Volunteer Opportunities

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

826 is a national non-profit organization that serves as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success. At 826 New Orleans, we cultivate and support the voices of young writers ages 3-18 through a range of programs at our Writing Center in the 7th Ward and creative collaborations with schools and communities across New Orleans.

Programs:

After School: After School (AS) program is a free, literacy-rich program in which students receive one-on-one support with homework, reading, and writing after school at the 826 New Orleans writing center.

Time and Dates: AS  is offered Monday through Thursday, with students coming two days a week (Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday) from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. After 30 minutes of homework support, students will cycle through literacy-based rotations of small-group and independent reading, writing, and word work.

Location: 1750 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteers for AS should be willing to make a weekly commitment for the term (Sep-Dec and/or Jan-May) to ensure relationship and trust-building with AS students. Volunteers will help with homework, assist in activities, and support students in their creativity and self-expression. Each term with AS will also culminate in a published chapbook written by the students with the support of volunteers and AS staff.

Wee Write: Wee Write (WW) is a new program launched this year by 826 with the mission to expand programming to include 3-5 year olds!  Our goal for the program is to radically shift the way we teach literacy, prime our early learners for school, and strengthen youth agency and interest in literacy and writing.

Time: 1:30-2:30

Dates: September 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th, 14th, 21st

Location: Langston Hughes Elementary School

Volunteer Skills & Responsibilities: Early Childhood Education experience would be great but is not necessary. Volunteers will need patience and attention to detail and will be expected to help with classroom management, spend one on one time with students and documentation/taking notes/transcribing student’s writing.

Good Troublemakers: Good Troublemakers (GTM) is a community collections project in which we visit classrooms all over the city and lead themed writing workshops. This year’s theme is community safety! We’ll be writing with students aged 5-18 about how we know we’re safe, what makes a community safe, and what we can do to help create one.

We need both in-person volunteers to assist students with their writing during classroom workshops, and virtual volunteers who can transcribe the work as it is collected throughout the fall.

 

Writers’ Room: This fall, we will be opening a Writers’ Room (WR). The WR is a third space inside a public school where students will work on publishing projects as well as get support and encouragement with their own creative and school projects. After training, volunteers will work one-on-one with students, giving them support with brainstorming, writing, and editing. We’re looking for:

  • regular volunteers to come in 1-2 hours once or twice a week during the school day to provide one-on-one support during our “Open Studio” hours

  • volunteers to work both in-person during publishing projects and afterward transcribing and copyediting work (projects last 2-16 weeks depending).

Enthusiasm for writing and supporting young authors is a must! A background in writing, teaching writing, or editing is a plus.

People who are interested can apply @ https://826neworleans.org/volunteer/ or email Emily Starr @ volunteering@826neworleans.org

Updated: 9/23/2022

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: Todd Tarifa, Louisiana 4-H Department Head, at tatarifa@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Updated: 7/7/2022

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/

Updated: 7/7/2022

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

Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge is looking for in-class volunteers for JA in a Day. This is a half day volunteer commitment to teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness to kindergarten through fifth grade. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer sign-up form.

Volunteers can contact Nicole McAlister at 225-288-3839 or nmcalister@jabatonrouge.com with questions.

Updated: 8/30/2022

Child Advocacy Services is one of 17 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 Stephanie Breeden at sbreeden@childadv.net.

Updated: 7/7/2022

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

LASM is also seeking a Curatorial Intern. Click here for the full description.

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: 7/13/2022

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, call us today at 337.371.1120 or 337.232.8159.

Below are some of the opportunities we have available.

  • Administrative Duties
  • Community Events
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Companionship
  • Veteran–to–Veteran Services
  • Bereavement Support
    • Prepare and send mailings.
    • Provide direct contact with the bereaved through home visits and/or phone calls with the purpose of companionship and support.
    • Assist with the details of Memorial Services and Grief Support Groups.
    • Be a Grief Support Group Leader depending on education and training.
    • Be a Bereavement Ambassador to nursing homes and other facilities.
  • Life Legacy
    • Recording life stories
  • Specialty Programs
    • Pet therapy
    • Massage Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Music Therapy

Updated: 7/7/2022

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

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.

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant is to provide services and activities that help students improve in academics, attendance, behavior, promotion rates and graduation rates. We also offer educational services to the families of participating students.

Primary Responsibility
The Education Liaison oversees all academic components of the Full Life Foundation 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program at Glen Oaks Magnet High School, and is instrumental in facilitating the linkage between the school day staff, principal, and the afterschool staff, in assuring the appropriate curriculum is being utilized, and that it meets the need of students.

Click here for a full job description

Applicants can contact Jessica Exkano at Jessica.Exkano@gmail.com with any questions.

Update: 10/13/2022

There is an opening for a certified first grade teacher at Belle Chasse Academy. TA’s are available in the classroom. See the image below for more details.

If you are interested or have any questions about this position, contact tmiller@bellechasseacademy.org

Update: 8/15/2022

The LSU Academic Center for Student-Athletes seeks to hire tutors for the Fall 2022 semester. Strategy tutors work on building academic strategies and time management skills, develop independent learners, and facilitate one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions. The hours that we need tutors for range from 8:00am-1:30pm Monday through Friday and 5:00pm-9:30pm Monday through Thursday.

Click here to view a flyer with more information.

If you have any questions about this position, contact Alexandra Moran at alexmoran@lsu.edu or 225-578-6952.

Update: 8/11/2022

Hosanna Christian Academy is hiring for a Spanish Teacher position for the 2022-2023 school year. Responsibilities include Hispanic family interpretation duties at school. Applicants must be a Christian who is living a lifestyle honoring Biblical values. Qualified applicants should apply. Certified teacher credentials a plus. Deep love for children, respect for others, and being a person under authority is expected. Campus and leadership provides a safe, clean, loving, supportive, and well equipped teaching environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33,000.00 – $42,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Teaching: 1 year (Preferred)

If you have any questions about this position, contact Russell Marino at russ.marino@hcablazers.org or Monique Burdette (principal) at Monique.burdette@hcablazers.org or 225-926-4885 ext. 210.

Update: 8/8/2022

Abney Elementary School currently has positions available. Abney is a first through fifth grade school, located in Slidell, Louisiana. If you and/or a colleague are interested in applying, please do not hesitate to reach out (985-807-4707).

Positions Available

  • TEACHER-FIFTH GRADE (ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS)
  • TEACHER-FIFTH GRADE (ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/SOCIAL STUDIES)
  • TUTORS-MATH and ELA; 20 hours a week ($30 per hour)

To view current teacher salaries, please visit https://www.stpsb.org/our-district/departments-and-services/humanresources/salary-schedules

For more information, please contact Dr. Zaheerah Clark at zaheerah.clark@stpsb.org

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. Call TRSL at (225) 925-6446 or toll-free outside the Baton Rouge area at 1-877-275-8775.

Update: 8/2/2022

Victory Team is a part of our LSU Athletics Guest Services and we are looking to hire retirees from our community.  We have several retired folks on our team and they tend to be our best employees.  Victory Team members will be Ushers for our sporting events, (Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics and Baseball) to help provide great experiences for our fans.  Team members also have opportunities to work special events, host tours and private photo sessions in Tiger Stadium.  This a paid position with LSU as a transient employee and a great opportunity to earn some extra spending money while hanging out with friends. 

For more information you can visit https://lsusports.net/victoryteam/ or call Lois Stuckey at 225-578-1045.  You can also email victoryteam@lsu.edu

Update: 6/20/2022

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

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

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

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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