Volunteer Opportunities

Contact info@lrta.net to post volunteer opportunities.

The Ageless Circle aims to unite seniors and youth by creating an intergenerational shared space. The focus is to close the gap between the generations. The Ageless Circle helps improve youth’s academic success and provides opportunities for seniors to pass on trades and life skills while upgrading their technical skills. The program also reduces social isolation for seniors and youth through organized activities that encourage interaction.

The Ageless Circle seeks tutors for their afterschool program from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. During this time, retirees help the youth with their homework and reading through the IXL Learning program. The program also has S.T.R.E.A.M. Saturday on the 1st Saturday of each month.

Click here for a flyer with more information.


Retirees who are interested in volunteering or have any questions can contact Trinity Givens at (225) 218-4503 or the main office at (225) 330-4940.

Updated: 2/10/2023

Methodist Foster Care supports Therapeutic Foster Homes located throughout Louisiana which care for up to 160 children. The need in Louisiana is great.

Our goal is to recruit and support a network of 350 Therapeutic Foster Homes to ensure Louisiana’s children have sufficient TFC homes available – all the time.

So, join Us! Consider becoming a foster caregiver and join with other specially-trained, highly-supported, foster caregivers.

We recruit, train, certify and actively support our state-wide network of Therapeutic Foster Care families who care for children who cannot live with their natural families.

Wherever you are in Louisiana, call the Methodist Foster Care office nearest you to learn more by visiting recruitfostercare.com or give your region’s office a call:

Requirements for Becoming Therapeutic Foster Parents

  • You must be at least 25 years of age
  • You may be single or married
  • You must have a combination of 4 years of college and 2 years direct experience working with special populations.
  • You must be able to meet your family’s financial needs.
  • You must be in sound physical and mental health.
  • You must live in a home with sufficient space for a foster child.
  • You must pass state and federal criminal background checks.
  • You must participate in training.
  • You must participate and pass a home study assessment.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Jennifer Savoie at 985-900-2356 or Jennifer.savoie@lmch.org.

Updated: 1/3/2023

826 is the largest youth writing network in the country! We serve 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.

826 was founded in 2002 in Valencia, CA by author Dave Eggers to support overburdened teachers by connecting community members with students who could use their help the most. Today, the 826 Network serves close to 350,000 students ages 3 to 18 each year via 826 Digital and through nine chapters: 826 Boston, 826CHI, 826DC, 826LA, 826michigan, 826 MSP, 826 New Orleans, and 826 Valencia. This work is possible thanks to the support of almost 5,000 volunteers.

At 826, one of our central programs is Afterschool. Afterschool is a free, creative, and literary-rich program where students grades 1-5 receive 1-on-1 support with homework, reading, and writing. Afterschool meets at our Writing Center on 1750 St. Bernard Ave in the 7th Ward Mondays – Thursdays from 3:30 pm -6:00 pm.

We are currently looking for volunteer tutors to help support our Afterschool students. Volunteer tutors participate in writing activities with the students and help them out with creating stories, improving reading comprehension, and writing. Volunteers may also help students with homework and daily journaling. We request that volunteers with Afterschool are able to make a recurring weekly commitment to establish continuous relationships with our students in the program. Volunteers do not need a background in education, just a passion for working with kids, a belief in the inherent potential and creativity of all youth, and a desire to support the voices and learning of New Orleans’ young people.

If you are interested in joining our amazing 826 New Orleans krewe, please apply here: https://826neworleans.org/volunteer/ and we will reach out to you with our onboarding materials.

Thanks so much for your interest! Our volunteers are the greatest asset to our team and integral to our mission to amplify all New Orleans youth voices through writing and publication.

Updated: 1/6/2023

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 for our available positions. LCM shows children they matter and exists to strengthen and support families. Be a part of where wonderful things happen daily! For more information, please go to https://lcm.org/about/join-our-team/. If interested, please apply by submitting a resume to careers@lcm.org.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is also looking for retired teachers to volunteer throughout the museum. Volunteers are an important part of making LCM a magical place and an integral part of our operation as a non-profit organization serving all families in our community. LCM volunteers can help facilitate play in our 5 galleries, lead Storytime, greet guests at the front desk, and assist shoppers in the museum store. If interested, please see our current openings: https://www.volgistics.com/od/467746.

Updated: 1/6/2023

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 Dave Hursey at (337) 232-0789 ext. 205 or david_hursey@nps.gov.


Updated: 1/9/2023

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 (JA) of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit dedicated to giving kindergarten through twelfth grade students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA is seeking volunteers to mentor kindergarten through fifth grade students on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through its JA in a Day program. This is a half day volunteer opportunity and JA provides volunteers with classroom materials, annotated scripts, and virtual training.

Please contact Nicole McAlister at 225-288-3839 or nmcalister@jabatonrouge.com. To volunteer, please complete the volunteer sign up form.

Updated: 12/8/2022

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 & 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. As we often underestimate how powerful a smile, or a small act of kindness can be to many. So, whether you wish to work with 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.

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, feel free to contact Madison Barrilleaux, Volunteer Manager at madison.barrilleaux@lhcgroup.com or (337) 828-2678.

Below are some of the opportunities we have available.

  • Administrative Duties
    • Answering phones
    • Craft projects (all supplies provided)
    • Community Events
  • Direct Patient Care
    • Companionship
    • Caregiver Respite
    • Legacy projects
  • Veteran–to–Veteran Services
    • Pinning Ceremonies
    • Vet-to-Vet Volunteering
  • 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.

Our Volunteer Application can be completed at https://internal-lhcgroup.icims.com/jobs/182472/hospice-volunteer/job

Updated: 1/6/2023

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
    • Office Help
    • Craft projects (all supplies provided)
  • Community Events
  • Direct Patient Care
    • Companionship
  • Veteran–to–Veteran Services
    • Pinning Ceremonies
    • Vet-to-Vet Volunteering
    • Community Events
  • 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
    • Gardening
    • Sewing
    • Meal Prep
    • And more
  • GIFT- Grace in Final Transition
    • Vigils

Our Volunteer Application can be completed at https://internal-lhcgroup.icims.com/jobs/147707/hospice-volunteer/job

Updated: 1/6/2023

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  Amanda Bourgeois at bourgeois@lrta.net to post job opportunities.

Glasgow Middle School is seeking educators for

  • Gifted ELA
  • Gifted Social Studies
  • Science
  • Special Education Mathematics

If interested please provide resume and email EHoward1@ebrschools.org

More information: https://www.applitrack.com/ebrschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?AppliTrackPostingSearch=location:%22Glasgow+Middle%22


Updated 7/5/2024

The Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions is seeking monitors to assist during the week of the February and July bar examinations. The bar exam is administered in Kenner, Louisiana. Interested persons should contact Monique R. Drake, Executive Director at 504-830-5483 or via email mdrake@lascba.org for additional information.


Update 2/5/24

MARK – Meaningful Autistic Resources for Kids is a local Louisiana nonprofit organization that provides programs that enrich learning and socialization of children with developmental disabilities so they can become more independent and reach their full potential. Our tutoring and homeschool program serves to support special needs children who are struggling academically and need tutoring support.

MARK is actively hiring energetic and motivated Special Education Teachers to home school and tutor children with developmental disabilities (Grade 2 – Grade 5) in Ascension and East Baton Rouge Parish.

Click here for a full job description.

Click here for a flyer about MARK.

For more information, or if you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Angela Roquemore RN, MBA at succeedwithmark@gmail.com.

Update: 1/5/2023

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

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