Volunteer with BREC
Are you looking to give back to your community? BREC needs volunteers to fulfill our mission of providing parks and recreational opportunities for all of the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. With a range of facilities and programs, BREC has a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
BREC is committed to providing our program participants with credentialed volunteers. As a result, we require volunteers to fill out an application and consent to a background screening. BREC does not provide volunteer opportunities to court-appointed community service or service for a pre-trial intervention program.
To learn about BREC's volunteer opportunties, check out the calendar below. Click "View Volunteer Calendar."
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is excited to announce to arrival of a new female bongo calf. Born at the Zoo during the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 29, the calf, mother and father are now on exhibit and doing well.
BREC’s Highland Road Park Observatory, 13800 Highland Road, will host LSU Physics Professor Brad Schaefer on Dec. 13 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. as he presents modern scientific theory to explain the occurrences in the Middle East more than 2000 years ago. Participants are encouraged to stay afterward to observe the Geminid Meteor Shower until 1 a.m.
BREC will host several holiday themed events throughout East Baton Rouge Parish this season.
Zoo officials announced Saturday, Nov. 30 that one of their female giraffes has died. She was 7 years old.
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will host its 4th annual ZooLights event from Nov. 29-Dec. 30.