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Sort and Repack

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

2/18/19 8:00 AM +more

Warehouse Assistant

Catholic Charities is looking for someone to help in our newly renovated warehouse. Volunteers would help with moving donations and sorting them throughout the building. We occasionally move heavy furniture, so volunteers would need to have the capacity to assist in this manner. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 3/11/19

Volunteer Orientation

Life Source Hospice Volunteer With Us The Hospice Volunteer Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice! 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. There are many ways volunteers can support the work of Life Source Hospice. Life Source Hospice Volunteers can serve in many capacities. Come learn how you can be a member of our Volunteer Team!

Baton Rouge, LA

2/23/19 12:00 PM

Sort and Repack Weekend

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

4/6/19 8:00 AM +more

Family Night

This is a great project for families to come and serve the community together. We ask all volunteers be over 7 years old.

Baton Rouge, LA

4/16/19 6:00 PM +more

LSH Easter Basket Drive

LSH Easter Basket Drive "Less Candy, More Love" Volunteers are needed to make or donate Easter Baskets for our Seniors. Items should include Sugar Free Candy, Toilietries, Wipes, Kleenex, Lip chap/stick, Lotion, Body Powder, or any items similar and appropriate for Seniors. Baskets must be wrapped. For each donated Easter basket, Volunteers will recieve 3 - volunteer service hours of credit. Baskets can be dropped off at Life Source Hospice - Office, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Please label with Name, Email, Contact Number to ensure Volunteer credit hours.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 4/5/19

Memory Bears "Precious Keepsakes"

Memory Bears "Precious Keepsakes" Do you like to sew? Do you like creating magic with fabric and a sewing machine? Volunteers are needed to make Precious Memory Bears for families to remember their loved ones. A favorite piece of a loved one's clothing is all that is required to create this precious keepsake that will provide years of memories. Life Source Hospice will provide what's needed, we just need your loving sewing skills and love, to create a "Precious Keepsake" bear. NO SET VOLUNTEER HOURS. Bears must be delivered to Office when completed for delivery.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 2/3/20

Support Services Volunteer

Support Services Volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist in continuous support at the various nursing home facilities we serve. Volunteers my assist with Cookie Bakes; playing BINGO with residence; offer Art/Music Therapy; Arts/Crafts with residence; and special events/activities. Volunteer Times will vary based on nursing home facility needs. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator for additional times that may not be listed.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 2/3/20

Office Support Volunteer

Office Support Volunteer Volunteers may volunteer in the office by providing administrative/office support; mail-outs, such as letters, sympathy letters/cards, birthday cards, and/or bereavement notes; contacting patient family member(s); office filing; create information packets; and/or assist with support group meetings preparations.

Baton Rouge, LA

Through 1/6/20

Preschool Teacher

This volunteer opportunity is pending grant funding on June 1, 2019. This position will involve teaching a class of 20 students with a Master Teacher. This is a preschool program for a model research based preschool program. It's foundation is centered in Vygotsky's Developmental Theory. The teacher will receive training from a Louisiana certified Master Early Education certified teacher on how to implement the curriculum. This position will be located in the downtown historical district of Independence, Louisiana. The Master teacher is currently working on her Doctor's of Education in Educational Leadership. The children attending this program will be children from low income families who reside in the local area.

Independence, LA

7/22/19 7:00 AM +more

Save Community Cats in Jefferson Parish!

We’re working on a very exciting project and we could use your help! The Jefferson Parish community cats program has a three-year plan to provide spay/neuter for 7500 cats. This lifesaving endeavor will involve trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. Not only is this the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system, but it’s also the most effective. To carry out this huge community effort, we’re going to need a few helpful hands like yours to help feed and care for cats after surgery on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteering just one hour a week can make a BIG difference in saving cats’ lives! Volunteer work can even be done on the way home from work! To learn more, please see the Kennel Assistant volunteer position description for details: https://bestfriends-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/kimberlyb_bestfriends_org/EeNLxsfjxflGrQGwgV7PuxgB_v0_w3xrZCfdtDnIKosVXg?e=yspJbd If you’d rather volunteer on a Saturday, we’re also looking for volunteers to help clean our humane traps. Are spreadsheets more your thing? Our hotline is BUSY so having someone transcribe voicemails would be a huge help! If you’re interested in volunteering to help the cats, or if you have any questions, please email us at bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org. Our office is located in the West Bank Animal Shelter at 2701 LaPalco Blvd in Harvey, LA but we also have cats in Jefferson at the Acadian Affordable Vet Clinic. The Jefferson Parish community cats program is a partnership between Best Friends Animal Society and Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. We can’t wait to hear from you, as we work together to save the lives of community cats.

Harvey, LA

Through 12/31/19

Da Berry Fresh Market Garden Planting

Envision da Berry, a 501c3 non-profit organization owns and operates “da Berry Fresh Market” (BFM) which is a combination of retail farm stand and small network of neighborhood community gardens. Volunteers can expect these tasks: Gardening (70%), Farm Stand Operations(20%), Community Outreach(10%). BFM opened in August 2017in the middle of the Historic West End Cultural District of New Iberia, LA which has seen much decline over the past few decades.. We need assistance setting up the gardens to getting our crop inventory established. The surrounding under-served West End neighborhood has a median household income of $19K and has a majority African-American population. There’s been incidents of drug and gang related crime and violence that have been plaguing the impoverished neighborhood. A word of caution that you would be working in the middle of these areas at times but people are generally pretty curious and friendly.

New Iberia, LA

Through 12/25/20

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By Madi Donham. Thu, 14 Feb 2019

I am lucky to love what I do. For the last eight years I have had the privilege to watch and encourage the incredible growth of civic and social engagement in companies. Over this time, we’ve seen incredible growth – from only 24 percent of companies offering pro bono programs (CECP, Giving in Numbers, 2011) to 56 percent offering such skilled talent to communities today (CECP, 2018). From CEOs speaking out to Super Bowl ads focused on social action, companies are leading and lending talent and resources at an unprecedented scale.

Scientist Sparks Discovery and Spreads Awareness of STEM through Volunteerism

By Madi Donham. Wed, 06 Feb 2019

That first spark of amazement in a child’s face is what drives Lori Morton’s volunteerism, day after day. “When a kid looks into a microscope for the first time, and sees an ant or a bumblebee at high magnification, and realizes there’s this other world complexity … being a part of that moment is wonderful,” said Lori. By day, the 47-year-old scientist from Chappaqua, New York, is vice president of research at a biotechnology company, but her free time is dedicated to providing STEM discovery for kids. Through many community-based organizations and projects, Lori is providing new opportunities for kids to have fun and engage in STEM activities, in addition to underscoring the importance of science with the leaders of tomorrow.

Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy Through Community Volunteerism

By Madi Donham. Fri, 01 Feb 2019

As the largest national day of service, MLK Day is valued as a day “on,” not a day off – an opportunity to reflect on the gains we have made, and re-commit ourselves to addressing contemporary issues facing our nation through meaningful civic dialogue and community volunteerism. Each year on the third Monday in January, millions around the country unite in service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. And in communities around the country, Points of Light Network affiliates start the year off in the spirit of volunteerism and service, creating hundreds of opportunities for individuals, families, nonprofits and business to work together to build stronger, more resilient communities. 

How Do You Give Good Proof? Let Cabot Help You Thank Your Volunteers

By Madi Donham. Thu, 31 Jan 2019

When you shop you get proof with a receipt. When volunteers help, their proof is your thanks. Just as we’d never leave the store without that little slip of paper, volunteers shouldn’t go for long periods of time without getting the vital proof of how valuable they are to you. Luckily, there are many ways to honor your volunteers and document the impact of volunteer service! Cabot’s longstanding partnership with Points of Light provides nonprofits with opportunities to show appreciation to their volunteers.

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