Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Baton Rouge, Acadiana, Lafayette 

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

SBP South Louisiana, Baton Rouge and Livingston

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: SBP SOLA Registration 

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

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH LIBRARY, Baton Rouge

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, New Orleans East:

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 PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL, New Orleans East

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

 

PONTCHARTRIAN ELEMENTARY, MANDEVILLE:

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

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ON THE NORTHSHORE:

Volunteer JA Days – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm       www.jagno.org

Goal for this school year is 37,000 students in 13 parishes and to provide more business/school sponsorships. At this time Valerie Hulse, Program Director, is still working on scheduling fall dates; however, we do have a few schools that are not sponsored by a local business. jIf interested in volunteering, please contact Valerie at the contact info below:

Valerie C. Hulse

Senior Program Manager

Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

5100 Orleans Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70124

504.569.8672 (office)

504.427.0437 (mobile)

 

May 8, 2018

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Brock Elementary

259 Brakefield St

Slidell, LA

Grades K-5th 17 classes CRA Qualified (12 volunteers needed)

 

May 14, 2018

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Pontchartrain Elem.

1500 W Causeway Approach

Mandeville, LA

Grade 3rd

Updated: 4/26/2018

 

CHAMP CAMP–New Orleans Area

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.