Are you looking to give back to your community? BREC needs volunteers to fulfill our mission of providing park and recreational opportunities for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. With a range of facilities and programs, BREC has a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
In keeping with our intent to provide the best possible services, we undergo a thorough volunteer screening process. As a result, we require volunteers to fill out an application and consent to a background check.
Registered volunteers who contribute 30 or more hours during a tax year and complete ethics training qualify for a $500 Louisiana State Income Tax deduction.
Download all official BREC Volunteer forms here.
- BREC Volunteer Manual
- Volunteer Application
- Monthly Volunteer Time Sheet
- Annual Volunteer Time Sheet
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
For upcoming volunteer opportunities at BREC events & programs, see the volunteer event calendar below or contact our volunteer department at firstname.lastname@example.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 manager at email@example.com to sign up for any of the opportunities listed below.
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Every Monday, January 28 - March 18 and March 12 - April 22
4:30 and 6 pm
Sunset Paddle is and Outdoor Adventure program that allows youth and adults with little or abundant watercraft skills to explore paddling into the beautiful south Louisiana sunset. Volunteers are needed to assist with outfitting participants, registration, event set-up and take down, and assisting participants in and out of kayaks. This program will take place twice a month April – August Except July). Four volunteers are needed for each month. We strongly prefer if the same four volunteers assist on both dates of each month. This is a good opportunity for a group or organization to participate in. For more information and additional dates contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Milford Wampold Memorial Park
April 3 + April 25 (5pm – 9pm)
May 9 + May 16 (5pm – 9pm)
June 6 + June 20 (5pm – 9pm)
July 18 (5pm – 9pm)
August 8 + 22 (5pm – 9pm)
September 5 + 19 (5pm – 9pm)
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.
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.
Follow the links below to download past monthly volunteer newsletters and learn about all of the important work our volunteers do.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Recent Volunteer News
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Tuesday, May 28.
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce BREC is a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management