Get Involved!

Volunteer at NOVA NELA

Volunteers are the heart of NOVA.

Our many dedicated volunteers help us provide educational and other assistance to employers, participants, and the NOVA staff.

But our volunteers do so much more.

They become a personal support system, share contacts for jobs and housing, help write resumes and prepare for job interviews, donate clothing and furniture, and subsidize security deposits.

These supportive relationships often continue after participants graduate. Because of the involvement and dedication of our volunteers, more than 65 percent of the participants get gainfully employed. If you are interested in volunteering with NOVA and the community, click on the button below.

A NOVA Employer Services representative can provide a confidential consultation to answer your questions. Contact us at (318) 855-1923 to learn more or email us at

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Your goals are individual. We believe career advice should be too, so we help your career thrive in this work environment.
"Gardner Denver has had great success with the NOVA program - the candidates we've hired are committed to hard work, to self-improvement, and to the success of our team. We strongly support the mission and intent of NOVA, and it will remain for us a preferred program to depend on for entry-level opportunities to join our team."
Mark IngramDirector, Operations North America Gardner Denver Thomas
"Being an employer who has been in the paper and plastic industries for some 40+ years, I have been concerned about the lack of a skilled workforce in the area of manufacturing in our community. NOVA is an organization that has made great strides in taking individuals who for whatever reason have taken the wrong path in life and need someone to give them guidance and vision in becoming a contributing source in the general workplace."
Bill KightPresident Euroboard Inc.