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Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers are the HEART of Hospice! Become a Hospice Volunteer.... Volunteers are needed, for a small amount of your time, you can make a BIG difference in somone's life! Volunteer Opportunities: Office Assistance/Support Services - filing; office/administrative support; bake cookies for support group meetings; and other needs within scope of service Bereavement Department - assist with files; family follow-ups; mail-outs; and other needs within scope of service Companion Volunteer - visit with patient/family; read to patient; provide family support; play games; provide Music Therapy; Arts/Crafts; serve as an "Angel Watch"; or other services as need arises within scope of service Community Events - support and assist with any community event/activities Life Source Hospice volunteers are members of a dedicated group who give of themselves to help ensure the mission of hospice care. Each volunteer brings something special to hospice to help fulfill our mission.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 1/4/20

Adopt-A-Senior Program

Our Adopt-A-Senior Program helps feed our senior citizens once a month. We need assistance bagging produce or other product to give out/load vehicles.

Baton Rouge, LA

6/7/19 7:30 AM

Maternity and Adoption Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Maternity and Adoption. Volunteers duties include: Returning phone calls to clients needing assistance Gathering the needed supplies and filling out necessary, but fairly simple, paperwork Interacting and engaging with clients when they arrive to pick up their donations Assisting clients with taking the donations to their vehicle if needed Keeping donation supplies organized and easily accessible Working closely with front office staff and maternity social worker Job requires at the most - 2-3 hours one day per week, or 1-2 hours 2 days per week Job also requires complete confidentiality.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/19

Lead Yoga Classes for International Travelers

We are seeking a volunteer yoga teacher to help lead classes for our guests and community members. Must be all-levels and all-inclusive. We want our guests to have an experience that is positive and uplifting! Donation based classes are fine. Yoga mats are provided as well as online advertising. Must be certified yoga instructor. The benefits of volunteering with HI USA include: - Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers - Work to increase understanding and tolerance by helping people break down cultural barriers - Help travelers to the community have a great travel experience Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages, intercultural communication and more! - Participate in appreciation events for local volunteers - Receive personal and professional development opportunities - Earn HI USA membership and dorm overnights at HI USA hostels

New Orleans, LA

Through 9/30/19

Free Hostel Stay in Return for Volunteering (groups of 6+)

At HI USA, we believe in the power of travel to open minds and the power of community service to open hearts. Above all, we believe that these experiences should be rewarding - not costly. That's why we are offering groups across the country free overnight stays at HI New Orleans in July and August through our Great Hostel Give Back (GHGB) program. What is GHGB? During July and August, qualifying groups of 6 or more people receive one free night's stay (up to five nights) at an HI New Orleans for each day its members spend volunteering at least two hours in the community surrounding the hostel. HI New Orlean's lounges, kitchens, and dining rooms ensure plenty of opportunities to connect with other travelers. We invite your group to join in with our free events, tours and activities to meet like-minded travelers and explore the hidden gems of the city. Whether you are service group, a college group or just a group of friends wanting to visit somewhere new and give back to the community, apply now for the Great Hostel Give Back program and help us make the world a better place. If your group is interested in participating in Great Hostel Give Back, please complete the GHGB application form - all groups are welcome, join us as we work together towards a more tolerant world. To find out more or to apply visit: https://www.hiusa.org/hostels/louisiana/new-orleans/new-orleans

New Orleans, LA

Through 8/31/19

Louisiana Veteran History Project Interviewer (CAN INTERVIEWER ANYWHERE IN LA)

CAN BE AN INTERVIEWER ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. Louisiana Veterans History Project Help is needed with collecting interviews of veterans and deceased veterans next of kin for the history project. The focus of the Lousiana Veterans History Project is first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans who served in the following wars and conflicts: World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1939-1945 Cold War Korean War, 1950-1953 Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983 Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989 Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 Persian Gulf War, 1991 United Nations Operation in Somalia Haiti--History--American intervention, 1994-1995 Operation Allied Force, 1999 Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina Operation Joint Guardian, 1999- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Afghan War, 2001- Iraq War, 2003-2011 Other stories of service are a secondary focus and can be shared as well. Can participate by: Contributing a minimum of 30 minutes or longer unedited audio or video recording of an interview with a veteran OR Sharing 20 pages or more of original, unpublished memoirs, journals or diaries AND / OR 10 or more original photographs, letters or 2-dimensional artworks Also, we are collecting Deceased Veterans: Next of kin may donate original photographs, letters, diaries and unpublished memoirs of a deceased veteran, and must submit the Biographical Data Form and a Veteran’s Release Form on behalf of the deceased veteran. The collection must meet the minimum collecting standards. Contribute a minimum of 30 minutes or longer unedited audio or video recording of an interview with a veteran AND / OR 20 pages or more of original, unpublished memoirs, journals or diaries AND / OR 10 or more original photographs, letters or 2-dimensional artworks Send documents to Never Alone Initiative to be digitized before being processed for the Library of Congress. The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. VHP collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand remembrances of U.S. military veterans from World War I through the more recent conflicts. Anyone, including students ages 15 or older, can volunteer to participate. It’s that easy to make history! Become A Part of History! All volunteers will be recognized on the Never Alone Initiative website and a volunteering shirt will be sent. CAN BE AN INTERVIEWER ANYWHERE IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.

Sterlington, LA

5/23/19 7:00 AM +more

Plan Your Own Walking Tour

Share YOUR New Orleans with travelers from all over the world and meet new people in the process. We'll work with you to help create a fun and engaging tour that you can share with guests. Benefits: - Work to increase understanding and tolerance by helping people break down cultural barriers - Meet new people from all over the world, including travelers, staff, and fellow volunteers - Help visitors to the community have a great travel experience - Earn HI USA membership and dorm overnights at HI USA hostels - Build skills in public speaking, foreign languages, and intercultural communication - Participate in fun mixers and events for local volunteers - Receive personal and professional development opportunities Express interest here and we'll get you settled in your new position!

New Orleans, LA

Through 6/30/19

Summer of Service Orientation

Youth ages 11 to 18 will have the opportunity to sign up for YVC Summer of Service. They will learn about the organization, sign up for various community service projects, and receive YVC goodies!

Baton Rouge, LA

5/23/19 5:00 PM

2019 Tour de Cure New Orleans

Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising event. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, the events raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education. Tour de Cure is a fun-filled community event, with great music, fun activities, and delicious food that brings people together. Our dedicated cyclist, walkers and runners include children and adults living with diabetes and our Champion fundraisers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to utilize their communication, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills. Food, entertainment, and a t-shirt will also be provided in return for your service.

New Orleans, LA

10/26/19 5:00 AM

Camp Kesem Professional Staff (Nurse and MHP)

Camp Kesem at Louisiana State University is looking for a nurse and/or Mental Health Professional to join their summer camp team! Our chapter, one of 117 Camp Kesem chapters across the United States, offers a free week-long camp for kids affected by their parent’s cancer. Camp is free to attend, and the camp is planned, managed, and staffed by college student volunteers from Louisiana State University. Camp will be held from July 28-August 2 at Camp Hardtner in Pollock, Louisiana. As a nurse, you will be responsible for dispensing daily medication, as instructed by each camper's physician, and for addressing any health emergencies that may come up over the course of the week. You must hold an RN, LPN/LVN, or be a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Louisiana, or be willing to obtain a temporary license for that state. As a mental health professional, you will be responsible for counseling campers and counselors on various issues. Some of these issues are behavioral but others may tie to home situations or bereavement. You must have a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, or a related Mental Health field. All potential candidates will undergo a background check and interview process. To apply, please visit https://campkesem.org/volunteer/

Pollock, LA

7/28/19 8:00 AM

Teach Parenting and Family Life Skills with Catholic Charities' Prison Ministry

What: Catholic Charities’ Prison Ministry program is seeking a co-facilitator for a positive fatherhood class at one of Louisiana’s Correctional Facilities. This class is a part of the Plaquemine’s Parish Sheriff’s Office re-entry program for men. Most men in the program are from New Orleans. The volunteer will help guide discussions and teach a set curriculum. The volunteer will have confidence in public speaking and be open to offering wisdom and insight to incarcerated fathers. Volunteer must be an adult male over the age of 25. Experience in ministry, education, counseling, social work, or a related field is helpful but not required. Fathers are preferred. When/Where: Volunteer will meet with co-teacher and carpool to correctional facility. They will leave New Orleans at 8 am on Tuesday mornings and return by 2 pm. More Details: The program will begin mid-April. Candidate will be interviewed by program staff before being accepted as co-facilitator. Volunteer will commit to minimum of several months.

New Orleans, LA

5/28/19 7:00 AM +more

Sort and Repack

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank continuously receives food donations from generous donors that help keep to our shelves stocked for those in need. All of our donated food needs to be thoroughly checked before it can be processed through to our agencies. Help us sort and categorize all of the non-perishable food items to immediately help those who are hungry! This volunteer activity involves checking dates on food, moderate lifting and walking in our warehouse. It is a fun and lively environment and great exercise too! DRESS CODE: The comfort and safety of our volunteers is important. Due to health codes and safety reasons, a volunteer dress code is in effect. Volunteers MUST wear: · Closed-toed shoes (sneakers suggested) · Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, sleeveless, midriff or low-cut tops) · Pants, jeans or workout attire preferred. Shorts are okay at a respectable length. (Must be no shorter than 7” above the knee) Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security. The Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities. ​

Baton Rouge, LA

5/24/19 8:00 AM +more

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