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ArcGNO welcomes community members, professionals, and skilled labor to help us advocate for and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have many volunteer opportunities available.

Mardi Gras Recycle Center

ArcGNO collects more than 160 tons of Mardi Gras throws annually, saving them from drains and landfills in the Greater New Orleans area. Now, we need your help to sort and package them! The more recycled throws we sell, the more jobs we create for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Work year-round alongside people of all abilities by volunteering with our bead team in a fun and festive environment. We also host corporate team building events, student mission groups, school and church service learners, and locals of all walks of life. This is perfect for any individual or your office, club, team, or social group! If you’re volunteering alone, we can use your help as well! Plus, all proceeds from the Mardi Gras Retail Store support wages for our participants and our daily operations.

Community Integration

ArcGNO serves about 250 adults with intellectual disabilities in five community centers across the Greater New Orleans region. Our programming and activities focus on community integration, health and wellness, and advocacy.  We are always looking for opportunities to introduce our participants to new experiences, to reinforce positive life skills, and to encourage healthy living.

Are you a musician, actor, or artist looking to share your talents? Do you work in health and wellness or want to help participants stay more active? Is your organization hosting an event in search of fun and curious participants? ArcGNO wants to collaborate!

Facilities and Administrative Supports

We would appreciate the help of anyone who can offer time and talent to help maintain and improve spaces for ArcGNO staff and participants. Or, come work with our dedicated staff!

We can always use an extra pair of hands to help with reception, clerical services, and retail support in our Mardi Gras Retail Store.

Our Mission

Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) works to secure for all people with intellectual disabilities opportunities to develop, function, and live to their fullest potential.

Our Purpose

To create, through education, advocacy, and support, a greater New Orleans community that includes, accepts, and celebrates people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Make a difference and enjoy the rewards of volunteering with individuals who have unique abilities.

All volunteers must be at least 11 years or older. Ages 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals who wish to volunteer on a long-term basis will be required to complete a volunteer form and undergo a background check.

For more information on volunteering at ArcGNO, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 504-324-1645 or use the form to send us a message.

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Metairie, LA 70001



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