We need help for YouthForce Internships!

YouthForce Internships Opportunities to Volunteer

YouthForce NOLA is preparing for YouthForce Internships -- a program that prepares over 250 rising high school seniors for career success through 60 hours of paid career-readiness training and 90 hours of meaningful work experience at an internship with a New Orleans company. To help prepare these young adults for the future, we need your help!  Check out three volunteer opportunities below:

Dress Your Best: Donate business professional clothing by May 29.

We are seeking clothing donations for interns during our summer internship program and need men's and women's business clothing in all sizes. Deadline for donations is May 29.

Please donate to one of the following locations:

LOCATION 1: Lower Garden District

Where: Landing Zone (625 Celeste St., New Orleans, LA 70130)

Contact: Nakeisha Joiner*

Phone: 504-250-8582

Drop-off times: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

LOCATION 2: West Bank

Where: Algiers Charter School Association (2401 Westbend Parkway, Suite 2001)

Contact: Tammi Griffin-Major

Phone: 504-302-7001

Drop-off times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm

If you are able to collect a large amount of clothing, we can coordinate a pick up. Please contact Nakeisha Joiner at 504-250-8582 or nakeisha@youthforcenola.org

Shine and Dine: June 5 at 11:30am-1:00pm.

Shine & Dine is a mentorship luncheon at a fine dining restaurant that creates a space for our young people to receive mentorship and gain insights from professionals. Interns will use this lunch to learn about navigating the world of work from professionals -- like yourself! Imagine all the questions you had about the professional world at the start of your career. This is an opportunity to share the insight you’ve gained with a younger generation with those questions.

The event will take place on June 5 from 11am-1pm at Bourbon House, Palace Cafe, Calcasieu, and Brennan’s. RSVP here.

Mock Networking: June 7

During the YouthForce Internships program, participating youth will have many opportunities to develop their professional networks and make positive impressions on possible future employers. At Mock Networking, volunteers will help students prepare to network before they experience the real thing. Youth will engage with volunteers as if the volunteers are employers, and volunteers will provide feedback to help students grow professionally. RSVP here for one of two slots (9:45-10:45am or 12:00-1:00pm), which will take place at the Pan Am building, 601 Poydras St on the 11th floor.

Meredith Barousse