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People Connection: How Do I Find Volunteer Opportunities?

Help others. Make connections. Share experiences.


Interested in volunteering? There are many agencies in Baton Rouge and around the parish looking for people willing to donate their time to help others.

Check the list below to find programs that interest you.


Adult Literacy Advocates

Phone:  (225) 383-1090
Fax: (225) 387-5999

Contact Person: Pamela Creighton, Executive Director

Volunteer opportunity: Volunteers provide instruction in adult basic education to those reading below a sixth grade level. Instruction includes reading, writing, math, communications, and problem solving.


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.


Cat Haven

Phone: (225)636-2680

Volunteer opportunity: Help abused, abandoned, or neglected, cats and kittens find forever homes. Provide socialization, cleaning, feeding
and adoptions at our shelter and offsite adoption areas. Become a foster parent. Volunteer by helping to rehabilitate our special need
felines by giving those needed medications or socialization from your home. Foster healthy cats and kittens while waiting for space to become
available at our shelter. Participate in special events. These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available with Cat Haven.


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.


Foster Grandparent Program

Catholic Community Services

Phone: (225) 346-8712
Fax: (225) 346-0020

Volunteer opportunity: Work as volunteers on a one-to-one basis with exceptional/special needs children, birth to twenty-one. Grandparents serve five hours a day, four days a week and receive a small stipend, meals and transportation.


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.


Volunteer Baton Rouge!

Volunteer Baton Rouge
Phone: (225) 343-8270
Fax: (225) 343-3070

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.

This list represents a small number of the many volunteer opportunities in and around the Greater Baton Rouge area. For more options, please use the Community Information quick search located on our homepage.