Volunteer BREC

Are you looking to give back to your community? BREC needs volunteers to fulfill our mission of providing parks and recreational opportunities for all of the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. With a range of facilities and programs, BREC has a volunteer opportunity for everyone.

BREC is committed to providing our program participants with credentialed volunteers. As a result, we require volunteers to fill out an application and consent to a background screening. BREC does not provide volunteer opportunities to court-appointed community service or service for a pre-trial intervention program.

Registered volunteers who contribute 30 or more hours during a tax year qualify for a $500 Louisiana State Income Tax deduction.

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Volunteer Forms

Download all official BREC Volunteer forms here.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

For upcoming volunteer opportunities at BREC events & programs, see the volunteer event calendar below or contact our volunteer department at volunteer@brec.org or 225-272-9200 ext 446.

Continuous Volunteer Opportunities

Need something with a more regular schedule for volunteering? We've got continuous opportunities available too! Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@brec.orgto sign up for any of the opportunities listed below.

Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Every Monday, January 22 - February 26 and March 12 - April 16

Inclusive Recreation - Adult Interactive Days
Kathy Drive Park/Independence Community Park
Wednesday - Friday (10 a.m. - noon)

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to give back to the community with your school, church, office or other group? Check out our group volunteer opportunities and sign up today to start planning your group volunteer project.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Tell Us How We're Doing

Have you volunteered with BREC? How did you learn about volunteer opportunities? Did you enjoy your volunteer experience? Let us know! Take the Volunteer BREC Survey today.

Volunteer BREC Survey


Sign up for the Volunteer Newsletter here

Follow the links below to download past monthly volunteer newsletters and learn about all of the important work our volunteers do.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Adult Interactive Days

For adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Programs run daily from 10 a.m.-noon.

Adult Interactive Days

For adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Programs run daily from 10 a.m.-noon.

Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join BREC for a family movie (Rated PG and below) under the stars. Enjoy free popcorn and punch. The movie will be moved inside the gym in the event of inclement weather. All movies begin at dusk Movie titles subject to change.

Derby Day

Get ready for family fun and fast horses at Farr Park’s annual Derby Day event. Come dressed to impress but also to relax as you enjoy all the action of the Kentucky Derby live on the big screen outside the beautiful Farr Park Equestrian Center. You can bet on a good time complete with derby-themed activities for adults and kids, food (we hear crawfish is on the menu), drinks, music, mint juleps and more!

Recent Volunteer News

  • BREC Transforms Former 72-Acre Golf Course

    BREC recently completed construction of the first phase of a major expansion of Howell Community Park, located at 5509 Winbourne Avenue. A grand opening celebration is being held Thursday, April 5 with the ribbon cutting beginning at 4 p.m. near the new play area located off East Brookstown Drive.

  • BREC Releases Corrections to Public Statements Regarding Reimagined Zoo

    Yesterday’s news conference held at Greenwood Community Park regarding BREC’s proposal for a more visible and sustainable location for the Baton Rouge Zoo included several incorrect statements made by speakers that BREC would like to correct.

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