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Volunteer Opportunities

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 

Phone: (225)763-4131

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)

Phone: (225)752-5801



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.


Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America

Phone: (225) 387-0061

Fax: (225) 381-7963


Volunteer Opportunities:  VoA offers many opportunities for committed volunteers.  Check our Community Information Database for a complete list of programs.


Woman's Hospital Volunteers

Woman's Hospital

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.




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