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Welcome Volunteers!

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Embrace the Recycle Challenge: Welcome to our Volunteer Programs!


Welcome, CMMP enthusiastic individuals and committed service work, to our vibrant community of volunteers dedicated to The Recycle Challenge! We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you, as we embark on a journey to make our planet cleaner and greener.

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a "GET READY" Grant from NPN (National Performance Network). Through this grant we are able to prepare for incorporating our crafting and recycling stations into festivals, businesses and more!

The National Performance Network (NPN), is a vibrant network of artists and organizations committed to advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. For more information:

Our programs offer a diverse range of opportunities, including the parade and festival, crafting and recycling station pop-ups, and an exciting partnership channeling our programming through schools with a renowned Youth Publication. Join us in spreading the message of sustainability and fostering positive change!


Organizing our Lower 9th Ward Workshop

CMMP SATURDAY October 14, 2023

There's two time slots: 10:00 am - 12 noon

12 noon - 2:00 pm

Email: In subject line state CMMP Volunteer, in the email state your arrival time, first and last name. A confirmation letter will be sent. Thank you for your service!

See the video of our workshop space.

The workspace assists us to have a lacale that we can build and or assemble products for our festival or parade.

1. Organize Our Workshop Space that we assemble, sort, clean and prepare for fabrication. We will be inventory what's available

This is part of our Crafting and Recycling Station Pop-ups:

Address:5814 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, La. 70117

Work space behind the house/ Lower 9th Ward

Times:10 am -12 noon and 12 noon to 2 pm

Running late? Call or text mobile phone: (347) 735-1257

What to Bring:


We accept a wide range of materials for recycling, including old Mardi Gras beads, unwanted jewelry, fibers such as bed sheets, material scraps, newspaper, paper bags, envelopes, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, plastic bottles, styrofoam, bottle caps, aluminum cans, and tabs, to name a few.

What to Wear:

Dress comfortably,

What Needs To Be Completed:

Sweeping workshop floors, sorting and processing boxes of recycled materials, counting, logging inventory and prepping for next step fabrication.


Our Crafting and Recycling Station Pop-up program provide a hands-on experience that educates

and inspires individuals to think creatively about waste. your time and skills to support these pop-ups, and witness, firsthand, the empowering transformation of discarded materials into beautiful, functional objects. Engage with visitors, guide them through the crafting process, and encourage them to discover the hidden potential behind everyday items. Through these pop-ups, we aim to nurture a culture of reusability and resourcefulness, empowering individuals to make sustainable choices in their daily lives.


Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy and contagious enthusiasm of our Parade and Festival activities. This program brings together like-minded individuals, eager to showcase their dedication to recycling and sustainable practices. Participate as a volunteer, helping with logistics, organizing activities, or spreading awareness about the importance of recycling through interactive displays and engaging conversations. The Parade and Festival are not only an opportunity to celebrate our collective efforts, but also create a platform for participants of all ages and backgrounds to join hands in the battle against waste.

As part of our commitment to promote recycling education, we have forged a meaningful partnership with a Youth Publication, an influential platform that reaches thousands of students

Pictured: (l)JAMNOLA Queen, (c) CORE NEW ORLEANS Ambassador, and Hi-HO Lounge Ambassador

across the region. Join us in integrating our programming within schools, where volunteers can play a crucial role in conducting workshops, organizing competitions, and facilitating discussions on recycling and environmental sustainability.

Together, we can inspire young minds to become stewards of change, ensuring a greener and brighter future for all.


As we welcome volunteers to the Recycle Challenge, we recognize the crucial role each individual plays in safeguarding our environment.

Whether you choose to participate in our Parade and Festival, volunteer at our crafting and recycling pop-ups, or work with youth, your time is appreciated.

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