Dulac Community Center

Country: 
USA
Location: 
Dulac, Louisiana

The community of Dulac has been rocked and ripped apart by hurricanes in recent years.  The people of Dulac are continually working towards restoring the community, and confronting issues these storms uncovered.

As the Dulac Community Center walks hand-in-hand with its community through social, recreational, and emergency support, your team can come alongside in the healing process by lending a helping hand. Love the community by repairing damage to area homes, hosting a VBS for local children, or working to provide resources in the thrift store and library. Get to know residents and experience the town’s cultural vibrancy as you explore its Native American heritage, tour the bayou, and see the ways the Lord is restoring peace to this storm-ridden land.  

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. —John 10:10

 

Opportunity type: 
Group
Student
Volunteer opportunities: 

Teams are needed to repair homes of people in the community, help in the thrift store, work in the library, provide a vacation Bible school for area children, or other projects. Volunteers of junior-high age and older are welcome.

Accommodations: 

New dorm-style housing; mattresses, linens, pillows, and blankets are provided. RV hook-ups are available.

Food: Teams are provided with three meals a day Monday through Friday, and two meals a day on Saturday and Sunday. Cost below can be negotiated if your group as a whole wants to purchase and prepare your own food. A small kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, etc. is available for groups to use.

Group size - maximum: 
40
Cost notes: 

$250 per person, per week includes lodging, meals, and some supplies. A $100 non-refundable, per-person fee is required to hold a date for a volunteer team. It will be applied to the $250 per person, per week cost.

Nearest airport: 

Louis Armstrong International Airport

Packing suggestions: 

First aid kit, at least one cellphone per group, mosquito repellent (30 percent DEET), and sun block (March through November)

Free day suggestions: 

Swamp and land tours can be arranged that provide a glimpse of the Houma Native American and Cajun cultures. Several country roads into the swamp and the bayou areas allow you to view and appreciate the serenity of the area. The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum is near, and groups have the option of driving to see area plantations.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant


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