Interested in volunteering? There are many agencies in Baton Rouge and around the parish looking for volunteers.
Check the list below to find programs that would interest you.
**These Volunteer Opportunities are not affiliated with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office; EBRSO is not affiliated with the below mentioned organizations or events.**
Baton Rouge Medical Center Auxiliary
Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Mid-City and Bluebonnet locations
Contact: Kathleen Miller
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteer in hospital gift shop, information desk, surgery and intensive care waiting rooms; radiation oncology, medical oncology, emergency room, same day surgery waiting room and patient family services. Flexible times.
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS)
Volunteer opportunity: Helps abandoned and homeless animals find new, permanent homes. Provides pet therapy visits to nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, children's homes and other institutions. Visits local schools, libraries, and daycare facilities with educational presentations regarding responsible pet ownership and spaying and neutering.
Dreams Come True
Phone: (225) 346-4311
Contact Person: Teresa Kalivoda or Becky Prejean
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteers involved in making "dreams come true" for children with life-threatening illnesses. Different committees carry out visiting the child and making financial arrangements.
Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition
Phone: (225) 381-7141
Volunteer opportunity: The Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition is dedicated to promoting adult literacy through the creation, maintenance, and sustainability of an integrated, cohesive, and well-managed system that supports literacy service providers.
Juvenile Court Mentoring Program
East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court
Phone: (225) 354-1250
Fax: (225) 357-7876
Contact Person: Henrietta Jackson
Volunteer opportunity: Adult volunteers develop relationships devoted to personal, academic and social growth with local youth.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 927-6651
Fax: (225) 927-6347
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteers build homes for low-income families who meet income guidelines.
Holiday Helpers of Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 928-4808
Fax: (225) 389-3029
Contact Person: Sergeant Marc Tabor
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteers recruited to provide set-up, service and clean-up for "Thanksgiving Together" dinner. Sponsors two other events for children, "Christmas for Kids" and "Easter for Kids," held at elementary schools.
International Hospitality Foundation
Louisiana State University
Phone: (225) 578-3015
Contact Person: Virginia Grenier, Executive Director
Volunteer opportunity: Provides the community an opportunity to encounter people of other nations through monthly intercultural exchanges with international students representing more than 100 countries. Has monthly Host Program (families serve as hosts to these LSU students).
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
Phone: (225) 923-8000, extension 237
Fax: (225) 923-8030
Contact Person: Maeshell Goins
Volunteer opportunity: Recruits, trains and places persons fifty-five and older as volunteers in non-profit organizations.
Reach to Recovery
American Cancer Society
Phone: (225) 927-0782
Fax: (225) 767-1374
Contact Person: Amy Stuckey
Volunteer opportunity: Trained volunteer survivors call or visit (home or hospital) patients who have just had a diagnosis of breast cancer. Area served is East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, Ascension, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston and St. Helena parishes.
Magnolia Mound Plantation - Volunteer Docent Program
Phone: (225) 343-4955
Fax: (225) 343-6739
Volunteer opportunity: Authentically costumed docents conduct tours of the restored plantation home. Site includes main house, kitchen & crop gardens, pigeonnier, overseer's house and slave cabin.
Capital Area United Way
Capital Area United Way
Phone: (225) 383-2643
Fax: (225) 383-9922
Volunteer opportunity: VBR refers Baton Rouge area volunteers to local nonprofit organizations for inspiring community service opportunities.
Volunteers in Public Schools
East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Phone: (225) 226-4700
Fax: (225) 226-4710
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteer opportunities include reading tutor, answering the phone, buddy program, gardening, maintenance, special events.
Woman's Hospital Volunteers
Phone: (225) 924-8156
Fax: (225) 924-8467
Contact Person: Pam Parker
Volunteer opportunity: Volunteer opportunities include information, directions, transport of patients and papers, delivery of flowers and mail, discharge of patients, answering phones, liaison between patients and families, gift shop orders and sales display, gift wrapping, cashiering, and greeter at outpatient registration.