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

Jun
22
2018
Movie Night for Adults: Thor: Ragnarok

Calling all movie lovers 18 years and older! Bring your ID, a blanket or lawn chairs and join BREC for an adults-only movie (Rated PG-13 or R). The movie will be shown inside the ballroom with popcorn and punch. For those with children ages 4-17, please fell free to enjoy activities in the Interactive Game Room inside while you enjoy the movie.

Jun
28
2018
Movie in the Park: Peter Rabbit

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for a family movie (Rated PG and below) under the stars. Enjoy free popcorn and punch. The movie will be moved inside the gym in the event of inclement weather. All movies begin at dusk

Jul
12
2018
Movie in the Park: Paddington 2

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for a family movie (Rated PG and below) under the stars. Enjoy free popcorn and punch. The movie will be moved inside the gym in the event of inclement weather. All movies begin at dusk Movie titles subject to change.

Jul
14
2018
Movie at the Lagoon

The movie will start at dusk. Participants are asked to please bring beach towels or blankets for the movie, which will be shown on the grassy “island area” of the park. Limited concessions will be sold for the event.

Recent Volunteer News

  • 2018 Legislative Recap

    The 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature recently concluded and, as many in the public are aware, BREC was the target of several bills and resolutions – many of which were focused on continuing public discourse regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Zoo, even after our BREC Commission voted unanimously to keep the Zoo at its current location.

  • BREC Memorial Day 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 Mon., May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday.

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