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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: lowernine.org

About us:

lowernine.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Our main goal is to support residents in rebuilding their storm damaged properties, but we also operate a food pantry, and assist with other neighborhood recovery initiatives.

Job Description:

lowernine.org is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to serve as a Development Volunteer. The individual should possess a strong desire to learn about the nonprofit sector and long-term disaster recovery, and an eagerness to offer thoughtful suggestions and critical analysis. The Development Volunteer works directly with lowernine.org's Executive Director and Development Director. Combining management and research responsibilities, this position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the nonprofit sector, particularly with regard to fundraising and development. The ideal candidate is well-organized, proactive and committed to New Orleans' recovery from damage suffered in the 2005 levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina. They should be able to balance administrative and clerical responsibilities with independent project management. Assignments will include advancing the strategic fundraising plan in tandem with staff, conducting independent research into opportunities for funding and organizational development, creating social media content and strategy, and coordinating with Executive Director regarding partnership and program opportunities.


  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with online social media and outreach platforms
  • Positive attitude
  • Independence tempered by the ability to follow direction and abide by a work plan
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates
  • Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail


Organization hours are 8am - 4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.

This position is unpaid and could be part or full time. Room and board provided for volunteers who commit to a full time schedule for 10 weeks or more. Students may obtain course credit. If volunteer needs to acquire additional employment for compensation, we can accommodate some changes to the schedule.

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to info@lowernine.org

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing


Sun Apr 17, 2022 - Tue Apr 18, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


6018 El Dorado St.New Orleans, LA 70117







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