Skip Navigation Links 2009 Project List

Below are a number of volunteer organizations in need of help. You can click on the names of the projects to go their websites and see what they are about and sign up to help. All of these projects require that you have transportation to the sites where you will be volunteering. Also, all of these opportunities will require you to bring you own lunch, snacks, and drinks, unless otherwise noted.

A large number of additional volunteer opportunities can be found on the Katrina Krewe website's Volunteer page.

If you know of any other opportunities please feel free to send the details of it to ChiTown_Huck.

If you would like to bring down or donate items, click on the Food & Item Donations link in the upper left hand corner to see a list of specific items that would be appreciated by the various aid organizations.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

 Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
Work Details: Working in the warehouse sorting and repackaging food, personal items, and school supplies for distribution to families and other aid organizations. You can volunteer for one or two shifts in a given day.

Typical Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Requirements: Need a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 people . Need to wear closed toe shoes.

Volunteering: FestAid is not registering volunteers through this website. If you are interested in participating in a Second Harvest group volunteer opportunity through FestAid please send an email to ChiTown_Huck.

  Habitat for Humanity                        
Work Details: Building homes in the Upper Ninth Ward or elsewhere in New Orleans depending on their need. 

Typical Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Requirements: A maximum of 30 people can sign up through Festaid on a given day. If there is more interest, we will try to procure more spots.  We need to register as a group, which we will handle for the group once everyone signs up.
Tetanus vaccination is important to have.

For more information regarding this opportunity, follow this link to the official press release regarding the Musician’s Village.

  Animal Rescue New Orleans                        
Work Details: Primary need is for people to drive to “feeding stations” that have been set up all over town for abandoned animals. Very detailed maps will be provided for volunteers. Many out-of-towners have done this previously. Can also be paired with a resident if it is your preference. Secondary need is for “humane trappers”, if you have experience in this area. You do not need a car to volunteer, but let us know if you do so rides can be coordinated.

Requirements: Volunteers must complete 1 hour orientation.

Signup: Signup directly with ARNO.

  Arabi Wrecking Krewe
Details: Arabi Wrecking Krewe continues to need assistance in fundraising, community volunteering, increasing public awareness for the work they are doing and the work that needs to be done. Visit their website to see how you can help.

 Katrina Krewe                                         
Details: Katrina Krewe has run a very successful "Kids Against Trash", anti-litter program in in over 42 New Orleans area schools since August of 2006. To date they have targeted over 6200 children. Visit their website to see how you can help.

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 Acorn Housing                          
Details: Acorn Housing needs assistance with making phone calls to homeowners who need help rebuilding and with fielding phone calls from Road Home applicants.

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Half day opportunities are available.

Requirements: Only two slots are available on a given day.