Big Commitment, Thoughtful Benefits.

Serve Louisiana helps create positive change by partnering talented young leaders with community-based organizations across South Louisiana. An 11-month commitment is all we ask, and in return, we promise a time of intense personal and professional growth that will prepare you well for whatever’s next.

This isn’t an internship where you’ll push papers or run errands — it’s real, challenging work that helps nonprofits, public schools, grassroots efforts and community initiatives build their capacity to serve. As a member, you’ll serve onsite with your partner as a Volunteer Coordinator, Technology & Social Media Coordinator, Program Outreach & Community Awareness Coordinator or Program Development Coordinator. And you’ll gain solid experience while making valuable professional contacts across the community.

Our vision is to build continually healthier, more sustainable and more equitable communities for each new generation — and we need smart, energetic young talent to make it happen. Can you commit to serve? Check out the member benefits and requirements below. If you have questions, please let us know.

Member Benefits

Serve Louisiana members work with a single partner organization from September 1st through July 31st. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A full time workload
  • Major Medical Insurance
  • 10 personal days and 6 federal holidays off
  • In-depth personal and professional development
  • $5,815 education award upon graduation, which may be applied to student loans or additional education
  • $14,000 annual living allowance, paid twice monthly
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Child care reimbursement
  • Valuable networking opportunities

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Growth is a Given.

As a Serve Louisiana member, you won’t spend all your time with your partner organization. We build two kinds of interesting, impactful growth opportunities into your 11-month service term, including:

TEAM MEETINGS

Once a month, the New Orleans and the Baton Rouge teams gather to explore a social justice topic, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the communities they serve. Members choose the topics, and each member helps to plan and facilitate 1-2 meetings per service term. Our teams have discussed the prison-industrial complex, education, healthcare system, economic development and gentrification, food access, LGBTQ issues and more. Guest speakers, field trips, tours, documentaries and other resources sources enhance the team meeting experience.

PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

During the 11-month service term, all Serve Louisiana members attend a fall and spring overnight training known as Personal and Professional Development (PPD). This valuable training takes place at a Louisiana state park and includes workshops, guest speakers and other activities to help members have a successful year of service.

Eligibility Requirements

Qualifications may vary — see Available Opportunities for position specific descriptions.

  • 17 Years of age or older
  • United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass a state and FBI background check
    (those on national sex offender registry are not eligible to serve)
  • Have a passion for serving your community