Volunteer

Volunteer 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.

Registered volunteers who contribute 30 or more hours during a tax year qualify for a $500 Louisiana State Income Tax deduction.

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Volunteer Forms

Download all official BREC Volunteer forms here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

For upcoming volunteer opportunities at BREC events & programs, see the volunteer event calendar below or contact our volunteer department at volunteer@brec.org or 225-272-9200 ext 446.

Continuous Volunteer Opportunities

Need something with a more regular schedule for volunteering? We've got continuous opportunities available too! Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@brec.orgto sign up for any of the opportunities listed below.

Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Every Monday, January 22 - February 26 and March 12 - April 16

Inclusive Recreation - Adult Interactive Days
Kathy Drive Park/Independence Community Park
Wednesday - Friday (10 a.m. - noon)

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to give back to the community with your school, church, office or other group? Check out our group volunteer opportunities and sign up today to start planning your group volunteer project.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Tell Us How We're Doing

Have you volunteered with BREC? How did you learn about volunteer opportunities? Did you enjoy your volunteer experience? Let us know! Take the Volunteer BREC Survey today.

Volunteer BREC Survey

Newsletters

Sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter here

Follow the links below to download past monthly volunteer newsletters and learn about all of the important work our volunteers do.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Nov
19
2018
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Nov
19
2018
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Nov
26
2018
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Nov
26
2018
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Recent Volunteer News

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Operating Hours

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Monday, Nov. 26.

  • BREC Hosts Family-Friendly Halloween Events

    With fall in the air, families can celebrate Halloween this October with a host of family-friendly Halloween events throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.

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