Southwest Louisiana

To coordinate your volunteer opportunities, contact Kay Vanchiere
Phone: (337) 497-0034
kvanchiere@voaswla.org

The following opportunities are with programs and services of Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge's Southwest Louisiana programs. For additional opportunities to volunteer with other agencies in the Southwest Louisiana area, please go to www.volunteerlouisiana.gov or www.volunteermatch.org.

Court-Ordered Volunteer Service:*** Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge does not provide opportunities for court-ordered community service.


Teach A Class or Demonstrate A Skill

Our Day Programs serve adults with a mental illness, and they enjoy learning new things. Come share your skill with them.

Opportunity Type: Mental Health
Volunteer Type: Adults
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: One-Time/One-Day
Experience and Skills: Bring your own special skill!

Set Up A Recycling Program

We need someone to establish a paper recycling program and haul off materials to the city of Lake Charles Green Team Mobiles.

Opportunity Type: Enviroment
Volunteer Type: General
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: Must have a vehicle.

Make and Serve Lunch

Our Day Programs serve adults with a mental illness. This project is located on Oak Park Boulevard in Lake Charles. This is a wonderful group opportunity for a company or organization looking for a day of service project.

Opportunity Type: Mental Health
Volunteer Type: Adults
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Weekdays
Experience and Skills: none

Host A Household Item Drive

Host a personal hygiene, canned food or toilet paper drive. Many of our programs provide these items to their clients - individuals and families that would not otherwise have the resources to purchase them.

Opportunity Type: General
Volunteer Type: General
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: none

Host A Fundraiser

Host a fundraiser to help support the services we provide.

Opportunity Type: Fundraising & Special Events
Volunteer Type: General
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: none

Display Our Information

Help spread the news about our Pregnancy and Adoption Services Program by passing out information to doctors/clinics, churches, etc. around Southwest Louisiana.

Opportunity Type: Advocacy
Volunteer Type: Families
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: none

Be A Videographer

Volunteers are needed to record events that occur and help create a video to highlight the programs provided to the community.

Opportunity Type: Fundraising & Special Events
Volunteer Type: General
Location: Lake Charles
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: Must own a video camera.

Bake for our Cookies for Caregivers program

This individual or group project makes baked goods that will be distributed to our community partners who also care for people in our community.

Opportunity Type: Adults or children; individuals or group
Volunteer Type: General
Location: Off site or on-site for special group projects
Time Committment: Varies
Experience and Skills: none