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New Orleans: Rebuilding After Disaster - 10 days 11

New Orleans Volunteer Program for Teens

Hurricane Katrina displaced more than 600,000 people in the New Orleans area. Over 15 years later, many have still not returned home. Rebuilding efforts have been ongoing but recent natural disasters, including a January 2017 EF3 tornado, have left much work still to do. This New Orleans summer community service program for teens is an opportunity to work under the direction of Westcoast Connection, SBP and their AmeriCorps members on an active build site to directly help with the rebuilding efforts. When not restoring homes, participants on this New Orleans volunteer trip will get to explore the city daily. Take a guided Segway tour through the French Quarter, enjoy a night of cajun dinner and dancing, explore the history of civil rights and slavery and have an incredible adventure in the swamps of the bayou on an airboat alligator tour. All in all, this teen summer program offers an incredible experience: a meaningful project, a sense of community, hands-on homebuilding skills, teamwork, and fun.

About This Program

  • What It’s Like

    The perfect balance of meaningful service projects, cultural immersion and unforgettable adventures.

  • Age Requirement

    Participants must be age 16 or older by the start of this program.

  • 30 Service Hours

    A certificate of completion detailing the program's service hours and projects will be issued after the trip.

  • Recognition

    Your service hours are eligible toward the President's Volunteer Service Award.

  • Service Projects

    We work directly with SBP, and everybody participates together in each project.

  • Accommodations


  • Meals

    Includes breakfast and dinner daily, plus 4 lunches.

  • Activities

    Includes all recreation & activities listed.

  • Transportation

    Travel in passenger vans driven by our staff.

  • Group Size

    Up to 24 participants.

Service Projects


New Orleans: Rebuilding After Disaster - 10 days 11

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