woman wearing mask and working with drywall

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

 

Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO) is an outreach ministry of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church and a premier urban 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 8,000 volunteers from various national organizations and built 55 homes through Habitat for Humanity, as well as partnered with The New Orleans Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, Magnolia Community Services, Capstone Community Gardens, and Love in Action Outreach to rebuild hope in many different ways all over New Orleans.

 

  • Email Tim Shipkin
  • (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


Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in Denham Springs is taking volunteers in response to the August 2016 flood.

  • Contact Lyn Wilson disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org
  • Minimum age 16.  Those under age 18 require a completed permission form.
  • Maximum team size 25
  • Accommodations: Bunkhouse in the middle of a horse farm, cots, showers, meeting spaces. Prepared food provided.
 
 

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