Project Category: Other
Number of Participants: More than 3,000 volunteers annually
Duration of Project: Year-round
Cost: $35 per person per night
Service Opportunities: From planting trees in the wetlands to rebuilding homes to visiting the elderly, Camp Restore helps volunteer groups engage in a wide range of opportunities for service alongside New Orleans' local volunteer base.
Location: 9301 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA 70127 MAP LINK
In Baton Rouge, the early stages of flood recovery continue as homes are gutted, treated, and restored following the record rainfall flooding from August 2016.
In Detroit, volunteers will serve with partner community organizations and churches already working to bring stability and growth to neighborhoods that are as much as 75 percent unoccupied at present.
In New Orleans, we continue the work of restoring family homes in New Orleans damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We’ve made tremendous progress so far and the vast majority of New Orleans is now restored, but the sheer scope of the initial devastation means that there are still several thousand homes to go. The families we are working with today have been on the long road to recovery since 2005 but are still determined to return home.
Impact: ENVIRONMENTAL A huge part of New Orleans’ long-term sustainability is tied to our local ecosystem, and there are many ways we can make a difference on this front. All Environmental efforts involve working in the beautiful outdoors. Past projects include:
- Planting cypress trees and marsh grass in the wetlands (Winter/Spring)
- Preparing marsh grass and trees for planting
- Animal rescue organizations
- Various projects at Chalmette Battlefield – site of the Battle of New Orleans
- Restoring the grounds of a plantation house on the National Registry
- Post-Katrina restoration of a New Orleans cemetery
- Removing non-indigenous plants and invasive species from bayous
- Urban farming
- General landscaping at churches, homes, and public parks affected by Hurricane Katrina
- Activities with residents at nursing homes
- Programming at youth centers
- Staff assistance at child-care centers*
- Assisting in schools*
- Homeless shelters
- Hospice facilities
- Summer camps
- Vacation Bible Schools
- Repairing and painting playground equipment
- Stuffing backpacks for the needy
- General maintenance tasks
- Facilities improvements
- Assisting at special events
- Drywall hanging
- Drywall taping and floating
- Cabinet installation
- Laminate flooring
- Installing fixtures
Volunteer Responsibilities: From planting trees in the wetlands to rebuilding homes to visiting the elderly, we help volunteer groups engage a wide range of opportunities for service alongside New Orleans' local volunteer base.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: Yes
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: Yes