Dear Volunteers and Friends of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
We are nearing the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and it is time to reflect on the work we have accomplished in the wake of last August’s destruction. This spring and summer we have seen amazing progress at the Musicians’ Village in the Upper 9th Ward. Volunteers from all over the country have generously given New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity their time. Throughout the summer we have had over 300 volunteers on site each day at Musicians’ Village
As the fall begins, we are hoping to keep those big numbers up so we can continue with the amazing pace we have set this summer. Currently, we have very few construction volunteers scheduled for the coming weeks and months though the need for volunteers is as great as ever. We would love to have you come to work with us at Musicians’ Village in the upcoming months. It is an amazing experience, as well as a direct and integral way to help in the rebuilding of New Orleans. Remember, no construction experience is necessary!
Once we have completed the 80 homes at the current Musicians’ Village site, we will branch out from there and continue with the Musicians’ Village Concept on other sites throughout the area. We are currently scheduling through April 07, and our volunteer need in New Orleans will continue on through next summer, and years to come. Please consider volunteering with us to achieve our goal of making decent, affordable housing a reality in the New Orleans area. Currently our work week is Monday through Saturday, 7:15am- 2:30pm. Even volunteering for one day can be a big help!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Melissa Manuselis with the specific dates, the number of people volunteering and a cell phone number. For general inquiries and questions regarding travel and lodging in the area, contact the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Sabrina Jacks . Please call the volunteer office 504) 861-2077 , if you have any further questions.
Please also visit the Volunteer Page for more information
We look forward to having you volunteer with us!