Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to a few questions you may have as you plan to volunteer with us at Global Maritime Ministries. If your questions are not answered below, please contact our Ministry Coordinator, Gina, for more information.

Individuals and groups of all kinds have found ways to serve with us.

A variety of people have served at our ministry throughout the years. Children, students, families, senior adults, women and men all enjoy volunteering in different ways at Global Maritime Ministries.

Who can volunteer at your center?

Is this a family-friendly place to serve?

Yes, families are welcome to come and serve together.

Our ministry is a great place for a family-friendly mission trip. Many seafarers enjoy interacting with children because they miss seeing their own children and families. However, children must be accompanied by a parent that will be responsible for them the entire time they are here.

Teams of up to 12 people are best.

We can accommodate teams of up to 12 people, which is appropriate for our normal ministry opportunities.

How many volunteers can we bring on a team?


What accommodations do you have for volunteers?

The second floor of our New Orleans center and the bunkhouse at our River Parishes center is dedicated to housing volunteers.

We have bunk beds, restrooms with showers, a sitting area, washing machine, and a kitchenette. You will need to bring your own pillows, linens, towels, soap, toiletries, etc.

We do not charge for lodging, but request a donation.

There is no charge for volunteers to stay overnight at our centers, but we do ask for a donation. The amount is up to you and varies based on many factors such as number of people, length of stay, etc.

How much do you charge for lodging?

What are the options for meals?

Cooking meals or dining out will be your decision.

You may prepare meals at the center if you wish. We have a full-size kitchen which is available for you to use. There are 3 grocery stores in our immediate area (Wal-Mart, Rouse’s & Winn Dixie). Of course there are many great New Orleans restaurants nearby as well.