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Knock Knock Duck Derby

Knock Knock Children’s Museum has an exciting event coming soon and we need your help! On Saturday, June 9 Knock Knock will hold its inaugural Duck Derby. The event begins at 9 a.m. as thousands of rubber ducks race down the City Park Golf Course canal. The top three ducks to cross the finish line win fabulous prizes. The celebration will continue with duck themed activities in the museum’s big backyard until 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with prep work before the event. We need help numbering ducks, sorting t-shirts, preparing crafts and more. Prep work can be scheduled based on your availability. On event day, volunteers are needed to help with set up, the duck race, event activities and museum learning zones. Shifts are as follows: 7 – 11 a.m.: Set up and duck race crew 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Event activities and learning zone crew and take down (Lunch will be provided)

Baton Rouge, LA

6/9/18 7:00 AM

Sort and Repack

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

7/31/18 1:00 PM +more

Loving Festival

As an event assistant you will have the opportunity to greet attendees, hand out information on how to join the Be The Match registry, show potential registry members how to perform a cheek swab, or other tasks as needed! Please dress comfortably, as marrow drives may take place outdoors dependent upon the weather. Lunch is not provided, but you are more than welcome to bring food items to consume at an appropriate time. If you are a student seeking service learning hours, please bring all necessary documents to the marrow drive. Any specific questions related to this marrow drive can be directed to: Rachel Harris (205)552-9371 rharris@nmdp.org

New Orleans, LA

6/9/18 2:30 PM

Sort and Repack Weekend

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

6/30/18 8:00 AM +more

Family Night

This is a great project for families to come and serve the community together. We ask all volunteers be over 7 years old.

Baton Rouge, LA

5/22/18 6:00 PM

Administrative Support

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist with filing, sorting, and shredding documents. Volunteers assisting with these tasks ensure that the population we serve can be reached in a more effective manner. If you are interested, we would love to have you.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/18

Construction

This is an opportunity to serve a low-income family, elderly or disabled person in Tangipahoa or Livingston Parish, just an hour north of New Orleans and 30-45 minutes east of Baton Rouge. You may find yourself helping build a new house, repairing a flooded house, improving a home that has fallen into disrepair or building a wheelchair ramp! You do not need any particular skills, just a "willing to help" attitude and a desire to give someone a hand-up instead of a hand-out. We will supply a construction supervisor who shows you what to do and the tools to get the job done. We typically work Monday-Friday from 8am - 4pm. Please bring a brown bag lunch and a refillable water bottle and wear old clothes with closed-toe shoes. Call or text Tamara Danel at 985-507-0732 to find out where to meet. We need you and you will make a difference!

Hammond, LA

Through 12/20/18

Design Volunteer

The ReStore Mission Wall Project The Design Volunteer is to create mission walls to highlight Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge’s work, and impact in the community through visually creative approaches and displays that will be installed in ReStore North. There is a total of five walls that need to be created into mission walls. The mission walls are to be innovative, environmentally conscious, and made from materials found in the ReStore. The Design Volunteer will also lead the construction of the mission walls along with Habitat for Humanity volunteers, partner families, and staff. The Mission Wall Criteria The design aesthetic must include a cohesive design theme and color scheme that incorporates Habitat for Humanity’s logo, organizational colors, and mission statement. The mission walls must display photographs of Habitat partner families, volunteers, staff, donors, customers, and project sites. Design Volunteer Responsibilities Include Being responsible for the creation, layout, and design of the mission walls. This project is independently lead, but all pictures, paint colors, and materials must be approved by the Executive Director and ReStore Manager before being finalized. Meet regularly or as needed with Habitat staff about the progression of project and is responsible for planning and executing presentations on the development of the project. Mission Walls Construction Location The Design Volunteer will be responsible along with Habitat staff for leading, instructing, and helping the volunteers in the construction of the mission walls. ReStore North location: 4301 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Applicant Qualifications and Skills Self-motivated, proactive, and works well independently. Project management skills and is able to help lead a team of volunteers. Ability to meet deadlines. Excellent sense of layout and design. Is creative and loves DIY projects. Pays great attention to detail. Knowledge of home décor, building materials, or hardware is helpful. Application Procedures Please submit the following by email to adelina@habitatbrla.org Resume Cover letter Samples of current or previous creative work (no more than 3 samples)

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/18

Cornerstone Builders Mentor

Mentors needed to support children of incarcerated parents in the Greater New Orleans area for one hour a week, or four hours a month. Volunteers must be proactive and positive mentors for these children. Contact with the mentee is at the mentor's convenience and may be in person or via email or phone. The program requires a one year commitment to mentoring a child on a one on one basis.

Through 5/1/19

Children's Activities Assitant

Teach language, music, play, interact and supervise children ages 3-5. General assistance to the teachers with daily classroom activities. Times are Monday-Friday during school hours, half days available. Locations are our several Headstart locations around the city of New Orleans. For more information, please contact Emily at estieber@ccano.org.

Through 5/21/19

Entertainment Enthusiast for Senior Citizens

Have fun with the seniors at our PACE and Greenwalt Adult Day Health center! Talk/listen to clients, lead craft activites, read to clients, help with Bingo, play chess, help with serving meals, assist with interactive group games or activities, or become a "bus buddy". Have a special talent? Share it with the group! Singing, dancing, playing music are all encouraged. Centers are located in the Bywater and in Kenner. For more information, please contact Emily at estieber@ccano.org.

Through 5/1/19

Adult Education English as a Second Language tutor

Teach and tutor English as a Second Language. Help those in our Immigration and Refugee Services program learn English! Spend time talking with and answering questions for your student. No knowledge of other languages necessary. Two hour sessions in the evening at one of three locations; Metaire, the university area or Mid-City. For more information, please email estieber@ccano.org.

Through 5/1/19

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