Volunteer BREC

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

In keeping with our intent to provide the best possible services, we undergo a thorough volunteer screening process. As a result, we require volunteers to fill out an application and consent to a background check.

Registered volunteers who contribute 30 or more hours during a tax year and complete ethics training 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 manager at volunteer@brec.org to sign up for any of the opportunities listed below.

Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Farr Park Equestrian Center
Fall dates coming soon

Sunset Paddle
Sunset Paddle is and Outdoor Adventure program that allows youth and adults with little or abundant watercraft skills to explore paddling into the beautiful south Louisiana sunset. Volunteers are needed to assist with outfitting participants, registration, event set-up and take down, and assisting participants in and out of kayaks. This program will take place twice a month April – August Except July). Four volunteers are needed for each month. We strongly prefer if the same four volunteers assist on both dates of each month. This is a good opportunity for a group or organization to participate in. For more information and additional dates contact volunteer@brec.org
Milford Wampold Memorial Park
July 18 (7pm - 8:30pm)
August 8 + 22 (7pm - 8:30pm)
September 5 + 19 (6:30pm - 8pm)

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

Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Hearts & Hooves Volunteer Orientation & Fun Day

Interested in volunteering for Hearts and Hooves but are nervous about the tasks or don’t fully understand the program? Come learn and have fun at Volunteer Orientation! All tasks and duties will be taught. Interact with our therapeutic horses, instructors, other volunteers, and some of the Hearts and Hooves students.

Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders aged 6 and up 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.

Recent Volunteer News

  • Bluebonnet Swamp Hosts Annual Duck Duck Goose Day

    The BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Area welcomes families and feathered friends to a celebration of all things waterfowl related at their annual Duck Duck Goose Day on Saturday, August 17 from 9a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Independence Day Operating Hours 2019

    The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) will close the administrative offices, 6201 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. Normal operating hours will resume at all BREC facilities on Friday, July 5.

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