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All Year: January thru May
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 88827
Region: South

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Last Updated: February 16, 2020

It’s been great hosting with HelpX and having the opportunity to offer a local cultural experience to friends from around the globe! Our volunteers have been a big help and they all come away with a feeling of having shared their time on projects that are meaningful in helpful. We just opened this Lafayette site as a second HelpX location, for previous volunteer references you can also check out our New Orleans Community Center HelpX site.

This new Lafayette Community Center building and property in downtown Lafayette only three blocks from the main Library. The area has lots of restaurants, music venues, art galleries, craft markets & grocery stores just a short walk away!
Help is needed with gardening, landscaping, painting, art projects, construction & creative building.Now in the process of renocating two old homes. We need one or two volunteers that are self motivated and do not need a lot of supervision.

Your accommodation will be provided in an Airstream trailer, a small cabin or a private room. We also have a safe spot for tents and off-street parking for those traveling/sleeping in VW vans or other types of campers. Volunteers work 20 hrs per week. Those wanting to offer more help and work 30 hrs per week also receive a $100 weekly food stipend.

For those interested in a full-on nature experience, our community ownes 10 acres of forest land only 15 min from Lafayette on the Atchafalaya River. There we need help building decks, clearing trails, setting up camping spots and working on creative nature art projects! At the river location accommodation is in a rustic airstream camper or tent camping. Volunteers will be welcome to spend time at either or both sites.

At our community center in the heart of New Orleans we sometimes need extra volunteer help with projects and special events. Volunteers have the opportunity to visit and/or help there too. There is an easy train and bus service between New Orleans and Lafayette.

*** Please note that we only accept volunteers in Louisiana from January through end of May. For the rest of the year we focus on volunteer projects with the Louisiana Himalaya Association in India (

Thanks for your interest in helping !

reviews (3)
Helper: Héloïse and Arthur Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 12, 2020
We stayed 3 weeks in Lafayette but it felt more like it was only few days ! ... view complete review

Helper: Xenia Raynaud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 8, 2020
Excellent experience! I spent two weeks in Lafayette but wish I could sta... view complete review

Helper: Brennon Sagrera Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 11, 2019
I definitely loved staying here more than I expected haha. Most of the work I... view complete review

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