Day of Service

The School of Public Health in striving to fulfill its mission believes that full participation in service is essential. As you strive to integrate into the School and into Public Health it is also essential for new students to begin by participating directly in service to our immediate community. During this Day of Service incoming students will meet and serve together at various community and public organizations across the city. Each site will have a pre-determined group of students and site leader. Faculty and current students are also be welcomed to serve.

Registration for the Day of Service is required. Following is a list and description of the organizations that we will serve together. This orientation activity is not optional.

Directions:  First, please read and explore the organizations that we will serve. Second, complete the Day of Service Registration Form below. Once the service site is assigned a confirmation email will be sent with a detailed agenda of your day and contact information for the site leader.

Day of Service Registration

Public Health Sector Organization Description Service Activity Type/ Scheduled Time
Healthy Neighborhoods New Orleans Recreational Department (NORD) To advance the physical, mental, and social well-being of New Orleanians by providing safe and welcoming environments for recreational, athletic, and cultural experiences. Painting project at A.L. Davis park
Time: 9:00-12:00pm
Sustainability & Food Security Second Harvest Food Bank Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Through our food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, we are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Warehouse packing food boxes or sorting and categorizing donated food product.
Time: 9am-12pm
Habitat for Humanity- ReStore The NOAHH ReStore sells donated goods in order to raise funds for NOAHH’s programs and to provide affordable home repair goods and furniture to the local community. Help the staff organize, clean, pickup deliveries, and serve customers.
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Special & Vulnerable Populations Crescent Care- Food for Friends CrescentCare’s mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public. The Food For Friends (FFF) Program of NO/AIDS Task Force has been supplying groceries, household/personal care products, and Home Delivered Meals to clients and their families in the greater New Orleans area for over two decades. Assisting with FoodforFriends program.
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Project Lazarus The mission 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. Working in the garden.
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
New Orleans Mission The Mission is the largest faith-based private service provider to the homeless population of the greater New Orleans area and the economically disadvantaged residents of Central City. Lunch meal service.
Time: 11:00am- 1:30pm
Luke’s House Clinic The mission of Luke’s House is to be a place of medical and spiritual hope, health and healing for the people of Greater New Orleans, to provide patient centered experiences for students, and to open a doorway to long-term healthcare solutions. Organizing and gardening at their new location.
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm


Day of Service Registration Form

An email from the Orientation Coordinators will confirm your registration. (It is not automatic.) Participants will be assigned to an organization initially on their priority, on a come first serve basis and dependent on availability until all the spaces are assigned for each service site. The service activities are of a physical activity nature.