About Bayou Manchac Cleanup
Help clean up Bayou Manchac and learn more about this important ecosystem in our backyard. Volunteers will hike a portion of the Bayou behind Seigen Lane, 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.
The first Hope House opened in 2013 to restore victims of the horrific abuse they have sustained. Currently, female victims, 18 and over are provided safe housing along with comprehensive trauma-informed care in an atmosphere of love and support.
Hope House U.S. provides services to victims of Sex Trafficking as apart of Trafficking Hope’s C.A.R.E.S. Their approach is to build coalitions, promote public awareness and education, as well as provide transitional, short, and long-term care for victims of Sex Trafficking through Hope House.
Hope House is an organization dedicated to providing quality services to rescued victims of sexual slavery. A menu of additional services including GED education and workforce development are also incorporated as outlined by the individual care plan that each resident has.
The Hope House facility is located in a rural setting that provides safety and security for the residents that reside there. It also provides a tranquil setting for healing and wellness to occur.
This volunteer project allows students to enrich the lives of the women who stay there by gardening/cleaning up at the Hope House near Baton Rouge, which happens to be the only Hope House in Louisiana. Students will be able to identify how people are working to combat the problem of sex trafficking and together be able to discuss with their peers the probelm of sex trafficking. Volunteers will have a better understanding of what the Hope House is about while providing a foundation for them to pursue deeper relationships with the organization if they choose to do so.
About Friday Night Out
On one Friday evening per month, Tigers for Autism Awareness and Volunteer LSU will offer volunteers the opportunity to earn community service hours by spending quality social time with their peers who have special needs. These events will be filled with activities including board games, Bingo, card games, crafts, video games, and any other interests of their members and volunteers. Come join us on February 19, March 11, and April 8 for a fun Friday Night with our local special needs friends!
More on Friday Night Out
“Everyone wants to have friends. But people walk fast, and talk fast, and they don’t take time. They don’t stop – to listen. So, those with special needs may not always have an easy time making friends.” The founder of the first Friday Night Club said, “when my older sister and brother left home for college, my severely autistic brother, Andrew, was very sad. I was worried, because my brother, my sister and I were Andrew’s only friends. How would Andrew feel when I left for college and he was home with no friends? So I decided to throw a party to help Andrew make some friends – and the Friday Night Club for Special Needs Teens & Young Adults was born!”
At Friday Night Out, “people with a variety of diagnoses and levels of ability come together in friendship and fun. One person’s weakness is another person’s strength!”
Who Can Participate
Friday Night Out is free and open to all LSU, LSU Law, LSU Vet Med, and LSU-BRCC Bridge Program students.
This registration deadline only applies to January 30 volunteers. Registration deadlines for subsequent weeks’ restoration projects will be one week prior to the weekend you wish to serve.
About Sweet Olive Cemetery Restoration
On January 30 and February 27, Volunteer LSU will be coordinating a series of cemetery clean-up projects in Baton Rouge. Sign up for one or both of the projects.
One week advance registration is required for each date.
This project is free and open to all LSU, LSU graduate, LSU Law, LSU Vet, and BRCC Bridge Program students, regardless of major or classification. One-week, advance online registration required.
Join Special Olympics Louisiana and Volunteer LSU as the Special Olympics will be held across Baton Rouge held March 4 – 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Events feature intense competitions and every four years serve as the stepping-stone for athletes to move on to National Games and then progress to World Games. Volunteers are needed for set up, escorting athletes, scoring, timing, officiating, medical, etc.
- Bowlers will be at Circle Bowl and All Star Lanes
- Dance, Meals, and Healthy Athletes will be at Sherwood Middle School
- Tennis will be at Independence Park
- Basketball will be at Team Automotive Sportsplex