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HANCOCK COUNTY

Boys and Girls Club
Address: 310 Old Spanish Trail Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Volunteer Contact: Shannon Anicas | (228) 467-9515
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

After School programs for children. Service includes one on one interaction with children ages 4-11 on weekdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Students must apply, in advance, through volunteer contact.
PLEASE NOTE: Must be a junior or senior to volunteer. Volunteers may not take photos or use cell phones while serving at the Boys & Girls Club!

Dunbar Village
Address: 725 Dunbar Ave. Bay St. Louis, MS 39525
Volunteer Contact: Amy Ivey | (228) 466-3099
Types of Service: May include indirect or direct

A residential home for elderly individuals. Students are required to complete an application before being accepted as a volunteer and are encouraged to make the call themselves. Please schedule 2-3 weeks ahead of time. No last-minute volunteers will be accepted. Students are expected to interact in a respectful manner with the elders and staff.

Hancock County Animal Shelter
Address: 7175 Texas Flat Rd. Kiln, MS 39556
Volunteer Contact: Bridget or Shane | (228) 466-4516
Type of Service: Indirect

Shelter that houses and cares for animals. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have release forms filled out by a parent or guardian. Hours of service between 8 a.m. -11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Saturday volunteers may serve at PetSmart in Gulfport (15134 Crossroads Pkwy) Service at the shelter will include cleaning, feeding, watering animals. At PetSmart, volunteers will walk dogs/pets around.

Hancock County Food Pantry
Address: 9972 Hwy. 603 Bay St. Louis, MS 39525
Volunteer Contact: Peg Walton | (228) 586-6288 or (228) 467-2790
Type of Service: Mostly indirect

Emergency canned/dry food distribution center for families in need. Mostly indirect hours. Students may be expected to stock shelves, bag groceries, and perform other warehouse tasks. Hours are Monday through Friday 9-12. This food pantry always needs help during the holidays. Please call ahead to set up volunteering.

The King’s Kitchen
Address: 2005 Longfellow Rd. Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Volunteer Contact: Pastor Mike Ramsey | (228) 493-4796
Type of Service: Direct

Outreach ministry to feed the homeless and indigent in the Community. Students will be involved in preparing and serving meals to the homeless. Please call ahead to set up volunteer service and check out their Facebook page for special events, especially during the holidays.

Woodland Village Nursing Center
Address: 5427 Gex Road Diamondhead, MS 39525
Volunteer Contact: June Griggs | (228) 255-4832
Type of Service: May include direct or direct

Residential home for elderly individuals. Regular as well as special event activities are scheduled year-round for residents. Please call to inquire about upcoming service opportunities. Activity staff are available to train volunteers from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

Harrison county

Back Bay Mission
Address: 1012 Division St. Biloxi, MS 39530
Volunteer Contact: Kenny Washington | (228) 432-0301
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

Emergency food distribution center and thrift store. Students may load food in cars for the needy, stock the food pantry, or work in the day center with chaperoned interaction with the homeless. Back Bay is open on weekdays and weekday evenings. Please call to set up volunteer times.

Dixie White House
Address: 538 Menge Ave Pass Christian, MS 39571
Volunteer Contact: Shawanda Dedeaux | (228) 452-4344
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

Residential home for elderly individuals. Students will interact with elderly residents by visiting, talking, or reading to them. They may also be asked to complete tasks around the facility.

Fatherless and Widows – God’s Will Thrift Store
Address: 207 Klondyke Rd. Long Beach, MS 39560
Volunteer Contact: Charles Whambolt | (228) 234-4567
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

God’s Will Thrift Store is a tool to help financially support the ministry of Fatherless and Widows. Students will assist in God’s Will Thrift Store by providing administrative tasks, restocking shelves, cleaning, and much more. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Feed My Sheep
Address: 2615 19th St. Gulfport, MS 39501
Volunteer Contact: Randy | (228) 864-2701
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

Commercial kitchen and food center for homeless individuals in downtown Gulfport. Minimum age of volunteers is 15. Students will be preparing food to be cooked and serving meals, cleaning, and other tasks. Please call ahead to set up times and check out their Facebook page for updates. Hours are generally weekdays 11:45 a.m. -1 p.m.

Humane Society of South Mississippi
Address: 2615 25th Ave. Gulfport, MS 39501
Volunteer Contact: Valerie | (228) 863-4394
Type of Service: Indirect

HSSM is an animal shelter that houses and cares for abandoned or mistreated animals. Students must complete an application online.

Loaves and Fishes
Address: 610 Water St. Biloxi, MS 39533
Volunteer Contact: Bryan Morales | (228) 436-6172
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

A food distribution center for homeless individuals in downtown Biloxi. Students may be involved in preparing, serving, or cleaning. Volunteers are also needed for the delivery of food and other tasks. Please call or email for more information or check them out on Facebook. Days of operation are Tuesdays through Saturdays.

MS Gulf Coast Buddy Sports
Address: 23155 Stablewood Circle Pass Christian, MS 39571
Volunteer Contact: Mike Crawford | (228) 860-9055
Type of Service: Direct hours

Sporting opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Volunteers will work directly with participants while playing baseball. Activities are held on Wednesday nights in March through May at Gulfport Sportsplex: 17200 16th St. Gulfport, MS 39503

New Orleans

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
Address: 200 Henry Clay Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
Volunteer Contact: Lee | (504) 896-9486
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

Summertime volunteer program. Volunteers will interact with kids who are waiting for appointments in a waiting room or in the playroom and complete other tasks such as stocking supplies. Volunteers must apply in January through March and commit to at least 6 weeks of a 9-week summer program for at least 10 hours per week.

Ozanam Inn
Address: 843 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
Volunteer Contact: Shanda Smith | (504) 523-1184
Type of Service: May include indirect or direct

Daily volunteer program that operates from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers will serve in a homeless shelter and food distribution center in downtown New Orleans from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. completing preparation tasks and/or from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. serving meals. It is necessary to sign up ahead of time to be able to volunteer. Please check out their website for further information.

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