Gumbo Care

ARC of Greater New Orleans

The ARC has the mission of serving and helping improve the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental challenges from birth through adulthood. The 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization engages in a variety of efforts throughout the city as a part of its mission, including running a day care center, a landscaping operation and an extensive garden, out of which a variety of soups are produced and marketed as Vintage Garden Soups. One of ARC’s divisions, the Louisiana Green Corps, works to train disadvantaged youth work skills in “green” trades, such as deconstruction of houses, weatherization, energy efficient home retrofits, and the ever-popular recycling of Mardi Gras beads. The organization, which serves citizens of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes, is committed to securing for all people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop, function and live to their fullest potential.

Animal Rescue New Orleans

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots volunteer organization founded by Jane Garrison and two of her good friends. Involved in hands-on Katrina rescue in the greater New Orleans area, Jane was one of the first out-of-town persons on the scene at ‘rescue headquarters’ located at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. Jane worked with hundreds of volunteers to rescue thousands of animals, and then Lamar-Dixon shut down in October 2005.

The Community Center of St. Bernard

The Community Center of St. Bernard, located next door to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, at the epicenter of devastation from Hurricane Katrina, is a grassroots nonprofit organization that serves survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.  They provide a wide range of essential services including a food pantry, clothing bank, hot meals, internet access, public phones, computer classes, books, referral, and community-wide social events.

Volunteers are needed to assist in the delivery of service Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-3pm.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum

Explore and experience 30,000 square feet of hands-on fun, engaging exhibits and exciting programs – all designed with curious kids (and grown-ups) in mind.

Pilot a towboat down the Mighty Mississippi. Shop until you drop in a pint-size Winn-Dixie grocery store. Dine in a five-star, role-play café. Ride a bike with Mr. Bones. Lift 500 pounds. Hoist yourself up a wall. Trap your shadow. Stand inside a gigantic bubble. Create a masterful work of art and much more! Even little ones have a special space to climb, crawl, hide and explore. Learning has never been more fun!

Louisiana SPCA

A non-profit devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuse that signal animal suffering.  We strive to educate the public about proper animal care and spaying and neutering their pets.

New Orleans Outreach

Founded in 1993,  the mission of New Orleans Outreach is to improve the quality of public education at our partner schools. We do this by linking volunteers and community resources through programs that respond to the needs of each school.

New Orleans Outreach works to place parents, community members, and university students throughout our partner schools as tutors, mentors, and teacher assistants. Outreach will work with you to determine how your interests best match the needs of our schools. Outreach’s  goal is to enhance the educational experience of the students we serve and to provide a fulfilling position for the volunteer.

The Porch 7th Ward Cultural Organization

A cultural organization commited to the Seventh Ward area, they seek to promote and sustain the cultures of the neighborhood, city, and region and to foster exchange between cultural groups. The Porch is a place where all can come to do and to share their culture, and to take care of each other and our communities.

Trinity Christian Community

This organization focuses on educating, empowering, and effecting for change in New Orleans.  Their mission is to address the following: Strengthening families and challenging youth, providing economic opportunity, developing urban leaders, improving neglected communities, and networking faith-based organizations.


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