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Volunteer Expeditions

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To create a more compassionate world by organizing volunteer trips for groups; to give back to society through service, advocacy and education; to make a positive impact in the communities we serve; and to bring people of different backgrounds together with a common goal of rebuilding impoverished communities.

Results: By the end of 2012, have taken at least 43 groups on volunteer tours, making for over 1200 volunteers. Our volunteers have helped build over 80 houses, served hundreds of meals to hungry New Orleans residents, and volunteered in many deserving organizations.

Geographic areas served: New Orleans

Programs: Rebuilding New Orleans

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Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Warrenetta B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Warrenetta Banks and I serve as the Volunteer Coordinator of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. As a returning resident born and raised in New Orleans post hurricanes Katrina and Rita it has been a struggle to rebuild our Historic Lower 9th Ward Community. I am truly grateful to Patti Vile and Volunteers Expedition and the many wonderful volunteers she continue to bring every year to help rebuild our lives, homes, churches, gardens and neighborhoods in the City of New Orleans. Most of the volunteers are unskilled in carpentry work but they bring so much love, hope and joy to us. Their work is priceless! I am so grateful to Volunteer Expedition volunteers that come from far and near to help me rebuild our beautiful City of New Orleans!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My time was spent with a key member of Volunteer Expeditions. This organization wants to contribute to meaningful service projects that are needed while still having each volunteer understand community needs and be forever changed by their experience. I'm proud and excited to work with the staff of Volunteer Expeditions.