Volunteer Lodging Options

Celebration Station House
    An empty commercial building (formerly an arcade) serves as
    on-site lodging for volunteers.
    • Large, carpeted indoor space for volunteers
    • Bathrooms available. No showers
    • Electricity, heat
    • Full kitchen, no cooks hired yet
    • Bring bedding (cot, sleeping bag, air mattress)
    • Travel self-sustaining

Resident Homes For Volunteers

Vacation Rental By Owner

FEMA Campground, Tent
    • In St. Bernard, 20 minutes from NOLA
    • 1 Melvin Bernard Hwy  /  Chalmette, LA 70043
    • Cots, laundry, food, first aid
    • Electricity, bathrooms, showers
    • State you are with Animal Rescue New Orleans.
    • Sign in/out upon arrival and final departure.

Hotels Volunteers Told Us About

Hotel Directories And Travel Packages

Affordable Transit Tips

Air Travel
Fly into New Orleans or Baton Rouge. Rent vehicle with room for supplies. Vans and SUVs are best. Direct contact with airlines may yield best rates. Check for deals, but also ask for a Katrina-related volunteer rate.
*Airlines known for discounted flights

Airfare Bargains
Posted as found, some may expire  ~  Flight coupons are available for American Airlines, up to $75 off round-trip tickets to New Orleans.
$150-299 = $25 OFF
$300-474 = $50 OFF
$475 or more = $75 Off

Trains & Buses
Amtrak: Amtrak has resumed operations into New Orleans. Find weekly low-cost Hot Deals at their home page.
Greyhound: Limited schedule into New Orleans.

Please try to arrange volunteer transportation yourself.
If you need help, email: Shanah Lia Richardson
Kinship Circle's Brenda Shoss adopted Baby Noah, a second wave Katrina castoff born with nowhere to call home 330x700
Vehicle Rental
Check for existing deals, but also ask for a Katrina-related volunteer rate.

Vehicle Rental Bargains
Posted as found, some may expire.
Budget: $199 per week for intermediate SUV, Ford Explorer. Deals valid Aug 14 - Dec 15, 2005 at participating airports.

Car Rental Coupons: For Avis, Budget, National, Alamo, Hertz, and Enterprise. You receive coupon to present at rental agency.

Email To: Lambdalism@aol.com
Name, Address, Phone
Name of rental company
Reservation site (i.e. NOLA airport)
If reservation has already been made

You must have the coupon number when phoning in your reservation. You will present coupon itself at rental counter when you pick up vehicle. You need a valid drivers license and major credit card.

If coupon is not used, please mail it back immediately for use by another volunteer.