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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marilyn S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteer Expeditions creates a synergy beyond itself throughh the people and communities it serves and those who come from many places and diverse backgrounds. All are changed but greatest are those that give.


Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Expeditions since the organization was founded. It has been a privilege to see the mission of the group making a larger impact in the lives of so many every year. Under the leadership of Patti Vile, Volunteer Expeditions offers thoughtful, organized, and meaningful opportunities to make a difference.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a very responsible, and responsive, organization. Under the attentive eye of Patti Vile’s leadership, Volunteer Expedition’s programming has continued to evolve in generating timely, pragmatic, and impactful awareness and support to the most fundamental and universal concerns amongst humanity. In remaining consistent and true to its ongoing mission focused on New Orleans over five years ago, Volunteer Expeditions has graduated to a new level in its continued delivery of social impact, offering new opportunities in volunteer travel affecting a variety of pressing objectives.