Thursday, June 14th, 5-8pm
Pause 4 Dinner is an annual one-night only event where highly recognized restaurants from around Greater New Orleans will partner to raise money for the Louisiana SPCA. Participating in this event is SIMPLE- just eat dinner at one of the listed restaurants. Every participating restaurant is donating 20% of their dinner proceeds to the Louisiana SPCA!
(Participating restaurants: Bistro Daisy, Bud's Broiler, The Bulldog Uptown, The Bulldog Mid City, Cafe Degas, Crescent Pie & Sausage Company, Eat New Orleans, G&B Patio Cafe, Gattuso's, Gautreau's Restaurant, Gott Gourmet, Honeydeux, The Irish House, Jacques-Imo's, Jung's Golden Dragon, La Petite Grocery, Lager's International Ale House, Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar & Restaurant, Mama Mea's Pizzeria, Mark Twain's Pizza Landing, Martinique Bistro, Meauxbar, Mona Lisa Restaurant, Nacho Mama's, Nirvana, Nonna Mia, Ralph's on the Park, Rock-n-Sake, Roundhouse Bar & Grill, Rue 127, Santa Fe, The Spud Spot, Vacherie, Vega Tapas and The Velvet Cactus)
Friday, July 13th
St Christopher, 3900 Derbigny
A fun-filled overnight activity that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer. This is an American Cancer Society signature activity.
The Louisiana SPCA is your one stop source for affordable veterinary services including low-cost spaying and neutering, vaccinations and affordable microchipping.
Everyone is eligible for this low cost option and no voucher is required. For affordable spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping for your pets contact the Louisiana SPCA at 504-368-5191 ext. 141 to schedule an appointment. Households currently receiving federal or state assistance and citizens over 65 also qualify for reduced fees. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 504-368-5191 ext. 141 or visit www.la-spca.org
Volunteer New Orleans!
Looking for a way to help our community? Here are some local charities and organizations who can use your help.
AIGA New Orleans - The New Orleans chapter of the professional association for design seeks volunteers for its upcoming events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (Westwego), 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345, www.cancer.org.
Animal Shelter - The nonprofit, no-kill shelter seeks volunteers to assist with office duties and animal care. Call or email email@example.com for information. Animal Rescue New Orleans, 271 Plauche St., Harahan, (Harahan), 571-1900.
Another Life Foundation Volunteers - Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors to area children. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (Central Business District), 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304, www.bbbssela.org.
Big Shirley's of New Orleans - The restaurant needs volunteers to help plan for a city-wide fishing trip for New Orleans youth. Call Michael at 994-5585 or 862-5858 for details. Big Shirley's of New Orleans, 1434 S. Carrollton Ave., (Carrollton/Riverbend), 862-5858.
CASA New Orleans - The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. Thorough training and support is provided. Call 522-1962 ext. 213 or email email@example.com for information.
Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center - The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Hermann-Grima and Gallier Historic Houses - The houses seek volunteers to serve as tour guides, cooking docents and more. Call 525-5661 or visit www.hgghh.org for information.
Hospice Volunteers - Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (Metairie), 832-8111.
Jackson Barracks Museum Volunteers - The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email email@example.com for details.
Louisiana SPCA Volunteers - The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at Dionne@la-spca.org. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, (West Bank), 368-5191, www.la-spca.org.
lowernine.org Volunteers - lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower Ninth Ward and assist with basic carpentry, Sheetrocking, tiling and gardening. Visit www.lowernine.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Meal Delivery Volunteers - Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details.
National World War II Museum - The museum is accepting applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 233 or email email@example.com for details. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (Warehouse District), 527-6012, www.nationalww2museum.org.
NOMA Docents - The museum seeks volunteer docents for a two-year commitment as museum tour guides. Visit www.noma.org/docents or call 658-4113 for details. Deadline is Aug. 24. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans (Mid-City), 658-4100, www.noma.org.
Ochsner Medical Center - Ochsner seeks volunteers for patient care, clerical and service positions. Call 842-5085 or visit www.ochsner.org/volunteer for details.
Operation REACH Volunteers - Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreational and educational opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org.
Public School Volunteers - New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 654-1060 for information.
Senior Companion Volunteer - The council seeks senior volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121, www.nocoa.org.
Shared Housing - Shared Housing of New Orleans seeks volunteers to work three to four hours a week. Visit www.sharedhousingofneworleans.org or call 228-1795 or 896-2575 for details.
Teen Suicide Prevention - The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. The next training sessions are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and 25. Call 831-8475 for details.
Touro Volunteer Services - The infirmary seeks adult volunteers to assist with the Family Surgery Lounge, Patient Information Desk, book and goody cart, hospital tours and health screenings. Call Volunteer Services at 897-8107 for information. Touro Volunteer Services, 1401 Foucher St., (Uptown), 897-8107, www.touro.com/content/careercamp.
Zoo Ambassadors - The zoo seeks volunteers to serve as ambassadors by talking to the public about exotic animals. Training sessions are held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Call 212-5194 or email email@example.com for information. Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans (Uptown), (800) ITS-A-ZOO, www.auduboninstitute.org.