COMMUNITY

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GiveNOLA Dayimage

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. moreThe goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. less

Grow Dat Youth Farm & Farmers Marketimage

Grow Dat Youth Farm works to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through farming in a section of City Park. more They also participate in several area farmer’s markets.The farm works to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities.Grow Dat works to support public health, the local economy and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana. less

Garden on Maraisimage

Garden on Marais is an agricultural gathering space that provides educational opportunities and access to nutrient-rich foods. moreWe are currently looking for volunteers to join our team of gardeners!We are also launching a 4-H club for youth ages 6-13 this summer, beginning June 6th.Those who spend time in the garden working will eat from the garden’s bounty.Contact Kayla Wilson if interested: kmiller@elanministries.org.4600 Marais St.in the Upper Ninth Ward less

EPNO (Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans)image

EPNO is a giving circle that aims to engage young professionals in philanthropy and to increase the impact that these individuals can have by pooling their resources in a grant-making process for local nonprofit organizations. moreEach participant pledges $500 of his/her own money, and then has that matched by an employer, an outside funder, friends/family, etc.So, each person has $1000 to pool in a focus group (usually about 8-9 people per group) to then dole out the sum ($8000 – $9000) to selected grant applicants. less

Jazz & Heritage Festival Sponsored Community Organizationsimage

Jazz Fest funds a lot of great community initiatives – some of them are listed and linked below.

Sync Up Conference
Heritage School of Music
Talent Exchange

Save the Gulf Partners with JeffCAP for Oil Spill Recoveryimage

Save the Gulf is comprised of private citizens from the West Coast who have a genuine concern for our nation. moreThis non-politically affiliated movement decided not to sit at home and watch another disaster occur to the Gulf Coast again.Recently, the movement started an initial trip to Southeastern Louisiana where volunteers worked very hard to collect supplies and donations from the West Coast to give the supplies to real victims of the oil spill.Sponsorships for these trips are supported by generous donations through Universe Broadcasting.Save the Gulf is not affiliated with BP or any subversive agencies.The movement consists over 30,000 “patriots” who desires to assist the victims of the oil spill and its recovery efforts.Save the Gulf’s donations will go to JeffCAP and the Plaquemines Parish Health Department to provide supportive services to the victims of the oil spill.Universe Broadcasting Corporation is now willing to offer a $1 donation per individual who sends a Umail at http://www.UmailWizard.comto The National Wildlife Federation.You can do this for free for a limited time.In light of recent events, the Universe Broadcasting Corporation has created a fund of $1,000 to be dispersed to The National Wildlife Federation to help the wildlife affected by the oil spill.This fund will be donated when 1,000 individuals send one Umail using a new patent pending system.If one 1,000 Umails are not sent, the Umails that have been sent will be tallied and will make a donation based on that number.Every Umail sent is free and you can track and share your Umail forever.JOIN THE MOVEMENT!Visit http://www.savethegulfcrew.com and the Save the Gulf notes section on Facebook for more information.For more information, please visit JeffCAP’s profile on npnnola.com less

Volunteer Louisianaimage

Volunteer Louisiana is a state run website that posts volunteer opportunities throughout the state.

Evacuteer.org – Volunteer to Assist in the Event of an Evacuationimage

Evacuteer&#46org is an organization that aims to mobilize residents to volunteer for the City Assisted Evacuation Plan in the event of a mandatory evacuation. moreVolunteer – or “evacuteer” -your time and skills to ensure the well-being and safety of your neighbors and community.Volunteers must attend 1 training session and volunteer for at least a 7-hour shift.Find more information on the website. less

Rebuilding Together New Orleansimage

Rebuilding Together New Orleans is a local affiliate of a national nonprofit organization – Rebuilding Together – which has restored and revitalized more than 100,000 homes over the past 19 years. moreRebuilding Together New Orleans volunteers work under the supervision of skilled RTNO construction staff rebuilding the homes of low-income elderly and disabled residents.

One weekend a month, RTNO holds a “Local Build” for New Orleanians to help their neighbors rebuild their homes.The workdays are Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.The maximum group size is 50 people.There is no fee for local groups.To volunteer, contact Alyssa Provencio, Volunteer Program Officer, at aprovencio@prcno.org or 504.636.3076.

The next Local Builds will be Nov 7, Jan 23, and April 17. less

Help Louisiana Food Banksimage

The Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) has requested $18 million from the state of Louisiana to support the Louisiana Nutrition Assistance Program (LANIAP) — a model program that allows the five food banks of the Louisiana Food Bank Association to purchase nutritious foods from Louisiana farmers, fishermen, vendors and wholesalers to help feed hungry families, children and seniors across all 64 Louisiana parishes. more2009 funding for Louisiana Food Banks and the Louisiana Nutrition Assistance Program (LANIAP) currently rests with the Senate Finance Committee.You can help the LFBA by calling, faxing or emailing members of the Senate Finance Committee&#46 Click the link to learn more. less

The Roots of Music Marching Crusadersimage

The Roots of Music is a grassroots after school music education program run by local musicians for at-risk middle-school students in New Orleans. moreMonday through Thursday and on Saturday mornings, students are bused from around the city to the training space where get academic tutoring, music theory and marching band training, a free hot meal and transportation home.The program is free for all students and includes a musical instrument of their choice.

The program is in need of: instruments as well as donations to cover the costs of busing, facilities, and salaries for our Instructors.

For more information or to donate visit the website or call (504) 460-2611. less

Habitat for Humanityimage

Habitat for Humanity offers home building at low cost for qualifying residents.

Services Provided: Home building at low cost for qualifying residents
Area Served: All areas
Eligibility: Must (1) need shelter, (2) be willing to partner, (3) ability to repay loan, (4) earn 35-50% of median income, and (5) have good or no credit
Contact Info: 504-861-2059
The process can take 1-2 years

Habitat ReStoreimage

Habitat ReStore accepts donations and resells new or used items such as sheet rock, roofing materials, doors, cabinets, and more for 30% to 90% off retail prices. moreAll profits from the Habitat ReStore are used to help Habitat build more houses in the New Orleans area.Donations of doors, windows, cabinets, working appliances, roofing materials, sheet rock, and lumber are needed.Any building or remodeling material that’s in good shape can be recycled through the Habitat ReStore, saving dumping costs and providing a tax deduction.To make a donation, drop it by the store, or call the Habitat ReStore at (504) 943-2240 to arrange for pickup. less

UNITY: Helping the Homelessimage

The number of homeless people in New Orleans has doubled since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005&#46 UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a network of agencies that helps to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness. moreTheir case managers help homeless residents get off the street by placing them in temporary housing or hotels and eventually into permanent housing.Homelessness is a community wide problem, and it can only be resolved with community-wide support.Volunteers are still needed to help reduce, prevent, and end homelessness in our community.Anyone interested in volunteer work with UNITY is encouraged to call Kathleen “Catch” Patton, UNITY Coordinator of Community Involvement, at 821-4496, ext.116. less

FixNola.orgimage

FixNola&#46org uses the extensive Volunteer Match database to match civic-minded New Orleanians with volunteer opportunities throughout the city. moreFind projects geared towards kids, education, hurricane relief, and community&#46 less

St. Bernard Projectimage

The St&#46 Bernard Project offers rebuilding assistance to the elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children who have a house in St&#46 Bernard. more

Services Provided: General rebuilding assistance
Area Served: St.Bernard
Eligibility: Elderly (over 62), disabled, or those who have school-age children
Contact Info: 504-277-6831
Services are dependent on available volunteers

Those interested in volunteering can register online or email volunteer@stbernardproject.org. less

Volunteers of America Referral Servicesimage

Volunteers Of America is currently offering case management services for residents affected by the hurricane to acquire resources to stabilize their lives including groceries, appliances, clothing, and rental and utility assistance. moreThere is currently a month long waiting list.Call VOA at 504-483-3558 between 8:30 and 5pm Monday through Friday. less

Americorps Jobs to Help New Orleansimage

AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Vista offer 10 month work opportunities with local rebuilding projects. moreAmeriCorps members receive a $10,900 living allowance, health insurance, and a $4725 education award.Several positions in the New Orleans area are available.Visit the AmeriCorps website to find out more. less

DonorsChoose.orgimage

On this site teachers submit class projects in need of materials or expense coverage. moreBrowse projects and donate to one you wish to support. less

Nola.com Volunteer Forumimage

Forum for posting and discussing volunteer opportunities in the New Orleans area.

Volunteer with Common Groundimage

Show your solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast by volunteering with Common Ground project&#46 To volunteer, email commongroundvolunteers@gmail&#46com, or call 504-218-6613&#46

City Park Super Saturday Volunteer Opportunitiesimage

Help clean City Park in New Orleans. moreOne Saturday each month – usually the first Saturday each month – volunteers are invited to meet at the tennis center parking lot (across from the Peristyle) at 9:00 a.m.Work assignments and tools will be handed out at that time and volunteers will work until 12:00 noon.Work may include pruning, raking, cutting grass, picking up trash, and planting. less

Hands on New Orleansimage

Hands On New Orleans volunteers have been at work every day to assist in the cleaning and rebuilding of many areas of New Orleans. moreVolunteers are still needed to aid the recovery process, and the Hands On action center in New Orleans will provide a starting point for those eager to make a difference.Hands On currently has opportunities to help with the Oil Spill response.

Hands On New Orleans
4153 Canal St
New Orleans , LA 70119
Phone: 504-483-7041
Email: info@handsonneworleans.org less

PNOLA – The Phoenix of New Orleans (Tulane/Gravier Neighborhood)image

The Phoenix of New Orleans is offering case management services and rebuilding assistance to homeowners in the lower Mid-City area and is helping to develop community assets that ensure a vital neighborhood. more

Rebuilding Services Provided: General rebuilding assistance
Area Served: Lower Mid-City, area code 70119
Eligibility: In order to quality for assistance, clients must demonstrate that they are financially unable to rebuild and have exhausted every resource available to them.
Contact Info: 504-322-3327 less

Habitat for Humanity – New Orleansimage

Search this site for NOAHH updates, volunteer opportunities, and other information about the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast.

United Way for the Greater New Orleans Areaimage

UWGNOA is the largest local charitable funder of health and human services in the six parish metropolitan New Orleans area comprising 137 programs operated by 61 parner agencies and 15 additional allied agencies. moreThey are participating in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief and recovery efforts. less