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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

Newsletters

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

Jan
28
2019
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Feb
4
2019
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Feb
11
2019
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games.

Feb
15
2019
Sunshine Social

Through partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.

Recent Volunteer News

  • Open House Set for BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park Master Plans

    BREC is pleased to announce the launch of the master planning processes for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park. Two nationally-acclaimed design consultants have been selected through a competitive bid process and kickoff meetings were held in late November 2018, allowing the consultants to gain a better understanding of the sites and scope of the projects.

  • BREC Broke Out the Hard Hats in 2018 Investing More Than $12 Million

    Continuing steady progress on the implementation of the Imagine Your Parks 2 strategic plan, BREC invested more than $12-million on fourteen completed projects, and fifteen others in the planning phase, in 2018. Dozens of new amenities were introduced to parks throughout the parish with even more underway for the coming year to help residents of all ages play, discover and grow in their park system.

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