VOLUNTOURISM

  • VolunTourism
    Interested in coming to Louisiana to volunteer and see the sights? Many organizations throughout the state are able to accommodate groups for multiple days and/or week long volunteer projects. Below are a few contacts for opportunities in Louisiana.

    HandsOn New Orleans: www.handsonneworleans.org

    NetWork Volunteers (New Orleans area): www.networkvolunteers.org

    Volunteer Ascension (Ascension & surrounding parishes): www.volunteerascenson.org

    Capital Area United Way (Baton Rouge Area): www.cauw.org

  • Volunteer Housing

    Below are suggestions for housing options in the southern Louisiana area that may accommodate small to large volunteer groups. We encourage you to contact the individual organizations listed below for more information.

    airbnb
    Website: www.airbnb.com/disaster-response
    Description: Since 2012, airbnb has afforded low cost and free housing through partners who offer their space in times of disaster. For a listing of those offering space, during times of disaster, please check out their website.

    HandsOn New Orleans Bunkhouse
    Address: 3321 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
    Phone:  (504) 827-6854
    Email: Housing@handsonneworleans.org
    Website: http://www.handsonneworleans.org/Housing_Individuals
    Description: The volunteer bunkhouse can accommodate up to 36 individuals and is conveniently located three blocks from the Canal St. streetcar line.

    Camp Restore New Orleans & Baton Rouge
    Address: 9301 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70127
    Phone: 504-242-2636
    Email: info@camprestore.org
    Website: camprestore.org
    Description: Camp Restore – Baton Rouge is located at the beautiful Trinity Oaks property in East Baton Rouge Parish and is managed by Trinity Lutheran Church. Their rooms can house up to 50 volunteers. Camp Restore – New Orleans is located at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School in New Orleans East.

    Project Homecoming’s Volunteer Village
    Address: 4523 Read Boulevard; New Orleans, LA 70127
    Phone: 504-684-1034
    Email: volunteer@projecthomecoming.net
    Website: http://www.projecthomecoming.net/week-long-service/plan-a-trip/thevillage/
    Description: The Volunteer Village is in the process of moving to Gentilly with a space that will accommodate 36 volunteers. Please contact Project Homecoming for more information on volunteer housing availability.

    The Fuller Center for Housing
    Address: 10607 Cassle Rd; Denham Springs, LA 70726
    Phone: 225-278-7097
    Website: https://fullercenter.org/
    Description: The Fuller Center has a volunteer housing bunkhouse and barn used as a gathering area for meals and meetings. The bunkhouse can sleep up to 25 individuals.

    India House Hostel
    Address: 124 South Lopez St., New Orleans, LA 70119 
    Phone: Reception: 504-821-1904 Guest Line: 504-324-4365
    Email: info@indiahousehostel.com
    Description: This unique and funky hostel is a great place to meet fellow travelers from across the world. It offers internet access, and boasts an outside pool.

    United Saints
    Address: 2309 Dryades, New Orleans, LA 70113
    Phone: (504) 233-8883
    Email: Volunteer@UnitedSaints.org
    Website:  www.UnitedSaints.org
    Description: The United Saints is pleased to offer volunteer housing for groups volunteering with other non-profits in our area. We house volunteers in newly renovated apartments with air conditioning and can accommodate up to 100 people.

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