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Community Service

Community Volunteering Opportunities

As part of your sentencing requirements, you may be required to perform some community service. The following agencies provide a variety of opportunities to complete those hours in rewarding settings. TALK TO YOUR OFFICER IF ANY OF THESE ARE OF INTEREST: 

Ashé  Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha C Haley 
New Orleans, LA  70113      
504-569-9070               Val Rainey

Volunteers will assist in community projects (set up/ break down), light maintenance and reception work. Volunteers must initially interview in order to be placed at this site, and are expected to be mature and present themselves positively at all times. IDs required.

City Park     
1 Palm Drive           
New Orleans, LA         
504-483-9459            Earl Sires

Volunteers will assist in various landscaping projects, help with Celebration in the Oaks structural set up, and assist with garden projects. Close-toes shoes are required and it is recommended volunteers wear sunscreen, hats, and bring a water bottle.

First Evangelist Housing
1803 Willow Street   
New Orleans, LA     
504-523-8256            Ms. Jeanie

Assist in stocking and organizing area food bank. May assist in distribution of food, requiring good people skills. Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately and MUST have an ID (will accept DOC ID)

Green Project
2831 Marais Street  
New Orleans, LA       
504-945-0240         Ms Phyllis

Volunteers will be assisting in recycling and redistribution of building materials. Projects may include de-nailing wood, disposing of paint, and maintaining warehouse. Volunteers are preferred to be able to work on a consistent and predictable schedule, but agency will work with individuals who have other obligations and need to report non-traditionally.

Gretna Community Center
1700 Monroe St    
New Orleans, LA     
504-376-2130           Dr. Clara Buys

Assist in setting up for community events, light maintenance work. Please bring ID

Hope House
916 St Andrew St    
New Orleans, LA     
504-524-7353            Sister Lilleth             Director, Ron Evarard

An excellent venue for individuals with college or higher education- this is an opportunity to tutor HISET or basic adult literacy. This site is also interested in collaboration projects with Re-Entry court for larger community based projects.

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd 
New Orleans, LA                               
504-368-5191 ex215

Mon-Sat 9-5pm; Sun 1-4pm. Primary responsibilities are janitorial so please dress in casual clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Please contact coordinator initially and bring in ID and any court paperwork necessary upon registration.

New Orleans Mission
1130 Oretha Castle Haley                       
New Orleans, LA                               
504-358-4816        Leroy Perry

Assist with evening community feeding; handing out food and cleaning up after meals. Volunteers are asked to report around 2:30pm and will stay until completion (approximately 7pm). Please bring a picture ID (DOC IDs ok).