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Sort and Repack

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

9/26/18 1:00 PM +more

9/11 Day of Service

Join us on 9/15 as we commemorate 9/11 with a National Day of Service. The New Orleans Platoon will be supporting this nationwide effort of service by renovating houses that are STILL damaged from Katrina over a decade ago. We will be partnering with lowernine.org, a nonprofit organization that has rebuilt 83 homes and completed repair and renovation projects on 200+ homes for returning Lower Ninth Ward families. They are a great organization at the forefront of revitalizing the Lower Ninth Ward. We will have the honor of working on houses owned and/or occupied by both veterans and civilians that have come back to their community in an attempt to start over and create a thriving neighborhood there. We will help them in repairing the homes for these pre-Katrina residents of the Lower Ninth Ward. Food and drink will be provided. Come and serve with us!

New Orleans, LA

9/15/18 9:00 AM

Donation Pick Up and Drop Off Assistance

Catholic Charities is looking for individuals to help with picking up and dropping off furniture donations. Many of our clients are in need of furniture and volunteers assist us with storing and delivering furniture when needed. Volunteers should be able to stand on their feet for extended periods and lift 50 pounds.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 1/1/19

Zoo Run Run

Run like a cheetah at the 13th annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ mile Kids Fun Run! All proceeds support the Baton Rouge Zoo and international cheetah conservation efforts. The goal of the entire event is to encourage healthy habits, as well as, awareness for conservation projects. We need volunteers to help us spread this message by assisting with various race-day stations. Opportunities include runner check-in, water stations, and course spotters.

Baton Rouge, LA

8/25/18 6:00 AM

Volunteer Administrative Assistant

Vital Resource Solutions is seeking a Volunteer Administrative Assistant to handle routine office responsibilities. This volunteer must possess the following: A love for people Oral and written communication skills Listening and comprehension skills Moderate computer skills We will gladly welcome persons who are eager to serve and get involved with Louisiana's disaster recovery efforts!!!! - At least 90-days of service - Part-time hours Perks & Benefits Gain professional experience Strengthen the community Making a difference Certificate of Service

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 7/4/19

Volunteer Grant Writer

Vital Resource Solutions is seeking Volunteer Grant Writer to assist the organization with securing funding. Volunteer grant writers must possess the following: Strong writing skills Short history of writing grants Listening and comprehension skills Moderate computer skills We will gladly welcome persons who are eager to serve!!! - Work from home - At least 90-days of service - Part-time hours Perks & Benefits Gain professional experience Strengthen the community Making a difference Certificate of Service

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 7/3/19

Volunteer Adminstrative Assistant

Vital Resource Solutions is seeking Volunteer Administrative Assistant to handle basic office responsibilities. This volunteer must possess the following: A love for people Oral and written communication skills Listening and comprehension skills Moderate computer skills We will gladly welcome persons who are eager to serve and get involved with Louisiana's disaster recovery efforts!!!! - At least 90-days of service - Part-time hours Perks & Benefits Gain professional experience Strengthen the community Making a difference Certificate of Service

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 7/3/19

Volunteer Disaster Case Manager

Vital Resource Solutions is seeking Volunteer Disaster Case Managers to serve and advocate for survivors of the Great Flood of 2016. Volunteer case managers must possess the following: A love for people Ability to empathize & connect with disaster survivors Oral and written communication skills Listening and comprehension skills Moderate computer skills Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel We will gladly welcome persons who are eager to serve and get involved with Louisiana's recovery efforts!!!! - At least 90-days of service - Part-time hours Perks & Benefits Gain professional experience Strengthen the community Making a difference Certificate of Service

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 7/3/19

Serve New Orleans

Camp Hope offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities year round including disaster recovery, coastal restoration, urban gardening, hunger, homelessness, and more. We can manage these service projects for your team while providing you a place to eat, sleep, debrief/worship, and play. Come join our family of service.

Arabi, LA

Through 9/2/19

ReStore Volunter at Habitat STW

We invite volunteers of any skill level to join us in the fight against poverty housing conditions. Habitat STW offers volunteer opportunities on the construction site, at our ReStore, and through special projects and committees. No matter what you choose, you're making a difference in the lives of local, working families! At the Habitat St. Tammany West ReStore, our staff and volunteers happily accept donations of new and gently used items. We sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain shoppers alike to raise money for our mission of eliminating substandard housing. The Habitat STW ReStore provides a more affordable avenue for home improvement projects, all while keeping tons of perfectly good items from ending up in the landfill. The ReStore depends on enthusiastic volunteers for everything, from helping customers to arranging merchandise. Whether you enjoy interacting with the customers or prefer to remain behind the scenes, chances are we have a volunteer opportunity fit just for you! The ReStore has volunteer opportunities Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 - 5:00. Their volunteer shifts are very flexible and can be adjusted to fit almost any schedule. Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to: Greeting customers as they arrive into the store. Assisting and answering customerメs questions about merchandise or ReStore policies. Assisting with loading or unloading donations from donor vehicle or ReStore truck. Inspecting and approving donations, ensuring they meet ReStore donation guidelines. Cleaning, organizing, and stocking merchandise display shelves and items. Creating attractive and unique visual displays for various departments. Maintaining departmental organization and clean lines of aisles. Fixing or testing appliances, tools, machines, electronics, and lighting fixtures. Refurbishing or repairing furniture. Sorting through donations that are not sold to determine if they can be recycled. Pricing and tagging merchandise. Just a few things to keep in mind: All ReStore volunteers (non-construction) must be at least 14 years of age. No retail experience is necessary, just a willingness to work and be a part of Habitat's mission! Register now on our online Volunteer Sign Up. If you have any questions, please email or call us at 985-893-3172 ext. 221 / jtresvik@habitatstw.org Remember, whether you volunteer once a week, once a month, or once in a while you're truly making a difference in our community and the lives of our Home Buyers.

Mandeville, LA

Through 12/31/19

Construction Volunteer with Habitat STW

We invite volunteers of any skill level to join us in the fight against poverty housing conditions. Habitat STW offers volunteer opportunities on the construction site, at our ReStore, and through special projects and committees. No matter what you choose, you're making a difference in the lives of local, working families! Construction of new affordable homes is at the heart of Habitat STW's mission. Our construction sites are open year round, Tuesday through Saturday. The work days on site run from 8:30 - 3:30, with volunteer shifts being either a full day or the first half of the day. Depending on the stage of construction volunteers can expect to; frame floors and walls, build porches, install doors, complete insulation preparation, paint and finish interiors, set trusses and/or landscape Our Site Supervisors are always exited to introduce new volunteers to the construction site. No previous construction knowledge or experience is necessary! Just a few things to keep in mind: All construction site volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. (Under age 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult). We welcome all volunteers, regardless of skill level. Our volunteer opportunities only require a willingness to learn and work with others! Ready to sign up? Register now on our online Volunteer Sign Up . If you have any questions, please email or call us at info@habitatstw.org / 985-893-3172 ext. 222. Remember, whether you volunteer once a week, once a month, or once in a while you're truly making a difference in our community and the lives of our Homebuyers.

Mandeville, LA

Through 12/31/19

Construction Crew Leader (Americorps)

lowernine.org is looking for an Americorps Construction Crew Leader: lowernine.org is now hiring an Americorps Construction Crew Leader for September 2018 - July 2019! Before applying, please carefully review the position description and information about serving with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Americorps (NDMVA). Duties include: Lead groups of volunteers on worksites, instructing them in proper building methods and safety. Teach volunteers the skills they need to complete their building tasks. Complete work on worksites: tasks will include a wide variety of rebuilding and repair tasks ranging from roofing to flooring to drywall install/finishing to painting,etc. Develop Crew Leader training program for lowernine.org Support Project Manager in coordinating work schedules for each project and assure there is enough work for all incoming volunteers. Assist skilled carpenter and other skilled consultants with site assessments, as needed. Work with the Volunteer Coordinator and other crew leaders to assess how many volunteers can be handled on each site. Assure that each site has the appropriate materials and tools. Keep records of each project. Attend weekly project meetings with Crew Leaders, Executive Director, and other relevant parties Responsible for tool and materials maintenance. Secure job site at day’s end. Goals: Developing a Crew Leader Training program for lowernine.org Leading groups of up to 30 rebuild volunteers at a time on designated worksites. Teaching volunteers the construction skills needed to rebuild. Assuring building quality. Leading volunteers on 20 different project sites throughout the year. Qualifications: Positive attitude, flexible nature; Independence tempered by the ability to follow directions and abide by a workplan; Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates; Basic building/construction skills, preferred; Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail Ability to be a self-starter. Monday-Friday 7:45 am-4:00 pm. Occasional Saturday work days required (at most 1 per month). September 10-July 30. Benefits include $12,530 living stipend, student loan forbearance and $5,815 education award, childcare, and health insurance. Please send your resume and cover letter to Charlotte at charlotte@lowernine.org. Applications are due by July 31 at the latest, but we will review applicants on a rolling basis. Along with acceptance by lowernine.org, you will have to apply to and be accepted to the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers Americorps. You may apply to NDMVA before or after acceptance by lowernine.org. Position info: https://lowernine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/lowernine.org-ServiceDescription-NDMVA.pdf NDMVA info: https://lowernine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NDA_NOLA-Program-Information.pdf

New Orleans, LA

Through 7/31/18

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