Certs for Service (Get Red Cross Certified for your Service!)


Cause Areas


Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:00 AM - Sat May 26, 2018 02:00 PM


5601 Read BlvdNew Orleans, LA 70127


The most fun volunteer opportunity around, with perks!

Commit to volunteer with NORD Outdoors for six Saturdays, and qualify for a free Red Cross lifeguard certification course, a NORD Outdoors t-shirt, opportunities to apply for a paid lifeguard position, and an invitation to NORD's annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Also, get a $500 TAX DEDUCTION when you complete 30 or more volunteer hours in a calendar year with NORD!

Certs for Service is a program at NORD that allows qualified candidates to earn a lifeguard certification in exchange for six Saturday shifts at our free canoeing and fishing program (training provided). Volunteers interested in assisting, but who are not interested in becoming lifeguard certified, are also welcome. E-mail smburton@nola.gov for more information; applications are due by Feb. 23, 2018 for consideration for the lifeguard course. Must be available to volunteer on Saturdays until May 26.



  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Water Recreation

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4hrs a day on Saturdays; 24hrs total for cert
  • If requesting lifeguard cert, must be available first or second week of March for the course.

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity