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Volunteer | St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Project

Rebuilding the Homes and Lives of Katrina Survivors


Click here for volunteer registration!

Click here for Nuns Build 2014 registration!

Please only register using the above link.  The “Register online” link, right, is no longer in use! Contact if you are having issues registering online!

Be a part of the solution. Join the 50,000+ volunteers who have rebuilt more than 475 families’ homes. The need is still great in St. Bernard and Orleans Parishes as thousands of families cannot afford to rebuild their homes.


How much of an impact can one volunteer make?

In one day a St. Bernard Project volunteer without previous construction experience can

  • Mud/spackle in several rooms
  • Install a new floor
  • Paint a small house

Now that you know what can be done in a day, imagine what could be done in two days. One week. Two weeks. One month. Double that if you bring a friend or multiply it by the size of your team.

What will I do as a volunteer?

You will literally help rebuild a family’s home. This may include hanging insulation or drywall, mudding/spackling, sanding, texturing, priming, painting, laying floors, and/or hanging trim, doors and baseboard. If you have significant experience in any of these areas or in framing, electrical, plumbing and/or cabinetry, please inform the Volunteer Department prior to your arrival so that we can assign you to a specialty team.

Why Volunteer? We’re All In This Together



Spring Break – Special Notice

If you are registering a Spring Break group (March 4th – April 12th), you should expect to work from 7AM-1PM or 1PM-7PM.  When registering your group, please indicate which shift you would prefer.  We will do our best to accommodate your request. Groups are limited to 15 people due to the high level of interest we receive from groups during Spring Break.

SBP charges $50 per volunteer during Spring Break.  More than 130 families are on SBP’s wait list.  In order to move these families home promptly, SBP requires your support.  This donation helps SBP increase the number of homes that we are working on during Spring Break so that we can accept as many volunteers as possible. Funding is currently our biggest barrier to engaging additional volunteers and beginning construction on our clients’ homes. You can deepen the impact that you will have on the lives of our clients by raising funds as you plan your volunteer trip. SBP’s Development Team would love to work with you to create a customized fundraising campaign that your friends, family and coworkers will be excited to support.


Housing Options:

All volunteers are responsible for securing their own accommodation. Please contact your volunteer coordinator for a list of accommodation. *Please note that SBP cannot guarantee room rates at area hotels, which start at the listed rate but may be higher during holidays or over event weekends.

Several bunkhouse-style volunteer camps are available around the New Orleans area.

Camp Hope
1914 Aycock St., Arabi
$25 per volunteer, per night, which includes 3 meals per day

Annunciation Mission
4505 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans
Sliding scale for volunteers

Camp Restore
9301 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans East
$30/night, which includes 3 meals per day

Youth Rebuilding New Orleans
1933 Hope Street, New Orleans
$25 per volunteer, per night


The following hotels are generous supporters of SBP and will offer our volunteers 20% off of the current rate depending on availability:

Double Tree
300 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: 504-581-1300 Fax: 504-212-3141

Hilton Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: 504-561-0500

Embassy Suites
315 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Tel: 504-525-1993 Fax: 504-525-3437


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