Volunteer Opportunity in New Orleans

Posted on: September 13th, 2007 by Walter Gallas 6 Comments

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the need for volunteer help in New Orleans remains strong, and one of our local partners, Rebuilding Together, is seeking assistance to rebuild houses for low-income elderly and disabled residents.

Volunteers may be performing tasks such as painting, scraping, landscaping, dry-walling, taping, cleaning, installing appliances, and tiling. Instruction is given for unfamiliar tasks, and no volunteers are expected to do any job they are uncomfortable performing. All work is supervised by skilled Rebuilding Together staff members and water, refreshments and first aid kits are always onsite.

All volunteers must be 18 or older. Click here to see a schedule, which includes dates and participation costs. If you are able to help out, please contact Sean Vissar by email at svissar [at] prcno [dot] org or by phone at (504) 636-3076. Click here for information for low-cost volunteer accommodations.

Updated to add the schedule link.

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6 Responses

  1. Regina Cahill

    December 28, 2007

    I would be able to volulnteer, but the schedule does not show 2008–how can I ge dates? Regina Cahill 203-877-7620

  2. Sarah Heffern

    January 3, 2008

    Regina, we’re working on a 2008 schedule now and will post it here and on the main site as soon as we have it ready. Thanks for your interest.

  3. Teresa

    January 21, 2008

    I have submitted my survey to be a volunteer for Rebuilding Together, New Orleans. My available dates are February 25th – 29th, 2008. I have not received any information via email or phone from a representative, as stated I would by the survey. Who do I contact to finalize my volunteer plans?

  4. Christine

    January 30, 2008

    I have the same question as Teresa. My preferred dates are February 25-29, 2008. I submitted my survey a couple weeks ago but have not received any information. Who do I contact, or should I still be waiting for someone to contact me? I am very interested in this opportunity to help. Thank you.

  5. PreservationNation » Blog Archive » 2008 Dates for NOLA Volunteer Opportunities

    February 14, 2008

    [...] Once again, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is partnering with the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans to provide volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping with the city’s ongoing recovery efforts. [...]

  6. Sarah Heffern

    February 14, 2008

    With apologies for the delay, we now have dates listed for 2008′s volunteer opportunities. You can find them here: http://blog.preservationnation.org/?p=471.