Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

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 Abshire, Manager of Volunteer Services at paige.abshire@heartofhospice.net or (337) 849-5229.

Updated: 7/26/2021

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

Break the Cycle, a youth leadership development program, is seeking retired teachers to assist with evaluating academic benchmarks for reading, writing and math. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether program participants are testing at grade level for reading, writing and math. Break the Cycle is also seeking tutors to provide academic assistance to program participants. 

Location: George Bowles Activity Center
120 Dawn Street
Lafayette, LA 70501

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Camp 2 ends on August 6.

Interested individuals or anyone with questions should contact Cory at 337-280-3276 or breakthecyclecbc@gmail.com.

Updated: 6/17/2021

 

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

 

Joelle Castille
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Phone:  225-381-6609
joelle.castille@brgeneral.org

Updated: 7/9/2021

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

UPDATE: JA is in need of more volunteers to VIRTUALLY teach JA in a Day on 5/13/21.  We will start teaching at 8:40am and finish by 11am.  You can teach by  yourself or you can recruit someone else to work with you.  This is a CRA qualified school.  The grades are K-5th

Date:   Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time:   8:40am – 11:00am

Grade Levels:   K-5th  (you will only teach one grade level )

VOLUNTEER SCRIPTS AND TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED BY JA!!

JA Day programs will be conducted virtually through Zoom. JA will set up the Zoom meetings with volunteers and walk them through the virtual process.  The day of the event, volunteers will sign on to the designated link by 8:40 am at which time they will be placed in a break out room, and then put their class in the break out room as well. 

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

Click here to view a flyer with more information about the program and the volunteer form.

Volunteers can call 225-928-7008 if there are any questions. Completed forms can be emailed to khayden@jabatonrouge.com

Updated: 4/22/2021

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

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 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

Westaff seeks an Office Manager for a small, 3-person office. Pay can be at least $16 hour plus commission, depending on experience.

  • Must have strong Microsoft Office skills
  • The job requires multi-tasking and someone who is organized.
  • Must love working with people
  • Office hours are 8am-4:30pm with occasional work to bring home

This is a career opportunity! Westaff also has other openings. Please send your resume to cindy.magee@westaff.com the regional manager for Westaff.

Updated: 5/27/2021

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

Bridge Ministry of Acadiana is seeking to hire certified or experienced teachers and substitute teachers to be a part of our Extended School Day Program that will serve the under-resourced communities of Lafayette, LA. Teachers will provide the students with tutoring and homework assistance. The hours will be 3-4 pm M-TH. For certified teachers the pay is $25 an hour and for non-certified teachers, $20 an hour. You can apply at https://www.bridgeacadiana.com/extended-school-day-teacher. For more information, contact Charita Roy or Rachael Stonicher at (337) 235-5565.
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana is looking for volunteers for our Extended School Day Program. Volunteers will serve in different capacities such as assisting students with homework, serving meals, supervising dismissal, etc. You can apply at https://www.bridgeacadiana.com/volunteer-1-ac. For more information, contact Charita Roy or Rachael Stonicher at (337) 235-5565.

Update: 2/26/2021

Consolidated Safety of Acadiana is in need of full-time and part-time Driver’s Education Instructors for both the Lafayette and Lake Charles locations. Drivers Ed instructor will teach in the classroom and behind the wheel instruction to students.

No Experience Necessary – Initial training will be provided by Consolidated Safety. Flexible hours are available.

Requirements:

  • Be a person of good moral character and reputation
  • Meet all the applicable requirements of the Department of Public Safety Office of Motor Vehicles
  • Hold at least a valid Class “D” Louisiana Chauffeur license.
  • Pass a national background check.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.

Contact Jeanne Fontenot, Office Manager at 337-504-5716 for any questions.

12/11/2018

Trinity Driving School has a long standing business of 21 years. We are in need of behind the wheel instructors who want to work with teenagers and adults. We are willing to train. This is a great job for retired bus drivers, teachers, coaches, and professionals. This is also a great part time job for college students seeking their Masters. We have both full time and part time positions available. You can set your own schedule.

Requirements:
Clean driving record
Able to pass a State and Federal back ground check
Drug test

Email trinityapply@gmail.com

This position is always hiring.

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