Geaux BIG Baton Rouge 2016 will take place April 16, 2016.
LSU student, faculty, and staff volunteers are projected to be working at sites from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. completing projects like painting, cleaning, and yard work all at the request of homeowners and nonprofits across East Baton Rouge Parish.
Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. A brief opening ceremony will take place at the beginning of the day with dismissal to work sites immediately following.
Register as a Job Site
Could you or someone you know use help fixing up your yard or painting your house? Does your school or your favorite non-profit group need some assistance? Geaux BIG Baton Rouge accepts requests from area residents, schools, and nonprofit organizations interested in utilizing volunteers on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To become a worksite for Geaux BIG, simply fill out the job request form online or in paper form and return it to LSU Campus Life, 350 Student Union Building, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
About Geaux BIG Baton Rouge
Geaux Big Baton Rouge is modeled after “The Big Event” program, which was established in 1982 at Texas A&M University and engaged more than 19,000 volunteers in 2013. Inspired by The Big Event Program at Texas A&M, LSU student Elaine Giles founded Geaux BIG Baton Rouge at LSU in 2011.
Geaux BIG Baton Rouge is a one-day event that unites LSU students and Baton Rouge residents through service to strengthen the university’s relationship with the community. Our volunteer efforts seek to focus on real needs by working on projects identified by Baton Rouge residents in areas including Old South Baton Rouge, Mid-City, and North Baton Rouge.
The first Geaux BIG Baton Rouge was held in 2013. Last year, Geaux BIG Baton Rouge hosted 1,360 student volunteers and 75 work sites. LSU students volunteered an estimated 4760 collective hours in the Baton Rouge community on that single day. Based on the estimated value of volunteer time, Geaux BIG Baton Rouge 2016 provided an estimated value of $112,145.60 to the city of Baton Rouge.