Summer Volunteer RECAP!

Summer is also a busy time for youth around the country to get out and volunteer, and YRNO is lucky enough to have about 200 volunteers helping out on our jobsites this summer.

Kicking off summer around Memorial Day, the girls from the Laurel School volunteered during their full-service trip with YRNO, which included a swamp tour, bowling at Rock-N-Bowl, museums, meals, snoballs, and more. Contact Prince if you’re interested in planning an all-inclusive service trip for your group:

Laurel School group visits St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square.

Laurel School students enjoying Pandora’s Snoballs.


All summer, YRNO was lucky to work with 9 Jesuit High School Seniors completing their 100 hours of service projects. Thank you for all your help and flexibility: Michael, Ben, William, Ross, Bennett, Jacob, Liam, Eli and Nick!

Jesuit HS Seniors Jacob, Liam and Eli deliver picnic benches to Ms. Cheryl’s community lot in the Treme.

Volunteers from Jesuit plus interns and local smoothie entrepreneur Dinero.

Later in June, the Mason Family, Minerva High School, Ben Franklin High School, Rawson Saunders School, local company FSC Interactive, and electronic band KREWELLA (plus their fans) all gave their time towards YRNO’s mission.

Minerva HS paints at a community project.

FSC Interactive’s volunteer team.

July brought Chappell Baptist Church from South Carolina, Seattle Academy from Washington, St. Peter’s UCC from Illinois, and the Ultster Project from Ireland! Also, Mitzvah Corps participants returned and helped out as they do almost every summer. Thank you coming back!

St. Peter’s UCC participants cutting baseboards.

Ladies from Chapell Baptist Church.

To all our volunteers from around the world, our sincerest THANK YOU for giving your time, effort, sweat, and gifts to YRNO. We wouldn’t be here without you! Thank you!