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Sort and Repack

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

1/22/19 1:00 PM +more

Sort and Repack Weekend

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

12/1/18 8:00 AM +more

AmeriCorps Member at Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana

Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana (BGCA) is seeking passionate, responsible and dedicated individuals interested in helping youth succeed and making a difference in young people’s lives through the AmeriCorps National Service Program. AmeriCorps members will complete a service term as an enrichment instructor at one of our Boys & Girls Clubs in the Acadiana Area: Lafayette, New Iberia, or Opelousas. AmeriCorps members help make learning fun for Club members planning, implementing, and evaluating activities provided within a specific program area, such as Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, the Arts, and Health & Life Skills. The focus of this after-school program is Education - homework help and tutoring, high-yield learning activities, and other components of a well-rounded program to encourage learning, build academic skills & confidence, and to ultimately help to shape the character traits that will translate into a successful future. Minimum Time AmeriCorps Members – Complete 300 hours per term of service (3 terms per year available) Service Times – term #2: January 8, 2019 – April 30, 2019 Available Monday – Friday – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (after school) Living Allowance (term used for PAY): $2,200 per term of service (divided into twice monthly pay periods of $275 each – or $550 per month, for a total of $2,200 for the entire term of service) Educational Award: $1,252.91 (paid to educational or financial institution once successfully completing term) Must be at least 17 years old U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident Attend mandatory pre-service orientation Living Allowance stipend paid on the 15th and last day of each month PLEASE NOTE: Living Allowance and pay are one and the same; this is basically volunteer service but with some compensation to help with living expenses while doing service with AmeriCorps Benefits Professional and personal development Boys & Girls Club experience Opportunity to be a part of a national service movement Stipend paid twice monthly (for a total of $2,200 compensation per term) Educational award upon successful completion of your term of service Application Information: To apply, request an application please email Charlette Ardoin at cardoin@bgcacadiana.com Review of applications continues until the positions are filled. All candidates must pass post-offer/pre-employment requirements, including: Criminal Background Check.

Lafayette, LA

Through 4/30/19

Knock Knock Children's Museum's Storybook Soiree

On Friday, November 16 Knock Knock Children’s Museum will host its first Storybook Soiree. This year’s theme is “Alice in Wonderland”. Volunteer Shifts (Friday, November 16): Set Up: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Event Check-In: 6 – 8 p.m. (Must be 18 and comfortable with online software) Soiree Event: 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. (Must be 18) Check-In and Event volunteers must wear all black. This is going to be a one of a kind fundraising event that Baton Rouge has never seen before. Knock Knock has become a top destination for Baton Rouge area children, but this night is for grown-ups. Knock Knock will be transformed into a “whimsical wonderland” for all children at heart. Contact Monica Dugas at MDugas@knockknockmuseum.org or 225-831-1677 to sign up to volunteer TODAY!

Baton Rouge, LA

11/16/18 9:00 AM

Companionship Volunteer

COMPANIONSHIP VOLUNTEERS Life Source Hospices' 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. We serve a 50 - mile radius of Baton Rouge, LA, which includes Baker, Denham Springs, New Roads, St. Francisville, and Hammond, at numerous partnering facilities. Companionship Volunteers – visit with patient/family; read to patient; provide family support; serve as an “Angel Watch Vigil” for patient(s) without family; provide Music Therapy; provide Pet Therapy; or other services as need arises within our scope of service. *All volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation, Background Check, and a TB assessment

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 12/31/19

Volunteer Orientation

Life Source Hospice of Baton Rouge Volunteer Orientation Companion Volunteers, Office Volunteers, and Music Therapy Volunteers

Baton Rouge, LA

11/19/18 12:00 PM

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

Gretna, LA

Through 12/31/19

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

Gretna, LA

Through 12/31/19

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 12/31/19

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

New Orleans, LA

Through 12/31/19

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

New Orleans, LA

Through 12/31/19

Mosque Representative

Nature and Scope of Position Advocate team members will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with overseeing MLFA’s strategic development activities at their local masjid. They will review, develop and recommend guidance that promote MLFA’s mission and play a pivotal role in enhancing MLFA’s impact within their local community. Qualifications Volunteer commitment = 1 to 2 hours per month. Must be 16 years old or older. Provide two references and have a clean background check. Roles & Responsibilities Promote MLFA news, events, services, programs, conferences at your local masjid. Table and handout MLFA material at your local masjid. Assist MLFA representative with all programs at your local masjid. Keep MLFA updated on Masjid programs and current leadership contacts. Establish strong and appropriate relationships with the masjid governing board, and the general local community. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player. Share MLFA content - news, services, programs, etc. with your contacts.

New Orleans, LA

Through 12/31/19

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