Mediano/largo plazo
VFP-MTV05 ESTADOS UNIDOS New Orleans CONS/RENO 01/06/2023 28/10/2023


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

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: $480 Minimum (Covers $160/week for the first three weeks. The fee is the same whether you stay for 1 day or3 weeks). After three weeks, the extra cost will be $50 for each additional week up to 3 months. For example, a volunteer
staying 6 weeks will pay $630 and one staying for three months will pay $930. After 3 months, there is no additional cost.
This fee is due in US Dollars upon arrival or online through lowernine.org's website.

VISA INFORMATION: Regulations have changed and the US Department of State makes it very clear that
an invitation letter will not make a difference in whether you receive a visa or not. You must be sure you
meet and understand the requirements to get a visa before you apply to the project. Follow the link for
more information on visa requirements from your country.