Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Jennifer Tran at tran@lrta.net to post volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer to Leader Educational Programming with Louisiana 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been empowering youth to speak through action and helping them develop the skills they need to lead the communities of tomorrow.

We need volunteers to lead our programs and help youth throughout Louisiana develop the life skills they need to do well, do good, do-over, do amazing, do STEM, do leadership, do healthy, do differently!

You can help spark change and make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Louisiana children, as well as support your community.

Help us create a culture and generation of doers. Apply to serve with Louisiana 4-H!

Learn more at: https://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/volunteer/how_to_become_a_volunteer

Complete the interest form: https://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00bI98tIoBIhqsJ

Contact: Meggan Franks, Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Specialist, at mfranks@agcenter.lsu.edu

Updated: 2/28/2022

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is looking for retired teachers to volunteer in our 5 galleries. Volunteers would help facilitate play as well as ensuring the galleries are tidy for our guests. Volunteers also have the opportunity to lead music sessions, indoor and outdoor art sessions, and Edible Garden sessions.  We ask that volunteers have a desire to learn. Additionally, LCM volunteers must have an interest in helping children learn about the world around them.

For more information, please contact Chris Small at volunteer@lcm.org. If interested, please apply at https://lcm.org/about/volunteer/

Upcoming Events for LCM:

  • Noon Year’s Eve – December 31 9am – 3 pm
    • Various arts and crafts and well as facilitating play
  • Children’s World’s Fair – March 13 9:30 – 4:30
    • Various arts and crafts, and science experiments relating to 8 different countries 

Updated: 12/13/2021

The Acadian Cultural Center is one of six sites in the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and the center tells the stories of the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians and other area groups. The center has a variety of ranger programs, films, exhibits, and events that share the culture and environment of the Atchafalaya Basin. 

The Acadian Cultural Center is currently seeking volunteers. Click here for a flyer that provides information regarding volunteering with the National Park Service. Additionally, here is the link to apply to the volunteer program: Volunteer Opportunity Detail.

For more information about the Acadian Cultural Center or if you have any questions regarding the volunteer program, please contact Laura McDonald at laura_mcdonald@nps.gov

Updated: 12/3/2021

UPDATE: The Old State Capitol is open to the public for socially-distanced, self-guided tours.  Visitors, staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times in the building. Hand sanitizing stations, stanchions and plexi-glass are in place to protect volunteers and guests. Operating hours remain 10-4 Tuesday through Friday and 9-3 on Saturdays.

The Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge is in need of volunteers. Opportunities may range for regularly schedule shifts to project-by-project basis. Volunteers may assist in areas such as Special Exhibitions, Front Desk area, Special Events and Guided Tours. To learn more about these opportunities, click here

Learn more about Louisiana’s Old State Capitol by clicking this link: http://www.louisianaoldstatecapitol.org/

For more information, contact Jami Williams, Volunteer Coordinator, at (225) 219-6132 or jami.williams@sos.la.gov.

Updated: 2/5/2021

The Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge is looking for volunteers for the Junior Achievement Program at Oak Grove Primary on Thursday, 10/14/21. JA will teach 50-minute classes to each grade level K-5 during their enrichment classes. There will be 3 classes in the morning and 3 after lunch. 

Junior Achievement – Greater Baton Rouge and Acadiana is looking for volunteers for its virtual JA Day program. Junior Achievement programs teach kids K-12 financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness. Watch this video for more information about the program: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-idaho/ja-in-a-day-video

Volunteers can contact Becky Dantin at 225-287-9439 or bdantin@jabatonrouge.com if there are any questions. 

Updated: 9/10/2021

Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana are in need of volunteers. For more information, visit https://voanorthla.org/cenla/make-a-difference/volunteer/.

Updated: 1/30/2020

Child Advocacy Services is one of 18 programs in Louisiana recruiting and training CASA volunteers to advocate for children. Child Advocacy Services’ CASA program serves Ascension, Assumption, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes across Southeast Louisiana.  CASA Volunteers are trained to advocate for safe permanent homes for abused and/or neglected children.

The volunteer position requires an Advocate to visit a child in their placement, gather information, communicate with their supervisor, and make recommendations to the court. CASA volunteers receive 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of continued education annually. An application can be accessed by following the link below https://childadv.net/become-a-volunteer.  For program information outside of Child Advocacy Services area visit https://louisianacasa.org/local-programs/

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Donna Bliss at dbliss@childadv.net.

Updated: 7/9/2021

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge is seeking volunteers to fill several positions. The positions are: 

LASM is also seeking an Accounting Intern.

If you are interested in applying or have questions about these positions, contact Colleen Rials at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, at crials@lasm.org or (225) 328-0822. Thank you!

Updated: 1/14/2022

Your gifts of compassion and care can make an amazing difference in the lives of patients and their families. Often we underestimate the power that a smile, a caring word or the smallest act of kindness can have on someone. Volunteers can provide support to patients and families through direct patient care, administrative duties, special events, veteran support and projects. Some examples of direct patient care include visitation with patient and family, providing relief for a caregiver, reading to patient, assisting with housekeeping, playing cards or other games, assisting with yard work, running errands, being a silent presence or walking a dog.
All volunteers are required to have a background check, drug screen and an in person Hospice training. Please feel free to contact Paige Pellerin, Manager of Volunteer Services at paige.pellerin@heartofhospice.net or (985) 507-5574.

Updated: 7/26/2021

Whether you want to see the impact you can make in the lives of patients directly or prefer to work behind the scenes, we invite you to become a member of a dedicated group of compassionate caregivers who serve as vital members of our hospice team. Heart of Hospice – a proud member of the LHC Group family – has been serving Acadiana for 15 years, and we are also proud to be a Level 4 We Honor Veterans partner.

Hospice volunteers often say that helping those in need at a critical point in their lives is profoundly and emotionally meaningful. To learn how you can become a hospice volunteer in your community, contact Ginnipher Spencer – Manager of Volunteer Services, today at 337.232.8159 ginnipher.spencer@lhcgroup.com

Below are some of the opportunities we have available.

  • Administrative Duties
  • Community Events
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Companionship
  • Veteran–to–Veteran Services
  • Bereavement Support
  • Life Legacy
  • Specialty Programs
  • Intern/Externships

Updated: 5/17/2022

Audubon Hospice is looking for those that have a desire to provide peace at the end of life. Volunteers are a vital part of the Hospice team and are used in practical ways. Some examples are reading to patients, playing music running errands for families and companionship. All volunteers are required to go through Hospice orientation and must submit to a background check.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Janelle Simms at janelles@audubonhospice.com or 225-964-3174. 

Updated: 7/21/2021

UPDATE: The Baton Rouge General is taking the necessary precautions of requiring facemasks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.
The Baton Rouge General is recruiting volunteers to become a part of its Volunteer Services program.  Volunteer opportunities are available at our three hospital locations – Bluebonnet, Mid-City and our brand new BRG-Ascension (Prairieville) plus our Center for Health and outlying imaging centers.  There are over 36 unique areas to offer time and services such as surgery waiting area, information desks, gift shops, and our Arts in Medicine program.  BR General offers opportunities to volunteers based upon interests, abilities, and availability.  To accommodate volunteers, the program offers different time slots for convenience.  

To become a volunteer for Baton Rouge General, complete the online volunteer application at www.brgeneral.org/volunteer and click “apply to volunteer”.  Once the application is received, applicants will be contacted to attend an orientation, complete a TB skin test, and receive a flu shot provided free of charge.

Contact information:

Beverly Pourciau
Manager, Volunteer Services
Phone:  225-381-6576
beverly.pourciau@brgeneral.org

Tierra Mitchell
tierra.mitchell@brgeneral.org

Updated: 1/14/2022

Job Opportunities

TRSL retirees who return to work in a position eligible for TRSL membership are subject to the state’s return-to-work law. Before applying to any of these job postings, please contact TRSL to see if and how this law may affect you and your TRSL retirement benefits. Click here for an overview of the return-to-work law. You can also call TRSL at (225) 925-6446 or toll-free outside the Baton Rouge area at 1-877-275-8775.
Contact Jennifer Tran at tran@lrta.net to post job opportunities.

Sylvan Learning, the nation’s leading supplemental educator, is looking for teachers for its TITLE I program in the Greater New Orleans area. Sylvan Title I positions offer flexible work schedules both during school hours and after school hours. As a part-time Sylvan Instructor, you will be trained on the Sylvan curriculum and given the tools to teach in a small group setting. You won’t have to lesson plan or do parent teacher conferences. You do what you love: teach!

Click here to read the full job description.

This is a rolling position (always hiring).

For more information contact Adam Rutka, Regional Director at (504) 885-5327 or sylvanregionaldirector@gmail.com

Update: 3/18/2022

As a part-time Sylvan Instructor, you will be trained on the Sylvan curriculum and given the tools to teach in a small group setting. We offer instruction in reading, writing, math, study skills, SAT/ACT prep and state exams to students of all levels.

As a part-time Instructor you will need to be available between 4-16 hours/week, between the hours of 3:00-7:30 Monday-Thursday and Saturdays 9:00-1:00.

Click here to read the full job description.  

This is a rolling position (always hiring).

For more information contact Adam Rutka, Regional Director at (504) 885-5327 or sylvanregionaldirector@gmail.com

Update: 3/18/2022

Imagine Learning is seeking educators who want to excite teachers about the Next Generation Science Standards in their classroom by joining their team of Professional Development Specialists at Imagine Learning-Twig Science. Prospects will train teachers to implement Twig Science in their classrooms.

Flexible, part-time schedule, remote work.

Compensation for training is included.

Please apply through this link: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3Cl9kmwh

For more information contact Patti Pape at patricia.pape@imaginelearning.com.

Update: 3/14/2022

Élan Academy is seeking energetic after school tutors to support our amazing scholars as they prepare for state testing. 

We provide materials and training to support your instruction. As an after school tutor, you would work daily with a small group of students on test taking strategies and provide academic intervention.

Hours for tutoring are from Monday-Thursday from 3:30 to 6:00pm. We are hiring on a rolling basis. 

Position is hourly and ranges from $15-$20 an hour.

Click on this link for more information about the position. 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Melanie Askew Clark at maskew@elanacademy.org.

Update: 1/13/2022

Intervene is a tutoring company looking to hire tutors and mentor teachers across the country. This is a fully remote position and people can choose when and how often they would like to work. Tutor positions are available for all subject areas grades K-12. 

Click here for a flyer with more information.

For questions regarding the position or about applying, please email apply@tutorgigs.io.

Update: 9/16/2021

The Victory Team, a part of our LSU Athletics Guest Services, is looking to hire retirees from the Baton Rouge community. Victory Team members will be Ushers for LSU sporting events, (Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics and Baseball) to help provide great experiences for our fans. This is a paid position with LSU as a transient employee. 

Click here to learn more about the LSU Victory Team.

Click here to apply to be a part of the LSU Victory Team.

If you are have any questions about this opportunity or applying, please contact Lois Stuckey at 225-578-1045 or lstuck1@lsu.edu.

Update: 8/6/2021

Charter Schools USA in Baton Rouge is looking for Math, ELA and Science teachers for the upcoming school year. Job duties include: 
  • Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the company’s philosophy, goals and objectives as outlined in the adopted courses of study.
  • Makes purposeful and appropriate lesson plans which provide for effective teaching strategies and maximizes time on task.
  • Presents subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunity and provides real-world, application based examples and learning opportunities.

Click here for the full job description.

If you are interested in applying or have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Ashley Chavis at 225-349-7489.

Update: 1/14/2022

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is seeking retired educators who would like to work with a team to proctor digitally based assessments on tablets with fourth- and eighth-grade students in schools. You must be available for online and in-person training during the month of January 2022 and able to proctor between January 24 and March 4, 2022, when work is available. NAEP offers paid training, hourly wages paid weekly, and mileage reimbursement for local driving. This is a part-time, temporary position.
Visit http://www.WorkNAEP.com and provide your contact information. We will send you a link to our online application this summer.
For more information about NAEP, please visit https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard
Have questions about the job? Email: naeprecruit@westat.com

Update: 6/10/2021

Cignition is actively recruiting retired teachers interested in tutoring underserved students in grades K-12 for this school year and summer.

Tutors are paid for their sessions through grants we’ve been awarded or through our district contracts. 

For more information on this opportunity, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vw-mcWRlKutvLYaiNN8RqMsVtC5MRTk1Gzihiy_YPYY/edit?usp=sharing 

You may contact tutoring@cignition.com with any questions regarding this opportunity.

Update: 7/9/2021

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