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Help DiscoveryFEST make the hours of a child’s day rich with a festival of play, learning, and discovery.


DiscoveryFEST aims to provide quality afterschool, recess, and summer programs from experienced providers and qualified staff, featuring hands-on activities that build on what students learn in school. Through DiscoveryFEST, skilled master teachers, coaches, and artists train New Orleans youth in culinary arts, dance, music, visual arts, theater, creative writing, sports, nutrition, character education, design, and more. DiscoveryFEST provides a critical, interdisciplinary enrichment experience that nurtures students’ self-esteem, confidence, social skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills that will help them be the next generation of thinkers and doers.


DiscoveryFEST has the potential to reach 2,000 youth in up to fifteen schools next year. These students would gain opportunities to explore arts, cooking, sports, STEM, reading comprehension, character development and much more! However, DiscoveryFEST’s capacity to re-establish, sustain, and build quality programming with experienced master teachers depends on partners and superheroes stepping-up for our youth and providing critical support. With your championship, we can collectively foster the development, creativity, and learning of New Orleans’ future leaders through invaluable afterschool, recess, and summer camp opportunities.

Online giving is available via the link located below. Your donation is tax deductible.


DiscoveryFEST is also proud to announce our participation in the RoundUp App! RoundUp offers an easy way to donate your spare change from purchases on your credit or debit card to help us provide quality after school, recess, and camp programs for youth!

For more information visit: https://roundupapp.com/


These opportunities may qualify for school credit/community service hours!

programming volunteer opportunities

Recess Coach Assistant- a volunteer opportunity that allows volunteers to go into one of our partner schools and facilitate our original FESTivities.

Outreach Event Team

Through our Outreach Event team, we offer multiple volunteer opportunities that allows volunteers to come out to both the DiscoveryFEST sponsored events as well as the community events we attend around the city such as Boo at the Zoo, Girls on the Run 5K, Easter Egg Hunts, and more. At these events, you will be facilitating our event activities for youth of all ages! Our upcoming events can be found by clicking the link below!


summer camp internship

Summer Camp Activity Instructor/Counselor- a volunteer opportunity for individuals who are looking to get into teaching and/or coaching that involves planning, supporting and implementing an enrichment-based curriculum during summer camp from June 4 - July 20, 2018. This position has flexible hours, allows you to be active and not spend all day in an office. (Tulane students can fulfill their second tier service learning requirement through this internship)

Please email  emma@discoveryfestnola.com if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities