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Girls on the Run South Louisiana / The Color Run 5k

Girls on the Run South Louisiana is teaming up with The Color Run as the charity partner for The Color Run 5K in Baton Rouge on Saturday, May 18! Ever wonder how The Happiest 5K on the Planet is achieved city after city? The secret is the amazing volunteers! The Color Run couldn't do it without 'em. Whether it's handing out water, assisting with check-in, revving up the crowd at the finish festival, tossing color or cleaning up confetti, the volunteers are indispensable. Become the newest member of The Color Run family by signing up to volunteer. You'll forever be a hero! Through this partnership, Girls on the Run South Louisiana will be able to fund more scholarships and bring our program to even more girls in our community. By volunteering at The Color Run 5K you will be a part of "the happiest 5K on the planet" while helping young girls throughout South Louisiana. Click here to volunteer for The Color Run 5k Questions about Girls on the Run South Louisiana or our partnership with The Color Run? Email michele.dunbar@girlsontherun.org for more information.

Baton Rouge, LA

5/18/19 6:00 AM

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or longer unedited audio or video recording of an interview with a veteran OR Sharing 20 pages or more of original, unpublished memoirs, journals or diaries AND / OR 10 or more original photographs, letters or 2-dimensional artworks Also, we are collecting Deceased Veterans: Next of kin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

4/22/19 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

5/4/19 11:00 AM +more

Board of Director Positions

Clean Heart Society is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the area of substance abuse. We will provide in-house rehabilitaion prep for individuals seeking treatment but have been placed on the waiting list and for those who are in need of treatment but are undecided to admit for various reasons. Our goals are to mentally, emotionally and even spiritually prepare them for what lies ahead in treatment, and to encourage professional treatment and sobriety for those undecided. With this program, our hopes are to give all clients a higher success rate in treatment completion and a lifestlye of sobriety. I am seeking qualified members to serve on the Board of Directors as Vice President, Secretary or Board Member. Vice President The vice president of the board, who may also be called the vice chair, is prepared at all times to assume the role of board president, if necessary. The vice president, whose knowledge and commitment mirrors that of the president, may serve in the president’s place for board activities and in the spokesperson capacity. The president may delegate special assignments to the vice president, who also works closely with the organization’s CEO to carry out the board president’s vision and directives. Secretary The Secretary keeps the minutes of the board of directors. Additionally, the Secretary is responsible for keeping track of the organization’s activities to make sure the actions of the organization are in accordance to the organization’s Bylaws. The Secretary usually keeps track of the board members’ contact information in order to inform the board about meetings and updates on the organization. Board Member Members of Boards makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time. Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts. Participates in fund raising for the organization.

Franklin, LA

4/22/19 4:30 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

4/30/19 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

4/23/19 8:00 AM +more

Sort and Repack Weekend

Volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations accordingly.

Baton Rouge, LA

5/4/19 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

6/11/19 6:00 PM +more

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

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