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


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

Water Hyacinth Rodeo

It’s time to round ‘em up and move ‘em out and we need YOUR help! It’s a rode of sorts and water hyacinth is the focus. This non-native, invasive plant has taken over our lake and we need your help to get it out. Temperatures are too high to spray this noxious weed so come help us see how much Hyacinth we can remove in one day to make the pond fishable again! Tools provided but you may bring your own as long as safe and approved.

Movie in the Park: Coco

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

Hearts and Hooves Volunteer Orientation and Fun Day!

Interested in volunteering for Hearts and Hooves, but are nervous about the tasks or don’t fully understand the program? Come learn and have fun at Volunteer Orientation!

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

  • BREC Superintendent Carolyn McKnight Retiring After Decorated Career

    After nearly seven years at the helm of BREC, 30 years in the parks and recreation profession, and prior military service in the United States Air Force, Superintendent Carolyn McKnight announced she is retiring at the end of the year, marking the end of a decorated career.

  • BREC and Mid City Studio Celebrate Spain Street Park Renovations

    – BREC recently completed park renovations of Spain Street Neighborhood Park located at 2102 Spain Street. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held on Saturday, July 28 in partnership with Mid City Studio’s Coffee on the Porch. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the ceremony following at 10 a.m.

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