About National Volunteer Week
Build up your community and lend a helping hand by participating in National Volunteer Week at LSU. We challenge you to make a positive change as you participate in a week’s worth of free service events. We are still finalizing the week’s schedule, so please check back in the spring semester for details.
2013 National Volunteer Week events included:
- Volunteer Recognition Day: Prospective volunteers will be able to identify nonprofits and organizations with which they can serve.
- Kitchens on the Geaux Potato Drop: Volunteers will help bag 25,000 pounds of “ugly” potatoes that cannot be sold by grocers but are otherwise good to eat. The bagged potatoes will then be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
- Hands for Hope: Volunteers sent handmade cards with inspirational notes to the children in the Louisiana juvenile justice system at Jetson Youth Center.
- Cranes for Cancer: Make a paper crane inscribed with a wish for a child battling cancer. A Japanese tradition purports that a wish will be granted for every 1,000 cranes folded.
- Spring Greening Day: Students, faculty and staff will come together to beautify grounds around LSU’s campus.
All events during National Volunteer Week at LSU are free and open to all LSU and BRCC Bridge Program students, regardless of major or classification.