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The Pablove Foundation is a non-profit (501(C)(3) charity) that invests in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research, inspires cancer families through education, and improves the lives of children living with cancer through the arts. Pablove’s story began in 2008 when Pablo, the son of Jo Ann Thrailkill and Jeff Castelez, was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. Pablo lost his battle with cancer 6 days after his 6th  birthday. Pablove is committed to funding the best researchers, educating and empowering cancer families, and letting kids just be kids through their signature arts program, Pablove Shutterbugs, which is in full operation here in New Orleans.

The Pablove Shutterbags Gallery Show is scheduled for Friday October 27th at the Octavia Gallery. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Watts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation
is happy to present the New Canal Haunted Lighthouse, a non-scary children's Halloween event. It will be hosted at the New Canal Lighthouse at 8001 Lakeshore Dr., on October 29th. Volunteers will help coordinate activities, fun, and games; set up and tearing down the event; and spread Halloween cheer. They have two shifts available:12:30 - 3:30 pm & 3:30 - 6:30 pm

If any student is available, sign up here.


St. Pius X
has moved its Parish Festival to the month of October. This year their Fall Festival will be on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Available hours on October 20 are 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and on October 21 they are 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. They need help working in game booths, as food runners, helping with set-up and pick-up.

To volunteer, please contact Ann DeRouen at 228-7245 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


St. Philip Neri
is seeking volunteers for their Craft Fair. On Friday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. they have craft fair set up, which includes moving and setting up tables, chairs, tents, and kitchen prep. On Saturday October 28 is the day of the craft fair so there are opportunities for many students from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. in hourly intervals as needed and approved. They need help again with set up, providing assistance to those to carry large items etc, loading and unloading, working concessions, empty trash, clean up, and take down for the event.

If anyone is interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and or call at 504-329-1576.


The Audubon Zoo needs three volunteers on December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Jungle Bells. Volunteers will be helping with games or crafts during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Rebekah Cruice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SBP is looking for student volunteers! SBP is a disaster relief non-profit whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. We are very similar to Habitat for Humanity in that we utilize volunteers to rebuild the homes of flood survivors, but we focus entirely on long-term recovery. They take volunteers 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The organization is also hosting their Make A Difference Day on October 28th.

To learn more about SBP click HERE and read their current newsletter HERE.


Audobon Elementary
is looking for volunteers at their Fall Fest on Friday, October 20, 2017. Click HERE to view the flyer and to learn more information.


St. Paul’s Episcopal School
is looking for high school volunteers for their Fall Fest on Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All volunteers will receive a food & drink ticket for a 2 hr. minimum shift with a letter from St. Paul’s Episcopal School stating how many service hours you have worked during this event. The dealdine to sign up is October 16th. Please contact Jenni Perkins, Development Director, to schedule your available hours of service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 504 488-1319 ext. 119.

Here are the following time slots needed to fill:

Set Up                  9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Beverage Table  11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Duck pond          11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ring Toss            11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jump Shot           11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Face Painting      11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Slide                    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jump House        11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Baby House         11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sack Race           2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Dodge Ball          2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Hula Hoop           2:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Break Down        3:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.



The Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) Mardi Gras Recycle Center is one of five social enterprises operated by ArcGNO. Arc is a 64-year-old non-profit organization that supports people with intellectual disabilities, such as Down syndrome and autism. During the weekday, their recycle center has three full-time employees on staff with disabilities and more than 75 Arc team members on a part-time basis. While participants put in a lot effort and hard work, it’s volunteers who put them over the finish line, and this year, their goal is to collect and sort 310,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads.

For the 2017-2018 school year, they are opening the recycling center on the weekend with the hopes of encouraging area high school students to volunteer. This is a very casual volunteer site that offers the opportunity to meet new people and have fun, while at the same time helping a non-profit that relies heavily on volunteers throughout the year.

The Arc Mardi Gras Recycle Center will:
▪       Open on the second Saturday of each month for volunteers
▪       Open on the last Sunday of each month for volunteers
▪       Time for both dates will be from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

They ask that those who wish to volunteer to commit to doing a block of hours. Essentially, a student will only be committing to four days during a four month period. As of now, they will break up the year as such:
▪       Block 1:        September – December
▪       Block 2:        January – April
▪       Block 3:        May – August 

Click here to view a flyer. For students wishing to sign up to volunteer, contact the volunteer coordinator, Ann Christian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 504-837-5105.


The Louisiana Landmarks Society is hosting its Fall fundraiser, the Fete du Jardin at the Pitot House for Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, October 21st beginning at 10:00 a.m. to help with set-up for the Fete and again on Sunday from 9:00 – 8:00 p.m. in 3 hour shifts. View the flyer for more information.

If you are in need of further information, please feel free to contact Margot Hammond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or CALL: 504-482-0312.


If you are looking for service hours, consider the below events at the Louisiana Children's Museum. Check their website for more information.

Saturday, October 14th Louisiana Children’s Museum’s 31st Birthday Celebration
6-8 Volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
We are turning 31! Come help us celebrate our 31st year on Julia Street with a birthday party! Pin the moon on the Logo House! Play musical chairs! Enjoy birthday cake and more!

Saturday, October 28th, Sunday, October 29th, & Tuesday, October 31st Museum Mash:
Saturday October 28th – 8-10 Volunteers 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
Sunday, October 29th – 8-10 Volunteers 12pm-3pm
Tuesday, October 31st – 6-8 Volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
Ooey, Gooey, Booey fun! Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe way at our Museum Mash! Come wearing your favorite costume. Come to the Museum for a spook-tacular day filled with music, crafts, and activities. Dig into a gooey bowl of slime and learn how to make your own at home! Treat-or-treat in our exhibits and get moving during our Museum Mash dance party in the Atrium. In line with the Museum’s Health & Wellness Initiative, candy will not be distributed.

Saturday, November 4th Native American Heritage Day
4 Volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
Celebrate Louisiana’s rich Native American heritage with special performances and crafts! Play traditional Native American games, listen to authentic Native American music, and participate in fun hands-on activities like using berries to create a special paint.

Saturday, November 18th, Healthy Harvest Celebration
4-6 Volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
Celebrate fresh foods harvested in Louisiana. Learn how to stay healthy and happy with an active lifestyle! Enjoy hands-on activities that focus on the fall harvest, healthy living, and fresh, local foods. Let your sense of smell guide you in identifying harvest scents, explore vegetables, and much more!

Festival of Trees Programming 4 volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
Saturday, November 25th
Saturday, December 9th
Saturday, December 16th
Saturday, December 23rd

HOLIDAY CAMPS 4-5 Volunteers each day; we usually have 15-20 campers each day.
Either 8:30am-4:00pm or 9:30am-5:00pm

Thanksgiving “It’s Fall Y’all” Holiday Camp
Monday, November 20
Tuesday, November 21
Wednesday, November 22

Winter “Frozen Exploration” Holiday Camp
Wednesday, December 20th – Friday, December 22rd

New Year’s “Future” Holiday Camp
Tuesday, December 26th – Friday December 29th

2018 “New Beginnings” Holiday Camp
Tuesday, January 2nd & Wednesday, January 3rd

Sunday, December 31st Noon Year’s Eve 9:00am-2:30pm 15-20 volunteers


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.