Alumni Project Serve

Habitat for Humanity: New Orleans
March 2 - 4, 2010

7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

Online Registration is temporarily closed due to capacity. Please contact Matt Ebeling ('99) to be added to the waitlist. If you are on the waitlist, do not book non-refundable airfare or hotel stays until we have confirmation that Habitat for Humanity can handle more volunteers.

New Orleans After Katrina

Serve with fellow Waves for the very first Pepperdine Alumni Project Serve!

We will serve the people of New Orleans by joining forces with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in neighborhoods devastated by hurricane Katrina.

 If you are unable to attend, but want to get involved, find out ways to help student groups who are spending their spring breaks serving others.

Project Information

Please carefully read through the following information as you consider c ommitting to this worthwhile project:

  • IMPORTANT: To participate, Habitat for Humanity requires that you fully commit to all three days of the project (March 2 - 4, 2010) and work the entire shift each day (7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. with lunch break). Partial shifts are not available.
  • Building Homes with Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity will assign the project based on their biggest needs. The specific project assignment will be announced in late February (about one week from our service dates), but we expect that the work will involve a “Habitat Home Build” project for a New Orleans family in need. A final e-mail will be sent to you with the specific meeting location and time in New Orleans. Visit the Habitat for Humanity Web site for more information on the types of projects being coordinated in the area.
  • The registration fee for the Alumni Project Serve is $79 per volunteer. This fee includes breakfasts and lunches served at the project site on each of the three work days (March 2-4); an alumni team dinner on Wednesday, March 3; and a Habitat for Humanity donation (which goes toward building materials and other expenses that make these projects possible).
  • Each volunteer is responsible for any other costs associated with participation, such as airfare, lodging, rental cars, and any meals not packaged within our group registration fee. Habitat for Humanity recommends that volunteers stay in the French Quarter for its convenient, central location. Click here for hotel and travel accommodations.
  • Project Serve - Framework of a House

    Family members who are at least 16 years of age are welcome to join you.
  • Habitat for Humanity requires that you complete their liability waiver, print it, and turn it in to a Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator at the project site in New Orleans. 
  • For additional information on what to expect in this experience, we encourage you to review the Frequently Asked Questions document. You may also contact Pepperdine staff listed below.

Again, we applaud you for taking Pepperdine’s mission seriously as alumni committed to serving others, and we hope to see you in New Orleans.

Student Project Serve Team Support

Groups of 12-20 Seaver College students will be descending upon the following locations February 27 - March 6, 2010 as part of the annual Project Serve tradition. Pepperdine alumni may show their support to these selfless students in a variety of ways, including providing transportation from the airport to their project site, and hosting the student team in your home for dinner.Project Serve, Hard at Work

If you reside in the following cities, there may still be opportunities to serve these students:

  • Waco, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Las Vegas, Nevada


To check availability to serve in one of these areas, or for questions about these and other opportunities to connect with fellow alumni and with Pepperdine University, contact us anytime.

For additional questions, please contact:

Matt Ebeling ('99)
Giuseppe Nespoli ('04)
Executive Director, Alumni Affairs
Seaver and George Pepperdine Colleges
(310) 506-4348
Director, Alumni Programs
Pepperdine University Alumni Association
(310) 506-4983