Over 700 individuals volunteer at The Green Project every year. Some come for one day as part of a group. Others live just around the corner and help out for a few hours every week. As a community nonprofit, we are dependent upon the time and energy of our volunteers, and they have helped us achieve our environmental mission since 1994.

Want to give us a hand? We would love your help! Contact our Executive Director, Sean Vissar at volunteer@thegreenproject.org  to set up a time to join us.


How can you get involved at The Green Project?

Warehouse and Lumberyard:
Every day we save 6 tons of materials from the landfills, and we could never do this without the help of volunteers. Volunteers help deconstruct, measure, and organize architectural salvage so we can put it back in use.

Paint Recycling Center:
Help us mix donated paint to create our 100% recycled paint. This prevents household hazardous waste from leaching into our wetlands and creates an affordable tool to combat the blight in our neighborhoods.

Raised Gardens:
Have you ever seen a bathtub garden? Well, The Green Project is surrounded by them. Put your green thumb to good use and help us maintain our reused raised beds.

Outreach Events and Paint Collections:

Attend community events around New Orleans as a Green Project Outreach Representative to raise awareness about our organization. We also have paint drop-off events around the city, which our Outreach Reps help with every month.


Like all nonprofits, there is a lot of the “behind the scenes” work to be done. Volunteers assist in data entry, mailings, and other office work – the glue that keeps us together.

*All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and bring closed-toe shoes, a water bottle, and clothes you don’t mind getting a wee bit dirty. We also welcome adjudicated community service volunteers.*

Contact Sean at volunteer@thegreenproject.org