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BREC Volunteer
Volunteer BREC October
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
October is right around the corner and we have a ton of Halloween events lined up. There are several volunteer opportunities throughout the month at various facilities so don't miss out on your chance to earn service hours. Our haunted hikes are back at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and is kid - friendly and not too scary. There will also be a Haunted Hike at Forest Community Park for those who are more daring, with different haunted scenes throughout the woods. We are looking for volunteers to participate in the haunted scenes so grab your krewe and sign up. Individuals and groups are encouraged to sign up. In addition to Halloween events there are other opportunities in October and November so take a moment to check them out. For more details about volunteer opportunities or to sign up visit volunteer.brec.org.


Hearts and Hooves
Hearts and Hooves is a therapeutic horseback riding program for persons ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities. Riders participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs and enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Volunteers are needed to assist withsetting up the arena with activities, side walking, leading the horses, and serves as activities leaders.
Sessions are held every Monday at 4:30 and 6pm.
Session 1: September 9 - October 14
Session 2: October 21 - November 25

Park Scorecard Project [Immediate Need]
The park scorecard project consists of going out to one or more of BREC parks and giving it a grade based on six specific components: cleanliness, accessibility, greenspaces, functionality, and amenities. Volunteers complete a digital survey, upload a few photos from the visit, and click submit; it's that simple. The purpose of this project is to get unbiased feedback on our parks. This is a great opportunity for persons college aged or affiliated with an organization or business that are looking to earn service hours. These surveys can be completed at any time at the convenience of the volunteer. We have over 180 parks so there are many to choose from. Parks are assigned by BREC's Volunteer Manager. For more information about this opportunity contact volunteer@brec.org.

NEW Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to volunteer in the upcoming months? Check out the events below and click the titles for more info. Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@brec.org to sign up for any of the events listed below.

Swamp Haunted Hikes
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Friday, October 11 (5:30 - 10pm)

Movie in the Park: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween +
Greenwood Community Park
Saturday, October 12 (5 - 10:30pm)

Sunshine Social: Hocus Pocus
Milton J. Womack Park
Friday, October 18 (6 - 9pm)

Swamp Haunted Hikes
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Friday, October 18 (5:30 - 10pm)

Great Family Campout (Day 1)
Greenwood Community Park
Saturday, October 19 (1 - 8pm)

Great Family Campout (Day 2)
Greenwood Community Park
Sunday, October 20 (7:30am - 11am)

Swamp Haunted Hikes
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Friday, October 25 (5:30 - 10pm)

Trick and Treat
Forest Community Park
Friday, October 25 (5 - 9:30pm)

BREC - A - BOO Children's Village
Forest Community Park
Saturday, October 26 (9am - 2:30pm)

BREC - A - BOO Haunted Hikes
Forest Community Park
Saturday, October 26 (6 - 11pm)

Employee Health Fair
Milton J. Womack Park Ballroom
Wednesday & Thursday, November 6 +7 (7:30am - 4:30pm) Shifts Available

Veterans Day Film and Panel
Independence Park Theater
Thursday, November 7 (6:30 - 8:30pm)

Veterans Cycle Ride
Perkins Rd. Community Park
Friday, November 8 (6 - 7am)

Veterans Festival
Highland Rd. Community Park
Saturday, November 9

Cowboy Campout (Day 1)
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Friday, November 9 (1pm - 8pm)

Cowboy Campout (Day 2)
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Saturday, November 10 (7:30am - 11am)

How are we doing?
Our volunteers are a vital part of everything we do! Therefore, we value your opinion and feedback about your experience with BREC! Take a minute to take the volunteer survey and let us know how we are doing.

Click here to take the survey


Great Family Campout
The Great Family Campout is put on by our Outdoor Adventures department. There will be a ton of outdoor activities including hiking, archery, and biking and inflatables for the kiddos. For more info sign up at volunteer.brec.org.
Sign up here

Employee Health Fair
Do you have free time during the day? If so join us and help at our employee health fair. Find out more info and sign up at volunteer.brec.org.

For more information about signing up for any of these volunteer opportunities, email the volunteer manager at volunteer@brec.org, or call (225) 272-9200, ext.446. Keep updated on BREC volunteer opportunities by checking out our volunteer page at brec.org/volunteer. And be sure to follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VolunteerBREC
Volunteers serving 30 or more hours with BREC in a calendar year may qualify for a $500 state income tax deduction.

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