Volunteer Opportunities

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

For more information, contact Michele Carbo at mcarbo@jabatonrouge.com or Kathie Hayden at khayden@jabatonrouge.com.

Updated: 4/27/2021

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

Updated: 2/5/2021

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

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 are 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 Hospice Training that can be completed through an online portal. Please feel free to contact Paige Abshire, Manager of Volunteer Services at paige.abshire@heartofhospice.net or (337) 849-5229.

Updated: 11/18/2020

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 care or administrative duties.  Some examples are visitation with patient and family, providing relief for a caregiver, reading to patient, assisting with housekeeping, play cards or other games, assisting with yard work, running errands or walking a dog are just a few of the ways a volunteer can help.

All volunteers are required to have a background check, drug screen and Hospice Training that can be completed with online portal or taught by Manager of Volunteers.  Please feel free to contact Traci Hawthorne at (337) 828-2678.

Updated: 11/18/2020

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 )


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: 6/11/2019

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

The Leadership Development Institute is a Board of Regents approved program in the College of Human Sciences & Education at Louisiana State University. Our mission is to offer cutting edge, customized, evidence-based leadership development preparation, interventions, and coaching tailored to individuals, boards, communities and organizations in the education, youth advancement, government, non-profit, and human services sectors. We are partners with School of Leadership & Human Resource Development and the School of Education, and we are practitioners and researchers seeking to increase retention, job-satisfaction, self-efficacy, and leadership capacity in traditionally hard-to-staff environments.

The Leadership Development Institute has seen rapid expansion during the last year, and we are in need of highly skilled and well-prepared professionals to serve as coaches in our partnering districts. We need specialists with the temperament to build authentic relationships and foster trust in a short period. We need radically compassionate nurturers who can remember how hard the job of a teacher was, and can acknowledge how much harder it is today. We want service leaders that may have survived and thrived in a “sink or swim” and “suck it up” educational environment, but who recognize the need to break that cycle. We want educators that recognize that individualizing instruction to each student in order to meet them where they are is not enough; we need to individualize our professional development for teachers and leaders in the same way. We want people who believe we can do better and who want to be a part of this solution. If this describes your educational philosophy, then WE NEED YOU!

This opportunity is available at both Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Click on the links for more information about the opportunity and how to apply.

NSU application link: http://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/4596ca0d-71b3-4105-beb0-b0ca6cbe820c 

LSU application link: http://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/761ed170-5dc4-4e95-aa22-1ac658758972 

Application closes June 1. 

Updated: 4/30/2021

Are you looking for a great part time opportunity to help students as they achieve success? Passionate Test Administrators (Proctors) are needed for the Spring 2021 Louisiana State Assessments. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

This is a temporary position for the following dates and locations:

Lafayette & Hammond – April 26-30

New Orleans – May 3-7

Monroe & Shreveport – May 10-14


  • High School Diploma
  • Punctual, reliable, professional – individual MUST be able to commit to being at the test site on the dates indicated during the times needed
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous experience in a professional setting such as customer service industry, administrative assistant, teacher, etc.
  • At least 2-3 years of consistent work experience
  • Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time

Masks are required.

Deadline to apply: March 22, 2021
For more information, text “JOB” to 678-310-9581 or contact Adele Gustafson at 404-474-1503.

Update: 3/12/2021

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: 2/3/2021

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.


  • 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.


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.

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

Email trinityapply@gmail.com

This position is always hiring.