For $30 a night, Project Homecoming offers volunteers coming from around the country an affordable and quaint housing facility, the Volunteer Village, located in New Orleans in Gentilly. The Volunteer Housing Facility can accommodate up to 26 volunteers. We have bunk dorm rooms, provide meals, community spaces, WiFi, and cable.
Our Volunteer Housing Managers coordinate with partner organizations around New Orleans for placement opportunities for your volunteer group. We attempt to make placements upon the groups suggested field of interest.
The Village offers meals from Sunday dinner – Friday lunch.
Breakfast- Hot and cold options available
Lunch- Build your own sandwich and grab some snacks
Dinner- New Orleans and American cuisine served each night
All meals are prepared by and for volunteers. Meal Prep chores are split between volunteer chore groups. You will be alerted to your chore duties upon arrival Sunday afternoon.
We have optional programming for groups to learn more about New Orleans!
Monday Night- New Orleans Trivia
Tuesday Afternoon- Volunteer Tour of New Orleans Recovery
Wednesday Night- Wetlands Presentation
Thursday- Neighbor Night
Enhance your volunteer stay by participating in the these educational options to get the most out of your trip.
Check out the sights in New Orleans!
Frenchman Art Market
Jackson Square in the French Quarter
We have Village Managers on site to help you get the most our of your time here in New Orleans! They can give you the best po-boy recommendations, where to find some local tunes, and get you a deal on a swamp tour!
There's still a need
Come stay with us and work with a wonderful community partners!
Volunteers are still needed in New Orleans, whether it’s working with the wetlands, helping build a house, beautifying parks, working with the elderly, sprucing up a local playground…
There is still a ton of work to do, and with your help, we can continue to make this city great.
Sorting Mardi Gras Beads
Youth Rebuilding New Orleans
Horse Rescue Farm
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Update on Project Homecoming Volunteer Village
UPDATE 2/10/17- The Volunteer Village was devastated by an EF-3 tornado on February, 7th around 11:15 am. All staff inside was able to find an interior room to seek shelter from the storm. At this time we will no longer be taking volunteers at the Volunteer Village.
We are in the process of moving our volunteer housing operation to our office in Gentilly. This space will accommodate 36 volunteers. We will still continue to provide the meals, beds, showers/bathrooms, and managers at this new space.
Volunteer tour is available to volunteers working in the city that are not staying at Project Homecoming’s volunteer housing facility for $5 a person.