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A volunteer in New Orleans. Photo by Dwight K. Morita

Project Homecoming grew from the Hurricane Katrina response of PDA in partnership with the Presbytery of South Louisiana. Project Homecoming assists low-income families, elderly and disabled people who have struggled for many years to rebuild their flood damaged homes or even return to New Orleans since Katrina. 11 years after the storm, the needs have become more desperate as resources have dwindled. We have also expanded our operations to providing first time, low and moderate income buyers with home-ownership opportunities while employing a workforce development crew comprised of previously unemployed locals to build our homes. Project Homecoming houses up to 24 volunteers at their main main office location. Volunteers are provided with dorm style living, meals Sunday dinner through Friday lunch, programming, and assistance while staying at our facility. Volunteer placement coordination can be assisted by our DeltaCorps members and/or groups are welcome to schedule their own volunteer experience in New Orleans. 

  • Email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 504-684-1034
  • Minimum age 14

Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO) is an outreach ministry of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church and a premier mission destination. We provide meaningful service opportunities in New Orleans for volunteers from all over the nation and actively work to help New Orleans residents restore their lives both physically and spiritually. Since initially opening our doors in October 2005 to help with Hurricane Katrina response, we have welcomed over 6,000 volunteers from various national organizations and built 33 homes through Habitat for Humanity, as well as partnered with The New Orleans Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, Magnolia Community Services, and Parkway Partners to rebuild hope in many different ways all over New Orleans.

  • Email Caroline Cottingham
  • (504) 897-0101 x111
  • Adult and youth groups (minimum 8 members) welcome
  • Camp RHINO - summer, week-long mission camp for youth ages 14 – 18 (youth to adult ratio 5 to 1)

First Presbyterian Church, Hammond will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by the North Shore Ginger Ford Fuller Center regarding your work assignment.
  • Minimum age 16
  • Maximum team size 20

First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by Rebuilding Together for your work assignment.  Rebuilding Together works with teams Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum team size 15

University Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by Rebuilding Together for your work assignment.  Rebuilding Together works with teams Monday-Friday.
  • Minimum age 16
  • Maximum team size 20
 
 

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