Volunteer Oppy: Build in NOLA!

Hankering to go to New Orleans? Fancy wielding a hammer? Have an urge to help out a family? You can!

Back in February, I reserved my spot to volunteer with the national volunteering organization OneBrick.org to help re-build communities in New Orleans that are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

NOLA HOUSEUnfortunately work commitment are keeping me from this super fun event – but you can benefit! Go in my place!

I will be transferring my volunteer spot and donating the fee of $230 to enable one of my GoErinGo readers to take my volunteer place. Always want to volunteer for a week? Now’s your chance!

Check out the details below and how to win:

The Details

  • When:   Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 pm to Sunday, May 10 at 4:30 pm
  • What:   You’ll be building houses with the local nonprofit organization St. Bernard Project.
  • Where:   New Orleans! Lodging is being provided gratis and you’ll be staying at the organization’s volunteer house: Mustard Seed.
  • Why:   9 years after Katrina, 6,000 NOLA residents are still living in FEMA caravans.
  • Expenses:   Getting yourself to and from NOLA, some local transport and food.
  • More Info

nola volunteersHow to Win

Tempted? Just send me 1 paragraph (no more than 500 words) saying why you want to volunteer and a 100% commitment that you’ll be able to go if given the spot.

Email your note to me at Erin@GoErinGo.com by 6:00 pm est, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Winner will be announced on April 10, 2015.

More About St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Project (SBP) is a national long-term disaster recovery organization that is committed to ensuring communities impacted by disasters have the resources to recover. With the help of more than 50,000 volunteers, SBP has rebuilt more than 560 homes in the Greater New Orleans area since 2006.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 and is filed under The Giving Guide.

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