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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity - American Cancer Society's 10th Annual Baron's Ball Event - White Out Cancer

Good afternoon!  I'm reaching out to you on behalf of the 2017 Baron's Ball Committee for the American Cancer Society's White Out Cancer party that will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Southern Trace Country Club.  We are looking for volunteers to assist before, during, and after the party, and we understand that there may be members of your organization that are looking to volunteer and/or need volunteer hours.  We will be using Sign Up Genius to handle volunteer sign up, and the link for the sign up sheet is pasted below:

Please feel free to forward it to anyone you think would be interested in volunteering for a fun event that helps support American Cancer Society's activities in our community and beyond. 

Here's a link to the event's website for additional information:

If you have any questions or if you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at 713-471-7333 or Taylor Williams, ACS's Community Development Manager, at 318-219-4028.

Thank you,
Kristin Gardner


Friday, July 21, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with upcoming state Mayor's Convention

Volunteers needed to help with upcoming state Mayor's Convention

Shreveport and Bossier is hosting the LA Municipal Association (LMA) convention this summer and volunteers are needed in all areas.  LMA brings Mayors from each area of the state together for a discussion of common goals, problems and solutions. 

Volunteers needed to help with vendor - If you know of anyone that can help please send them my way.  Still need a few more volunteers in those areas.

Wed. July 26, 2017

Vendor load in – Direct vendors to their location and roll carts (volunteer do not help with setup)
            Shift: 12:30pm – 5pm

Fri. July 28, 2017

Vendor loadout – roll carts to loading dock (volunteer do not help with takedown)
            Shift: noon to 4pm

If you would like to help please let me know when and where and include your cell phone number.  I will then send you a confirmation email with all the what, when and where.

Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
Your Sports Connection 
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with the Hot Air Balloon U.S. Nationals and the Red River Balloon Rally

Volunteers needed to help with the Hot Air Balloon U.S. Nationals and the Red River Balloon Rally.

Have you ever wanted to be on a hot air balloon chase crew or have 40 plus hot air balloons come right to you and put on a show.  Well here is your chance to check that off your list and help our Shreveport – Bossier community all at the same time.

Volunteers needed for:
(Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older)

Balloon Crew for Nationals and Rally – Get to know the pilots and balloons up close and personal

Assist Balloon pilots with inflating, deflating and may even get a chance to be on a chase crew. 

Shift: 5:15am – 10am (Mon July 10 through Sun July 16 each morning)         
Shift:3:30pm– 9:30pm (Fri July 14 and Sat July 15 each night)
You can help just one day and shift or more than one if you like.

Measuring Team for Nationals  - very best spot for balloon watching and the balloons come to you

Assist Balloon Federation of America staff with briefing setup, at target locations and with the collection of scoring items after each competition flight.

          Shift: 5:15am – 10am (Mon July 10 through Sun July 16 each morning)
You can help just one day and shift or more than one if you like.

Rally Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to take tickets, stamp hands, crew shape balloons, ask survey questions and help in other areas as needed.

          Shift:  3:30pm – 11pm (Fri. July 14  and  Sat July 15 each day)
You can help just one day or both days.

Perks: Volunteers will get an event volunteer t-shirt and two tickets to the Red River Balloon Rally.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Teresa Micheels at and include your cell phone number.  You will then receive a confirmation email with all the need to know information.

PLEASE forward this email on to those who might be interested in helping.   We will need hundreds of volunteers for this event.

Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Your Sports Connection
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146
A division of the Shreveport – Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 MDA Summer Camp

As part of MDA’s lifesaving mission to help kids live longer and grow stronger, MDA provides a summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 — offered at no cost to their families. Each year, 90+ kids with neuromuscular diseases in the Ark-La-Tex attend MDA Summer Camp at Camp Grant Walker. Kids look forward to MDA camp year-round, and they almost all agree “it’s the best week of the year.”

2017 Camp Dates: June 18-23

MDA Summer Camp opens up a world of possibilities to kids with neuromuscular diseases who often experience limitations in life and daily activities. Kids living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility often face many unique challenges. Neuromuscular diseases progressively weaken muscles, often taking away everyday abilities like running, walking, hugging and even breathing.

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible for these special kids, but MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

In addition to bringing joy to our campers, this is an amazing opportunity for your students to gain hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences and medical professions. As camp volunteers, they will acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease, as well as 164 volunteer hours. MDA staff and the camp medical team provide all the medical training your students will need for the week. The only request we have is that your students enjoy working with kids, have an open heart, and that they are willing to learn. (Note: Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.)

Approximately 60 percent of our camp volunteers are students from local colleges seeking a variety of majors and career paths. This is a great opportunity for them to build their résumés and gain hands-on experience. They also will be in a position to receive letters of recommendation supporting their applications for postgraduate opportunities. And, it really is a fun and memorable week for the campers and volunteers, alike.

We truly can’t do this without the help of caring individuals like you and your students. A representative from our office is more than willing come out to speak to your students at your earliest convenience. We know your lecture time is critical, so this brief presentation would require about five minutes at the end of your class. This way, if students have additional questions, we can answer them following your class.

Otherwise, if you would prefer to include this information in an email to your students, please tell them they can contact me directly at or (318)742-3632 for more information.


Lydia Brown
Family Care Specialist
Muscular Dystrophy Association
900 Pierremont, Suite 115
Shreveport, LA 71106

o: 318.742.3632 | f: 318.742.3633

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Shreveport Aquarium need Volunteers!

Shreveport Aquarium intends on making a “splash” in kicking off 2017 with two world record attempts; one each during the Krewe of Gemini Parade (February 25th).  The current record stands at 8,453 people. 

The attempt will begin at the start of the parade route on Clyde Fant Parkway, just to the South of Lake Street.  The line will continue down the length of the parade route to the Shreveport-Barksdale Highway interchange. 

In keeping with guidelines set by the Guinness Book of World Records, Shreveport Aquarium is required to recruit a host of stewards to assist along the route. Those who wish to volunteer as a  steward for the event can do so online at Volunteers for this event must be 18 years of age or older.  Volunteers will receive a free Shreveport Aquarium “Catch the Wave” t-shirt for their participation. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Polar Plunge Shreveport

Best Regards,
Jordyn Barlow
Director of Special Projects West & Torch Run Liason

Special Olympics Louisiana
1000 E Morris Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
Tel: +1 800 345 6644

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Volunteers Needed Saturday, March 4th


Please disseminate the following information to students that may be interested in volunteering. 
Feel free to share this information on social media!



Good Afternoon,

I am Jan McGovern, an educational biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and Regional Coordinator for the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) program.  We are seeking volunteer help for our upcoming event! 

The 2017 ALAS State Archery Tournament will be held Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.  If you are interested in helping out, please use the link below to sign up as a volunteer.  No experience necessary!

Please sign up for a time slot you are available to volunteer as a Lane Official or General Volunteer.  A reminder email will be sent prior to the tournament.  Please be sure you are available for the times for which you sign up.  Please report to the Volunteer Station near the Registration Table 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Lane Officials:
Please familiarize yourself with Lane Official Protocol by watching the Lane Official Training video found at the following link:

We rely on the help of our wonderful volunteers to provide a quality experience for all attendees.  We hope to see you there!  For questions about volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jan McGovern at

Thank you,

Jan McGovern
LA Dept Wildlife & Fisheries
ALAS Regional Coordinator
Ofc  (985) 543-4930
Cell (985) 974-8040

ALAS is a proud member of NASP

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