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VFP-MTV05- 20 ESTADOS UNIDOS NEW ORLEANS CONS/RENO 01/03/2020 31/12/2020

VFP-MTV05- 20 HOUSE BUILDING RESTORATION, NEW ORLEANS CONS/RENO PERMANENT AGE 18+ 30Vols
Minimum 1 Month; Maximum 3 Months
LOWERNINE.ORG, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA is a non-political, secular, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
the long-term recovery of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and
the levee breaches of 2005. The organization completes residential building projects so that pre-Katrina residents of the
neighborhood can return to their homes.http://lowernine.org

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WORK: Unskilled and experienced carpenters, roofers, plumbers, painters and other tradesmen needed for rebuilding homes
in the flood-damaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Unskilled volunteers will be trained by skilled staff. All aspects of
home rebuilding will be addressed, from roofing to finish carpentry. 5-day week of full work days from 8:15 AM - 4:30
PM. Volunteers provide free labor to neighborhood residents, so they can return home after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and
Isaac. Work can be difficult and it is hot in New Orleans!
STUDY THEME: Carpentry, construction, community building.
ACCOMMODATION: Housing is in dormitory style bunkrooms, and volunteers are responsible for all cleaning and cooking.
No smoking in the house. No drugs allowed. No alcohol
allowed in the house or on the property. Vegetarian meals available.
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA, 2 miles east of the French Quarter.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will have ample opportunity to partake of the abundant cultural offerings of the most
unique city in America on weekends and after work hours.
TERMINAL: Louis Armstrong International Airport; Amtrak and Bus station downtown.
SPECIAL REMARKS: VFP Motivation Form required. Volunteers must have intermediate spoken and comprehension of
English in order to ensure workplace safety. VFP does not provide insurance for volunteers on this project, LowerNine
general liability insurance will cover volunteers only while they are working. In case of a natural disaster volunteers will be
required to make their own arrangements to evacuate the city. Multiple volunteers serve at all times in this location.
EXTRA FEE: All volunteers are asked to contribute a $55/person project fee, which helps to cover expenses associated with project coordination and supervision, as well as materials, fuel, safety equipment, insurance and tool and vehicle maintenance. If you choose to stay in our volunteer house, there is a $150/person/week housing fee to help offset the costs of three meals a day, house utilities and maintenance as well as project expenses. This fee drops to $50/week after 3 weeks, and is eliminated entirely if you stay with us beyond 3 months. The most you would pay is $1,005 for three months. After that, any additional time with us is free. To confirm the position, they need a 25% deposit of the total volunteer fee. They can pay the rest upon arrival. You can pay the fees at any time by clicking the “pay volunteer fees now” button at lowernine.org/volunteer/ (we can accept cash or check as a last resort).