Project Lazarus is a transitional housing program that provides services to people with HIV/AIDS who can no longer live independently, or whose family can no longer take care of them. The primary purpose of Project Lazarus is to help heal and empower people living with HIV/AIDS by focusing on wellness, providing housing and offering important support services in a homelike environment.
There is an array of different tasks that service learners are able to do at Project Lazarus:
- Resident helper/buddy: One on one interaction with our residents. Getting to know them and learning their stories.
- Share your talents: Come and enjoy our facility and help spread your fun attitude by being a part of the many daily resident activities.
- Facilities assistant: help keep our gardens beautiful and assist with outside and inside facilities work.
- Assist with our Wellness University program: Come teach the residents your special skills and develop a class (for example, yoga, dance, nutrition, healthy cooking, etc.) for our new wellness program.
Service learners will learn by volunteering at Project Lazarus the real human experience of people dealing with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans. At Project Lazarus, you will see on a daily basis how people are growing and empowering themselves to go back out in the world and create something for themselves. 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.
To protect the safety of our residents, the location of Project Lazarus is confidential. Selected students will be informed of the location.
Students interested in serving at Project Lazarus should attend the on-campus orientation on Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00-2:00pm in Seminar Room 1, Monroe Library. Please bring pen and paper.
|Bike or Cycloserve||Recommended
|Approx 35 min.|
Free University Shuttle
Days & times
|Monday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 5:00pm|