Volunteer Opportunities

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

Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West is in need of volunteers at our Restore.  Volunteer hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm. 

The Habitat ReStore depends on enthusiastic volunteers for everything from helping customers to arranging merchandise.  Whether you enjoy interacting with the public or prefer helping behind the scenes.  Chances are that we have a volunteer opportunity for you!

Contact information:
Sarah Ertz
Restore Volunteer Coordinator
sertz@habitatstw.org
(985)893-3172 ext. 221
www.habitatstw.org

Location:
Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West Restore
1400 North Lane
Mandeville LA 70471

Update: Catholic Charities is in need of volunteers. Volunteer Training begins on November 19, 2018. The following information applies to this opportunity, as well. Please contact Fallon or Diane for more information.

The free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program called “VITA” is sponsored by the Capital Area United Way and administered by the Internal Revenue Service. Serving as a VITA volunteer is a great opportunity to help low-income, working families during the tax season. No experience is required and training is provided. 

Click here for an informational flyer. 

Contact either Fallon Morris at fallonm@cauw.org, 225-382-3507 or Diane Denton at Lynda.D.Denton@irs.gov, 225-241-5161 for more information.

 

Updated 11/7/2018

The Louisiana Children’s Museum welcomes adult volunteers in their STEM, Health and Wellness, Literacy, and Toddler Time programs. Assistance is needed in both facilitation as well as preparation. They also need 2-6 volunteers to manage information and interactivity stations for their weekend programs.

Check some of their upcoming events:

Oct. 6th – Kinderfest: Oktoberfest for Kids! – 8-10 volunteers needed
Program runs 11:00-3:00 (volunteer shifts 10:30-1:00 and 1:00-3:30)
Volunteers will be facilitating interactive activities throughout the museum, and will help explain the program to visitors. Volunteers will also help with set-up and tear down.

Oct. 13 – Happy 32nd Birthday Louisiana Children’s Museum!! 6-8 volunteers needed
Program runs 11:00-3:00 (volunteer shifts 10:30-1:00 and 1:00-3:30)
Volunteers will help with activities, explain the program schedule and activities to visitors as needed, and help with set-up and tear-down.

Oct. 27 – Halloween in Outer Space! – 2-4 additional volunteers needed
Program runs 11:00-3:00 (volunteer shifts 10:30-1:00 and 1:00-3:30)
Volunteers will assist with various interactive tables, pass out water bottles, support/explain to organization volunteers where to find break room, etc., explain to visitors to the museum about the program and where to find certain activities.

Nov. 10th – Native American Heritage Day – 4-8 volunteers needed
Program runs 11:00-3:00 (volunteer shifts 10:30-1:00 and 1:00-3:30)
Volunteers will be facilitating interactive activities and crafts, enjoying live music and performances, explaining the program schedule and activities to visitors as needed, and helping with set-up and tear-down.

Dec 15th – Papa Noel Party – 8-10 volunteers needed
Program runs 11:00-3:00 (volunteer shifts 10:30-1:00 and 1:00-3:30)
Volunteers will facilitate fun activities, explain the program to visitors, and help with set-up and tear-down.

Click here for a full description of the events. Anyone who is interested in volunteering will need to fill out an application. Download an application here

For more information, contact Amy Kirk Education Director at akirk@lcm.org and Emily Barnitz, Early Learning Manager, at ebarnitz@lcm.org.

Updated: 9/26/2018

Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana are in need of tutors of their Adult Literacy Program. The program offers Adult Basic Reading and English as a Second Language classes. Volunteers should be available at least one hour a week to work with an adult over the age of 18 with basic reading skills or learning English as a second language. 

The volunteers will be certified by their ProLiteracy Certified Tutor Trainer. They will have to submit a Volunteer of America Volunteer application (which can be found online http://www.voanorthla.org ) and a basic background check will be done. 

For more information, contact Sandra Lewis at sandra.lewis@voanorthla.org or 318-442-8026 (she is available Monday-Thursday form 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.).

Updated: 9/26/2018

Teach One to Lead One is a community mentoring program that teaches universal principles to lead at-risk kids into a life of purpose and potential. 

As a mentor, you work directly on the school campus during school hours in a classroom. It is a one time a week commitment for a semester. For example: Mrs. Smith’s 3rd hour class every Thursday. Mentors work in a team so there is no “one on one” mentoring.

Teach One to Lead One will provide all of the curriculum for the mentors. Each mentor receives their own personal binder with all of the curriculum needed for the semester. Mentors need only to review the information before class. The curriculum involves large group activities, large group discussions, games and activities. The entire mentor team works with the large group. At the end of every session is when mentors will work with their small groups, which involves small group discussions and journaling for the students.

Teach One to Lead One certifies all mentors in a free online course, as well as do background checks. The certification includes a background check, a child safety certification through Darkness to Light and some video courses on their curriculum. The online course takes about 3-5 hours (you are allowed to stop and go back- no need to do it all at once). Once you complete it, you will receive an email with instructions on how to begin! 

We currently have a pilot program at Tara High School and Bogalusa High School and Junior High. For more information, contact Charity Simmons, project specialist, at 225-505-9996 or charity.simmons@t1l1.org.

Updated: 9/18/2018

For more information, visit www.jagno.org.

Contact: Valerie C. Hulse, Senior Program Manager 
valerie@jagno.org
504-569-8672

 
Lyon Elementary
September 28, 2018 – LCPA statewide service day
http://lyonelementary.stpsb.org/
(JA in a Day; 9:30am-2:30pm) (1st Grade)
1615 N. Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
72% of students free and reduced lunch status
4 classes in need of volunteers
 

Lyon Elementary
October 10, 2018
http://lyonelementary.stpsb.org/ 
(JA in a Day; 8:30am-2:30pm) (3rd Grade)
1615 N. Florida Street
Covington, LA 70433
72% of students free and reduced lunch status
7 classes in need of volunteers

 
Traditional In-Class Program
Covington High
10/9/18 – 11/15/18
http://covingtonhigh.stpsb.org/
73030 Lion Drive
Covington, LA 70433
66% of students free and reduced lunch status
8 classes in need of volunteers
In-Class Available time slots: 7:30 am- 8:28 am, 8:33 am – 9:26 am,
9:31 am – 10:24 am, 10:29-11:22 and 1:48 pm – 2:41 pm.

Alton Elementary
December 7, 2018
http://altonelementary.stpsb.org/
(JA in a Day; 8:45am-2:30pm) (K-5th grade)
37276 North 5th Avenue
Slidell, LA 70460
94% of students free and reduced lunch status
12 classes in need of volunteers

Tentative
Traditional In-Class Program
Northshore High School
01/14/19 – 02/12/19
http://northshorehigh.stpsb.org/
100 Panther Drive
Slidell, LA
29% of students free and reduced lunch status
11 classes in need of volunteers
In-Class Available time slots: 7:25 am- 8:19 am, 8:23 am – 9:12am,
9:16 am – 10:05 am, 10:09-10:58,11:27am – 12:16 pm, 12:59 pm – 1:48 pm, and 1:52 pm – 2:41 pm.

Lake Harbor Middle School
January 17, 2019
http://lakeharbormiddle.stpsb.org/
(JA in a Day; 8:30am-2:00pm) (5th -6th grade)
1700 Viola Street
Mandeville, LA
27% of students free and reduced lunch status
18 classes in need of volunteers
 

Tchefuncte Middle School
(T) January 23, 2019
 http://tchefunctemiddle.stpsb.org/
(JA in a Day; 8:30am-2:00pm) (4th -5th grade)
1530 West Causeway Approach
Mandeville, LA
24% of students free and reduced lunch status
20 classes in need of volunteers
 

Lee Road Jr. High
March 14, 2019
http://leeroadjunior.stpsb.org/
79131 Hwy 40, Lee Road
Covington, LA
53% of students free and reduced lunch status
18 classes in need of volunteers

Updated: 9/11/2018

The Success Program is a unique educational effort designed to develop verbal and visual communication and presentation skills of young people, specifically those between the ages of 15-17. The Success Program is in need of a volunteer teacher for the Ladder Program (Phase 1). For more information on The Success Program, click here

The Success Program is endorsed by City Council of Slidell. After successful completion of all training, an invited panel will select those students who will represent the City of Slidell as Youth Ambassadors for a period of one year.

The Ladder Program (Phase1) begins:

Tuesday, September 4th –Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Times: Two-Hour Weekly Classes, 6-8 p.m.

There is an immediate need to fill this position as the program begins on September 4th. 

Anyone who is interested can contact Lisa Carroll-Dobson at (504) 473 – 2745 or SlidellSuccess@gmail.com

Teen Life Counts is seeking volunteer educators who are comfortable with public speaking in a classroom setting (no more than 35 students), have a passion for working with teens, and have daytime availability. 

Teen Life Counts is a school based suicide prevention program for teens in middle and high school. Volunteers are in schools every week of the school year. Teen Life Counts provides a set curriculum that they will teach to volunteer educators. The presentation is a mix of powerpoint, lecture, discussion questions, a short video, workbook, and role play. The presentations are three hours long, split into two or three days depending on the school. 

It is preferred that the volunteer educators volunteer at least two times per semester (which is 6 hours total). Volunteers can participate more if they would like.

Contact Melissa Stewart at melissa@jfsneworleans.org for more information. 

 

Update: 8/1/2018

The Ascension Parish Library Adult Literacy Program, which starts this fall, is in search of volunteer tutors. Volunteer tutors will help adults improve their reading and writing skills to reach their potential as workers, parents, community members, and life-long learners. Tutors must complete training and commit to 2-hours of tutoring per week with an adult learner. The Adult Literacy Program will be holding a Tutor Information Session on August 21, 2018 at APL Donaldsonville from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and on August 23, 2018 at APL Gonzales from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will also be a two week training workshop in September. More information is available at https://apladultliteracy.wixsite.com/literacyprograms. 

Click here for an informational flyer.

Contact: Erika Johnson, Literacy Coordinator, at ejohnson@state.lib.la.us or 225-647-3955

 

Update: 7/30/2018

The free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program called “VITA” is sponsored by the Capital Area United Way and administered by the Internal Revenue Service. Serving as a VITA volunteer is a great opportunity to help low-income, working families during the tax season. No experience is required and training is provided. 

Click here for an informational flyer. 

Contact either Fallon Morris at fallonm@cauw.org, 225-382-3507 or Diane Denton at Lynda.D.Denton@irs.gov, 225-241-5161 for more information.

 

Updated 7/2/2018

Volunteering with SBP:

SBP South Louisiana accepts volunteers 7 days a week from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. (Groups of 5 or more are needed to open site on the weekends.) Volunteers can work through any phase of construction including gutting, drywall and mudding, flooring, trim and painting, all the way to final clean. Volunteers receive an orientation to kick start their first service day, and then are lead by trained Project Leads who show volunteers how to do each task safely. You will receive an hour for lunch, but SBP does not provide food. SBP provides all of the tools and safety equipment you will need to rebuild the home! SBP takes volunteers 14-years-old and over.

To register, you can fill out an online registration here.

A little bit about SBP:

 

SBP is a disaster relief non-profit whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. SBP launched just after Hurricane Katrina and has since grown into a national organization, rebuilding over 1,400 disaster affected homes across the country. SBP South Louisiana became operational just after the historic August 2016 flood to serve East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. We are very similar to Habitat for Humanity in that we utilize volunteers to rebuild the homes of flood survivors, but we focus entirely on long-term recovery. We serve the most vulnerable communities and bring our clients to a full recovery in an efficient and predictable manner.

Contact Latavia Gilmore, Volunteer Coordinator, at 225-478-1499 or lgilmore@sbpusa.org.

 

Updated: 6/21/2018

As part of its adult summer reading program, East Baton Rouge Parish Library is relaunching its Next Chapter Book Club, a reading and social group for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The library is in need of volunteer facilitators. The facilitator registration form and a complete list of duties are linked below. More information is also available at Nextchapterbookclub.org.

Facilitator-Position-Description

Facilitator-Application-Form

Contact Samantha Belmont, Librarian I, at sbelmont@ebrpl.com or 225-231-3710 for more information. Facilitators will be contacted two weeks in advance before their first meeting. 

 

Updated: 6/11/2018

JCFA-Algiers is looking for a volunteer to tutor high school Chemistry. JCFA-Algiers is a credit-recovery program. 

For additional information, please contact Christine LeGuizamo at 504-301-5449 or cleguizamo@cisneworleans.org

                               

Updated: 6/1/2018

Foundation Prep is looking for volunteers to help third graders with homework. Any week day from 11:20-noon or  3:00-3:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans Site Coordinator Sarah Barnes at 504.418.1212

 

Updated: 4/16/2018

PES is looking for 2-3 interested tutors to serve on Campus 3 days a week for 2-3 hours each day to work with our students in either Reading and/or Math Fluency for the 2018-2019 academic year.

PES is also looking to enlist the help of Project Read/Fast Forward and/or Dyslexia trained retirees. 

Please direct any eligible and interested candidates to PES Principal, Tom Heier, HenryTom.Heier@stpsb.org

PES would like to meet with interested individuals toward the end of May 2018 or early August 2018 to prepare for the next school year.

 

Pontchartrain Elementary School

1500 W. Causeway Approach

Mandeville, LA 70471

Office- (985) 626-3748

 

Updated: 4/16/2018

Champ Camp is looking for retired teachers to provide academic help five days a week at three locations. The times are 3:15 to 5:45 at 2 sites and 4:00 pm to 5:45 at another site, all sites are closed for major holidays. Teachers are needed for kindergarten, first grade, and 4th grades, with a focus on math and literacy. These are hourly paid positions. 

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING AS A CHAMP CAMP TEACHER

 

1) Go to our website at www.cisneworleans.org

2) Type in the search box in the upper right hand corner – Work For Us

3) This will bring you to a list, click on the first one that says About Us –Work for Us

4) Go to the bottom of the page and click on Apply Now – this will lead you to a 7 page application – Be aware this does not work on a cell phone and also on some tablets

5) At the end of the application it will direct you to upload your cover letter and resume so have those saved so you can upload them.

6) If you have difficulty with the upload please contact Camp Champ Director Jean Pinney, PhD., at jpinney@cisneworleans.org or via phone at (504) 232-6590.

 

Updated: 4/16/2018

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.

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

Careducation Tutoring & Educational Services is seeking instructors to teach various subjects, including foreign languages, to PreK through 12th grade students, as well as SAT & ACT test preparation classes to high school level students to be held at our center. Our center is located at 11238 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge LA 70815. Successful candidates will possess proof of teaching qualifications, exceptional scores on standardized tests, and a willingness to work evening shifts (4-7 p.m.) on week days and possibly Saturday shifts (10-4 p.m.).

The job will involve tutoring/homework help and classroom instruction for a group of 10-20 students, ranging in grade levels such as PreK-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. Preference will be given to candidates who appear likely to hold a position for one or more years. 

Responsibilities of desirable candidates include, but are not limited to:

  • Create an interactive classroom environment and establish positive relationships with students
  • Ensure that members are well-informed and well-prepared for the SAT/ACT exams, if applicable
  • Model exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Attend required department meetings and professional development training
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in teaching and instructing test preparation
  • Documentation of high achievement on both sections of the ACT/SAT or similar standardized tests, if applicable
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Active and effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and to address the varying needs of the students

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hour (negotiable)

Interested teachers should visit www.careducation.school to learn more and contact Ms. L. Crawford at hello@careducation.school.

11/30/2018

NORC at the University of Chicago is need of field interviewers for an education-based study. They will be interviewing in the Minden area. This is a part-time temporary position with flexible hours. 

Click here for job description. 

Anyone who is interested, may apply with the link: http://careers.norc.org/cw/en-us/job/494120/field-interviewer

For more information, contact Jacob Yaeger at yaeger-jacob@norc.org or toll-free (866) 696-4580 

The University of Virginia is partnering with the Louisiana Department of Education to examine Louisiana’s earl childhood education systems. This link has more information about the study.

UVA seeks a Project Coordinator for the studies in Jefferson and Rapides parishes. Click  here for a job description. 

Anyone who is interested, may apply with the link: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1539179262643

For more information, contact Joyce Ivory at 434-243-5985 or jyj5d@virginia.edu

The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is in need of seasonal employees for an upcoming live racing meet. The meet is from November 15, 2018 through March 24, 2019. Open positions include Admission Booth Clerks, Program Booth Clerks and Helpers and Ushers.

Positions are available that require four and five day work weeks, and positions are available that require only weekend work. For additional information on hours and how to apply, click here

Anyone who is interested should contact:
Donovan Ferguson – Mutuel Manager
504-948-1170
donovan.ferguson@fgno.com

Ronnell Boland – Assistant Mutuel Manager
504-948-1215
ronnell.boland@fgno.com

Marcia Silva – Assistant Mutuel Manager
504-948-1215
marcia.silva@fgno.com

Northshore Technical Community College is in need of Chemistry instructors to teach a new section of their Chemistry 1 course. Classes meet twice a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Below are potential class times they will need covered.

 M/W  6-7:15 p.m.                                                         

A Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate level chemistry hours is required. The course objectives for each class are attached at the end of the post. An adjunct would be paid on a section basis.

If you are interested, please contact Beth Alford at bethalford@northshorecollege.edu. School starts on August 15th so this is a time sensitive matter. Please contact Beth Alford by August 7, 2018. 

General Chemistry I for Science Majors Topics

*Northshore Technical Community College is usually always in need of adjunct instructors. However, there is an immediate need as of August 2018.

Northshore Technical Community College is in need of math instructors to teach new sections of their Math 98  and Math 99 courses. Classes meet twice a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Below are potential class times they will need covered.

 M/W  8 – 9:15 a.m.                                                         T/R     8 – 9:15 a.m.

      9:30 – 10:45 a.m.                                                        11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                                                    1 – 2:15 p.m.

A master’s degree is not required, but the prospective applicant would need a BS degree with at least 15 hours of undergraduate math credit. The course objectives for each class are attached at the end of the post. An adjunct would be paid on a section basis.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lizette Leader at lizetteleader@northshorecollege.edu. School starts on August 15th so this is a time sensitive matter. Please contact Dr. Lizette Leader by August 7, 2018. 

Math 99 Course Objectives(2017)

Math 98 Course Objectives(2017)

*Northshore Technical Community College is usually always in need of adjunct Math instructors. However, there is an immediate need as of August 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.