Volunteers make the Green Project happen.

Each year, over 700 people volunteer with us, helping to recycle paint, improve areas of our store, accept donations and more. Whether you only have a couple of hours to spare or a month of time, we can always use your help.


Individual Volunteers


Short- and long-term individual volunteers help the Green Project thrive! These volunteers work in our donation driveway, warehouse store, paint recycling center, special projects and more. At the Green Project, you’ll get hands-on experience salvaging usable materials and will actively help make New Orleans a sustainable city.

We welcome students in need of community service hours, adjudicated community service volunteers and members of the community simply looking to get involved.


Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age with adult supervision or 18 years of age or older and have the ability to withstand fluctuating outdoor environments.

First time volunteers must schedule time for an orientation at the Green Project, where you’ll learn about our store, safety tips, meet the team and complete our volunteer waiver.

After orientation, you can volunteer at the Green Project between 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are free to choose the day(s) and time(s) they wish to help out, though we ask that you give us advanced notice so that we have time to prep volunteer activities.

What to Wear and Bring

Volunteers should:

  • Wear clothes that can get dirty or paint stained

  • Wear closed toed shoes

  • Dress for the weather

  • Bring a reusable water bottle (cold, filtered water provided)

  • Bring snacks, especially if volunteering for 2+ hours

  • Apply sunscreen and bug spray regularly (both provided, but we recommend bringing extra)


Group + Corporate Team Building

The Green Project hosts group and corporate volunteers for team building events and dedicated volunteer days. These groups help out with paint recycling, build days, community development and more. We can even come to you!

To learn more about group and corporate opportunities, please email Catherine Crowell at ccrowell@thegreenproject.org.