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 later 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.
About Brighten up the Bayou
Help clean up Bayou Manchac and learn more about this important ecosystem in our backyard. Volunteers will hike Ward Creek, a waterway flowing into Bayou Manchac, picking up trash and debris that has floated in to the waterway.
We will partner with The Bayou Manchac Group, a citizens’ organization working to maintain and enhance the ecological integrity of Bayou Manchac and its tributaries by seeking methods to balance development and conservation.
This project is free and open to all LSU and BRCC Bridge Program students, regardless of major or classification. LSU Law, Vet, and graduate students are welcome.
Advance online registration is required.
About Spring Greening Day
Spring Greening Day is an annual half-day service project to beautify the LSU campus as well as an opportunity to learn about sustainability and personal practices to support our environment. The event is coordinated in partnership with LSU Landscape Services and the LSU Foundation in support of the Green Tiger Project.
Spring Greening Day begins with a brief opening ceremony in Free Speech Circle.
Spring Greening Day is free and open to all LSU and BRCC Bridge Program students, regardless of major or classification.