With the holiday season well underway, that means Mardi Gras is just around the corner! And, ArcGNO Mardi Gras Recycling Center is overflowing with beads. They would like to invite pre-freshmen, freshmen, and sophomores to volunteer with at the recycling center. This is a perfect opportunity for students to fulfill their service hours while helping a 64-year-old non-profit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as down syndrome and autism. The recycling center employs five full-time staff with disabilities and more than 75 Arc team members on a part-time basis. While their 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 sort 27 tons of Mardi Gras beads!

The Arc Mardi Gras Recycling Center is available to accommodate individual and groups of volunteers 7 days a week, all year long! For most volunteer shifts, students will work side-by-side with people with disabilities who are helped by our non-profit. We request that volunteers commit to at least a 2-3 hour block of volunteer time.

Individuals and groups may contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Norelia Reed, at (504) 324-1486 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to schedule a volunteer time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her.  

 



Earn valuable experience while volunteering at St. Joseph Hospice! Volunteers gain experience in all of the following areas:
-Direct patient conflict
-Administrative tasks in a medical environment
-Visit with patients utilizing both our in-patient facility, and those receving care at home
-Work along side RNs, CNAs, and other medical professionals

For more information or to become a volunteer, contact James Furst, Volunteer Coordinator, at 504-734-0140 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



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..

 



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.





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

Festival of Trees Programming 4 volunteers All Day 11am-3pm; Shifts 11am-1pm or 1-3pm
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

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.

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