this nonprofit. It is a wonderful collection of passionate individuals who believe in making the world a better place, and volunteer their time to make it happen. Their projects benefit men, women, children, and the communities as a whole.

From health education to entrepreneurship, from sustainability to basic needs, this organization does it all. Real people making a difference, spreading the message of hope across the Great Rift Valley.” –CWAVolunteer

Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation5-stars

Participants for Yoga session Jai Bhakti Yoga Foundation“I found JBY at an incredibly challenging time in my life. My strength and mobility were limited and I desperately needed the meditation and mindfulness that yoga offered. I’ve tried yoga at other studios and just hadn’t found the right fit. Being a teacher, yoga can get quite expensive, but because JBY is donation-based it makes it more feasible for me to attend classes and donate when I can. I am so grateful to have found JBY when I needed it the most, and will continue to support it in any way I can.” –Charlotte L.1