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Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
at 411 N. Rampart Street and St. Augustine Church on Gov. Nicholls Street, is having a Vacation Bible School from June 26th to June 30th. The week before, June 19th to 23rd will be meetings to prepare for Vacation Bible School. The main week hours will be from Monday to Friday from 9:00-12:00. They are in need of student volunteers to help with the children every day. This service opportunity is for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors. For more information contact Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or St. Augustine Church.


The Louisiana Landmarks Society
will host the first Heritage Day at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John on August 12 showcasing an educational look at what it took to run a house in the years 1810-1815. Life On The Bayou will feature artisans demonstrating how soap and candles were made; herbal remedies of the time; chair caning; music from the time period, and more (see flyer here). But, they cannot make this event happen without volunteers, and they would love your help.

The Pitot House is an 18th century Creole colonial cottage located at 1440 Moss Street on beautiful Bayou St. John.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was the country home of the first American mayor of New Orleans.  The home is now owned by the Louisiana Landmarks Society and is used for advancing education of the history and heritage of the people of early Louisiana and New Orleans, as well as a museum and an event venue. For more information, see the website: www.louisianalandmarks.org

The Louisiana Landmarks Society is a 501(c)3 not for profit entity. If you have any questions , please feel free to contact Mary Ann Barkerding at 512-983-3904.


Martha Borrell is looking for volunteers for the Greek Festival in the Children's area. The festival is May 26, 27, 28. Her cell number is 427-4312 and her work number is 504-552-4898. A group of Cabrini girls volunteered last year and were great. You will receivea letter for service hours. If interested in volunteering, please call Martha and upon arrival to the festival, proceed to the front of the area and ask for her.

Newman Summer
provides a wide variety of programming for rising pre-k through graduating seniors each summer (camps, academic programs, sports programs, etc.). All of the programs are open to students from schools all around the city (and beyond!). This summer, Newman is inviting high schoolers to its campus for Serve NOLA. Each Serve NOLA week will be a five-day service-learning experience that will allow students to engage in community service to help others and learn about the world around them. Through a series of hands-on experiences in the community, students will learn about social justice issues affecting New Orleans residents, hear from guest speakers, go on local service trips, and discover how they can be agents for change.

Students can choose to participate in one week, two weeks, or all three weeks – each with its own specific theme:

  1. June 5 – 9 | Homelessness in New Orleans
  2. June 12 – 16 | Criminal Justice and Incarceration in Louisiana
  3. June 19 – 23 | Rebuilding with LowerNine.org

Here’s a brief recap of each week:

June 5 – 9 | Homelessness in New Orleans
What is it like to be homeless in New Orleans? 
Why don’t people have a permanent place to live? 
What are people in New Orleans doing to help those who are homeless? 
During this week, we will explore a variety of agencies that are working to end homelessness in New Orleans. We will learn from the Louisiana State Program Director for Permanent Supportive Housing about the scope of homelessness in our state, and we’ll spend time with agencies that work with children, teens, women, men, veterans, and the mentally ill who experience homelessness.Spend a week learning about the root causes of homelessness, get to know people who are directly affected, and discover what you can do to help.

June 12 – 16 | Criminal Justice and Incarceration in Louisiana
“Louisiana is the world's prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. Louisiana's incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran's, 13 times China's and 20 times Germany's.”
-- Chang, C. “Louisiana is the world's prison capital.” The Times-Picayune. (2016, April 6).
Spend a week examining the criminal justice system in New Orleans and around Louisiana We will hear from and visit the First 72+ organization, the NOPD, the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, bail bondsmen, and the US Attorney’s Office. We will spend time in court with Public Defenders, tour Angola Prison, and take a trip to the Capitol in Baton Rouge to speak with our elected representatives. We will also spend a day of service with First 72+, an organization that works to end the cycle of incarceration. 
This week will challenge participants to explore the criminal justice system in an attempt to understand its many complexities, and to discover how local citizens can be agents for change in a sometimes flawed system.

June 19 – 23 | Rebuilding with LowerNine.org
Rebuilding homes. Restoring services. Reviving hope. Reaching out. 
This is the mission of Lowernine.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the levee breaches of 2005. To date, the organization has fully rebuilt eighty-three homes, and has completed smaller repair and renovation projects on over two hundred more. Even if you’ve never swung a hammer, you can help rebuild damaged homes. Not only will we be helping to rebuild homes, but we will also have the opportunity to hear from a series of guest speakers during our lunch breaks who will help us explore the causes of the tragedy, the extent of the damage, and the slow but steady recovery from the storm.
Spend a week with other high school participants and learn what a difference you can make in the lives of your neighbors. 

To register for any of the weeks, click here.


Atonement Lutheran
in Metairie will be holding Vacation Bible School (VBS). VBS is an important, community outreach event that takes place every summer. Last summer they were able to reach more than 220 kids from the church, school, and community- teaching them about Jesus’ love and building relationships within the community with these kids and their families. They also have close to 100 middle school, high school, college, and adult volunteers! VBS this year will be June 12th-June 16th this year!

In order to make this event run smoothly, they need about 100 volunteers! The director will sign off on service hours for the week. Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Click here and here for the Volunteer Registration form.


Passages Hospice is hosting a Memorial Service for about 300 people on Saturday, June 24th from 1-3pm. They are looking for about 10-15 volunteers to blow up and hand out about 300 balloons for the balloon release. They need volunteers at St Edward the Confessor Church, 4921  Metairie Ave, Metairie LA from about 11:30-3 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Danielle LaRoche at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
is offering a summer service program, Students Engaging in Reflective Volunteer Experiences, SERVE. This an opportunity for high school students to give back to the community and achieve the service hours required by many parochial high schools.  Sessions run for four weeks with 40-hour sessions or a 15-hour session. Northshore SERVE is two 40 hour 1-week sessions running for 2 weeks.  SERVE sites include day camps and a food bank.  SERVE is offered on both the Northshore and the Southshore.  Students must be incoming freshman through seniors.

Registration is non-refundable - $25.00 for SERVE, $15 for MINI-SERVE.

Registration is open now until full. All participants will receive a t-shirt. For more information contact Shannon Murphy, Director of Volunteers at (504) 310-6962. Register online here.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to be this summer with camps that explore food, art, theatre, and more! LCM Summer Camps are for children ages 5-8. Camp is held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Childcare is available from 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day. 5-6 volunteers are needed each week depending on the popularity of the camp. Volunteer shifts are 8:30-3:30pm and 9-5pm. Volunteers must commit to a full week of camp to ensure the most successful and coordinated experience for all. Click here for the Student Volunteer Application!

June 5-9: Super Silly Circus
Learn what it takes to perform the biggest show on earth! Campers will learn acrobatic skills including juggling, balance and just plain clowning around!

June 12-16:  Space is the Place
Outer Space is the place to be! Imagine what life would be like on Mars. Create your own language, environment, and community of the Red Planet. Orbit around the planets and explore the galaxies.

June 19-23: Trash to Treasures
Turn your trash into beautiful treasures. Bring bottles, cans, paper and other recyclable materials to create unique designs. A mobile, a robot, a rocket, a collage, or a puppet? There is no limit to the trash heap of treasures we will create together!

June 26-30: Inventor’s Workshop
Have a creative and innovative idea? Come together for a week of brainstorming, designing, creating and experimenting! Launch your big invention that could change the world forever!

July 3-7: Movin’ and Groovin’ (There will be no camp held on Tuesday, July 4.)
Get your bodies moving with yoga, dance, and aerobics. Practice throwing and catching, chase bubbles, toss balloons, participate in alphabet yoga, and much more!

July 10-14: Kitchen Chemistry
Become one of LCM’s next top chefs! Cook up some fun with delicious recipes that will make your tummy sing. Use math to measure and add ingredients to your 5-star creation!

July 17-21: Our Own Backyard
What grows in our backyard? Find out by digging, planting and investigating with soil. Learn about plants and flowers native to New Orleans. Create a landscape design and plant a mini garden.

July 24-28: World’s a Stage
Explore the art of theatre! Create your own puppets and adapt a story for a summer camp play. Make your own costumes and props and learn what it takes to make a story come to life. Don’t miss the special performance on Friday for parents, friends, and museum visitors!

July 31-August 4: Dinosaurs Rock
Dig into prehistoric times and discover the life of the most popular dinosaurs. Be a paleontologist and look for dinosaur bones in your very own fossil dig. Let’s see how you measure up to these giant animals from our past!

LCM Art Camps

July 17-21: Meet the Masters, Louisiana style!
Learn about and create projects based on local and regional artists! Paint with vivid watercolors like Walter Anderson, make your own George Rodrigue inspired “blue dog” and much more!

July 24-28: Drawsome!
Calling all drawing lovers! In this camp, young artists will hone their drawing skills, learn new techniques as well as use their endless imagination to create countless works of art!

July 31–August 4: Around the World!
Come learn and experience art traditions from all over the world! Make a mask inspired by the many different African Harvest festivals, fold and print your own lucky red envelope, learn traditional Japanese origami folds, experience Huichol Indian yarn art and much more!


Louisiana Lions Club
is currently recruiting High School students, ages 16+, to fill summer staff position. Junior Counselor Positions are open for student 16-17 years old. Students 18+ may apply for Senior Counselor and Activity Instructor Positions. If you are certified, you may apply for Lifeguard positions. Summer camp runs for seven weeks, new staff report on June 6. Staff contracts are for the full seven weeks, ending July 22, 2017. The first week is training and orientation for the summer staff and attendance is required.

The hours are long and the work is plentiful in a very challenging and structured environment. Those who complete their contracts will accomplish something they will never forget and can be proud of. Graduating seniors may also apply for one of ten $500.00 scholarships which are awarded at the end of the season to qualified applicants who adequately complete the camp.

To request and application, interesting students may complete the request form on the website or download the application itself at lionscamp.org or call 1(800) 248-6567 to request one by telephone.

Want to earn service hours with Jefferson Parish Recreation Department Programs for Children with Disabilities. You can help out with year round programs or work Camp Rainbow or Camp Teen Scene. Session Dates are from June 5-30, 2017 and from July 10-28, 2017. Camp activities include arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, music, and nature projects. As a volunteer, students will play with the campers and assist them as they participate in activities.

Contact Leslie Dunn at (504)736-6999 ext. 110 for more information or to sign up.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans is looking for some Junior and Senior Cabrini students to come and tutor with them. General studies tutors are needed from 7 p.m to 9 p.m on either Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, and 4 p.m to 6 p.m on either Mondays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Juniors who have yet to complete their service hour requirement for Senior year can use this opportunity to do so. For more information, please contact Lita Farquhar via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via phone at 504-484-7744.

Bruce's Legacy, a non-profit, no-kill sanctuary for abandoned and abused kittens and cats, is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of cat and kitten care, including feeding and cleaning the enclosure. Students also have the opportunity to interact with the cats and kittens in a playful environment in order to help the socialization into an adoptable family. Service hours are available Monday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. The sanctuary is not considered a hangout for students, but rather, its an atmosphere of respect, nurturing and care for God's creatures. This service hour opportunity is open to 8th and 9th graders. If you're interested in volunteering with Bruce's Legacy, please contact Rose Goodwine at 504-220-5202.