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Join Inspiration Nation--Volunteer for the Girls on the Run 5k in Baton Rouge

On Sunday, May 6 the Girls on the Run 5k is the culmination of our spring programming when the girls and hundreds of other community participants from the Greater Baton Rouge and Northshore areas are cheered across the finish line and congratulated for meeting their personal and physical goals. The event takes a great deal of volunteer power to complete. We seek volunteers in the following areas: Inspiration Village pre-5k activities, registration and packet pick up, water stations, general set up, food distribution, clean up, and more! To sign up and volunteer, click here. For more information please contact Michele.Dunbar@girlsontherun.org.

Baton Rouge, LA

5/6/18 10:30 AM

Girls on the Run 5K: Join Inspiration Nation in Acadiana

On Saturday, May 5 the Girls on the Run 5k is the culmination of our spring programming when the girls and hundreds of other community participants in Acadiana are cheered across the finish line and congratulated for meeting their personal and physical goals. The event takes a great deal of volunteer power to complete. We seek volunteers in the following areas: Inspiration Village pre-5k activities, registration and packet pick up, water stations, general set up, food distribution, clean up, and more! To sign up and volunteer, click here. For more information please contact Michele.Dunbar@girlsontherun.org

Broussard, LA

5/5/18 6:30 AM

Administrative Support

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to assist with filing, sorting, and shredding documents. Volunteers assisting with these tasks ensure that the population we serve can be reached in a more effective manner. If you are interested, we would love to have you.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/18

Construction

This is an opportunity to serve a low-income family, elderly or disabled person in Tangipahoa or Livingston Parish, just an hour north of New Orleans and 30-45 minutes east of Baton Rouge. You may find yourself helping build a new house, repairing a flooded house, improving a home that has fallen into disrepair or building a wheelchair ramp! You do not need any particular skills, just a "willing to help" attitude and a desire to give someone a hand-up instead of a hand-out. We will supply a construction supervisor who shows you what to do and the tools to get the job done. We typically work Monday-Friday from 8am - 4pm. Please bring a brown bag lunch and a refillable water bottle and wear old clothes with closed-toe shoes. Call or text Tamara Danel at 985-507-0732 to find out where to meet. We need you and you will make a difference!

Hammond, LA

Through 12/20/18

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Weekend 1

Our national goal is to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 major cities (Baton Rouge being one of them) and make 40,000 homes safer between April 28 th and May 13 th. Our local goal is to install 1,000 smoke alarms in high-risk neighborhoods throughout our city. Thanks to the incredible work by our volunteers and partners, we are up to 332 documented lives saved since the inception of our Home Fire Campaign, with 11 of those being in Louisiana. We are looking for volunteers to help install free smoke alarms in homes and educate families on fire safety and prevention. All training will occur day of event. We are also looking to fill some leadership positions for this event, if that is something you are interested in and capable of! For this event, we will meet at the Baton Rouge Chapter offices (4655 Sherwood Common Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816) for registration and training and then drive out and canvas the 70805 zip code. To register for this event, please log on to SoundTheAlarm.org/Louisiana or send an e-mail to Amanda.Jacobs2@redcross.org.

Baton Rouge, LA

4/28/18 9:00 AM

Design Volunteer

The ReStore Mission Wall Project The Design Volunteer is to create mission walls to highlight Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge’s work, and impact in the community through visually creative approaches and displays that will be installed in ReStore North. There is a total of five walls that need to be created into mission walls. The mission walls are to be innovative, environmentally conscious, and made from materials found in the ReStore. The Design Volunteer will also lead the construction of the mission walls along with Habitat for Humanity volunteers, partner families, and staff. The Mission Wall Criteria The design aesthetic must include a cohesive design theme and color scheme that incorporates Habitat for Humanity’s logo, organizational colors, and mission statement. The mission walls must display photographs of Habitat partner families, volunteers, staff, donors, customers, and project sites. Design Volunteer Responsibilities Include Being responsible for the creation, layout, and design of the mission walls. This project is independently lead, but all pictures, paint colors, and materials must be approved by the Executive Director and ReStore Manager before being finalized. Meet regularly or as needed with Habitat staff about the progression of project and is responsible for planning and executing presentations on the development of the project. Mission Walls Construction Location The Design Volunteer will be responsible along with Habitat staff for leading, instructing, and helping the volunteers in the construction of the mission walls. ReStore North location: 4301 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Applicant Qualifications and Skills Self-motivated, proactive, and works well independently. Project management skills and is able to help lead a team of volunteers. Ability to meet deadlines. Excellent sense of layout and design. Is creative and loves DIY projects. Pays great attention to detail. Knowledge of home décor, building materials, or hardware is helpful. Application Procedures Please submit the following by email to adelina@habitatbrla.org Resume Cover letter Samples of current or previous creative work (no more than 3 samples)

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/18

Volunteer Warehouse Assistant

Catholic Charities is looking for individuals to help in our warehouse. Warehouse Assistants should be able to assist with furniture pick up/drop off and sorting donations. Volunteers should be able to stand on their feet for extended period.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 12/31/18

Fund Development Manager

We are seeking a fund development manager to help us achieve our fundraising goals and engage sponsors in ongoing service activities. We are a swiftly growing organization in need of an energized individual who believes in and supports our vision. This includes leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside of the Vital Resource Solutions’ network. Will report to the Director and oversee fundraising volunteer staff.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 5/31/18

Content Developer Volunteer

The Content Developer will assist Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana in creating infographics, fact sheets, booklets, or other communication tools that will help is raising awareness about child abuse prevention. All content must be original and approved by the Communications Director before publishing, sharing, or printing.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 12/21/18

Volunteer Grant Writers

This position is perfect for undergraduate or graduate English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing students. If you need the experience, we will provide the opportunity. Seasoned grant writers are welcome as well. We need 2 detail- oriented individuals to learn about the organization, locate grant opportunities, and complete grant proposals. The grant writers will report to the Director and communicate regularly with the Fund Development Manager.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 7/29/18

The Family Nurturing Center of Louisiana- VISTA Outreach Coordinator

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana is currently seeking qualified AmeriCorps VISTAs with strong organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills to increase access to prevention programs for low-income families in the Thibodaux and Lafayette regions. For more information, please view the following link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=64527&fromSearch=true

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 1/1/19

Outreach Project Leader

The Outreach Project Leader will assist Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana in raising awareness about child abuse prevention. This will be accomplished by recruiting volunteers and local businesses or organizations to help with outreach opportunities.

Sulphur, LA

Through 4/30/18

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