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Work and Activities

No matter what your background or experience, you can help bring families home to New Orleans by participating in GFWC's volunteer vacation.

All volunteers must be 18 or older. Work projects are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A minimum of two workdays is preferred. Since the work week runs Monday-Friday, volunteers should plan to arrive on Sunday and leave the following Saturday or Sunday.

Jobs performed will vary according to the workscope and personal abilities and limitations, and may consist of skilled or unskilled tasks, such as painting, flooring, sheetrocking, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, project management, cleanup, etc. All volunteers will be asked to sign waivers of liability, but will also be given a safety overview and general orientation onsite.

»Learn more about the role of volunteers in Rebuilding New Orleans Together.

Explore and Experience New Orleans

With restoration and preservation work ending each day at 4:00 p.m., clubwomen will have plenty of free time to discover New Orleans. Here are a few highlights!

»New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind, celebrates 18 years of wine and food with a five-day extravaganza, May 19- 23, 2009. The event brings together world-renowned winemakers, celebrated chefs and industry insiders for a showcase of signature events designed to entertain, educate and inspire! Tickets are on sale now.

»The Young Leadership Council, a largely volunteer group of energetic New Orleanians, presents the Wednesday at the Square concerts, which begin at 5:00 every Wednesday from April through June feature great music. From booths around the perimeter, local restaurants will serve some of their signature dishes, and of course, your favorite beverages will be available. As if all this isn't enough, regional artists in the Art Village will display their works and crafts for sale.The concerts are held in Lafayette Square, just off Poydras Street between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street. On Wednesday, May 20, enjoy Dash Rip Rock / Paul Sanches & the Rolling Roadshow.

»Twilight in the Park jazz at City Park at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food available for purchase. On Thursday, May 21, enjoy Darryl Barnes from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

»Landmarks and attractions you won't want to miss, and what to see and do in New Orleans.

»Find out what else you can experience in New Orleans!

New Orleans in May

Average High 85° (29°C)
Average Low 68° (20°C)
Average Rainfall 3"

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