Lazarus

Project Lazarus

ABOUT THE AGENCY
Project Lazarus provides transitional housing to people living with HIV/AIDS who have no other place to live.

WHAT YOU DO
Service learners provide important physical and emotional support to our residents. While residents rely on volunteers for companionship and assistance with daily tasks, there are also opportunities in administrative support, gardening, marketing, fundraising, social media campaigns, and Wellness University instruction from core classes like HIV101, Nutrition and Financial Literacy to more therapeutic classes like Music Therapy, Photography, and Human Spirituality.

WHAT YOU LEARN
Service learners will experience the human side of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New Orleans.  At Project Lazarus, you will see how people are growing and empowering themselves to go back out into the world and create a healthier, happier lifestyle.  Service learners will gain knowledge of how HIV/AIDS is not an end, but a new beginning to a life of living in the positive.

INTERACTIONS
people dealing with physical or mental illness  • victims of crime or violence • people living with HIV/AIDS • people who are homeless or in transitional housing situations

LOCATION
2824 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
(Marigny Neighborhood, near NOCCA)

CONTACT
Jessica Kinnison • Operations Manager
jkinnison@projectlazarus.net • 504-949-3609 x 521

Kelsey McLaughlin • Resident Activities Coordinator
kmclaughlin@projectlazarus.net • 504.949.3609 x 513

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm 7:30am-4pm

Additional times may be available by special arrangement. 

TRANSPORTATION
Biking • 35 min
Public transit • 70 min
Driving • 20 min

 PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students interested in serving at Project Lazarus should be prepared for an interview. 
  2. Attend on-site orientation • Bring your government-issued photo ID.
  3. Pass a background check.
  4. Complete online cell phone etiquette training. 
  5. Complete online email etiquette training.