Current Trips

Shirts Across America grooms students for college/university and beyond through its dynamic Leadership Immersion Trips.

Our volunteers are exposed to the concept of thoughtful leadership by participating in our hands-on trip experiences.  They join together with their peers & students from different backgrounds to positively effect change, while uniting communities.


How it all Began…

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shirts Across America (SAA).

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, devastating communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. In New Orleans, levee failures led to extensive flooding throughout the city, with up to 20 feet of water in some neighborhoods. Many families, in their efforts to rebuild, experienced additional challenges created by bureaucratic inefficiency, lack of resources, contractor fraud, and unequal allocation of aid.

We are committed to engage volunteers like you to help build homes in New Orleans throughout the school year.

To date, SAA has:

  • Sent over 4,000 high school volunteers and adults to help build homes in Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Fully funded 16 homes through donations and volunteer hours
  • Worked on 200+ homes/projects

Interested in making a difference? Make sure to apply! Applications for this school year are closed – we are Full.

Check our calendar for new information.

2021 Trip Participants

New Orleans Immersion Trip Schedule

All Trips listed below are for volunteers who were originally scheduled to travel with SAA in 2020.  No additional applications will be accepted at this time.

Summer Trip #1
Saturday, June 12 – Saturday, June 19, 2021

Summer Trip #2
Saturday, June 19 – Saturday, June 26, 2021

Summer Trip #3
Saturday, June 26 – Saturday, July 3, 2021

Summer Trip #4
Saturday, July 10 – Saturday, July 17, 2021

Summer Trip #5
Saturday, July 17 – Saturday, July 24, 2021


FINAL Trip Requests & Options for Travel

If you have not submitted your preferences for your upcoming trip, please complete the section below.  Don’t forget to indicate your top 3 preferences for the 2020-21 trip dates AND list a couple of friends that you wish to travel with you.

Simply click on the button below to submit your requests.

Trip Requests


If you have any questions about our Leadership Immersion Trips, please contact Shirts Across America Staff at We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.