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

Free The Forest! Volunteer Project

Help us free Forest Community Park of an invasive species! We need your help to make a dent in the plant ardisia crenata or Christmas berry, that is taking over the forest floor. We will be pulling the plant by hand to see how much we can get rid of in one day. This volunteer effort will be followed by professional treatments. All supplies provided. Nov. 5 / 9 a.m.-noon Register at volunteer.brec.org

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 to Hold 75th Anniversary Event

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge Parish (BREC) is celebrating 75 years of rising to the challenge to make your parks More than a Playground. Join us for an evening of family fun and endless entertainment at BREC's 75th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m. at Independence Community Park.

  • BREC Releases Official Statement in Support of Programs and Events for All Residents

    In recognition of June as Pride Month, the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will host Baddies Who Brunch, a Drag Show event, on Saturday, June 25 at Independence Event Center. This ticketed event will offer brunch and high energy performances that will involve plenty of audience participation.

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