St. Bernard Project (SBP)

About St. Bernard Project (SBP)

Are you passionate about addressing social justice and sustainability? If so, our service-minded AmeriCorps team needs your help!

Climate change is here, increasing the size and frequency of natural disasters and displacing over 15 million people each year. Hurricanes like Ida, Harvey, Maria, and Katrina disproportionately affect underresourced communities, whose road to recovery often takes years.

Take a gap year with us! Over the course of 10 months, you can help us rebuild homes, repair lives, and fortify families from reaching their breaking point. As an SBP AmeriCorps member, you can choose to directly assist in our construction and disaster deployment efforts, or choose to play a crucial role in coordinating services to disaster survivors.

New Orleans and Houston members may also serve in SBP’s Opportunity Housing Program in addition to working with home repair clients. The Opportunity Housing Program provides affordable, storm-resilient, energy-efficient homes for sale and rent to lower-income residents, to help them build resilience before disaster strikes. AmeriCorps members will gain valuable experience in how to redevelop neighborhoods and build housing that is affordable and resilient.

Where can you choose to serve?
New Orleans, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Houston, Texas
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Spanish language competency required



March 2022 - March 2022 Houston, TX
“I loved how we got to be involved in helping rebuild a blind woman whose home was affected by the hurricane. My group that went from my university actually took the build time down a week or so so she ended up being able to move in sooner than the projected time. ”

Volunteer Coordinator

August 2018 - December 2018 New Orleans, LA
“They are a great company who truly care for the community they serve. Even as a volunteer coordinator, we got to learn some much about construction and weather disasters. ”
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