Volunteer BREC

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.

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Sign Up for Volunteer Opportunities today!

Check out all of our volunteer opportunities and sign up at the link below!


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.

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

Invasive Plant Workshop

Do you have invasives species growing in yard that you want to learn how to get rid of? Ever wondered what is a friend and what is a foe in the jungle of your yard? Then this is the workshop for you! BREC scientists and invasive species removal professionals will be giving a in-depth look at the worst invasive plant species in the parish and how to tackle them. Learn from our tried and true techniques, see them in action and ask questions! Register in advance at volunteer.brec.org Space limited, registration may close if class fills

BREC Green Force Volunteer Training

BREC is looking to train a dedicated force of volunteers in resource management, education and programming. Learn how to help keep our habitats clean and healthy and earn rewards doing it. Only 20 volunteer hours a year commitment! Whether you want to learn more about invasive species removal, trail clearing or how to be a program or event aid, this training is for you! The training counts towards your total hours for the year. Lunch provided. MILTON J. WOMACK PARK + FIELD LOCATION Dec. 10 / 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Background check required

Recent Volunteer News

  • BREC Hosts Family Friendly Halloween Events

    This Halloween season, BREC will host a multitude of family-friendly Halloween events for patrons of all ages and abilities throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.

  • BREC Wins Prestigious 2022 National Gold Medal Award

    The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced this morning at its national conference in Phoenix that for the third time in its history, BREC has won the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Musco Lighting LLC has been a proud sponsor of the Gold Medal Awards program for more than 15 years.

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